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SAIT Residence - Begin Tower
Address: 151 Dr Carpenter Cir NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3G1, Canada
Phone: (403) 284-8013
State: Alberta
City: Calgary
Zip Code: T2M 3G1

Opening Hours

Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Was a resident for an academic year. It was convenient if you’re a student at SAIT. The room was okay. Transit to c-train and bus station are right around the corner. 24-hour front desk. But overall you would probably find better places for the same amount of rent.
It’s in the core of Calgary, easy access to go anywhere from here. Only problem is the room are its floors are little rough and street way. Size of room is medium, lovely views from window
DON'T choose SAIT residence.nn1 Poor soundproofingnThe soundproofing is terrible, and I even have recordings of people playing loud music, talking loudly, and yelling when playing video games. They once sent an assistant to try and figure out which floor the noise was coming from, but that's where it ended.nn2 Feeling cold in winternIt's very cold in the winter despite having a heat wall, but it feels like there's no heater and the response for help is slow.nn3 Washrooms get clogged frequentlynMy washroom clogs frequently and it's difficult to fix. The water becomes smelly and I can only use the lobby washroom. They don't have weekend maintenance and don't fully solve the problem, just suggest using a plunger. It's a problem with the old building.nn4 Elevators regularly break downnThere are 4 of them. Once, all 3 were under maintenance, causing students to wait and rush to classes. They only fix them when they have issues. I've been stuck in them a few times, either with doors not opening or being stranded on one floor. I've lost count of how many times they have malfunctioned. Furthermore, there is no signal or light on each floor indicating whether an elevator is under maintenance. Sometimes, you just stands there and wait like a fool...nn5 Poor and irresponsible management and staffsnThe management could improve their communication by providing more information in person instead of just through email. Some of the staffs are rude and unhelpful. They haven't made any real efforts to address the issues.nnMy friend has a roommate who makes the bathroom and kitchen dirty and smelly. The residence ignores the issue no matter how many emails were sent. You have to follow up yourself. My friend suggested changing rooms before the next move-in day in an email, but they ignored it. It was only when we found the manager's contact and called her that she said it was too late because everyone had already moved in. It's laughable because they did nothing and then used it as an excuse. They just kept sending an unhelpful residence assistant to mediate, and even asked my friend to help the roommate clean up. It's ridiculous.
My daughter lived in Begin Tower while attending school at Bow Valley. This was such a great option for her with convenient access to the C-Train. The Housing Coordinator, Stephanie, was so helpful and patient with us as we maneuvered through the first year of the college experience. Looking forward to year 2 with SAIT residence! Thank you for all of the help Stephanie!
This is not a real student residence. It is a ruthless private company that will stop at nothing to maximize their profits.nnEverything in this place is neglected. Elevators and doors are constantly out of service, the furniture is old and broken, plumbing is a nightmare.nnIf you have any concerns about physical or mental health, safety, maintenance, privacy, comfort, conflict resolution, or anything else you might need, FORGET IT. Residence management does not care and doesn't even pretend to care.nnIn my opinion this place is run with the goal of ensuring every resident's inconvenience and suffering. That way, if someone can't bear it anymore and leaves early, the Residence can charge a hefty 30-day fine and make even more money. It's an amazing system.
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Directions to SAIT Residence - Begin Tower with public transportation

Sait Station (EB) 110 meters
Sait Station (WB) 130 meters
16 Av NW @ 10 St NW 190 meters
10 St NW @ 16 Av NW 250 meters
10 St NW @ 16 Av NW 260 meters

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