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|Bagot Street, Birmingham||#9|
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|Price from||£127.00 per week (subject to availability)|
|Features||Fully Furnished, Gym, Coin-operated Communal Laundry|
|Top tip||Canalside is an ideal location for those studying at all the universities of Birmingham and colleges across Birmingham|
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Lovely staff and an all around decent exeperience. However, I was a bit surprised to find out that students don't get a toaster or kettle, nor even a hoover, broom or any cleaning essentials. Bed sheets would have also been nice, as we are paying a hefty amount as it is. Coming from Portugal, a whole different country and having little money, I can't really afford all those things. Locations feels really unsafe at night, so some tightened security could make us feel safer. However, free gym access and the occasional free treats are always welcome ;) Overall, an average experience. 5/10
Disgusting place. Disrespectful and unhelpful staff . Even the letting process brought me to tears. DO NOT LIVE HERE. It is a risk to your life and your education. It is a waste of money and it honestly doesn’t even deserve one star. They have no consideration for students and it’s a massive reason why I’m not longer attending university in Birmingham.
Terrible experience. Staff are useless. Had my PlayStation stolen weeks after moving in by a homeless guy and they never gave the CCTV to the police. A few month after another homeless guy tries to climb in my window on the downstairs. Called security and there was no answer. Ran up to the office to find it empty. I found security asleep in the show room. DO NOT LIVE HERE
Awful place to live. DO NOT LIVE HERE. Rooms are disgusting and dusty. You don’t even get a hoover. The “Guard” who works night shifts is unfriendly and cold. Your parcels will get lost and the staff won’t be able to find it. It is so loud here all the time. YOU WILL NOT FEEL SAFE HERE. The rooms are old and falling to pieces. They will show you a fake room when you come here that will not represent living conditions. HOMELESS take stuff from the bins, there is at least one fight or assault outside each week. DONT LIVE HERE. It is the worst student accommodation in Birmingham. In three words this place is DISGUSTING, UNSAFE and DISGRACEFUL. The staff will barge into your rooms so don’t even think you have any privacy.
Disgusting. Worst experience ever! On arrival there were no hot water (freezing cold showers for a week), hob was not working, cracked chairs, unstable tables and damaged cupboards. There were no toasters, kettles and cleaning equipment as mentioned on the advert however it would have been nice to have been given a hoover rather than a TV. The TV licence we also had to pay ourselves. Only 1 bin provided, no recycling bin - demonstrates that the company has no interest in recycling. The gym is extremely small and has very strict opening times. Worst decision, overall do not recommend.
Absolutely awful. None of the flats look like the ones in the photos on the website- really shoddy and average, didn't come with a kettle, toaster or hoover. Its also in a dodgy, unsafe area surrounded by industrial estates & a homeless shelter, my flatmate's boyfriend was mugged down the road. There'd frequently be posts on the FB group of people saying their hot water hadn't been working for days/other issues and there was no urgency from staff to get it fixed. The staff were absolutely useless and made it clear they had no intention of intervening with the flat next door to us who had parties/played loud music until 6am several nights a week, smoked weed in their kitchen, had fights in the corridor, and physically threatened my flatmate while drunk and burned our spyhole when we called a noise complaint. One of my flatmates was planning on moving out because the noise was so bad she couldn't sleep or write her dissertation in her room (in a flat we collectively paid 26k for).
DO NOT LIVE HERE. Upon arrival, found out we do not get given a toaster, a hoover, a dustpan or brush, a kettle or a mop and bucket. Not even sure if we were given an iron... think my flatmate might have bought that. You do get a TV though... definitely would prefer ESSENTIALS. You can hear EVERYTHING IN THIS BUILDING. People upstairs walking around, slamming of doors CONSTANTLY, yelling, screaming, fighting... everything is so loud. Even if you talk at a quiet tone, you can hear it perfectly through the walls. Security don't do anything to help you when you make sound complaints. Tried making over 20 sound complaints against my neighbours who, nearly every day at 5am, try kicking my front door down (which vibrates through the walls and shakes my room) and scream at each other. Internet quality is appalling. No hot water hardly EVER after 8pm. Honestly the worst place I have ever lived in. Not worth the money at all. Flat's don't look like the pictures.
It's situated in a good area, and you have access to the gym (which is small) and a free shuttle bus to a from uni, that'll also take you shopping! However, management is shocking and there is no cleaning facilities.
Great for the money you pay. Could do with a common room/social area. Free gym but minimal equipment. Could also do with providing a cleaner once a fortnight or so as when exams and deadlines are fast approaching its hard to do a proper clean of the kitchen. Could also do with providing more washing machines and dryers per block.