16 Willison SquareTorontoM5T 1E8Canada
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About University

Located in Toronto’s colourful Chinatown, University offers simply furnished and inexpensive rooms, some with private bathrooms.

The hotel’s air conditioned guest rooms feature double or twin beds, reading lamps and electrical plugs.  Bed linens and towels are replenished daily.

$hotename offers complimentary Wi-Fi serivice and kitchen and laundry facilities, on-site parking and security cameras.  Paid airport shuttle service is available.

Guests can prepare simple meals in the community kitchen and will find numerous groceries, restaurants, bars and cafes in the immediate area.

An inexpensive and convenient base for exploring Toronto, University is close to the bus station and within easy walking distance of the University of Toronto St. George Campus and the vibrant Kensington Market neighbourhood.  Nearby points of interest include Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre Mall, Centreville Amusement Park, the World famous CN Tower, The Royal Ontario Museum and The Ontario Science Center.


16 Willison Square, Toronto, M5T 1E8, Canada
Telephone: +1(416)7039988 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient Chinatown Location

Within walking distance of the bus depot and other transportation hubs and in the heart of Chinatown's restaurants, shops and other attractions, the hotel's location was described as convenient and interesting.

Cheap Lodging For Toronto

Toronto can be very expensive and guests said this hotel was inexpensive and a bargain for the area. Some guests described it as one of the cheapest options in the city, others said the price was the major selling point.

Basic Hostel With A Few Quirky Touches

These accommodations were summed up as adequate for a short stay with clean and basic rooms. The porch refrigerator with bottled water and an honesty box for guests to leave money and the simplified check-out procedure in which keys are dropped in a bucket were among the quirky features noted.

Negative Reviews

Surliness, Inefficiency & Poor Customer Service

Guests had numerous problems with the staff at this hostel. Complaints included non English speaking staff members, rude, surly and generally inhospitable behaviour and slow and inefficient service.

Hot & Noisy With Poor Ventilation

The combination of Toronto's warm summer temperatures and non working air conditioning units left many guests feeling hot and bothered. They complained that the windows were small and the building poorly ventilated. When air conditioning units did work, the noise kept many guests awake at night. Hallway fans did little to ease the discomfort.

Didn't Meet Expectations

Many guests were disappointed with this hostel and said the property was not as depicted on the website and that the rooms assigned were not what was requested. There were also complaints about the level of cleanliness throughout the facility.

Rating Overview

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4.8 /10
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    7.4 /10
4.8 out of 10 based on 613 reviews