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Zimmer in den Studentenwohnheimen der Universitätsstadt St John’s

St John's Besucherinformationen für Gäste

St John’s is a city that was built around it’s harbour, a dramatic inlet approached through the 200m-wide channel known as The Narrows. There was a time when the port was crammed full of ships from a wealth of nations, but these days, there is less traffic to the port, and it attracts mostly container ships and oil construction barges.

This has not stopped the growth of a vibrant nightlife in the city, and rough houses that used to be found along the waterfront have now been replaced by chic restaurants, stylish shops and professional office buildings. The waterfront is the social hub, and features a smattering of bars which showcase the best of Newfoundland folk music. This is a great reason to visit the city in itself, another is that the city forms the backdrop of the hit Canadian TV show, Republic of Doyle.

The number of seafarers who inhabit the city is dwindling, and instead the city attracts white-collar workers, artists and students from all corners of Canada.

With the exception of Signal Hill, the attractions in the city are within walking distance of each other. Museums include the Railway Coastal Museum, Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador and the East Rider Motorcycle Museum.

Getting there

The city is served by St John’s International Airport. St John’s is also the eastern terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway, which is one of the longest national highways in the world.

Geschichte von St John's

St John’s is thought to be North America’s oldest city, as year round settlement is thought to have begun sometime after 1630, with seasonal habitation beginning long before that. The city is named St John’s because Sebastian Cabot and his father became the first Europeans to sail into the harbour on the feast day of St John the Baptist (June 24th).

St John’s has been the location of many transatlantic firsts due to it’s location on the east coast of Canada. Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal in St. John's on December 1901 from his wireless station in Poldhu, Cornwall. The city was also the starting point for the first non-stop transatlantic aircraft flight by Alcock and Browen in a modified Vickers Vimy IV bomber in June 1919.

During the Second World War, the harbour supported Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships that were engaged in anti-submarine warfare. It was also the site of an American Army Air Force base, Fort Pepperrell, that was established as part of the "Lend-Lease" agreement between the United Kingdom and United States. The base was transferred to Canadian control in 1960 and is now known as CFS St. John's. The Knights of Columbus Hostel fire in December 1942, saw 99 military and civilian lives lost.

Reviews For St John's)

Average Score


Based On 442 Bewertungen

The bed was fairly high to get into. Detergent in kitchen with dish cloth and towel would be nice. The toilet in our room was missing the "lighter" flush. The shower curtain was also torn. Liked the privacy afforded by the two separate bedrooms. Lot's of good usable storage space. Would recommend more than 3 hangers in the closet.

(Review Of Macpherson College, St John's, NL)

Since I was here for a conference I had the addition of a meal plan. I found the food poor. My only problem with the accommodations was the bed was very high.

(Review Of Macpherson College, St John's, NL)

I had booked for myself individually but had to pay for a 2 room suite as that was all that was available. Another participant was also in a twin setup alone. As the members of the conference were there with charitable organizations it would have been nice if desk staff could have adjusted for us.

(Review Of Macpherson College, St John's, NL)

The room I stayed in had a very sticky door. It needed to be shoved hard in order to open fully. It didn’t seem like any of the other doors in the hall had this problem. It got a bit tiresome to open it this way. Otherwise rooms were good and the staff was very friendly and helpful!

(Review Of Macpherson College, St John's, NL)

Stayed twice during my trip. The only thing i would suggest is where possible put females and males near their respective bathrooms. The one time we were on the opposite end of the building and it made it uncomfortable in the middle of the night.

(Review Of Paton College, St John's, NL)

An excellent place to stay. Our room was very comfortable and clean. Staff were incredibly helpful. The best college dorm we have stayed in. Would highly recommend it. Please note there was no breakfast so our rating is N\A. Did have free coffee and 24 hour staff which was great.

(Review Of Paton College, St John's, NL)

Needed. ..Hangars in the closet, door stops in 0the rooms, icemachine, perhaps in the laundry room and padding for the ironing board. Excellent reception staff, lots of extra blankets and pillows ,ttrolley with extra towels and bathroom supplies at reception area, helpful staff and rooms clean and secure.

(Review Of Macpherson College, St John's, NL)

Excellent facility...clean and quiet! Staff were extremely pleasant and quick to help with any requests. I will plan on staying there next time I'm in St. John's! Providing a glass or cup in the room might be an idea to consider. There were none in the kitchen/lounge area either.

(Review Of Macpherson College, St John's, NL)

Thank you for your warmth of hospitality and welcome. That was indeed a great time, being with the Newfoundlanders who are so kind and ready to assist. God bless. MAY WE ALL HAVE A GOOD SUMMER.

(Review Of Macpherson College, St John's, NL)
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