Our room was next to the breakfast room, where the owner engaged lively disussions with other guests. As acoustic insulation was rather poor, we could not sleep quite as long as we had planned... Also, we tried one of the restaurants he suggested to us, and we were a bit disappointed (italian food, not exactly very typical for the place).
The owner of the place goes out of his way to make you welcome, you are hosted like a friend. He also has a lot of interesting stories to tell about the life and history of Montreal, and his own life and history in Montréal. Furthermore, the place is well situated to discover Montreal, by foot, bycycle and/or subway. The digital code allocated in advance is very convenient for late comers