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153 Barclay Street, Hamilton, ON, Canada

8 reviews for this property


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April 17, 2018
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I have been living in this house for a few years now. If you are a McMaster student and looking for a quiet and convenient place to live and study, this is a pretty good option. It's close to campus. Within walking distance you will find Food Basic, TD Bank, and other shops and restaurants. The landlady's family is warm and friendly; they often share good food with us.


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April 22, 2018
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Based on my experience, this house is super quiet, well maintained and clean. The landlord is very friendly. Not a party house, by any means. The house is truly different than any other place you will see. Very suitable for students.


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April 27, 2018
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I've been in this house for two years so far as a postgraduate student. I really appreciate how quiet the house is. The landlord ensures that everyone follows some general rules (no parties, no noise or cooking after a certain hour at night, as well as a schedule for laundry) which makes the house very comfortable to rest in. She also maintains the house and tries to fix problems as quickly as possible. I really recommend it.


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May 30, 2018
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This house is very close to McMaster and Westdale, so it very convenient. The landlord is very nice, she helps me a lot when I live there. And the house is very clean and quiet, it provides a good studying environment.


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July 27, 2018
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Hi I lived on the upper all female floor of this house for about 2 years

In terms of wanting a house in which you can achieve academic success this house is totally what you want:

- it's in a quiet family neighbourhood (not the party one)
- really clean
- again it's seriously silent (usually you're asked to be quiet if you're making too much noise - better have those headphones :P)
- not many guests come over
- everything is allotted a time
- overall everything is REALLY well organized
- oh and everything is furnished - you have a bed, a desk, lamp - its the whole package (and they look good!)
- the landlord does the cleaning of the kitchen and washroom.



Obviously there also drawbacks, ill try to mention the key ones:

- no overnight guest (if you're bringing day guests - you have to let the landlord know - this is because of safety and privacy reasons)
- everything is allotted a time (you have specific laundry days, there are quiet hours - you cannot take a shower after 11pm and should step out to make a phone call)
- you are living with the landlord, so you're not going to be able to get away with not obeying the rules
- shared kitchen on main floor with landlord and other girls (im not sure if this is a disadvantage but you do have to share)


All that being said, I personally had a pretty good experience living at the house with the Landlord and the other girls. It is a welcoming environment - but the main goal of the landlord and the rules is to be able to provide a distraction free working environment.



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November 20, 2018
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I have a good exprience living at this house so far. The landlord is very kind and helpful. This house is a good place to study and rest since it is super quiet. Also, it is very convenient to live here. It is close to the bus stop, Food Basics, and our campus. If you are a McMaster student, this is a pretty good choice.


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February 6, 2019
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Very convenient location, less than 10 minutes walk to McMaster and less than 15 to Food Basics. Close to Westdale area. House is quiet, with no cooking/making noise after a certain hour at night. Landlord does her best in taking care of things, and if there any problems and you let her know, she'll attend to them quite quickly. She also sometimes shares food with us :) Good heating and cooling inside, even in the basement (where I am staying with another roommate). Smoke alarms included and function properly.

I've had a good experience living here so far. Good place to be if you're looking for a quiet working environment.


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May 14, 2019
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I have been living here for couple of months. It is actually an ideal place for McMaster students who want a quiet, well-organized environment. It is the second house I lived since I came to Hamilton, and the landlord and the property manager truly make me feel like at home. They are so kind, helpful and thoughtful and provide a lot of things you are going to need like bed, table, cabinet and so forth. Overall, living here surely will be a satisfying experience if you are respectful.

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