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From my own experience as well as hearing about other halls in St Andrews, East Shore is by far the best student halls in St Andrews. In terms of value for money, it is very good, great sized rooms, large kitchens and communal areas. With it being right on the beach front, you can always catch incredible sunrises, as well as East Sands being favourably chosen for social events for students during the warmer months. Property management are extremely welcoming, kind and helpful, whether that be through regular goodie bags, social events or raffles, they’re always making sure students are happy at the accommodation. Maintenance is very good also, the vast, vast majority of issues are fixed on the day almost immediately, communal areas and courtyards are also kept extremely tidy and well presented. Internet is also never an issue, can expect around 70/80 mbps most of the time. Overall, undergrad or postgrad, I could not recommend East Shore more.

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By member555097
On 10th March 21

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From my own experience as well as hearing about other halls in St Andrews, East Shore is by far the best student halls in St Andrews. In terms of value for money, it is very good, great sized rooms, large kitchens and communal areas. With it being right on the beach front, you can always catch incredible sunrises, as well as East Sands being favourably chosen for social events for students during the warmer months. Property management are extremely welcoming, kind and helpful, whether that be through regular goodie bags, social events or raffles, they’re always making sure students are happy at the accommodation. Maintenance is very good also, the vast, vast majority of issues are fixed on the day almost immediately, communal areas and courtyards are also kept extremely tidy and well presented. Internet is also never an issue, can expect around 70/80 mbps most of the time. Overall, undergrad or postgrad, I could not recommend East Shore more.

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By member555097
On 10th March 21

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th March 21

I often think about how fortunate I am to be studying here - frankly, I feel as though I have come on a year-long seaside getaway. East Shore boasts a sandy beach on its doorstep which is complete with a coastal path, a cheese toasty bar and plenty of dogs. Picture daily strolls on the beach, picnics with friends and film nights in the large communal kitchen. The living spaces are modern, comfortable and well-maintained, and the staff very friendly and eager to help. A few people report having issues with the WiFi, though I've never personally experienced any difficulties. It'll be a wrench to leave at the end of my course, but at least I'll be doing so having made friends for life from all over the world.

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Reply from East Shore
On 19th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for such a lovely 5* review it really fills the team with happiness to hear that you are having such a wonderful time at East Shore. 

You my be leaving for new horizons this year but we would always be over the moon if past residents pop in to say hello if you are back in St Andrews.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th March 21

I’m currently staying in the post grad house and my room is bigger than most which is amazing. The building is quite new and my room was very clean when I came in. Although there hasn’t been much of a social life due to the pandemic, household activities are encouraged. East Shore is rightly positioned right by the sea side, so one could take long walks/ jogs by the sea, it’s also close to the shops (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Aldi and M&S food outlet). It’s also situated close to the University. I chose East Shore because it was cheaper compared to university en suit accommodations and my experience now is that it is value for money. I would recommend East Shore Students Accommodation to anyone looking for student accommodation at St Andrews.

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Reply from East Shore
On 19th March 21

Hi there,

 

Thank you for your lovely positive review, we are looking forward to more in person events in the coming months once restrictions are lifted. However please keep checking out for our virtual student experiences and competitions.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th March 21

East Shore is a lovely accommodation with a great location right by the beach. The rooms are nice and have a lot of capacity for storage. The kitchen is massive which made it perfect for socialising before lockdown. The wifi is incredibly reliable, especially given how necessary speedy wifi is during online learning.

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Reply from East Shore
On 19th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for leaving us a 5* review it is very much appreciated and helps those in the future looking for student focused accommodation at St Andrews. We are delighted that our modern purpose built student accommodation is living up to your expectations!

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th March 21

When I was accepted to university, it was a bit of a surprise! I had to rush to find accommodation at the last minute and favourably East Shore was offering a great deal and easy application process. Cheaper than the halls you will find with University accommodation and, alongside the wonderful on-site staff, situated a short walk from local shops and town- it really is the best! I love my room and enjoy the communal aspect of the kitchen and lounge. Being so close to the sea is fantastic too! The staff are very welcoming and will be available most hours of the day to answer any questions or help you settle in better. There is an option to apply independently or as a group which I love! It means I get to rebook with my friends, living in private accommodation but with the feeling of being around students in halls (minus the downsides of halls! haha)

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Reply from East Shore
On 18th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for leaving a 5* review it really helps future students and let's the team know that we are making East Shore a home for you all!

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th March 21

East Shore is such a wonderful property to live in. Having lived in four student accommodations, this one is by far my favorite due to the excellent location, the spacious kitchen and lounge area, and the management staff who are so kind. They go above and beyond to ensure students are having a great experience here. Despite the pandemic, the 10 person flats ensure that you will never feel alone or isolated. The accommodation is located right next to the beach and there are great places to eat out nearby. The walk to town and the nearest grocery shop takes about 20 minutes, but this is not much of an issue especially as the walk to town is by the beach and extremely scenic. The only issue I have is that the WiFi tends to be slow or cuts out, which can be a nuisance due to all work being online right now. Regardless, living here is fantastic and a once in a lifetime experience due to the beach being your backyard. I would highly recommend living here.

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Reply from East Shore
On 18th March 21

HI there,

Thank you for leaving us a 5* review we really appreciate it and this helps students in the future who would love to find their ideal home. We are delighted that you are enjoying your time here and our student experience events.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th March 21

Lovely, new, beach-front property with good sized rooms and living areas. Have been very happy with the service and everything that comes with living in East Shore. Not the closest accommodation to town but beautiful walk so not an issue.

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Reply from East Shore
On 18th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for leaving us a positive review it is great to hear that we are making your stay a lovely one at East Shore. Please keep a lookout for more of our socially distanced/ virtual competitions and student experience.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team

 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th March 21

East Shore has been a great place to live in St Andrews. Despite being slightly out of town, you cannot ask for much more with respect to views and location to the sea, which I love! As a first year, I got to meet all new flatmates which was great, and they are great in making sure everything is kept tidy and checking in on you.

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Reply from East Shore
On 18th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for leaving a 5* review  we are delighted that you are having a great time at East Shore and feel well cared for which is always our aim.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th March 21

I really enjoyed my time in St Andrews thanks to Home for Student East Shore! The common room in the flat is spacious and very bright thanks to the multiple windows. The staff is very nice and always helpful when we have a problem, and the area is always looked after. On top of that, the environment right by the sea is incredible.

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Reply from East Shore
On 18th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review for East Shore, we are delighted that you love living here and the spectular location. It really helps student in the future looking for accommodation to get real life views.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th March 21

My favourite thing about East Shore Accommodation is that it is located just by the sea. Even though it is 20 min from town, it actually is a beautiful walk to town, making it worth the walk each time. Also, it is super easy to get to know other students here. It really feels like a small community which is very different from other halls here is St Andrews.

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Reply from East Shore
On 16th March 21

Hi there,

 

Thank you for your positive review, we are so happy that you like the community feel at East Shore, it is one of the things that makes East Shore a great place to live! 

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team

 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th March 21

Excellent place to stay as a student. Well worth it

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review, we really appreciate feedback. Please keep a lookout for all our exciting events and competitions that are planned over the next few months!

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 21

The staff here are all really helpful whenever I've needed anything and the location is ideal if you fancy popping to the beach, as it is literally about 30 metres away.

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your positive review we really do appreciate it and are delighted that you are enjoying your time at East Shore!

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th March 21

Amazing location and helpful staff. En suite is great however showers aren't often hot and the WiFi is terrible. Social experience would be good if theres no lockdown. Social spaces closed off so hard to review. Still very expensive but manageable.

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for your review we really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. Can you please pop into reception and let us know the issues you have had with your shower as our caretaker will be happy to look at this for you? With regards to your wifi if you report this issue to us we will be happy to contact the internet provider to rectify your issue as quickly as possible. Although we are still under lock down please do lookout for our next exciting events and competitions and I hope you will participate.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 21

East shore student accommodation is good value for money, with the rooms all being decently sized as well as the kitchen/living space being more than accommodating for all the people in the flat. The location is great being a 1 minute walk to the beach if that. The staff are all lovely and very helpful dealing with any issues rapidly Definitely would recommend

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear that the team are making your stay at East Shore a great one! We appreciate your feedback and please lookout for the exciting events/competitions we have lined up over the next few months!

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 21

I think the accommodation is very cost-effective, close to the seaside, the scenery is also very good, and the cost performance is very high. Although it's a little far from walking to the supermarket, it's also acceptable.

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

HI there,

Thank you for leaving East Shore a positive review it really helps students coming to St Andrews find their ideal home and discovering our beautiful beach and walks right on their door step.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 21

Great location, super close to the beach for swimming and other leisure purposes. Great mix of students both local and international.

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for leaving us a positive review, it really does help future students coming to St Andrews find their ideal home!

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th March 21

I have loved living at eastshore because it is a great location- especially if you love the beach and water sports. The accommodation is clean and well maintained. The reception is helpful whenever I have needed anything.

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for spending the time leaving us a positive review, it really helps students in the furure looking for their ideal accommodation in St Andrews. 

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th March 21

From my own experience as well as hearing about other halls in St Andrews, East Shore is by far the best student halls in St Andrews. In terms of value for money, it is very good, great sized rooms, large kitchens and communal areas. With it being right on the beach front, you can always catch incredible sunrises, as well as East Sands being favourably chosen for social events for students during the warmer months. Property management are extremely welcoming, kind and helpful, whether that be through regular goodie bags, social events or raffles, they’re always making sure students are happy at the accommodation. Maintenance is very good also, the vast, vast majority of issues are fixed on the day almost immediately, communal areas and courtyards are also kept extremely tidy and well presented. Internet is also never an issue, can expect around 70/80 mbps most of the time. Overall, undergrad or postgrad, I could not recommend East Shore more.

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad that you love living at East Shore. We always strive to make everyones experience in their new home as best as possible even in these difficult times and your feedback is very appreciated. We have some exciting events/competitions planned over the next few weeks and we look forward to you participating.

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 21

Lovely accommodation in a really gorgeous location. Only 15 minute walk into the centre of town. Staff here have been lovely and very helpful throughout my time here - my flat mates and I have decided to move back in next year! There are however a few issues: the WiFi can be quite temperamental, the bins don’t really get emptied enough (which will have been exacerbated due to the pandemic and people spending more time at home) and the rain is rather loud on the rims of the windows. Would still absolutely recommend.

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for your review it really helps students looking for accommodation in the future and we are delighted that you and your friends are staying again with us next year! With regards to your wifi issues please do report this to reception and we will investagate this for you, regarding the bins you are correct there have been some issues. This has been partly due to the pandemic but also missed bin collections due to the weather, however rest assured that we contact Fife Council if an issue occurs to get this rectified quickly and our caretaker is on hand to keep East Shore clean and tidy. 

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th March 21

East Shores, St Andrews: Staff are lovely and helpful with all requests. There is a good number of competition s and games to keep the students engaged. Very impressed with the look and standard of the rooms and will definitely be back!

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Reply from East Shore
On 15th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you for your review it really helps students in the future looking for their ideal home. We are delighted that you love East Shore and that we are making your stay as great as possible. If there is any virtual events or fun things you would like to do then please just pop into reception and we will see what we can do!

Kind Regards

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd March 21

Despite the pandemic i've loved my time living at East Shore - The location is fantastic, as are the rooms and communal spaces. Everything is clean and well looked after, and any maintenance issues are sorted quickly. Everyone has been really friendly and there's been a good sense of community. One issue is that wifi can be a bit dodgy in your room and occasionally drop out, but when you are connected it is quite fast + the kitchen wifi is pretty good. Slightly further out from town than some others but given how small St Andrews is this basically doesn't matter.

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Reply from East Shore
On 9th March 21

Hi there,

Thank you so much for leaving a review, we are delighted that you have enjoyed your time here and that you have been happy. We appreciate feedback and it is fantastic to hear that we have helped make East Shore a home for you during your time in St Andrews.

Best Wishes

The East Shore Team


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th February 21

East shores is a lovely place to live, the management team are especially helpful and always there to support you. Along with the location being right on the beach providing amazing views from your window.

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

East Shore is by far the best accommodation you can find in St Andrews. First, because it is less expensive than the university halls, we have a LOT of space, individual bedrooms with individual bathrooms too and a huge common room with a TV and everything necessary. Then, we have the beach in front of us, which is absolutely wonderful and offers: beautiful sunrises and sunsets, funny bonfires with your friends, and walking by the sea to go to the university. What else? You are in a building with people of your grade, and from flatmates you become a real family. It gives the occasion to meet wonderful people and opportunities to gather together, enjoy moments together ... You are never alone! For the rest, the reception and the people working there are true gems, always here to help, talk or whatever you want... You also have everything for the laundry, the town is 20 mn by walk and buses across the street! On the whole, just go there and live the best time of your life!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

Modern accommodation, friendly staff and unique location!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 20

This has been my only accommodation for the 2 years I have been at university so far and I don’t wish to change. The site team are so friendly and accommodating and the location is just perfect! All you could ask for from student accommodation

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

great hall with nice rooms. some problems with heating but they were easily resolved

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