"I had a great time!"
What a lovely place it was! I really enjoy it. It reminded me of undergrad and the price was awesome. I am thankful to have stayed there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Toronto is so cute!"
Went from LA for a festival and thought it would be comforting to stay in a dorm since I live in a dorm at home. Love the view from my room and all the trees. Wifi could be better though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Safe, convenient, clean"
The dorm is centrally located in the heart of Toronto. The rooms, halls, bathrooms were clean and quiet. Very affordable rates. Friendly staff. WiFi not available in the rooms but if you bring an ethernet cable you can hook up in your room. Convenient parking garage nearby. Walking distance to Chinatown, Kensington Market, Bata Shoe Museum and more. […] Toronto Bike Share stations nearby. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"location and price"
It is a college dorm, a bed, a desk and closet. Be aware of the towel supply as they only provide one medium length bath towel for your stay, no additional or exchange for a fresh one after use. The library is next door and you can access their pc. The public bath room is not well maintained. If one wants to save money or just needs a place to sleep, […] that is it, you can have your own room locked. Location is good as the bus stop is about 200 feet from the building. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was very basic very far from the washrooms the fridge was packed with lot of bags. Very close to downtown could walk to all the venues that I wanted. The front desk staff was very helpful. I will stay there again but be a little closer to the bathrooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to for the price and location. Not the place for your girlfriend or wife.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice spot for walking and sightseeing"
Room is small but the price was rightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not that great, but amazing price."
First of all, when you pay like 40$ a night, you have to expect it to be a not so great experience. Like the bed were unconfortable, room had a smell and was not so clean. Not having change machines, nor soap, in the laundry room is a bit of a bummer. Plus, the hotel is qui in a dark neighborhood that do not have public transit close nearby after about […] 2 AM. So yeah, the whole expreience could be a lot better, but you have to remind yourself that the price for a night is only 40$. So, you have to live with that. on a plus side, the staff is super friendly and helpful. :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not too bad"
The price is reasonable specially if you want to be close to U of T. The share washroom is sometimes annoying and some of bathrooms don't have hot water. The air conditioners in rooms don't have temperature controlling system, so it can be too cold. Also, There is no everyday cleaning service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to great shopping and restaurants"
Great place for a single traveller on a budget. I hope the air conditioner is working when I stay there in July.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap sleep for a night out in Toronto"
Great clean place to sleep and super cheap.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you don't mind dorm style living it is very inexpensive and close to everything downtown.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"False Fire Alarm - Not Sure Everyone Heard It"
07/21/14 BrockDaBadger Elgin, Texas
This is the second time I've stayed at New College Residence - this time with my nine year old granddaughter. Price for a private room with two beds was around $450 USD for a week, which is a good deal for Toronto - it's a college dorm room. Common area and bathrooms were clean and access is controlled by electronic chips to enter doors and elevators, as well as a standard key to enter your room. One of the nights there was a false fire alarm early in the morning. My granddaughter did not hear the alarm and if I hadn't been awake preparing for our daily activities, I too might have slept through it. The alarms seem to be at the ends of the building on each floor when, in my opinion, they should have alarms within the rooms or more located on each of the floors. This is not safe: University of Toronto should fix this issue ASAP just in case there is a real fire in the future.
"Downtown, High speed internet, safe, affordable!"
07/11/14 Chhanhima Aizawl, India
I stayed here for 4 nights in June 2014 and i am more than impressed. $10 buffet breakfast on the cafeteria which was very good. I thought it would be noisy as id expected young travellers but it was calm n peaceful. Within walking distance from Chinatown and places like Rogers stadium, Cn tower, harbour front etc. Room was more than okay for one person, more so for me as i was out during daytime. Bathrooms were clean, atleast over the floor i was staying. Internet was superfast, tho i wish theyd Wifi. Would i come back here again, DEFINITELY! ps:check in and out was in a breeze. My only complaint would be, absence of wifi and having to buy internet cable at $5.
"very good stay!!!"
07/01/14 Brian B Buffalo, New York
Good place to stay here. We were exploring the city and basically just needed a place to shower, change and sleep so this was perfect as it was cheap. Everyone was very friendly. Beds were pretty stiff but nothing too bad. Free WiFi. Clean bathrooms and showers. Overall it was just about perfect!
10/02/13 ridedivex Catania
Huge spotless room with two twin beds, quiet, super safe building requires a magnetic card to enter, 5 blocks to the subway but the street car passes right at the corner. One-per-floor so-called kitchen has no pots, plates, cups, silverware or microwave, but you can bring your own to use on the stove. Chinatown is just a 2 minute walk away. There's only a large, one gender bathroom at opposite ends of each floor so you might have a long walk. We drove, so had to navigate the U of T website ahead of time to decipher which parking lots were how much, and which ones you can remain in past 6am (there can be a big span in parking fees, so plan ahead). Free internet but $5 for a usb cable if you forget your own. Cheaper than all the other poorly rated places, I highly recommend this facility!
07/27/13 pratik005 Navsari, Gujarat, India
This place has excellent.easy local walking and some sightseeing locales in hand with wonderful onsite personnel that offer a personal touch.ike a disguised parking garage. If you have a car, note that there is no overnight parking on Willcocks street in front of the residence. I parked on Spadina just below Willcocks, where you can park overnight but the meter starts charging at 8 a.m. So you have to get up and move your car or put money in the meter.
06/25/13 shmoo17 Ottawa
This place has excellent value for central Toronto, given the amenities and general atmosphere. Highly recommended for a budget traveler that is too old or tired of the hostel scene. I've stayed in plenty of university residences and I would rank this one as 'average'. If you are used to this type of place, except the norm. A couple notes of caution: the hallways echo so things can get a bit noisy (I was there when a group of students was staying the night and had to call twice about the noise). Also, while there is a kitchen, there are no pots or pans or plates or even utensils. If you come prepared for this, there is a no problem, but be fair warned that the kitchen facilities are very limited. Despite the few shortcomings, I would definitely stay here again.
"Better than expected..wonderful desk personnel and central location"
06/04/13 SMGalNewDiscoveries Santa Monica
If you want a location that is central to both public transport, easy local walking and some sightseeing locales in hand with wonderful onsite personnel that offer a personal and professional touch, this is your reasonable, safe, and clean place to stay. Rooms do not have a private bath but facilities were just down the hall and always clean. Bed linens and towel provided were just right. Temperature controlled rooms and able to open a window for a bit of fresh air as well. When my umbrella broke the front desk offered me a loaner which was badly needed during the rainy days during my stay. There are also laundry facilities on site that run $1 for washer and $1 for the dryer. Very handy considering my first day attire was drenched due to the downpour. Also felt great to have all clean clothes before moving along on my journey. An added plus was being able to sit in on an upstairs alumni gathering that offered live latin music for a few hours. How's that for in-house entertainment! Hotels are always a great choice but can be lonely if you're traveling alone as I was. Here I felt part of a larger group and had answers for all of my questions that were not tourist oriented but for the everyday resident of Toronto. Everyone was absolutely terrific, fun, and smiling!!
"Only for the cheap price. Bring earplugs!"
07/13/12 Steve1 Toronto, Canada
To save money, because we were staying in town for six nights, we stayed here but regretted it. As previous posters have mentioned, the front desk staff seem poorly trained, and they are more used to big school groups than individual guests. An unfriendly young man who was working the overnight shift told me he couldnt tell me if there was any possibility of moving to a different room to a quiter section of the hall and that I would have to ask in the office the next day. The front desk person doesn't know how full the residence is? On the plus side, the room was air conditioned, which is necessary in Toronto in summer, and the curtains at least had linings to block out light in the morning. Our biggest complaint was the noise from what seemed to be the undergrad students who are residents there in wetmore hall, where we stayed.. They showed no consideration for other guests, walking through the halls and yelling at each other from one end of the hall to another, well past midnight, and slamming room doors and hallway entrance doors. There is a kitchen common area where they gathered each night watching TV that blared away. Security is good, with locks on the main building entrance, the entrance to each floor and you can;t use the elevator unless you have a room key. Be warned that you could end up with a large group of high-school students staying on your floor as well, since it's a popular accommodation for student groups. The communal bathroom can also be a very long trek down the hall from where your room is. Location is good and fairly central, in a leafy and green area of the campus. Building is ugly late 1960s architecture with lots of concrete, like a disguised parking garage. If you have a car, note that there is no overnight parking on Willcocks street in front of the residence. I parked on Spadina just below Willcocks, where you can park overnight but the meter starts charging at 8 a.m. So you have to get up and move your car or put money in the meter. A better bet would be to find a city-run parking lot and just leave your car there if you don't need to drive anywhere while in town.
"Very cheap and great location"
06/29/12 ap3791 Vancouver, Canada
I stayed here in the 1st week of June for 7 days. I would stay here again, cheap and a great location. - Staff were friendly (even when I arrived at 3am due to my delayed flight). - 20-25 mins walk to Yonge Street and Eaton Shopping Centre - 5 mins walk to BIXI bicycle stand - 8-10 mins walk to Spadina station - 5-10 mins to grocery stores on Spadina Avenue - Safe area to walk around even during the night - Shared washrooms were fairly clean, though the male washrooms were on the other side (perhaps ask to stay in a room which is closer to the male washroom) - Room was fairly clean - Free wired internet (if you do not have Anti-virus software and the latest Windows updates on your computer, make sure you update it before you get here, otherwise you not be able to access the Internet without updating over the University's network) - The noise from some rooms (students I guess) was sometimes loud beyond the "Quiet" time of 8PM but not loud enough to cause me much bother (i.e. no loud music, partying, etc) If you are looking for a cheap and great location compared to staying in a hostel or paying crazy hotel prices Downtown, stay here
"Good enough to get your head down for a night"
06/28/12 Lorelli London
Pros – Location, cheap vs. alternatives, fairly comfy bed, good location Cons – Toilets can be 3 blocks away – not ideal for the middle of the night, Noisy as School Trips use accommodation so our room was surrounded by school kids, Room dark and dingy, didn’t feel the cleanest, staff on reception a bit useless when couldn't find our booking so had to be sorted out by booking office but no one communicated this to us so we were stood around for half an hour not sure what was going on - not ideal after a long flight.
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