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Visitor accommodation in St John's university accommodation

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  • Looking for an affordable place to stay in St John's? Memorial University has rooms to suit you!
  • These rooms are a great alternative to a cheap hotel or hostel, and are conveniently located close to the city centre
  • Located close to a vareity of eateries, these rooms are an ideal base for your stay in St John's whatever the reason for your visit

Reviews for St Johns

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4.4
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It was so very much appreciated that checkout time was extended for our group. It made such a difference for those of us flying out after 11am.

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

Beautiful building, so very nice and clean, staff very helpful and polite. Enjoyed my stay and would gladly pass this on to anyone going to NFLD. Thank You!! Gloria Gallant

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

The facility was very clean and they take their security seriously. No worries at all staying there. Would stay there again.

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

Great to be able to stay on-site when attending a conference. The front desk staff were excellent

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

I found all staff to be very helpful, freindly, knowledgable.

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

Very well-organized, clean, and friendly place to stay! Highly recommended.

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

lovely facility,wonderful staff in the kitchen and check in. So helpful and friendly.

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

Wonderful trip. Clean facilities. Staff friendly and extremely helpful. Gold star! =0)

Paton College, St John's, NL

New residence is lovely. Staff and students very helpful. Unfortunate that repairs were going on around the outside stage as we are a singing group and it would have been nice to be out there as we often sing out and about.

Macpherson College, St John's, NL

St Johns Visitor information

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.

History of St Johns

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.

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