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Unfortunately I do not agree on the concept of value of money. Infact I am very disappointed on the way one of the collegeland staff behaved. They dont understand students point of view, what are the problems a student is facing they are not ready to hear anything. It's a ready bad experience and I will highlight this on the other platforms as well. This behavior is very rude and mean.
I have spend few months in collegelands and i was completely satisfied about several facilities. Staff are helpful and answer our questions anytime. I am really happy that i stayed there for a while during my postgraduate studies and recommend this student accommodation to future students.
Had a blast here, staff where lovely and cared for all my needs while staying in the accommodation
Stayed here for my first year and its a great accommodation to stay in. The location is close to everything with just a quick walk to the city centre, very clean and cleaning staff are always close by, clean and spacious rooms, access to WiFi, lots of social rooms and the staff are always very cheerful and helpful. Would definitely recommend staying here for any new students looking for somewhere to live during their studies.
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Collegelands has been a good place to stay, the staff have been very helpful whenever they were needed and I have met lots of nice people!
Really enjoyed my time at collegelands, I found the room bedroom to be nice and clean when I got there and a good space to live. The kitchen/living area was really spacious and nice. However for the price you pay for the room, having bare minimum kitchen appliances (no kettle/toaster/ brush/ hoover) as well as various issues with water and electricity was disappointing- especially when looking at the facilities offered in other similarly priced private halls. However overall I really enjoyed the experience of living there
There was a lot of maintenance problems with water so I wasn’t impressed with the amount of times we went without running water. It was very unhygienic and a risk to our health. The Wi-fi has not always been reliable, there have been a number of times it has failed making accessing university online classes nearly impossible. Won’t be recommending this Accomodation to anyone in the future.
On the whole this accommodation has been liveable, however on multiple occasions there has been water outages and bad accommodation management, lack of proper recycling and the mail collection system is often confusing there’s also no adequate bike storage facilities and some have had there bikes stolen due to this. Despite these setbacks it’s in a very convenient location, the staff have been accommodating and understanding but I wouldn’t recommend someone live here unless they’re completely out of options.
Stayed here from Sep 2020- Don't Bother. Noisy neighbours, parties during pandemic till 5am, unhelpful security, stolen parcels, clogged drains full of hair and drawers full of rotting food on move in. Broken chairs, tabletops and freezer drawers. Loud water feature that woke us at 6am. cracked and stained walls that i was warned by maintenance could actually collapse into the hallway without proper work, no electricity, wifi or running water in showers, sinks, toilets, laundry etc for days on end over weeks and weeks that meant no washing or eating or drinking during a pandemic. Lifts broken for months at a time without repair. Burst pipe that threatened to emergency move us out, leaving our belongings to be flooded, at 2am... TWICE. All around, a mess.
Ideal location in the city centre with quick access to shops. The staff at reception are lovely and very helpful. Overall Collegelands is a decent place to stay
Decent enough accommodation expensive but Ning is such a great receptionist that it makes up for it
The accommodation is located in a great place. A short walk to pretty much everything in glasgow city centre. However, maintenance issues seem to take a while to be attended to. Furthermore, postage systems are quite unsafe.
Staff are really good at dealing with situations, they moved me rooms very fast without any hassle. Receptionist Ning is really lovely to talk to and always compliments me :)
Collegelands has been a wonderful place to stay over this year. Wonderfully kind and friendly staff. in a good location close to the rain station and only a hand full of minutes walk to all commodities you would hope for.
Lovely staff and plenty things to do here! Great location and facilities
Don't stay at Collegelands. I stayed from Sep 2020. Clogged masses of hair in all the drains, rotten food left from previous residents in drawers on arrival, stains and cracks all over the walls, broken chairs, stolen parcels, a burst water pipe that threatened to mean we had to emergency vacate the building twice, a noisy water feature outside that woke us up at 6am, broken drawers in the freezer, broken laundry machines, constant police visits for the noisy inhabitants of other flats that wanted to party through a pandemic, and my favourite of all, the days upon days without wifi, lighting, or running water in the toilets, sinks or showers in the middle of a pandemic that saw students left without safe clean water to drink, anywhere to relieve themselves, any way to clean themselves or their dishes, and made everyone go out to the nearby aldi or morrisons and buy water just to be able to cook pasta. This was in three months total.
Great location and reception staff are lovely and very helpful people. They are always coming up with things for the students to take part in. Overall a good place for younger students to stay.
The place was pretty decent, rooms were comfortable and it's a decent laugh
Overall very good, staff very friendly
When we moved in my flatmates told me their room had not been cleaned. As I moved in a month later than them I had found my room was the same as theirs ; there was an old sock in the wardrobe and the room had generally gathered up dirt and dust. Obviously because of covid, social spaces etc were not an option.
The staff is really kind and ready to help in every situation, The location is perfect because near the city center and the university!
Collegelands is a Great place to stay that provides good value for money. In terms of location, it’s really close to uni of strathclyde and at a 10 min walk to the city centre. The social spaces are nice, the personnel is helpful. I am rebooking my room for next year here
Good location, nice receptionist. Bad social experience, a lot of noisy nights trough the week and weekends. Lot's of fire alarms. Awful management about gym which is really annoying. Apart from that it is been okay, whenever I had a problem I got help from staff.
Social spaces are closed but other accomodations can be used freely. :(
Good rooms and location and the staff are very friendly
Had an amazing experience meeting new people. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Had great time at collegelands even with covid
Safe, Secure, Comfortable place in center place. Like it very much!
Overall very good and great location. Too many water problems however.
Overall very good, Semester 2 has been a much more enjoyable experience than Semester 1. The reception staff are all very friendly!
Staff is incredibly nice and helpful
worst place to live, within the first months spent half the time without water or hot water. lifts had constantly broke down. flat wasn't properly cleaned.
Considering its cost of accommodation and its location, Collegelands is one of the places to stay in Glasgow.
Good experience, although missed out on some opportunities due to covid, which aren't the accomodations fault.
Obviously this was a very different year because of COVID but the staff did everything they could to make our experience pleasant:) overall the place was great value for money, everything you would need from a student accommodation.
Ning is what makes this place 5 Star worthy. Without her and the view I’d probably have given it 3*. My review is one that’s honest and well informed, there are cheaper alternatives out there however the environment that’s in Collegelands and the friendliness of everyone is something that money can not buy.
Good staff, clean rooms, a really comfortable accommodation for students, very save and sound.
My stay at Collegelands has been great. There were a few issues last year with water quality, electricity and flooding but this has been fixed now. It was rather annoying at the time but I’m glad that this has been overcome. The location of Collegelands is amazing, so close to Morrisons and Aldi for your weekly shop. It is the best accomodation in Glasgow for Location. The rooms are really nice, they give you a great size room and very modern. I’ve never had any issues with the Wifi and its been great for online learning over lockdown. The lifts weren’t working for a long time but they have been fixed now.
unreal place with class management and security
Amazing place to live and really friendly staff
Pretty good student accommodation with the best location surrounding by several supermarkets. The staffs are friendly, and very helpful at the same time
I can only being to describe my stay at Collegelands with three words: flexibility, understanding, and friendliness. The reception and security contacts were always willing to go above and beyond their responsibilities to accommodate exceptional requests. I only have positive comments to say about the facilities and the staff. If I were to go back to Glasgow, I would undoubtedly book with them again because it has a great environment. First, the location is just next to the city center and the Glasgow Green. Second, it has three close stores with different price ranges to do your shopping. Third, the facilities are cleaned thoroughly and constantly. If you plan on booking another accommodation, you are making a mistake by not booking a room in Collegelands. I remember some friends were not able to renew their contracts at another provider after the winter break and were left with no place to stay. The Collegelands team always made me feel welcome and cared for.
I’ve had a great experience so far. It has an amazing location and the rooms and kitchen are brand new.
Overall collegelands has been a really good experience during covid as a student. The staff are really friendly and helpful and Ning has provided fun activities for students to engage with. However there were a few issues with the building, there was a period of time where the water and electricity would go off weekly however it got fixed. There’s also random fire alarms that come on often. The doors in the court yard often don’t work so anyone can technically walk in. Bathroom fan and light sometimes stop working but maintenance are always quick and helpful when sorting issues like that :) Would recommend
my time at collegelands has been very enjoyable thanks to the reception staff who have made the most of a bad year every day, with activities and interactions (covid friendly of course) the location is amazing so close to Glasgow city centre. loved every minute :)
I have had the best experience at collegelands even due to the circumstances with covid, the staff and security have made the place so welcoming and are very friendly.
Great experience staying here the staff are so lovely and helpful and the building is in a great location for students
I have enjoyed my experience living in collegelands. Although there have been water issues, the staff are all extremely helpful. Our flat especially love speaking to Ning at reception when we collect our parcels, it makes our day!
staff are lovely and engaging with residents, any issues get resolved quickly.
Overall, Collegelands offers nice premises and good service by the reception. However, I believe there are some organizational issues that require solving.
Considering the low amount of rents as compare to other accommodations, Collegelands is an alright place to live.
It is an excellent place to stay. The location is fantastic. Not too noisy and close to the train station. Very convenient for buying grocery because there are Morison, Aldi and Spar close by. The room is too small and too many unnecessary fire alarm in the middle of the night.
Really great place to meet other students. Perfect location. Staff are friendly. One of the best places to live in Glasgow!
I have been staying here for almost 6 months and I can say that it's not that bad. It's located near to the city centre and you can also always visit nearby Necropolis or Glasgow Green for a walk. The Bronze En Suite room that I live in is pretty decent and they are quick on maintenance as well, at least for me. The resident team is very helpful and are pretty responsive on working days. The social experience is quite less, but for me, I can say the blame goes on COVID. But be aware of noise and a bunch of drunk fellows shouting mostly on weekend nights, other than that it's peaceful most of the time. If you're thinking of the cost, it will cost more for short-term tenancy, but quite similar to other accommodations' rent for the long term.
All the staff and security at collegelands are incredible! they are very helpful and cheery
Collegelands is my option to go! Close to everywhere, to the city center, groceries, bus stop. Moreover, the staffs are very friendly and helpful! Kudos!
Wifi could be better and cleaning of social areas (such as courtyards could be improved)
Very nice apartments. Friendly staff who think of fun activities even in COVID times. Communal areas are always clean.
The staff are so lovely and very helpful especially Ning! A great location close to the city centre, Aldi and Morrisons is just a short walk. Only negative I could say was when me and my flat mates arrived our kitchen was filthy and my room looked as if it hadn’t been cleaned as it had a lot of the previous persons items in it, but as soon as I told the staff at reception it was fully cleaned. Overall I’ve had a lovely stay at collegelands and enjoyed my first year in college!
At first, our experience of collegelands was appalling due to the state we found our room in, and the maintenance issues. However, I do not think this was the staff’s fault and was mostly due to the building issues they’re contending with. The staff themselves have always been very nice and helpful, with the manager personally coming up to check out our fruit fly issue back in late 2020, providing advice for us.
This year staying at collegelands was a bit of a mixed bag. Although the people here at the management are very nice, the price I feel isn’t that great for value. This is because of all the things that have been broken throughout my stay here and the frequency of things breaking or maintenance happening. However I will say that the location was optimal regardless of me being able to go to uni during the pandemic, it is very close to a variety of supermarkets like Aldi, Tesco and Lidl. I haven’t really been able to use the social spaces because of the pandemic so I can’t really give that a rating and the WiFi has gone off a few times or not worked at times resulting the 4 star given. Also the social experiences of staying here have been great although most have been against social distancing rules. All in all the stay at collegelands was decent in the sense that the positives outweigh the negatives. I’m sure that in less difficult times that this place is a very great place to stay in.
Overall it is a good accommodation and for a good price.
Collegelands is a fantastic accommodation for the student experience. The staff and management are beyond helpful and it’s in the perfect location with everything you need close by. i highly recommend staying here!
All in all a great place to live, especially for a first year student. Super friendly and competent staff and the gym is a nice extra. The best thing about collegelands is the location, as you're able to walk to the city centre within minutes and merchant city is a nice place to live.
Collegelands is very friendly and the staff is the nicer of the world. The WiFi connection is always good and there is a great gym room !
Collageland has been the best student living experience since the time I am in Glasgow. The amenities and staff have been great assistance throughout my stay here and would definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a great place to live while studying abroad. Bless up
Staff and so friendly and always happy to help.
Alot of the reviews are based off of the covid experience which is something they are unable to control. Very good accomodation, great value for money and amazing rooms.
The accommodation employees are very kind and responsible.
Staff very friendly. Great location for uni.
The word of amazing would be very limited in the light of services/quality that Collegelands offer.
Collegelands is the perfect student accommodation for anyone studying in Glasgow. I stayed here for my second year of studying from September 2020 til present. The staff are beyond helpful and really care that their residents are getting the most out of their stay. The location is perfect, only a few minutes walk from Strathclyde Uni and Morrison’s and Aldi for your weekly shops. Couldn’t recommend it enough!
I’ve lived here for two academic years and each year only got worst. I’ve only ever had issues here . The state of the building is shocking. Staff are not helpful at all. Water, electricity, elevators and internet have all been off multiple times and very little has been done to rectify these issues. Over priced for what you receive, the rooms are like prison cells and are rarely in the state promoted. There are other accommodations at similar prices that are much nicer. Residents are not treated like paying customers and it very clear that only money matters to them. Your emails will go unanswered and the only communication you will receive is about paying the rent. The only good thing about the building is the residents but this can be a hit or miss! Would not recommend!!!
Terrible place to stay. Disorganised, we were treated as if we weren’t paying customers. We were left without a fridge-freezer for 3 months and not compensated at all for it. We found a mouse in our kitchen once and were left to deal with it ourselves, told by security that it might have came through the hallway from the bin storage. Surprised by massive up-front costs on the first day and expected to pay them before the first instalment of SAAS or student finance had come in. This place feels more like a money-grabbing opportunity than student accommodation
I lived in Collegelands from September 2019 to January 2020. Initially, I thought that it is not value for money due to a few instances like water leakage and broken windows. But as I found out, the management was very proactive in resolving these problems. Additionally, the reception staff and security are wonderful people and make you feel like a well-knit community who can raise their concerns and expect them to be resolved appropriately. As shown, facilities are worth the money (although the supermarket next to it is a bit costly on an average) and staff pays close attention to issues within the flats, which is very commendable. I would surely recommend this to incoming students.
I have lived there for two years now and while I loved it last year, it is even better this year with the newly done up rooms! Me and all of my flatmates have had a really fun experience living there and the staff are always helpful and up for a chat.
Absolutely brilliant, staff are all lovely
Collegelands is conveniently located near a train station, Aldi, Morrison's and Strathclyde University; and is also good for other universities/colleges around the city center. As they have recently been renovating, the building now includes a cinema room and gym. More recently, a Spar has set up at the ground floor near reception. The Internet is fast and reliable, commonly staying above 4 MB/s, sometimes going as high as 10-12MB/s. The staff are very friendly and happy to help sort out any problems as soon as possible, with help available at reception 24/7. A perfect student experience as long as you can afford it.
They can force you to move out to other flat without agreement. Would not recommend for future resident
Grim place to live. Overpriced for a prison cell room which has maintenance issues constantly and overlooks an abandoned building site turned into a makeshift carpark and overrun with problems. Building works have been constant throughout the year, if you like the sound of a drill non stop from 7am in the morning till 7pm then move in here. The best part about this horrific place will be leaving it for good after the term ends. Avoid this place like the plague, it is as horrible as other reviews make clear.
The worst accommodation in Glasgow! Staff is pretending to manage the place - lol. At least it is next to Strathclyde university
Probably the worst accommodation in Glasgow. The building is old. and the facilities are not good. Nothing is working properly and the stuff is very rude!
They only care about getting your money and will do absolutely anything to avoid helping you when issues arise. I’ve ended up moving rooms three times - and I’ve only been here 5 months - due to recurrent issues. They’re redecorating the rooms, which we were not informed off prior to signing our tenancy agreement, which means there’s constant building noise from around 7:30am until after 11pm. Maintenance issues don’t always get fixed. Fire alarm goes off pretty much at least once a week. Security is an issue as entrance doors aren’t always locked so any random ear from the streets can walk in. All flats I have lived in here have been with slobs who seem to have absolutely no clue that cleaning is something you are supposed to do. Only perk of Collegelands is the location. I would never live here again.
it is noisy, if you need sleep and rest dont come here, noise restrictions are not enforced. it is old and light goes off, drains are always clogged, you are listening to people slamming doors all the goddamn time. management does nothing to address anything. this place is trash just avoid it all together
One of the worst student accommodation halls I have stayed at. Staff are incredibly incompetent beyond belief, the rooms are small and the price of rooms extremely high for what you get. Do not stay here! There are many other decent providers nearby. Avoid at all costs!
Old and Bad Infrastructures! No hot water entire day! Broken Lifts
Management weren’t great, seemed very disorganised. They kept changing room inspections last minute ie. “oh sorry we couldn’t make it to floors x, y, z today, we’ll come tomorrow...” and then the next day you get another email saying it’ll be done by the end of the week? Also collegelands is right in the middle of two building sites, which we were obviously not told about before moving in! What a racket. The place is also seriously under occupied, it was like a ghost town sometimes, clearly people were smarter than me and decided not to book a room here! WiFi was good.
I have really loved my year at Collegelands - from arrival, the staff are so welcoming and helpful and really helped me meet new people by putting on loads of events and free breakfasts. My room was plenty big enough and I had really great flatmates too, I couldn't fault my time there and can't wait to move back in in September.
The management in this place is the worst I've ever come across.To start off with, we moved into dirty apartments that weren't cleaned. Then for a whole year we had to suffer because a new building was being built next door ( which should've been brought to our notice before we moved in) this essentially ensured that from 7am to 4pm, there was constant drilling and other loud noises. The also gave a couple of rooms to bands that played the bagpipes for a whole month!! And from what I've been told, this happens every year so if you're planning on staying in collegelands during the summer, then don't even bother looking at this place. Wifi is the one and only thing that works like it's supposed to in this place. Oh yeah and our lift broke down once every month and it takes them a few days to fix it at times.
It is disgusting. things break, you have no cleaning service, when i got here all the flat was left dirty from the previous students. the management is absolutely useless. they don't warn you if there is a bagpipe band hosted that plays at the base of the building or if there is a new building construction during the year with drills making the entire flat shaking in the exam period that does not let your rest sleep or study.
Disappointing staff did nothing to inforce noise restrictions rooms very small
Amazing, despite the narrowed room you have enough space to have a lot of things. The kitchens are also very nice and you have also enough space . A wee bit expensive but the conditions are very good and expectations exceeded.
The expectations were by far exceeded by what i found here. There is nothing I could wish for. It's true,the costs are pretty high,but it worths the money.
A bit pricey but worth the money