|115 Queen's Road||#4|
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The catered blocks have barely any social space (get used to predrinks in your room), the location is central within Stoke Bishop which is nice but buses into town can be a hassle. Cleaning and internet is actually quite decent most of the time and socially it's ok, but beyond that I can't think of many positives. The catered food is also rather horrible and very pricy for what you're getting
This is one of the most 'allround' accommodations in Bristol. There isn't really a stereotype of the type of person who goes here - it is a very sociable environment and has a great familial atmosphere. I think the location is good - bus service has improved drastically this year (2016/17) and it is very easy to get into town, day or night. I was in a self-catered flat of 10, the large number in the flat was great as well, it is sociable and means there is a high chance you will always get on with someone. If you want an experience where you meet lots of different types of people, and it isn't too cliquey, Hiatt Baker is a good option.
food (catered): 10/10 really good and diverse room: 3/10 quite draughty, not very clean, bed not really comfortable location: 4/10 15 minutes bus drive (25 minutes by bike) away from university (and basically the sam distance for nights out), bus comes regulary but often not everyone can get on it (espacially in the morning) hall management: 8/10 they really seem to care, sometimes requests take longer due to the high number of students cleaning: 4/10 very often, but not very well, especially showers are always dirty common room: 3/10 social space: for catered there are no common rooms on the floors (big minus), but there is a bar and some pool tables in the central building social experience: 1/10 very bad since there is no common room internet / wifi: 9/10 works usually fast and reliable, very few interruptions (not really a big plus in my opinion, internet is in all halls)
Really modern and new, and has a huge social area, but it does kinda mean that you socialise less with the rest of the hall as you have your own lounge with your flat mates, whereas other halls like UH, you are forced to go out and meet lots of new people because their living spaces are tiny, so the bar is always busy.