3.44 / 5

3.44 / 5

Penbryn

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#16 out of 20 halls at Aberystwyth University

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I made the best friends I've had at university through living in Penbryn in my first year, and met my fiance through them. The cleaning staff were AMAZING, we had a lovely lovely lady called Olga, she was really nice. Warning though, although it's 'catered' there isn't enough money on your food card to buy more than one meal a day, so it's a good idea to budget for some other way of getting food!

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By member89005
On 17th May 15

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Featured review

I made the best friends I've had at university through living in Penbryn in my first year, and met my fiance through them. The cleaning staff were AMAZING, we had a lovely lovely lady called Olga, she was really nice. Warning though, although it's 'catered' there isn't enough money on your food card to buy more than one meal a day, so it's a good idea to budget for some other way of getting food!

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By member89005
On 17th May 15

Penbryn Information

CampusPenglais Campus
PostcodeSY23 3UU / 3UW / 3UY
CateringCatered
No. of rooms313

22 Penbryn Reviews


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

I made the best friends I've had at university through living in Penbryn in my first year, and met my fiance through them. The cleaning staff were AMAZING, we had a lovely lovely lady called Olga, she was really nice. Warning though, although it's 'catered' there isn't enough money on your food card to buy more than one meal a day, so it's a good idea to budget for some other way of getting food!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th August 15

Living in Penbryn was an experience to say the least...the asbestos in the walls, the meals in the corridors due to no social area or even not having any chairs or tables, or having to sit on the counters and cook our meals in a box. But the room sizes are great and it's right next to the lecture halls and spent way too much time in ta med. This really is a s**thole but it was home and I loved living here with some great people. Really sad to leave it!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th March 15

I didn't enjoy my time in halls, but that was due to the people I lived with mostly. Even so, I did find that while the cleaners were friendly and thorough the management staff were petty, arrogant, ignorant and useless. The quality of the accommodation was just scraping adequate so long as you let the suspiciously opaque water from the taps settle. The cost was stupidly organised, the extra paid for catering was not realistically represented in your food allowance. Which not only limited your daily amount if you wished to eat all semester, but also was not equivalent to how much extra you'd paid.

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

only ballers live in block 7

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th April 15

It's a good place to meet new properties and settle in however the lack of socialising space does cause a problem. The food facilities however are AMAZING cheap and cheerful however make sure you're up early on a weekend as does close early. All in all a good place to live, but could do with updating!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th March 15

Kitchen is absolutely pathetic, no communal space to socialise. Not even a table and chairs so instead we sit on fridges and live on a diet of microwave meals because kitchen facilities are s**t.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd March 15

Great way to socialise because there was about 20 of us in one corridor! Right on the campus which meant we were close to the lecture buildings!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th September 16

Not the greatest hall in Aber, but still nice enough. Wouldn't recommend it, as other halls seem to be nicer. But if you're too lazy and would want to live super close to uni and don't want to cook, then it's perfect.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th September 16

I made the best friends I've had at university through living in Penbryn in my first year. The cleaning staff were AMAZING, we had a lovely lovely lady called Helen, she was really nice. For catered accommodation the food is amazing :)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th May 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd April 16

depends on which block and flatmates you have. can be good. probably crap

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd September 15

It's a hole, but it's a hole where your dinner is cooked for you, except weekend evenings, so there's that.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th April 15

Lots of people on one corridor can be both a positive and negative

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th March 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd March 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd March 15

s**thole but with great people in it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd March 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st March 15
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