"Great location, cost. Funky, not for avg traveller"
OK, this place is hard to characterize. Not for the faint of heart.
Loved: Great location. On a quiet street 1 block from the Meadows, 1 block from SouthBridge/ClerkSt. 1 block from a little store with fresh veggies and milk.1 block from fish and chips, pubs, argentine, indian food. 20 min walk to High street and everything on campus. Again, great location.
4 private bedrooms. Doors closed and locked. Toilet room separate from bathroom (tub/shower combo). 1 room with kitchen, couch, TV. TV had a cord so we could watch movies from computer on slightly bigger screen. Washer/dryer combo really worked (found directions online by googling model number)
Things I didn't love: 5th floor walkup. Apt on 2 levels. Not all the windows were able to close. One room smelled a lot (mustard?) Dishes in the sink when we arrived, and maybe dogfood or a cookie ground into the carpet. Vacuum cabinet wouldn't close, so the vac cleaner kept springing into the kitchen. The oven did not work, and the stovetop (hob) started heating long after we had given up on it. Carpet: old and icky. Rooms: small and sterile shoeboxes (see picture--it's exactly as characterless as woodprint melamine can be). Window sills grimy. Old undies in a drawer. No towels! Had to buy bathtowels at check-in desk,kitchen towels& bathmat in town.
Within1 week it was our clean, well loved and happy abode. We tied kitchen door open,tamed the vacuum, converted mustard-smelling room with open window to hang up our drying clothes.
Traveller from Calif, USA