2.9 / 5

2.9 / 5

Johnston Hall Reviews

16 Reviews by Students
#12 out of 14 halls at University of Aberdeen

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Good location Well cleaned Dated rooms Food good but repetitive No social area within each flat Only small kitchen and only 3 seats for 12 person flat

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By member1222467
On 15th May 16

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Good location Well cleaned Dated rooms Food good but repetitive No social area within each flat Only small kitchen and only 3 seats for 12 person flat

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By member1222467
On 15th May 16

Johnston Hall Information

CampusKing's Campus
PostcodeAB24 3TS
CateringCatered
No. of rooms42
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th January 17

Love it. Great facilities. Decent room size including ensuite. Staff are friendly and socials arw good too. Not too far from town / campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th May 16

Good location Well cleaned Dated rooms Food good but repetitive No social area within each flat Only small kitchen and only 3 seats for 12 person flat

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th May 16

unless you're desperate and as a last resort, do NOT stay here. Overpriced, terrible food, no social scene and just overall a terrible first year experience. Not to mention the place is falling apart. Actually shocking how you have to pay to stay here when you should be the one getting paid to stay there. A solid 0 out of 5.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th May 16

Basically an old, moldy hall that was built 1962. The price (£139 pw) definitely did not correlate with the quality - far from it. Since the hall was catered, the food was okayish, given that it was prepared in "mass production", which is obviously a bit different than preparing it for only a few people at once. However, when it comes to the quality of living, then it is absolutely horrible; cold in the winter, constant moisture in the room, single-glazed windows, really old furniture, foul smell (mold). The shower room had literally mold on the ceiling, and the water did not come sometimes. The Interned did not always work. Basically the only good thing about the halls was the location, which is on campus. Otherwise, if I would have seen it before signing the contract, then I would not have moved in. Absolutely no.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 26th October 15

Worst experience ever. Couldn't have a shower without drenching the floor. When I requested to move due to bullying I was denied. The cleaners made it better as they were all lovely and the food provided was dreadful I ended up buying my own

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th September 15

Quite good due to the location (just few minutes by foot from any university's buildings). Dinner at the hub isn't bad, while breakfast can be considered acceptable (few food...). Shared spaces such as toilets and kitchen aren't worth the paid rent. Anyway it is a good accommodation for freshers.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd September 15

It's a dump. Not worth the money in any way. Who would put a toilet with no window. The windows don't open. May aswell be another wall. The cold water tap- if you can call it that as sometimes the water doesn't even come out. The shower overflows and the whole floor is flooded. I've seen porridge thicker than the wall in this place, get ready to hear a pin drop in your neighbours room (or a lot worse). Be prepared to starve from the 'catered' hall more like 100% carbohydrates for 9 months

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th August 15

The staff and the people were awesome and I am thankful for them. They did everything they could to make the living better. However, the Hall itself won't get a positive review from me. Struggling with moisture issues and coldness throughout the winter made it bad. Those factors do not give a good impression. Taking into account that the Hall was built in 1962 and hardly renovated due to bureaucracy, the living conditions were horrible. For a price of 579 pounds per month I could have gotten a villa in some other city. Since the hall was a catered one, the food was alright. For the people and the location five stars indeed.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th July 15

Great place, in a great location. Position of rooms encouraged socialising and its location on campus encouraged attendance (close to lectures). Food was for the most part great, and completely edible and staff were friendly and on first name terms by the end of first semester! Would fully recommend, especially considering the table tennis and pool tables available on site!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th March 15

Leaky windows and silverfish... other than that the premises are nice. Big rooms with a sink, which comes in handy. Usually hot water in the shower.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th March 15

Too old and unkept. Two taps for water (one too hot and one too cold), what is pretty s****y. Windows are not isolated so the cold wind blows through them inside. The door are far from being soundproof. You can literally hear what's happening in the kitchen that is on the opposite side of the hallway behind the corner even though there are two doors separating you. But on the other hand the staff is superhelpful in case you experience any difficulties and also you can report any maintenance issues elegantly through an online form. The food is served in the hub which is on the opposite side of the campus but still not that far away.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th March 15

Only real perk to Johnston Halls is the convenient location, yet this is similar for Crombie and Kings Hall. Johnston Halls are in desperate need of renovation and has sadly been overlooked in preference of renovation for halls at Hillhead. The cost of these halls is extortionate given their age and lack of facilities. These halls have no social space aside from a chair by the front door, which has been stolen numerous times. In terms of security, the front door has been broken on multiple occasions providing little comfort to the residents. Whilst it has always been replaced rapidly, the fact that it is obviously this easy to break is concerning. The porters and cleaning staff are in general very kind and helpful. There is a shocking lack of resources in terms of supplying for the correct number of students, particularly in the kitchens. I have much more to say but not the space.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th March 15

Cleaning is literally just "spray bleach eveywhere'. Meals are bad for the money paid.

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