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Reviews of University Apartment

Hostel | 16 Willison Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1E8

48.9% Overall Rating

51 out of 114 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/02/2014)

"The location in Chinatown is pretty good. On the main road there are trams and buses that can take you into town otherwise a 30min walk to the CN tower."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 45.33

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REMAINING BALANCE IS TO BE PAID IN CASH ON ARRIVAL. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO LET US KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WILL BE HERE. Please COUNT ALL CHILDREN WHEN YOU BOOK THE ROOMS. IF YOU CAN NOT COME HERE ON TIME, PLEASE DO LET US KNOW. YOUR BOOKING IS CONFIRMED by agency for us. PRINT OUT AND SHOW THE HOUSE MANAGER. 10% of the total price of each customer booking is a non-refundable deposit. we can not refund the deposit for you for any reasons. You can only use the deposit to your rent. you can only use for the days you booked. if you book for 10 days, the deposit you paid only use it 1/10 of every day rent. you can not use the deposit to pay your one day rent for any reasons.

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48.9%

Overall Rating

51 out of 114 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'University Apartment'

Atmosphere
38.4%
Location
76.0%
Facilities
40.0%
Cleanliness
33.6%
Staff
54.4%
Value
50.4%
Safety
49.6%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, private bathroom

Disliked: Not very clean

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2014

Liked: The location

Disliked: Old, dirty, smelly, scaring surroundings with the shared rooms in a basement. I know it was cheap, but this was to unpleasant.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Kentaro Shimada

Alone

Business / conference

15 March 2014

Liked: nothing

Disliked: The security.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2014

Liked: Very well situated, cheap, no one bothers you really.....

Disliked: Sheets and covers were dirty. Floor and bathroom were dirty (mushroom pinky bath curtain). Totally uninviting kitchen (only 2 forks)...cameras everywhere in the hall (you feel watched...).

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 February 2014

Liked: The location in Chinatown is pretty good. On the main road there are trams and buses that can take you into town otherwise a 30min walk to the CN tower.

Disliked: No atmosphere. Not greatly clean. Was just kind of the bare minimum, no one wanting to help or give advice. There was a fire on the top floor the first night. Beds are really hard too.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

01 January 2014

Liked: Great location

Disliked: There were ants in the room, mould all over the ceiling, and the bathroom mirror was falling off the hinges.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

25 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was alright, great location. Fairly quiet and clean.

Disliked: Bed mites.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Roger Swan

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2013 Roger would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great. It was surprisingly quiet. William the manager was friendly and helpful. Very affordable.

Disliked: Though I did not have any problems I was a little concerned about security, though there is closed circuit surveillance.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 November 2013

Liked: The people here are very friendly and nice, and it was a good experience. It's not the Ritz, but it doesn't advertise as the Ritz. It's right in the heart of China Town and the public transportation is fantastic. I enjoyed the area, and it was all that I expected.

Disliked: It is not as clean as it should be.. and you have to bring your own towels.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Aida Aglyamova

Alone

City break

02 October 2013

Liked: Nothing but location close tithe center of the city

Disliked: Very dirty.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2013

Liked: The location

Disliked: Almost everything, the entry, the cleaniless, and especially, we woke up at 2am, the bed full of bed bugs... I'm sure the personnel knew about it and don't mind... We left!

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

24 July 2013

Liked: Clean linen.

Disliked: Paying with creditcard didn't work. No staff in the scene if you don't count the suspicious looking guy who charged the money. The room had earlier been a cleaning cupboard, no window, no airconditioning. First night some guys were banging on my door at 11 AM and trying to open it, speaking language I didn't regognize. A bit horrifying. Kitchen was filthy. If there had been pots, mugs etc., everything had been stolen. Bad smell.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Angel Cobos Real

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: There is not reception. It is not clean, the staff is dirty,...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: lack of staff at certain times

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2013

Liked: It is a cheap accomadation - however you don't get a lot for it. There is a TV in the room and a kitchen you can use.

Disliked: The room is really small, dirty and it smelled like a bar in there. We made sure we didn't spend much time in the room.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

roia malikzada

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 March 2013 roia would recommend this property

Liked: good location, very cheap, all in all it was good

Disliked: bathroom was not clean,

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

07 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: Clenliness. The bathroom floor was a mess, full of hair and dirty. There were some french fries on the floor of the bedroom too...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and that it had private rooms.

Disliked: The alley way I had to walk down to get to it and the not so clean floors in my room.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity to downtown

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2012

Liked: It was cheap, and not far from the centre

Disliked: The room was really small, in the basement of the building. The neighbour didn't feel very secure, there's almost no light in the street of the "hostel". The security was 0

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 October 2012

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Kept getting moved to different rooms, got accused of not paying, place is dirty and not secure at all - do not stay here.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2012

Liked: price

Disliked: red dots on your skin = bed bugs

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Serge BRAYER

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2012 Serge would recommend this property

Liked: In China Town and 5 min away from Kensington Market. 10 min away from a skate park and a pool. Great location, in a very bad looking street :o)

Disliked: The guy at the entrance is all but nice. Go there, because it's well located and not that expensive for Toronto (which is an expensive city, especially if yougo there by car) but don't hope to make party. Go to International or Global to do that :o)

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

19 September 2012

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: This is the worst hostel. Please think 100 times before you book this hostel. So that bad this hostel. No safe at all.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

17 September 2012

Liked: Location security was good

Disliked: Too noisy from traffic shower curtain was moldy Washroom toilet, shower not in a separate room.


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