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CB1 - Aston, Bragg and Crick Houses Reviews

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It's an ok accomodation, although the staff are friendly, they do take a long while to follow up on any issues you may have. The internet is very overpriced and only allows you to use 2 devices unless you pay an extra £15 to get 4 more. There is also only one working ethernet port in each room. The fire alarm system is horrible and can go off 3 to 5 times a day at worst. Once every couple of weeks at best. You never know whether there is actually a fire or not and become desensitised to it. Cleaning and repair over the summer period are also almost none existent. The front doors also keep breaking far too easily!

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By LiamThatBro
On 25th September 15

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It's an ok accomodation, although the staff are friendly, they do take a long while to follow up on any issues you may have. The internet is very overpriced and only allows you to use 2 devices unless you pay an extra £15 to get 4 more. There is also only one working ethernet port in each room. The fire alarm system is horrible and can go off 3 to 5 times a day at worst. Once every couple of weeks at best. You never know whether there is actually a fire or not and become desensitised to it. Cleaning and repair over the summer period are also almost none existent. The front doors also keep breaking far too easily!

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By LiamThatBro
On 25th September 15

CB1 - Aston, Bragg and Crick Houses Information

CampusOff Campus
PostcodeCB1 1PT
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms511

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st February 18

Awful. Never go to any student accommodation in Cambridge, specially if you have a romantic relationship with someone. They will be really mean to you and won't talk to you personally but call you in at the Anglia/CRIC office immediately. Only one member of the staff is actually nice and fixes your problems the others will just be really fake towards you. A friend had one of her friends coming over and said friend got yelled at for no reason. Also you never know who your flat mates may be and they also may be mean and leave the kitchen dirty which you will have to pay for. If I could I would have moved after two months to a flat and never have gone to a student accommodation.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th December 17

In all honesty for what you;re pay you're better of staying in peter taylor or swinhoe. Because the service i received from CB1 and what a pay isn't compatible. They will do anything to get money out of you. ANYTHING!. So think about it the rent is already expensive, you pay £250 deposit, plus £150 application fee, £50 utility fee and your rent, Cambridge is crazy expensive so if you don't get a lot of student finance you will struggle. on top of that i am letting you know now you will be fined for the smallest thing ever. And if you're black trust me you'll get it worse even if you clean your mess and turn into an anti social loser, you will get penalised and bullied. talking from experience, they won't even listen to what you have to say, and i'm not one to pull out the race card, but i'm talking from what i have experienced.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th September 17

Great value for money, but management is awful.. the building is so noisy all the time (been threatened with an asbo) and the fire alarms can go off multiple times a day which is so dangerous as people dont go outside. Walls are paper thin and when you do complain about blasting music at 5am nothing is done. If you want a place which never sleeps come to crick house!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th July 17

Not great value for money although one of the "cheapest" student accommodation places available. The staff sometimes rude and don't do very much to help you. Upon moving out, they take full advantage of taking as much of your deposit back as possible; and I'm not the only person who's had issues with this. Overall, they just want your money and as much of it as possible.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th January 17

I have lived in Crick house for all three years of my course and I love it! I made some friendships that will last a lifetime. The rooms are nice you get a 3/4 bed and a bathroom so you don't need to worry about anyone else's mess. The kitchen can be a problem if you're living with messy people like I was in my first year... and difficult or loud flatmates aren't really dealt with by the accommodation team so noise/mess can be an issue. However I now live with only the girls from my first year and some new boys but the staff have placed us with students similar to us so we have no problems! The security team is much better than it was when I started uni (2014). The staff working in the office are lovely but can take a while to get anything fixed. If you're a fresher I would 100% recommend living here as you will meet amazing people who are always ready to have a good time! but you will need to be prepared for the noise levels.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 19th November 16

Too expensive. Too many strict rules. They have some privacy violation issues.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 20th October 16

Best thing about the place is the internet. Don't stay here if you're disabled, either.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th July 16

I absolutley love the team at cb1 aswell as the actual accommodation. It's in a perfect position for students who travel long distances home as you are next to the station. I love this place and I'm living here again!! 11/10

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st May 16

Okay, SO. When I first moved in I loved it, it's modern, it's red, it's nice. The common room is great, although nobody reaaaally uses it... Staff didn't fix our broken fridge freezer or extractor fan, blocked sink and blocked alllll year after so many complaints - so you don't get everything you pay for. The price to wash your clothes is £3.90 for one wash and dry, but it doesn't really wash your clothes or dry them at all so that sucks. I'd hand wash if I were you - only I couldn't, due to a blocked sink that never got fixed. The fire alarms are A N N O Y I N G and sometimes go off at like 3am for a good 20 minutes. At LEAST 3 times a week. The neighbourhood is loud and keeps me up pretty much every night. The "24 hour security" don't actually answer their phone through the night. The buses and trains are so, SO loud and literally wake me up at 6am every single morning. The blinds don't actually block out enough light either. So overall, you don't sleep and everything breaks. Say no.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 16

CB1 is generally good with the rooms being a good price, less than most private and uni accommodations , quite close to the uni and transport links. the quality of the accommodation is good better than most here in Cambridge certainly for the same price. However there are some issues like yes its close to the university but crossing station road at peak times is quite dangerous, and yes it is close to transport links, however, those who are placed station side do say that they are kept up and woken up by the trains and busses. the quality of the rooms/ flats varies from flat to flat with differing quality of kitchen equipment and seating, The worst things are the lack of washing machines, 4 washers and driers for crick house causing people to do their laundry at obscene hours and the internet which is useless it is over priced and struggles to load youtube i have been forced to go to uni to work as the internet cant load up more than one tab at a time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th October 15

The best place for the best student experience! Met most of my friends there.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

Nice distance from uni, comfortable rooms and cambridge. Staff good as they sort any issues quickly. Fantastic common room

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th October 15

Fire alarm goes off all the time, 20 minute walk from town centre but good value for money & has good transport (train station & buses just outside)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th September 15

Nice digs next to the train station and a 20 min walk to the uni and the city centre. Plenty of shops and stuff to do in surrounding area. Bad signal though (Vodafone)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th September 15

Where do I start? I'm all for a party but the area is extremely loud. I was top floor which was extremely hot and I had to have a window open. However this meant I could hear all the arguing going on below, partying etc until early hours. There was 0 control. I had a broken toilet which took 2 weeks for any one to sort out properly. I also had a broken oven which I was left without for 3 weeks (broken on arrival) and was given a cheap microwave to live with. Not great considering the £600 a month rent I was paying. And then, when I went home for the summer (but was still paying rent) all my remaining belongings were removed into storage (without my permission) and I still haven't got them back (including a large flat screen tv). And to top it off they moved someone else in my flat when i was at home without me knowing until they told me I couldn't go back for a week as someone else was living there. DO NOT STAY HERE. IT IS A JOKE. I am even taking legal advice on the matters.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th September 15

Value for money: I'm a tight Yorkshireman so anything in the South is too expensive. Location: CB1 is a really nice development, lots of stuff nearby, and not too far from uni. Hall management/cleaning: Had no problems so far, we're a bit more civilised in Aston than the animals in Crick so it stays quite pleasant in between cleaner visits Common Room/Social spaces: Shame every building doesn't have a common room, we do like to socialize too, and there isn't so much a living area, just a couple of sofas in the kitchen. But,me make it work and it's really not an issue. Internet: 2 devices is not enough, and I really begrudge paying extra for things. The standard package is decent though, not had any major issues with the download speed and the connection is consistent enough. Overall: Pretty happy to be fair, yeah it's a bit pricey, but it's a nice place to live and not too far from anywhere of importance.

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

It's an ok accomodation, although the staff are friendly, they do take a long while to follow up on any issues you may have. The internet is very overpriced and only allows you to use 2 devices unless you pay an extra £15 to get 4 more. There is also only one working ethernet port in each room. The fire alarm system is horrible and can go off 3 to 5 times a day at worst. Once every couple of weeks at best. You never know whether there is actually a fire or not and become desensitised to it. Cleaning and repair over the summer period are also almost none existent. The front doors also keep breaking far too easily!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th July 15

I love it, I love the staff they were great and I made great friends and the location was great because it was close to the shopping centres and uni

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th March 15

Wifi is awful, maintenance teams take ages to deal with problems, constant fire alarms at ridiculous times!

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