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University of Toronto - New College Residence - Wilson Hall Residence

40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S1C6, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its location is very good, close to Chinatown and Kensington Market where I ate almost everyday while I was in downtown Uof T. Even though there was nobody to make the bed or to throw away the garbage in the room, I always did that myself during my stay. My room was very comfortable, I really love it. I even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get what you barely pay for. Hideously under furnished prison cells in a building with the slowest lifts you've seen. But that's what student life is. So suck it up and go and see the amazing Toronto day and nightlife! If you're with friends, even better! I was solo so the room was gloomy to come back to alone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Rooms are like prison cells; tiny, single bed, and not very good isolated in terms of outside noise, both in- and outdoor. However, you get super central location for low cost. Excellent for solo travellers who only spend time in room for sleeping. Bring sandals for the share shower and bathroom, and the blanket may give you a rash, so... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The key to the room is really high-tech but do not lose it or you will be fined. It's quite easy to lose too coz it's really round and small. The room is pretty clean and tidy. The room is not soundproof though. Had a few nights up especially during the weekend because some drunk guys shouted and talked loudly... More 

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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a good spot when you are not able to book another hotel in Toronto. During the summer the residence is turned into a hotel offering cheaper rates. The room were very basic and clean. The only issue I had with the place was with the shower stalls where unclean and the paint was peeling off the wall.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A very convenient location on Spadina, close to downtown Toronto. The place is newish, clean, the rooms are quite large, there is a common room which has a kitchen. Not too many cooking utensils. The fridge is large. Far better than a hotel as here you meet interesting people, and if two are sharing the price is very competitive. Very... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The staff do not care to help you. Employees will not use their judgment to accommodate you within reasonable limits. This place is really meant for students. But the rooms are big and it is not too noisy. I would not recommend.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Solo travellers to USA or Canada tend to pay over the odds as hotels charge per room, not per guest. So the single rooms in university accommodation when students are on holiday are a good option for the solo traveller. University of Toronto's New College Residence did not disappoint. Very friendly staff at reception. They give a key fob (for... More 

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is the perfect place to stay for budget travelers! For $45, I got a private room with clean sheets and a clean towel. It was a 10 minute walk from the subway station and there is a street car on Spadina which takes you right to Union Station. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and a 20 minute... More 

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Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is simple but has a very good location and the environment is good enough. The room is not big but public area is very big. There is not a lot of people, and you could enjoy stay here like a student.

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