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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

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the growth of a vibrant nightlife in the city, and rough houses that used to be found along the waterfront have now been replaced by chic restaurants, stylish shops and professional office buildings.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.

Reviews For St Johns

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4.2

Based On 442 Reviews
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4.1
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4.3
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4.4
Food
3.4
Overall
4.3

The front desk staff was outstanding - kind and caring. They were helpful with directions (on and off campus) and recommendations for dining and transportation. They had great attitudes and lots of smiles.

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

The young man who worked the overnight shift 7/21, 7/22, 7/23 was so sweet, polite, and helpful, he really helped make for a good stay by holding my key for me while I went jogging in the mornings and also by making suggestions and giving directions. I appreciated his kindness.

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

I would have appreciated better hand soap and missed having shampoo, conditioner and hand lotion (especially), but I guess they are hotel amenities. The lounge was great but perhaps investing in dishes and cutlery would be helpful - otherwise we really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the cleanliness of the facility and helpful, friendly staff!

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

The service and friendliness of all staff was outstanding. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, the food was delicious and fresh. Excellent job everyone!!

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

I thought my overall experience was very good. I don't believe that breakfast was included with the room and if it was I was not informed which would lessen my rating. I would definitely book here again if I am in NFLD. Thanks

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

1st time at this Campus. Security access was more than I expected - which was great. Everything in the room was very clean and fresh. Breakfast was filling - nice options for a Continental. Friendly, helpful people. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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

The room wasn't very clean, lots of hair in the bathroom and shower from previous occupants. Otherwise the service was excellent. You get what you pay for, it's not a luxurious hotel but it works for a place to stay for a few nights.

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

Feedback is poor particularly when payment failed by using credit card. Some facility in the rooms like TV and fridge were not there in my room contrary to the information get from the web

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

The initial page for payment was HTTP and NOT HTTPS and therefore when I hit submit my credit card info could have been hacked. The page where one types in one's credit card number really should be changed to HTTPS.

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