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Trying not to compare exboyfriends...and not being biased because I'm Dal alumni ergo my stay at Daldorms was better.... but..msvu..did have great security staff and booking staff Jordan was so helpful...however can't say anything else that positive...its not as stranded as one may initially think however...shared accommodations regardless of locale or price are not exempt from the rude family experience...two nights in a row two different families i didn't get much sleep because parents were letting their kids run about the halls until I got out of bed to educate them bout quiet time at 1130pm to midnight......but then a guest claiming to be police thought it necessary to have a convo at 309am in the hall with another guest...then theres the throwback to the hairyback...msvu used to be all women university.. rahrahshishkoombah and all that however...all they did for gender renos is put up a portion giving the men's washroom the sinks and paper towel and giving the female washroom toilets and appeared I was the only female washing my hands in the tub..this unsanitary arrangement of no sinks on the female side is enough that i won't go back... I was so exhaustive by the time I left i forgot my phone charger costing me an extra 30.00 ...sometimes you get what you pay for..but it doesn't cost much to make signs to ask females to wash hands in tubs..yes sinks are in each room but how many doorknobs did they contaminate by the time they washed their hands... Please please do signs to remind guests.. shhhhhh after 10 and supervise your own courteous...and mindful that shared accommodations.. is not your own living room..

We spent a few nights here and were very happy with the residence. Spotless, if sparse, rooms were quite adequate for all four of us. We had a 4 bedroom "apartment" which allowed all of us privacy and comfort with a large comfortable common area to relax in. The location was beautiful and very quiet and a great place to relax after long days of sightseeing.

The location is clean and price well. The rooms are small but the view of the bay is amazing. Very close to the city. Free coffee in the morning.The full kitchen saved money for meals. We would stay again in this location.

This university residence is located on a beautiful campus atop a hill above Bedford Basin. We had a very attractive and well-maintained 4 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room(with television). Having 2 full bathrooms was a bonus!!! This setup afforded everyone in our party, which included my 85-year-old mother and two of our teenage daughters, a bit of space and privacy, which was welcome after travelling for a week!!! The staff members that we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Check-in was very organized and quick. Keys were waiting and labelled. The young lady that waited on us said she didn't usually do this job, but she was awesome. She gave me tips on best time to head into the city and some routes to take to avoid construction! The staff member who received our keys at checkout was also very pleasant and positive. The team of housekeeping staff that we encountered just before we checked out were friendly and polite. We would happily stay here again. 😎 We have stayed in university residences before and know what we are in for. Before you reserve a room, expecting a hotel experience, you need to know that single residence mattresses are hard and lumpy and the pillows are thin. There is no air conditioner. That's just the way it is. This is a residence, not a 4-star hotel. We were in the 5th floor. Even though it was quite warm for Nova Scotia during the day, it cooled off at night and with the windows open, we still needed to cover up with blankets, so lack of air conditioning was not a problem. I am sure that during the year, students bring foam mattress toppers and extra pillows to make themselves more comfortable but we did not have that advantage!!! To me, the low price and setup of this 4-bedroom residence suite with 2 private bathrooms more than made up for the hard beds. Know what you are signing up for and don't be surprised (or critical) when residence doesn't offer you all the comforts of a hotel.

It's a very good deal when you travel as a family. The suite has four rooms, a big common area with a flat TV, a full kitchen and two bathrooms. Plenty of spaces. We stayed there for only one night but we're happy with the facilities. Highly recommend to anyone who travel in the area with a budget and required a safe and clean place to stay.

We stayed 3 nights in total. The dorm was simple but clean, and gave us sufficient space for 2 couples + 1 child. There are 4 small bed rooms, kitchen, dining/living area and 2 full bathrooms in one unit. The kitchen had some cooking stuff such as dishes, pots and pans, cutleries in a box under the sink, but we did not realize that till the second night. We paid $99 + $20 for a cot per night on-line. Great value for the price! The drive to downtown was approx. 15 min. There is a Sobey's 5 min away. The location was convenient if you have a car.

We stayed one night, booked a suite room for 4 people which has 4 single rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room and a sofa. The amenities (towels and soap) leave something to be desired, but for 99$ a night in Halifax, it really cannot be beat! The view of the pond in the university is lovely, and although there is no breakfast included, the kitchen is practically fully stocked - there were pots and pans and dishes and you could have easily cooked a meal here! If I were with a group of friends, I would stay again.

We stayed a couple of nights here. Booked a room for 4 people, which had 4 individual twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 kitchen. There is no air-conditioning so it does get a bit warm in the summer. Follow their website driving instructions, as google maps and the coordinates are a bit off. Room: Bedding and towels are provided. Wifi and TV included as well. Kitchen has basic cookware and setting for 4. Amenities: No gym, no pool. Can go for a nice walk up the hillside or around the campus. Nearby business: It is about a 10 minute drive to a strip mall where there are restaurants and markets (i.e. costco, superstore). Clearwater which is known for their seafood is about 5 minutes away. A good place to get your lobster (cooked/uncooked)

Our family of 5 stayed in a 5 bedroom, 1 kitchen, 2 bathroom suite for 2 nights while visiting Halifax. We found it on, and thought that it would be a fun change from hotels or campgrounds while we were in Canada. The kids (ages 10-15) are fascinated by the whole idea of college and enjoyed it overall. I liked the great laundry room, big refrigerator, and nice people at the front desk. The beds, however were college beds and not super comfy, and there was a group of people loud until midnight both nights, making it hard to sleep. An interesting experience, but not something we are likely to repeat soon, despite the low cost.

166 Bedford Hwy Halifax NS

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Clayton Park, Nova Scotia, Mount Saint Vincent University Residence is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Halifax Shopping Centre and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Bayers Lake Business Park. This 113-room residence welcomes guests with a coffee shop/café and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 113 rooms are individually furnished and have desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Free toiletries are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Mount Saint Vincent University Residence features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a computer station. Free parking is available if you drive. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide front-desk service during limited hours. Additional amenities include a library, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.

Room options

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom

Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Basic Shared Dormitory, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

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Mount Saint Vincent University Residence

166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
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