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4.03 / 5

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Ridiculously expensive and we don't even get a cleaner (the cleaning they did before we arrived wasnt up to scratch either, left with a dirty shower when we turned up). Maintenance takes days to arrive, even when our freezer wasn't working so everyone's food defrosted and both our toilets were not working and it took them days to fix it which isn't on for the money we pay. The location is good, but that doesn't justify the cost for me.

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By member62260
On 14th March 15

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Ridiculously expensive and we don't even get a cleaner (the cleaning they did before we arrived wasnt up to scratch either, left with a dirty shower when we turned up). Maintenance takes days to arrive, even when our freezer wasn't working so everyone's food defrosted and both our toilets were not working and it took them days to fix it which isn't on for the money we pay. The location is good, but that doesn't justify the cost for me.

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By member62260
On 14th March 15

Shackleton Information

CampusThe Vale Village
PostcodeB15 3SX
CateringCatered
No. of rooms350
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th October 16

Pretty good, but heating didn't work and the caretakers took forever to fix stuff!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 16

Sociable hall, great central location on the cake, good access to food. Good room sizes

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st March 16

Lots is always happening here. It has a busy bar and lots of food outlets. However, the management is terrible and its way over priced.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

Best for social, large rooms, looks like a prison but alright inside and layouts really nice, have to be meal plan which isn't great

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th March 16

We have a pub downstairs. End of Competition.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

Shackleton is the perfect place to meet new people.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

So good!!!!!!! Meal plan is great

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Looks like a prison from the outside but the food access and the social life is brilliant. Rooms are spacious (for most) and living areas and roomy. Slight issue with plumbing and slow internet are draw backs.

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

It's in the middle of everything. It has large kitchens and ok sized rooms and is known for being very social. The bar downstairs is really cool plus there's a costcutter there too.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th October 15

The most convenient place to live in UoB. Everything you need is under one roof and it is managed really well.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th September 15

I have paid more for this accommodation than most at UoB- yet the halls are visibly older than other cheaper and similarly priced halls. There are cracks and rubble falling off some walls that have not been attended to. Guild students think it's fine to post a tidal wave of advertising spam through the letter box, making a mess. Rooms spacious and in a great area by a lake, though.

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

Ridiculously expensive and we don't even get a cleaner (the cleaning they did before we arrived wasnt up to scratch either, left with a dirty shower when we turned up). Maintenance takes days to arrive, even when our freezer wasn't working so everyone's food defrosted and both our toilets were not working and it took them days to fix it which isn't on for the money we pay. The location is good, but that doesn't justify the cost for me.

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Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
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