RULES

Few rules :
-> The house and the community room are non-smoking. Please go to the back (balcony) or in the garden if you want to smoke .
-> You have some indications behind your door in your room as well as wifi code etc.
-> Please after 10pm, do not talk in the central area/kitchen as others may sleep.. go in the community room!
-> We try hard to keep the spaces clean and acceptable. We encourage you to help us doing so.
-> Please talk to us if we can do something for your convenience. There is most of time someone around to listen to you. If nobody is home, either text us (sms to 418 271 6271) or email us (info@feelhomehere.com)
-> You can use the house phone ( Central Hall, number 581-701-4380 ) to call us or us calling you
-> Do not go to the places listed “private” please

INFO
The basic rules are : maintain respect and friendship, keep clean, do not use the kitchen and the main floor bathroom after 10 pm.
Kitchen : the common kitchen on the main floor is for everyone. You can identify your spaces by the name of your room in the refrigerator and in the compartments. The marked compartments “common” are also for everyone.
Coffee, tea, etc : if you wish a coffee, a tea, a hot chocolate or cereal, don’t hesitate and use the compartment where marked « Coffee, Tea, Sugar etc.. »in the kitchen. You will also find there other things such as food ingredients, glasses and household products… follow the marks.
Bathrooms : we have two common bathrooms: one on the main floor in the entrance hall and one in the basement left after the washer/dryer location. Concerning the bathroom in the basement, please take the door tleft just by going out of the kitchen towards the backyard balcony.
Washing : we have a washer and a dryer for your clothes. They are in the basement. From the main floor, please take the door to the left just after the kitchen towards the backyard balcony.
Lounge : There is a community room (relaxation) behind the house (backyard).
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I WANT TO DANCE AT THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You have to contact us if you want to plan or participate an activity and you need more infomation.
Phone : 418 271 6271
Mail : smk.int-house@sinergyk.com (preferably)
Web : www.theinternationalshouse.com
WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY SCHEDULE?
-> Sport – Fitness (for fun)
-> Sport – Self defense (for fun)
-> Relaxation (using our interior or exterior leisure spaces)
-> Dance – Salsa and Bachata introduction and practice (for fun)
-> Dance – Kizomba introduction and practice (for fun)
-> Group sight seeing Quebec city (minimum 4 people)
-> Music – Guitar basics (within our community room or in the garden)
-> Cooking – improvised international cooking (in the kitchen)
-> Language – french conversation workshop (within our community room or in the garden)
-> Do it your self – Building with wood and pallets (in the garden)
-> More to come…
I’M NOT FROM QUÉBEC AND I WANT TO HAVE FUN. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

You have to contact us if you want to plan or praticipate to an activity and you need more infomation.

Phone : 418 271 6271
Mail : smk.int-house@sinergyk.com (preferably)
Web : www.theinternationalshouse.com
When you are invited for a party or celebration or anything else at the International House, get to the right place as follows : Go to the International House at address 449 Santerre Avenue / Go through the Garden door which is left of the camper / Enter into the Garden and go straight to the InterKonnect garage which is the big building in the backyard. That is where the indoor activities take place. In Winter, you have to contact the host of the activily to let him get you in that room accordingly.
WHAT DO I GET ACCESS TO?
You have access to the community room where activities take place, and also to the biggarden, the barbecue corner and finally the guest wash room which belongs together with the community room. Anyway, somebody invited you to the International House. This person has all the useful information.
WHAT IS THERE TO SEE?
You’ll find 400 years of history and a thousand and one things to experience. Among them, Québec City’s top picks
are strongly recommended for your first trip to the capital.
Here are a few suggestions to help you get to the heart of Québec City:
Head to the Top of Observatoire de la Capitale : Visit Québec City’s highest viewpoint to get your bearings and take it all in!
Enjoy a guided tour of Old Québec : The Old City is like an open-air museum, and the best way to explore it is with a local guide. The Château Frontenac, the Dufferin Terrace, the fortifications, the parliament building, the shops of Petit-Champlain—a new living history lesson awaits around every corner. No matter which sightseeing tour you pick, you’re in for a real treat!
Take the Quebec City—Lévis Ferry : Board the ferry and observe the play of the current (and chunks of ice crashing against each other in winter) while you enjoy the fresh breeze. Admire the magnificent landscapes, including Cap Diamant and Montmorency Falls
Feel the Spray at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency : Take a short drive outside Old Québec and marvel at the sheer power of a waterfall 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls.
Taste Local Products and Regional Fare : Eating well is ingrained in Quebec culture. Traditional Quebec cuisine is inspired by the hearty country fare of our grandmothers and the recipes they passed down from generation to generation.
Enter to the wonderful world of the Hotel of Ice : Every winter, the only hotel of ice in America is renewed and for the greater enjoyment of visitors
HOW CAN I GET TO THE OLD CITY?
You have several possibilities:
If you have a car you can:
– take Highway 40 E/HIGHWAY 73 N from Boulevard Pierre-Bertrand/QC-358 O during 5 min
on 2,4 km.
– then take QC-175 S in the direction of Street Saint-Louis in Cité-Limoilou during 12 min on
6,1 km.
– It’s finally necessary to turn left on Street Saint-Louis and you will have 2 min (550 m) to
arrive to old City of Quebec.
Otherwise you can take the public bus 82 at the level of the station Victor-Delamarre/Pierre-Bertrand which will lead you to the station Charest Est/Dorchester to take the Bus 1 until Saint André/Saint Thomas near Old city.
HOW FOR IS THE OLD CITY?

Old City of Quebec is in approximately 4,46 km (2,77 miles) from the International House.

WHERE CAN I GO TO EAT LUNCH OR DINNER?
The international House has its own equipped community kitchen where you can cook as you want.
However, there is commercial area with popular shops and restaurants on Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel. Especially look into Google for “Place Fleur-deLys” and you will find your way to either Supermarkets or good restaurants for breakfast or dinner.
WHERE CAN I GO FOR BREAKFAST?
The international House has its own equipped community kitchen where you can cook as you want. Moreover there are some free products for all the residents as for example of the tea, the coffee, the cereal. If you definitely want to go outside for breakfast, look into Google for “Place Fleur-deLys” and you will find your way to good restaurants for breakfast or dinner.
HOW CAN I GET A TAXI?
There is a number to call a taxi on the information board in the international house. A phone is also available in the common kitchen, which you can use to call a taxi.
HOW CAN I GET TO THE AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION?

A taxi phone number of taxi is available on the main board the the Hall of the International

House, otherwise you can use public transporttation as follows: To go to the train station «Gare du Palais» by bus, it’s necessary to go to the bus station Victor-Delamarre / Pierre-Bertrand and to take the bus 82 Places Jacques-Cartier (South) until Dorchester then you had to take the bus 1 to Charest Est / Dorchester. You had to take this bus 1 Gare fluvial / Cap-Blanc ( South) until the bus station Saint-Paul / Abraham-Martin, the train station « du palais » will be in approximately 2 min by foot. From the bus station Saint-Paul it is a 2 minutes walk to the train station « Gare du Palais ».
To go to the airport, it is necessary to take the bus 64 at the bus station Victor-Delamarre / Santerre until Terminus Galleries of the Capital – Quai B1 and to take the bus 79 in the station P.-Lelièvre / 1210 until to the bus station Saint Jacques / Turmel and then it is about another 5 minutes walk to airport
HOW CAN I MAKE SURE I GET ALONG WITH OTHER GUESTS?
The International House values the sharing and the community togetherness. Indeed, the House lives from exchanges between its visitors who share together : their experiences, meals, stories, community games, watching movie. That the main reason of having many reserved spaces for these purposes: kitchen, community room for indoor activities, garden, barbecue corner, etc.
WHO ARE THE OTHER GUESTS?
Our guests arrive from all corners of the Globe. They come to the International House because they want a simple, friendly and fun place to stay and meet others from around the world. Moreover our network of volunteers will help you to better enjoy your stay.
CAN I USE THE FIRE-PIT OR BBQ?

The use of BBQ place is allowed for the resident between 8am and 11pm. The coal and some utensils are supplied in compartment close of the barbecue. However, the user has the authorization to bring his own utensils as well as the material of barbecue. One rule anyway : Leave the place CLEAN and well ranged when you go.

WHEN CAN I USE THE GARDEN AREA?
The International House aims to be an open, welcoming and entertaining place. So we make it a point of honor to foster the community spirit. Therefore it is necessary to respect the place, to keep it clean, to avoid making disturbing noises. For the rest, all the guests are entitled to move around freely and use the space freely and of course respectfully.
WHEN CAN I USE THE ACTIVITY HALL?
This room is in our opinion a great place to relax, meet old friends, invite friends from the house or outside, and of course make new friends. It is even possible to rent it for your special events.
It includes:
* A bar (with a refrigerator),
* A BARBECUE, situated on a private patio in the back,
* A room separator (folding screen) (useful e.g to create private space, Community games)
* Ventilators and Air Conditioners (because it can be really warm here in Quebec…in Summer!),
* Furnitures (tables, seats …),
* Access to parking lots,
* The multimedia utilities – including an enormous television ( 60 inches), which you can connect to your computers or our streaming computer. For old fashionned we also have a DVD player, and for techno freaks you would find a HDMI cable and even a Chromecast key there.
This room allows to organize following type of activities :
* Parties (Party room)
* Movie Watchin (Movie Room)
* Indoor Sport ( Sport Room)
* Gettogethers (Dinning room)
* Play games (Game room)
The access is free for the guests who live in the House. The rental is of about 100$ epr 6 Hours for any event or activity being organized (but do not hesitate to contact us to discuss about a deal!)
WHAT COMMON AREAS TO I HAVE ACCESS TO?
The International House provides you with furnished rooms, equipped kitchen, an independent community room for indoor activities, communal spaces ( barbecue corner, IT corner, Garden) and a very big space of multifunction garden.
WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN I EXPECT AT THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSE?
-> Sport – Fitness (for fun)
-> Sport – Self defense (for fun)
-> Relaxation (using our interior or exterior leisure spaces)
-> Dance – Salsa and Bachata introduction and practice (for fun)
-> Dance – Kizomba introduction and practice (for fun)
-> Group sight seeing Quebec city (minimum 4 people)
-> Music – Guitar basics (within our community room or in the garden)
-> Cooking – improvised international cooking (in the kitchen)
-> Language – french conversation workshop (within our community room or in the garden)
-> Do it your self – Building with wood and pallets (in the garden)
-> More to come…
EN QUOI CONSISTE LA LOCATION DES OBJETS?
The International House offers few items to rent for its guests: Bikes, GPS. Beside these we can also rent furniture or home appliances etc to people that are just settling down and need temporary utilities until they can acquire they own. Please contact us if you are interested.
QU’EST CE QUE J’AI LE DROIT D’UTILISER?
International House Residents have access to the common kitchen, the big garden, the computer corner, the bbq corner and also the community room that they can all use to their convenience. Of course all common washrooms are open to all any time.
COMMENT J’ACCÈDE AU WIFI?
All International House Residents have access to unlimited WIFI. Connection data are available in rooms as well as in the kitchen area.
COMMENT JE PAYE?

Guest can pay by any mean : Cash, by Check, by Credit Card or by Paypal. Occasionally we could require a deposit of 5% to 10% to guarantee the reservation.

COMMENT S’Y PRENDRE POUR PARLER À UN RESPONSABLE?
At the entrance on the left side, there is a house organization map with all necessary contact data.
QUE DOIS JE FAIRE QUAND JE QUITTE LES LIEUX?
Actually we do not have an exact checkout time, unless we have a following customer. In this case we would ask you to leave around 11a.m. on your departure day. Furthermore we please ask you to :
* let the room keys and the parking coupon in your room, so that we can see them.
* we are happy if we don’t find any mess behind you (room, common spaces, etc.) Thank you again for it.
* we are more than happy if you can leave us a note in our guestbook (near the telephone in the central zone): a comment, a remark, some suggestions etc….
* close the door behind you with the electronic padlock (sign indicated on the electronic lock)
* it is a great honor for us if you can join our fan page on facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/theinternationalshouse
COMMENT SE GÈRE LE PARKING?
We have 4 parking lanes . The lane on which is the caravan is a private one. Other 3 lanes are free for our guests and can welcome each between 1 and 3 cars by lane according to the size of the car and the spacing between them. In the community spirit we kindly invite our visitors to park with respect to the others. Please note that you can also park on the road without problem in summer, in spring or in autumn. But in winter, you should not park on the street.
QUELS SONT LES PRIX APPROXIMATIFS DES CHAMBRES?
The International House operates an hybrid model between Hostels and Hotels. Therefore rooms are private but can welcome groups from 1 to 3, 1 to 4 or 1 to 6 people according to the size of the room. We then have a basic price for the room for one person, and an additional fee by number of people. On average, a room of 3 people would cost between 65 and $75, of 4 people between $67 and $85 and of 6 people between $75 and $110, always according to the number of occupants.
QUI S’OCCUPE DU MÉNAGE DANS LA MAISON?
The house maintenance is done by volunteers and voluntary residents. We apply the rule of an exchange of service according to the principle of give and take. From time to time, an external cleaning personnal can come to clean the house.
QUELLES SONT LES RÈGLES D’UTILISATION DE LA CUISINE?
The rules for the kitchen are:
1- Keep the kitchen clean.
2- Ventilate or open windows to eliminate odors.
3- Wash/Tidy up followings after usage : dishes, glasses, utensils etc.
4- Wipe all used surfaces: table, platform, stove etc.
5- Put back the common items used in their compartments: salt, pepper, oil, coffee etc.
6- Clean the refrigerator if needed.
COMMENT EST CE QUE JE VAIS RETROUVER MA CHAMBRE?
When a room is assigned to you, you will find your name on the indication board directly on the wall left after the entrance . That plan will also show you where your room is located geographically in the house. At your door, your name will be written so that you know you are now …. home. If you arrive while noboby is home, you would have to pick an envelope with instructions in the white mailbox outside. If there is anyone of the staff at home, it will
be a pleasure to personally welcome you.
QUI SERA LÀ POUR M’ACCUEILLIR À MON ARRIVÉE?
There is a staff at the International House which is composed of international volunteers and a manager to serve you. Be it personnaly, over the phone or other communication means, it will be our biggest pleasure to give you some orientations and of course to spend a bit of time with you as soons as we can. You are Home here!