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When I got to uni I thought Durdham was going to be dead (lol ‘deadham’) but it was actually the most amazing place and has made my first year. I got really lucky with all the people and my friendship group are almost all from Durdham but aside from the wonderful people, Durdham really is a great place. The music room is amazing (we even had a student band practise here all the time), the study area is pretty big and the common room has a pool table - we’d always do pres her. The actually rooms are great too - perfect size and having an en-suite is lush. The kitchens look a tad old but are huge so great for holding lots of people. I’ve loved it here!

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By member1387508
On 14th June 23
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University of Bristol Hall Rankings


Phoenix Court #16
New Bridewell #17
Manor Hall #18
Goldney Hall #19
Durdham Hall #20
Print Hall I & II #21
Waverley House #22
Cherry Court #23
Churchill Hall #24
University Hall #25

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Most helpful review

When I got to uni I thought Durdham was going to be dead (lol ‘deadham’) but it was actually the most amazing place and has made my first year. I got really lucky with all the people and my friendship group are almost all from Durdham but aside from the wonderful people, Durdham really is a great place. The music room is amazing (we even had a student band practise here all the time), the study area is pretty big and the common room has a pool table - we’d always do pres her. The actually rooms are great too - perfect size and having an en-suite is lush. The kitchens look a tad old but are huge so great for holding lots of people. I’ve loved it here!

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By member1387508
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Ive been given durdham and now im considering dropping out of uni completely because ive heard its awful - i know its next to hiatt baker and all the people i know already are gna be there but is durdham actually that bad
By member669944 On 12th July 22
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I’ve been allocated an unrenovated room. I’m asthmatic and concerned about reports of damp and insects. I# this still an issue?! Also what’s the story with laundry and getting clothes dried? Are there good tumble dryers or is it a ‘bring your clothes horse job’?
By member461830 On 20th August 21
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Is every flat in Durdham as it looks in the photos on the website? I've been told there's a refurb but is that every flat?
By member1153557 On 20th January 21
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Is it as dead as everyone says, I need a second accommodation choice and I’m quite social?
By member1147440 On 20th April 20
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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1387508 On 14th June 23 verified Verified student

When I got to uni I thought Durdham was going to be dead (lol ‘deadham’) but it was actually the most amazing place and has made my first year. I got really lucky with all the people and my friendship group are almost all from Durdham but aside from the wonderful people, Durdham really is a great place. The music room is amazing (we even had a student band practise here all the time), the study area is pretty big and the common room has a pool table - we’d always do pres her. The actually rooms are great too - perfect size and having an en-suite is lush. The kitchens look a tad old but are huge so great for holding lots of people. I’ve loved it here!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member950041 On 24th July 20 verified Verified student

Durdham was horrible, i think a drug dealer lived next door to me super scary! Some nights were miserable due to lack of sleep caused by my twaty flatmates who were always on the "sesh" and refusing to stop smoking weed in the kitchen.

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1349497 On 23rd June 20 verified Verified student

I moved to durdham halfway through the year and my experience has been a blast! It is super cosy, very nice, in the heart of Stoke Bishop which is probably the best place to spend the year. The hall has an old aspect but in a good way, and quite a bit is refurbished inside. I didn't experience much maintenance issues, and staff was super responsive when they were needed. The social aspect is certainly more limited than other halls as the flats are quite small (6 ppl) compared to Hiatt Baker with twice as more. However a nice flat will have you enjoy your time there. It is pricier than average but the rooms are ensuite and the kitchens are truly decent with everyone having their own mini fridge. For the same price you get the same type of room in the city centre but more modern, however a lot of stuff is broken there and it is much noiser.

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1146897 On 22nd March 20 verified Verified student

I am currently at durdham hall and really enjoying my time here. It’s definitely not a ‘dead’ halls and there are lots of people that like going out. The flats are nice and spacious and the bar is good for playing Poole, darts and ping pong. Such a good location as stoke bishop is it’s own little student community so there’s always something going on.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1342349 On 22nd September 19 verified Verified student

Hi there all! Just want to put out there that Durdham is not “Deadham” actually very socialable cus we are all hiatt baker rejects also if you get Block A it’s refurbished and you get a double bed! It’s not GRIM I promise!! I’ll write another review later after freshers see ya later xox

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member829298 On 30th May 19 verified Verified student

I had heard all the bad reputation about Durdham before coming to Bristol but turns out a lot of us are just Hiatt Baker rejects so I didn't find it hard to make friends who like going out. Pros: en-suite, big kitchen and hall space, Stoke Bishop is like a campus if you want that kind of environment. Cons: High rent for what it's worth, the bar is usually quiet, need to get bus into uni, eduroam can be s***

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Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member433942 On 25th September 18 verified Verified student

Durdham has a reputation of being dead, quiet, and really rather s***. It does live up to this reputation. If you’re applying to Bristol, don’t apply to live here, unless you want to be in the worst halls that Bristol offer.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member431602 On 11th May 18 verified Verified student

Got a bad reputation because there are certain people who don't engage with going out, however there are more than enough people if you put yourself out there to have a great time.

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Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member925718 On 10th January 17 verified Verified student

Very unsociable and quiet halls, hence the nickname 'deadham', 'boredham' and 'dulldham'. If someone asks what halls you are in, their reply to Durdham is normally 'oh I'm so sorry'. Having said this, if youre looking for a quiet uni experience with a guaranteed en suite it would be suitable. All the staff are very friendly and quick to deal with maintenance issues.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member525156 On 18th December 16 verified Verified student

Rather small and homely. Excellent staff, nice facility, terrible DVD selection.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member86762 On 23rd April 15 verified Verified student

Was sick Yeah bad love day ting

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member66531 On 22nd April 15 verified Verified student

Nice hall to live in with good rooms. Very quiet never much going on unfortunately.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member96510 On 22nd April 15 verified Verified student

Pros - guaranteed en suite, big kitchen space/ living area, in Stoke Bishop with the other halls so in a great social area but not near the bus stop so not too noisy, next to the tennis courts with decent car park Cons - stereotype of being quiet, mainly due to lack of common room/ decent bar, Stoke bishop further away from uni than the city centre accommodation

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Student Review: 4.5 /5
By member66326 On 21st April 15 verified Verified student

Great Hall, nice people, it's abit quieter than the other halls in Stoke bishop but still great :')

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