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The best thing about Mealmarket is its location. However, even at that, it's a trek from the University of Aberdeen. Some of the staff are friendly but this is countered by certain members of management who are unfriendly, rude and clearly only used to dealing with first or second year students as they treat everyone like they are just out to cause problems, e.g. accusing people of deliberately setting off fire alarms (who actually does that?), playing music too loud to bother neighbors etc. The discount that is advertised is ridiculously difficult to actually get because for some reason it isn't taken off your rent immediately. The facilities are also very basic and poor quality and the whole building has an isolated feeling to the extent it's almost like living in your own prison block. Overall I wouldn't stay at mealmarket again.

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By member745979
On 20th February 20

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The best thing about Mealmarket is its location. However, even at that, it's a trek from the University of Aberdeen. Some of the staff are friendly but this is countered by certain members of management who are unfriendly, rude and clearly only used to dealing with first or second year students as they treat everyone like they are just out to cause problems, e.g. accusing people of deliberately setting off fire alarms (who actually does that?), playing music too loud to bother neighbors etc. The discount that is advertised is ridiculously difficult to actually get because for some reason it isn't taken off your rent immediately. The facilities are also very basic and poor quality and the whole building has an isolated feeling to the extent it's almost like living in your own prison block. Overall I wouldn't stay at mealmarket again.

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By member745979
On 20th February 20

Mealmarket Exchange, Aberdeen Information

Telephone01224 648 545
PostcodeAB24 5SW
Price from £99.00 per week (subject to availability)
FeaturesAberdeen city centre just a 5 minute walk away, outdoor social space, free car parking and bike storage.
Top tipFlexible start dates available. With Student Roost's Booking Promise, you will be released from your 2020/21 tenancy agreement if you are no longer able to attend university. See their booking promise on their website for more details


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Hi, are there locks on the en-suite room doors? (Not the bathroom doors, the one that connects the room and the hallway). Thanks!
By member847092 On 2nd April 20
Reply from Mealmarket Exchange, Aberdeen
On 3rd April 20

Hi! Yes, all doors to your personal space within your flat (your ensuite room) have seperate locks. Do get in touch if you have any further questions :)

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What kind of appliances are provided in the kitchen? Is it just fridge/oven/sink or are there kettles or toasters provided too?
By member540090 On 3rd July 19
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Do many first year students stay here?
By member736599 On 20th March 19
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how many students are at this accommodation? is it mostly RGU or Aberdeen University?
By member734772 On 4th November 18
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On 5th November 18

Hi, we have a mixture of RGU and Aberdeen University students at our property but we are closer to RGU. We have over 300 students at site.

 

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th March 20

The management are a joke, never resolve issues, the desk is never open at set times, you'll be lucky if its open when you get back from a long day at uni. The rooms are outdated and not safe, the locks dont work properly and the building is so cold

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th February 20

The best thing about Mealmarket is its location. However, even at that, it's a trek from the University of Aberdeen. Some of the staff are friendly but this is countered by certain members of management who are unfriendly, rude and clearly only used to dealing with first or second year students as they treat everyone like they are just out to cause problems, e.g. accusing people of deliberately setting off fire alarms (who actually does that?), playing music too loud to bother neighbors etc. The discount that is advertised is ridiculously difficult to actually get because for some reason it isn't taken off your rent immediately. The facilities are also very basic and poor quality and the whole building has an isolated feeling to the extent it's almost like living in your own prison block. Overall I wouldn't stay at mealmarket again.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th February 20

Stayed at Mealmarket for 2 years now and have really enjoyed living here! Great location with everything close by including bus stop to RGU. Staff are great and the fact they are onsite 24/7 makes it feel super safe. The only thing is the kitchen cleans were stopped which was a great help in ensuring the living area of the flat was kept clean and tidy for everyone within the flat. Also, there isn't a great social space (small bit at reception) but events held here are always super fun!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th November 19

very very very very very very good

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th November 19

Living here is really nice! The staff a really helpful and the location is perfect. I like the fact that everything is very close by and it takes me less than thirty minutes to get to my university. I would highly recommend moving into this accommodation.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th November 19

I have lived in this accommodation almost two years and found that it is such a comfortable place. Due to it is nearby to food sources e.g. M&S and Morrisons actually it took around five mins to the food. Similarly, the distance between this accommodation and University of Aberdeen is just 1.3 km, which is not that far. Finally, the staff will be willing to help you anything you asked.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th November 19

Great value for money and everyone is willing to help out

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th November 19

Having stayed at Mealmarket for the duration of my whole uni degree, I cannot recommend this place enough! The rooms are spacious, the staff are amazingly helpful, and all utility bills are covered within your single rent payment. A 2-minute walk from Morrisons, the city centre, and your closest bus stop make for a great location and when comparing rent prices, this is a no-brainer.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th November 19

It is in a great location with a bus stop literally outside your door which goes to RGU and a 20mins walk to Aberdeen University. Its a 5min walk to the city centre and a morrison supermarket right beside it. The rooms come with everything you could need (ample storage, desk space). The management team is always very helpful and friendly, very accommodating to all of your needs! I would definitely recommend!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th November 19

Amazing location, a bus stop literally outside your door and 5mins to the city centre! Rooms come with everything you could need (storage, desk space). The management team is always very helpful and friendly, very accommodating to all of your needs! I would definitely recommend!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th November 19

Central location as it is next to Morrison's (one of the biggest supermarkets), 7 mins walk from the city and 15 mins walk from the University of Aberdeen with bus stops surround in the area. Really friendly staff who are always willing to help you and make your stay feeling like home. Overall, clean in the common areas and a cosy environment!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 19

This is a really nice place to live. The staff are very friendly and helpful and will sort out any issues you have regarding your room/ flat and any other queries. The location is excellent and the flats are very nice. The rooms are nice and clean and well fitted inside, will a large spacious desk and many areas for storage eg. shelves, drawers, a cupboard and even underbed storage. There are also different events which are hosted in reception, where you get free food/ drinks/ additional goodies. For example, there are free toastie Tuesdays and free breakfasts on Thursdays as well as other events. Free teas/ coffee/ hot chocolate etc are always available to takeaway from reception too which is really handy! I highly recommend this accommodation as it gives me everything I could have asked for!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 19

I liked my stay here. The staff members are really helpful and available 24/7. The wifi sometimes acting strange but no other problems. It is close to everything which is really convenient

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th April 19

This accommodation is an amazing place. This place is not far from University of Aberdeen and near Morrisons. You will spend around 20 mins to the university by walk and just 5 mins to Morrisons. There are basic things including kitchen already provided for you. Staff is very kind and ready to help you when you face any problems. In every festivals, there is a party relating to such festival, which will be taken place in order to enjoy people who live here and make them have happiness. These are the reasons why I choose to live here another year.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th December 18

Excellent location & very secure place to stay, a secure carpark and 24 hour staff. There is always free evets on for students to attend, staff are very friendly and approachable

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd September 18

I stayed for a whole academic year and it was a nightmare. Only to mention some problems:My flat had a problem with the frost and we complainted a lot until they fix it. All the kitchen appliances were in an awful condition. Although the staff reasurred us that they will sort out everything, they just ignored us. The cleaners cleaned only the surfaces and the floor on the kitchen and not the fridge, the oven and the corridor!! Stupid events with none to attend. The rent was extravagant comparing to what you can pay in the private sector in Aberdeen after the oil and gas crisis. And on the top of this you pay extra your laundry. Really bad customer service and tried to keep my deposit as well as from other ex residents at the end! Although, the location was fantastic, easily access to city center and bus stop and excellent rooms in good conditions, I had always hot water and internet.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th February 18

Great Location, made loads of new friends which has made the whole experience a great one. The staff at reception are amazing! They have helped me so much whether it be with my accommodation questions or where to eat, local area or where to start a night out. The facilities on site are great too. Any maintenance issues have been resolved super quick along with having 24/7 staff and the fortnightly kitchen cleans help A LOT!

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