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Great location, great building and design of the rooms but poor standard of staff and cleaning within the building. Far too much money for what you get.

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By Thatguy1010010101
On 16th June 17

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Great location, great building and design of the rooms but poor standard of staff and cleaning within the building. Far too much money for what you get.

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By Thatguy1010010101
On 16th June 17

The Railyard Information

Telephone01223 363 333
PostcodeCB1 1PT
Price from £177.30 per week (subject to availability)
Features20-minute walk from the University of Cambridge and 23-minutes from ARU, games room, gym and social lounge.
Top tipYou can relax in front of your own personal Smart TV with Bluetooth technology


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th February 20

I really love living in the rail yard. The staff are so nice and friendly and they are always willing to hel. I have never seen them angry or cranky which is nice compared to my last accommodation. Also, they always have treats for us at the reception which is very welcoming and friendly. However the WIFI has been really bad sometimes it just randomly cuts off and this can happen up to 6 times a day or more whuc can be annoying

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Reply from The Railyard
On 2nd March 20

Thank you for your review :) We are so glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us! We're sorry to hear you are having issues with the WiFi. Please report any future issues to Glide right away, or the site team would be happy to do this on your behalf if you let them know :) 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th February 20

Basicly I am satisfied with the services of the railyard. Sometimes the Internet is not good.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 28th February 20

Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear you are having issues with the WiFi. Please report any future issues to Glide right away, or the site team would be happy to do this on your behalf if you let them know :) 


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th February 20

I believe bringing in cleaners to the kitchens around twice a week to just empty bins and maybe spray over the surfaces would be great! It would take the pressure off housemates and remove any awkwardness as most of the time it is the same people who empty the bins! I know of multiple accommodations that charge a lot less, who offer this free service! I also think that when noise complaints are made, there should be more done about it, such as fining the people making the noise if the complaint is made more than once in one night. Rather than just telling them to be quiet as no one does this, if there are no consequences! Again I know of multiple accommodations that do this and it works well! The washing machines are really not great, they’re never cleaned and always breaking down, I suggested it to circuit themselves but they never seem to take any notice so I’m not sure if something more can be done about that. On a happier note I’ve really enjoyed staying here, and would stay again!

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Reply from The Railyard
On 28th February 20

We are glad that overall you have enjoyed staying with us :) We will happily raise your suggestions with the relevant teams. Thanks for your review! 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th February 20

I am in love with this accommodation

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

We're so glad! Thank you for your review :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th February 20

I have had the most comfortable living experience with the railyard. Everything is perfect!

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you have enjoyed living with us :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th February 20

The halls are comfortable and very accessible to the station

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

Thank you for your review, we agree the location is great! 


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th February 20

Staff are lovely, stayed here 3 outmpfm4 years accordingly.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

Thank you for your review!


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th February 20

I have lived here for the 3 years that I've been at uni and I've really enjoyed living here.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

Thank you for your review, we are glad you have enjohyed your time living with us!


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th February 20

Really helpful! Really happy I stayed here all three years

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you have enjoyed your stay with us :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th February 20

It's been more than a month since I moved in and I'm loving the experience so far.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

Thank you for your review, we are glad you have liked living with us and hope you enjoy the rest of your time here! :)


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th February 20

Over all expierence was great. I feel safe stay here. Great service when asked any queries. Friendly environment.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

 

Thank you for your review, we will pass on your kind words to the team :)


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd February 20

Good for living good staff and surprise common room

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

We are glad you are enjoying your experience living with us, thank you for your revieqw :)


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st February 20

I am completely disappointed - the amount that is paid does not fully match the conditions provided. In addition to the problems that arise (in my case with the noisy neighbor) no one solves !!!! This is horrible !

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th February 20

Full of activities and things to do

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Reply from The Railyard
On 27th February 20

Thanks for your review, we're glad you have enjoyed the social side of living with us! 


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

Nice, clean accommodation and friendly staff

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

I have been here for 2 years and it has been a great experience.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

Brilliant staff, can't do more to help wherever possible!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th February 20

Some flatmates are noisy. Sometimes they use kitchen for their party and invite other people that didn't live here to come and it finish at 4am. It's disturb others flatmates. I think you have to manage and solve this problem.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

Great place to live as it is really convenient for university and for the train station when I travel. The rooms are a good size and well furnished. The main disadvantages are to do with the small kitchen in the two bed studios, it suits my needs fine but the lack of a proper oven and small fridge/freezer space can be inconvenient when there are two people that both cook a lot.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th February 20

Quite pricey anywhere else,but for Cambridge a good deal I guess.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

Very good and friendly. Overall a sense of community. Excellent location

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th February 20

Five out of five lovely place to live so far better than all the other accoms I've lived in

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

The location is perfect, they always organise a lot of social events, you have a little gym and they are really efficient in terms of maintenance and repairs of the rooms and kitchens. But the price too muuuuch.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

The place is really good but the price is excessive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

The management team is great especially people in the reception so friendly and polite.The room could be better because the walls were dirty when I moved in.the location is alright a bit far from the city centre but buses routes are good.is quite expensive though and the laundry room is very poor since we have only two washing machines and two dryers for the whole building.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th February 20

Very classy accommodation with friendly staff excellent

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th February 20

the accommodation wasn't too bad but the people Im living with were a problem:)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th February 20

The best accommodation I've stayed in!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th February 20

The best accommodation I've stayed in!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

I have enjoyed my experience at The Railyard. It is comfortable, cozy and I am satisfied with the accommodation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

Have had a good experience so far being close to uni and city centre

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

I have lived in the railyard shared flats during my first year and third years of study and I regretted not living here in second year! I feel extremely safe here and staff are very friendly and helpful. Paying rent and applying is so straightforwrd. My room is comfortable and kitchen is spacious, I always recommend to my friends who are looking for accommodation for the next year of their studies. I will miss living here after I graduate! Maintenance are always quick and efficient too. Takes way the stress of moving away from home so I am able to focus on my studies.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

I think the internet is too slow.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th February 20

Convenient location, lovely staff

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th February 20

Great accommodation but quite expensive

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th February 20

Good place to live. I love the community and meet good friend here.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th February 20

Very good, very modern and friendly staff

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th February 20

Very good staff was good and very friendly , sorted problems quickly

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Reply from The Railyard
On 21st February 20

Thank you for your great review - we are glad that you agree our staff our friendly and helpful. 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th February 20

Friendly staff memebers, as well as maintenance of the building and social spaces.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th February 20

I had an amazing time staying at the railyard, the team always did social events that got us all interacting with each other which was enjoyable and fun

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th February 20

Staff are amazing. They are very helpful

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th February 20

I stayed at railyard my first year of university, in the second year I choose to found another place with my friends, and by looking around I saw that nothing was comparable to railyard, came back on my 3rd year and couldn't be more happy

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th February 20

Its pretty expensive for the service you get but it is located in best place and its convenient to travel places in and around cambridge.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th February 20

The railyard isnon the more expensive side, however it is totally worth the price. The staff are amazing and always happy to help and there are loads of free events.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th February 20

It's very expensive but also very good. There's most things you need on site, in a convenient location with bus and train access along with every major convenience store in a 5m walking distance.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th February 20

Lived here for four years. Located in a good area, staff and maintenance helpful but WiFi and reception in rooms isnt great

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th February 20

Amazing location next to uni and a nice area

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th February 20

Good experience good rooms clean

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th February 20

The railayrd is a great place to stay,and within a short walk to the main railway station in Cambridge

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 11th February 20

I thin it's been fine so far, but socially it hasn't been amazing. There is a lot about this place that is good don't get me wrong.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th February 20

Nothing really, just want to say, please fix WiFi for those rooms at the end of the hallway, for example, Brunel 27- that side

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th February 20

Excellent space, very clean, security and reception services are fantasric! Great social space and close distance to uni campus and town centre.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 20

Really good location. Staff are always friendly. The gym is a wonderful resource and the location is perfect for near shops for little things.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 20

I hope the laundry system gets better as I have any problems with my washing

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Reply from The Railyard
On 10th February 20

Sorry to hear that you have had problems with your washing. I've let the reception team know and they will look into this. I hope that other than your issues with laundry you have been enjoying your stay. 


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 20

A lovely place with a nice reception team making it a good experience

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Reply from The Railyard
On 10th February 20

We are really glad that you are enjoying your expereincing living at the Railyard. 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th February 20

Great accommodation with everything you need.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 10th February 20

Thank you for your lovely review. We try to take care of everythig you need so that you can focus on whats important :) 


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 20

The location of the accommodation is really good with bus stop just in front of the door, making traveling easy.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th February 20

Very good stayed here for !many years

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Reply from The Railyard
On 10th February 20

Thank you for choosing us :) 


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th February 20

Very good reception , room are good and the ensuit is cool

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 20

WiFi was gliting but spoke to glide and all fixed now Love the location Eay to get into town and to uni

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Reply from The Railyard
On 10th February 20

Really happy that Glide managed to fix your issues with wifi and that you are loving the location and experience. 


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th February 20

Cleaning in the flats is much needed (hallway and kitchen) and by kitchen I mean a hoover and cleaning the oven at least once during the semester. Issues need to be dealt instantly mostly ignore.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

I have been at railyard for three years now and I did not once think about thinking of moving into a different accommodation! Love railyard and the beautiful memories made here. :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th February 20

Great space for student nurses but it can be expensive

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th February 20

Great space for student nurses but it can be expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th February 20

Lovely rooms, good management, great location! Buses are very loud, hoovers should be in each block

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th February 20

The staff at the reception are absolutely amazing ! They’re very welcoming, friendly and helpful! The accommodation itself is quite nice, the shared kitchens has the just right amount of space for you and all your flatmates, nice sized bed and modern en-suite bathroom- would recommend.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th February 20

Good location, good staff but a bit noisy from the buses

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th February 20

My room has plenty of room and is situated in a great location

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th February 20

Overall railyard is a great experience because of the social aspects,furthermore the accommodation itself is modern and spacious. The only downside is the WiFi which varies and can sometimes cut out,which could be improved.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 10th February 20

Thank you for your great review - we are glad that you are enjoying your experience. If you haven't already done so we would recommend contacting Glide to report any issues you are having with Wifi. They can usually fix any issues with Wifi if they know about them. If the problems persist after speaking with glide, please let the reception team know! 


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th February 20

Railyard isn't terrible however there is loads of room fr improvement

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th February 20

Decent facilities but need new chairs.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th February 20

The place has nice staff, location and is conveniant.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

Lovely location and student friendly, spacious rooms and kitchens

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

I like living here and I have never complained about my accommodation. Internet is weak sometimes and cleaning is not excellent,but other things are perfect for me

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th February 20

A very conveinient place to stay while at university, with a great location and easy access into town. The management are always available and very helpful if any issues arise, and the constant security is reassuring. The social areas of common room and gym are always clean and are great resources. The area can be quite loud to live in but you soon get used to the hustle and excitement. Very satisfied living here and have returned for a second year!

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Reply from The Railyard
On 26th February 20

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoy living with us! 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th February 20

Very good experience, perfect place for student living

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th February 20

WiFi needs to be improved overall for the building Stephenson needs their own common room Get rid of malloys butchers something more student minded like a corner shop

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

My flat mates were very untidy in the kitchen but the kitchen is lovely and was beautifully clean first, it hasn’t stayed that way despite my efforts! The laundry room is good but had few issues with machines before. I love my room and my en-suite and where the accommodation is. I had a plug socket that was coming off and it was fixed perfectly within the day! Staff are friendly and would 100% recommend this accommodation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

If there were more washing machines then that would be great very often i find that they are in use.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

It's a great place to live, truly a home away from home. With internet, heating, electricity and water paid for, you've literally got nothing to worry about besides yourself. Also, the facilities are great and well maintained. I don't regret my choice to live here one bit!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 20

It was a lovely stay I felt so safe and secure

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th February 20

Great rooms and location close but not too close to the university and right next to the train station. Not worth the money overall but still a good place, especially if you rent a studio. Staff not in 24/7 like advertised and the gym is much smaller than the photos suggest. Wifi is inconsistent.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

Staff are absolutely fantastic, always helpful and welcoming. The studio's are spacious and well laid out. I have loved my three years here at the Railyard and would recommend it to everyone.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th February 20

The experience you have at the railyard is very much dependant on your flatmates. The location is great, staff are good, security sometimes unhelpful but still do their job ok. Unfortunately a few of my flatmates were a nightmare. Their disgusting attitudes towards cleaning/mess and with so little respect for anyone else, often partying/ playing music at ridiculous times really ruined my year. I appreciate you have to live in close proximity with other individuals but playing music at 6am so loud the whole flat wakes up, really brings makes you question how an individual feels this is acceptable? The situation was addressed a few times but it still remains happening nearly 3 months after it began. If you can live with this, the place is great!

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Reply from The Railyard
On 7th February 20

Thank you for your review - we are glad that you are happy with the service we provide, but sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your flat mates. I you haven't had any success by talking to your housemates we would recommend that when there is excessive noise in unsociable hours you contact the security team. 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 20

A great deal at a moderate price point.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th February 20

Overall, the Railyard is the ideal place to live if you are entering your first year at university. The rooms are very nice and clean. My only complaint would be the cleanliness of the communal kitchen, but it does depend on the type of people you live with.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 20

It’s my second year living here and I’m going to book for next year. The area is very friendly , you can get a bus to pretty much anywhere from right outside the accomodation. There is a selection of shops and a leisure centre within 5 mins walk.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

Really enjoy staying at the railyard would highly recommend it to other students. It’s a little pricey but it’s worth it as you have a lot of space in your bedroom, the kitchen and communal areas are well done and there a gym and bike storage which makes the price well worth it. I would like to add more equipment in the gym if that was an option as there re no free weights which would be extremely useful. Furthermore, the intercoms don’t work which should be fixed. Overall 8/10

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

Generally a good accommodation with good facilities such as gym and goof location as near to the station

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

The value for money is really good. Wifi causes a few issues though. Security after hours can’t be a bit rude but other than that it’s worth it !!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

As an International student I could not find better than the Railyard it’s a place to stay with the friendly staff and lovely flat mates.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

the wifi is very slow sometimes

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th February 20

People are rude and don’t bother to clean the kitchen. The staff say they will do regular checks but they don’t so overall pretty poor and wouldn’t recommend to anyone.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 20

Railyard is one of the best accommodations but it’s just too expensive.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

The staff are so helpful and friendly. The location is great, only a 15 minute walk from ARU and right next to the train and bus station! I've lived here for 4 years and I will be sad to go once I finish uni :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th February 20

Is an amazing room and kitchen. Perfect location e.g. next to Cambridge rail station , m&s and sainsburys

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Reply from The Railyard
On 26th February 20

Thank you for your review, we're very glad you enjoy living with us! 


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th February 20

The best thing about living at the Railyard is how secure it feels. There is always somebody you can go to, no matter what time it is. If you have a query, the staff are always quick to respond.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 7th February 20

Thank you for your great review. We pride ourselves on providing safe and secure buildings in the best locations managed by friendly and helpful staff :) 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th February 20

WiFi is really slow not accommodations fault mainly glides fault had numerous calls but still not resolved fed up of calling glide. WiFi issues make paying this amount not worth it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th February 20

Very nice place to livevand happy to have lived here for 3 years

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Reply from The Railyard
On 26th February 20

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you have enjoyed living with us! 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th February 20

Fantastic location and the staff are amazing! It is a bit expensive but you get what you pay for. The WiFi is lacking a bit but they have said it is being upgraded.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 26th February 20

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you like our lovely staff and enjoy living with us! 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th February 20

I enjoy my staying here in Railayard. Compared to other student accommodation s I find Railyard worthy of the price. Personally, I like the social environment here: the way management tries to comfort students in every possible way.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 26th February 20

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoy living with us! 


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th February 20

Reception for mobile data is terrible, however Wi-Fi is pretty good. Also there are many students who smoke weed.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th February 20

I lived here in my 1st and 2nd year and I loved it.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 26th February 20

We're so glad you enjoyed your time living with us! Thank you for the review :)


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th February 19

We didn’t have cleaners come round. It was expensive as hell but great quality and condition. Great location.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th February 19

With a recently opened common room, this accommodation is something special! Especially if only looking for something personal (loads of different types of studio flats available!!)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 19

First Year is was great; But second year it has gone down hill.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th January 19

The railyard is probably the most expensive accommodation in Cambridge, however it it probably the best accommodation in the city. The kitchens are a great size (and the long table in the middle is great for beer pong). The location is ideal as it is right next to the train station, making it convenient for a trip home, or to London.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 28th June 19

Thank you for your review - we are so glad you enjoyed your time living at the Railyard


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th January 19

Very expensive, not particularly worth the money. The internet was forever down and extremely slow!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th June 17

Great location, great building and design of the rooms but poor standard of staff and cleaning within the building. Far too much money for what you get.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 5th September 18

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback and we are glad you like the building. We have a range of great facilities for students to enjoy, including a new gym. We are sorry to hear that you are not happy with the service provided. Have you reported your concerns to the onsite management team? We would like to address them and see if there is anything we can do to help.


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th May 16

Very good accommodation if you want to socialise. Lots of students. 10/15 minute walk to Anglia Ruskin university. Less than 2 minute walk to cooperative food. 5 minute walk to the cinema/gym/restaurants/tesco express and sainsburys local.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 5th September 18

Hello, thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at The Railyard- the location of the accommodation is really convenient! We are also only 15 minutes from Cambridge University.


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

The Railyard is a great place to live, the rooms are a decent size, and the ensuite is always a plus. The kitchen/ communal area is pretty good as well, with lots of space and tables/ cupboards/ shelving, as well as a smart TV and sofa set. However, the accommodation is just a littttle bit expensive at £6,500 , I certainly don't think the standard of our accommodation correlates with the price we're paying.. It took maintenance 6 weeks to fix a light in our flat. But hey ho, it's certainly a cool place to live during uni with a very diverse community of people, all of them are awesome. But yeah, hell, If you have the money, go to the Railyard. It's cool.

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Reply from The Railyard
On 5th September 18

Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your time staying at The Railyard! We love hearing that students have enjoyed our facilities such as the communal lounge and games room. Sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with the maintenance team. This feedback will be circulated because we strive to ensure that all maintenance issues are fixed as soon as possible.


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th July 15

Pretty expensive but you do get what you pay for , perfect location for me , 1/2 way between uni and addenbrookes where I do my placements. Management are there if you need them but don't intrude, cleaning is done in the staircases but would be nice if it included the kitchens as certain people I live with have no idea how to use a mop -.-

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd July 15

Rooms are decent sized, the refurbished rooms are nicer but not worth the extra money. The den is great with fantastic facilities but there's no social life here.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th March 15

Really expensive, I was in a studio and no one was social at all. No one particularly uses the common rooms, especially the ones in Stephenson which are basically just a laundry waiting room. It's really messily finished, there was plaster dust everywhere when I moved in. There were already scratches and marks on the wall even though they were freshly built. My friend in a flat above me has four holes in her wall which she had told reception about multiple times and were never fixed. There's a constant wiff of weed in the air. The windows barely open so the room can get really stuffy, this is an issue when cooking as the whole studio then stinks of the food you cooked. The wardrobe is a decent size and the under bed storage is really useful. There is quite a lot of storage space in these. I guess the best bit is that you're opposite CB1 accommodation which is party central! So not ideal if you'd like it to be quiet!

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