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I joined Abodus in the beginning of September 2023 I have had a great experience with living with them. They have exceptional facilities, it’s very convenient since it’s near most of the huge supermarkets chains and near the main city centre.

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I joined Abodus in the beginning of September 2023 I have had a great experience with living with them. They have exceptional facilities, it’s very convenient since it’s near most of the huge supermarkets chains and near the main city centre.

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Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member11111216 On 13th June 24 verified Verified student

I can only advise anyone not to sign a tenancy agreement with Abodus Student Living. During the winter months of December and January 2023/24, the heating broke down extensively, leaving me with only a portable heater, which I had to pay for myself. Despite the poor service, there was no reduction in rent. After two weeks of back and forth, I was offered an upgrade to a studio in a higher price category. Initially, I was expected to pay the higher rent, even though the heating in my old studio was broken. After complaining to the Abodus management, I was given the upgrade free of charge. The heating in my new studio worked perfectly from mid-February to the end of May. Then, from the end of May/beginning of June, it broke down again, making heating impossible. The emergency is not as serious as in winter. But it's annoying when the room cools to 20 degrees at night, and you have to heat it up to 23 degrees the next morning because the heating isn't working again. Having to reheat the r

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Reply from St James On 17th June 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member6108060 On 5th May 24 verified Verified student

Amazing I love living here! It is great

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Reply from St James On 8th May 24
Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member9108047 On 4th May 24 verified Verified student

I am ver happy with my accommodation, also, the common areas are great! Maybe, the washing machines need more maintenance.

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Reply from St James On 8th May 24
Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member4108038 On 4th May 24 verified Verified student

The people are super lovely and the room feels very spacious, even though on paper it’s small. I really enjoy living here!

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Reply from St James On 8th May 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member11107481 On 26th April 24 verified Verified student

I love the place, however it's well known the automatic buttons for the front doors are iffy and it's not been fixed? Staff always help me out when they don't open though, they're absolutely lovely.

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Reply from St James On 1st May 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member4106186 On 6th April 24 verified Verified student

I have been living here for three years and I am happy with everything, staff are lovely, living space is great, no bugs, great kitchen and services are always really good quality and consistent.

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Reply from St James On 11th April 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member13106179 On 5th April 24 verified Verified student

Love the Abodus St James Team. So friendly and welcoming!

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Reply from St James On 11th April 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member5106119 On 5th April 24 verified Verified student

I joined Abodus in the beginning of September 2023 I have had a great experience with living with them. They have exceptional facilities, it’s very convenient since it’s near most of the huge supermarkets chains and near the main city centre.

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Reply from St James On 10th April 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By tanaB On 22nd March 24 verified Verified student

All the staff are very lovely and after moving to a new country by myself it was nice to feel so welcomed. It's a perfect location for the University of Strathclyde and I'm so glad I got to spend my first year at uni here!

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Reply from St James On 28th March 24
Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member7104785 On 20th March 24 verified Verified student

I've been staying here since the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year. It's been amazing, good view from my window, amazing staff, excellent location, very easy to go to class.

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Reply from St James On 28th March 24
Student Review: 4.6 /5
By MaksI On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Easily the nicest place to stay as a Strathclyde student, with plenty of space and close to everything I need to have. Facilities are great to hang out with mates and cleanliness is top-notch. A lot to desire for the price as this is almost the most expensive uni accom in Glasgow.

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Reply from St James On 28th March 24
Student Review: 4.9 /5
By linwang liu On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Living at St. James' Student Residence for the past year has significantly exceeded my expectations. It's not just a place to stay but a hub of activity and comfort. With free access to amenities like pool tables, a cinema, a gym, and table tennis, it's easy to relax and unwind. The 24/7 front desk and dedicated security team ensure a safe and supportive environment.Its prime location near the city center, university sports facilities, and classrooms offers unmatched convenience. The spacious kitchens are well-equipped, fostering communal cooking and socializing.

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Reply from St James On 28th March 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member12104712 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Everything is really good overall, and I am happy to be a part of the st James community

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Reply from St James On 26th March 24
Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member10104689 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

The location is perfect as I can literally see the Strathclyde library from my kitchen and everything is walking, so convenient and helpful.

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Reply from St James On 27th March 24
Student Review: 4 /5
By member5104679 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

住房体验挺好的,前台也挺友善的.就是每周火警响会影响休息,有时候晚上火警也会响.其他没什么问题.

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Reply from St James On 21st March 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member7104665 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

As an international student, it has been amazing to be in a vibrant environment like St James. The staff at the accommodation have been super helpful and friendly. The amenities are convenient, and the location makes it super accessible to universities in the city.

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Reply from St James On 26th March 24
Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member9104660 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

I had an excellent experience here! All staff are accommodating and friendly. Good choice for students.

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Reply from St James On 26th March 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member10104659 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Very good location but had issues with hot water and heating. Took many complaints and 4 months to rectify which isn’t ideal considering the price

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Reply from St James On 26th March 24
Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member8104652 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Living at St James is just fantastic. The facilities are modern and well-maintained, the rooms are comfortable and spacious and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The location is convenient, close to the uni and local amenities..

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Reply from St James On 26th March 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member4104648 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

I've stayed in St James since first year, currently third year, and I am planning on continuing my stay until I graduate. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The classic ensuite rooms are a good size and the bed is comfy. The desk is large and there is enough wardrobe and storage space within the room. The ensuite bathroom is a perfect size. The shared kitchens provide a social space and apt cooking facilities. The social spaces around the building are good, especially the cinema room. It is the perfect distance from classes and the library, incredibly easy to roll out of bed and straight into class! I wouldn't consider living anywhere else!

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Reply from St James On 26th March 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member9104643 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

i love living here - there’s great social and community scene with lots of community events for residents and shared spaces. the team are lovely and so helpful. the rooms and shared living spaces themselves are great and spacious.

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Reply from St James On 25th March 24
Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member5104641 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Management, location and common areas are incredible.

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Reply from St James On 25th March 24
Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member13104640 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

Everything is decent but more is always wished for at this price

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Reply from St James On 25th March 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member6104638 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

I’ve stayed here for about a year now and the staff is so extremely helpful! The common areas and clean and usable, while the rooms are quiet and have a very nice layout. Everything is within walking distance!

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Reply from St James On 25th March 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member11104637 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

It’s a good place to live, very practical and near GCU, strath and city of glasgow college, as well as all the main shopping streets, train stations and the bus station. Very well located and building is a good layout, nice bedrooms, kitchen nice as long as flatmates don’t make a mess and maintenance issues are usually dealt with fast, not always. Price keeps going up each year and it’s becoming unreasonably unaffordable as nothing about the building is changing but has gone up a couple thousand this year and three thousand next year? Washing prices have also gone up, so with this and rent pricing makes it hard to budget as student loans aren’t high enough to cover.

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Reply from St James On 25th March 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member8104636 On 19th March 24 verified Verified student

St James is the perfect location for Glasgow university students, the staff are great and make you feel welcome! Recommend!

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Reply from St James On 25th March 24
Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member896783 On 5th January 24 verified Verified student

Great location if you're a Strathclyde student - the library and sports centre are directly opposite! It's also an easy walk to the rest of the campus, as well as the city centre. Studio flats are a good size and well appointed, with fast wifi. I rarely hear my neighbours, although I am in the back corner of the building so not a high traffic area. The staff are exceptional - really lovely and prompt at responding to any issues, however minor. They've really made me feel at home since I've been here! Highly recommend to anyone studying at Strathclyde.

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Reply from St James On 8th January 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member1196752 On 4th January 24 verified Verified student

The staff is really good and the maintenance of the building is also done well. There are a lot of study spaces and lounges for different activities.

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Reply from St James On 5th January 24
Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1296751 On 4th January 24 verified Verified student

A great accommodation venue - good rooms, close to lots of places to visit, well-maintained, I’ve enjoyed my time here so far

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Reply from St James On 5th January 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member996750 On 4th January 24 verified Verified student

I’ve lived in St James for 4 years now and the experience i’ve had has been nothing but exceptional. the staff are incredible and the space is great, they offer so much as well as it’s perfect location that makes everything walking distance!! highly recommend

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Reply from St James On 5th January 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member796434 On 14th December 23 verified Verified student

Great place to live, good location. Staff are lovely and helpful. Maintenance issues dealt with quickly, strong WiFi. Fun student events where you can meet people. Can be noisy outside on courtyard side but don't hear flatmates so quiet in that respect.

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Reply from St James On 18th December 23
Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member643655 On 15th November 19 verified Verified student

when I first got here two years ago I was supposed to live in a studio that was on the first level, it was very cold as the door wouldn't close enough and the wind would come through. the fridge was frozen and as well would not close. there was a huge dark red stain on the floor. the studio was a lot smaller than excepted. My mum had to speak with the reception and ask them repeatedly to change my room because the one they assigned me to was not worth £172 /week. in the end, I got a new studio which is bigger and there are no problems with the cold, but the window, however, opens on the inside, three fingers wide, so there is almost no air inside. Overall, I would recommend a shared flat outside Athena Hall, because it is cheaper and has more space and facilities than this accommodation.

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