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Overall, Base has an amazing location in the city centre and is great for students because of that. It's close to local shops as well, meaning nothing is too far out of your reach. It was a great option as an international student as well, as trying to figure out the housing market from America would have been so stressful. That being said, it is pretty expensive, especially compared to some of the flats my classmates are paying for.
Base is in a perfect location for studying in glasgow and is a modern building with great facilities.
Had an excellent so far staying at Base Glasgow. Brilliant location, being only a 2 minute walk to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland building. The staff and friendly and very helpful.
Base Glasgow Always welcome by staff if there’s any problems they are sorted out asap Very friendly
Staying for 2 years really like the ambience and the rooms are cossy and comfy to stay. Located near the city centre which is the best thing about it
I like the common rooms such as practice room and cinema room, and it's very useful. Also, Base is close to dance studio and all the shops, so I'm glad that I choose Base this year.
This is really fantastic accommodation, in a perfect location for anyone studying at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The facilities at Base are superb, from practise rooms, to a Sky Lounge, to a roof terrace and so much more! It is, however, very expensive. This has come to light more so when we have been looking for a flat for our second year at uni, with most nice flats being absolutely no more than £120 a week. So £161 a week at Base is undeniably not cheap! However, it is such brilliant accommodation.
Loved living at Base, great rooms and staff are friendly.
My stay at base was amazing. I have revooked for next year and i am looking forward to it. The cluster flats are amazing, as they have a big living room/kitchen wjere everyone can relax anf chillout after long day. The staff are amazing. Ann really is the savouir of the place. Overall the place is amazing!! It just needs some nore washing machines
I loved living at Base. It was extremely convenient to my university, RCS, and to Sauchiehall street, and was in walking distance to a subway station. The staff were always so helpful and kind especially Ann who made living there an absolute dream. I highly recommend living here!
LOVED my stay at Base. The facilities are great but The staff are the best part about this place. They truly make you feel welcome and at home. I stayed in student accommodation before where they treated us like kids and it’s not the case at Base, they actually genuinely care for all the students. The only thing I wish was that the clusters all had their own mailbox key each rather than collecting at reception :)
Decent digs! Close to town but quite far up from central. Bigger gym would be class.
I loved staying at Base and was sad that my stay was cut short this year due to Coronavirus. The staff made you feel safe and at home and I love being able to practice where I stay. RCS is a two minute walk away. Definitely recommend Base to all students of the institute.
Amazing location, very safe and clean, with very good kitchens
I love Base and I feel very safe here. It is a great location, has great facilities and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming. Would 10/10 recommend staying here!
Covid-19: Very comforting and very good at keeping all residents informed all the time via email/Facebook.
A lovely place to stay where the staff always put their tenants first. Always known the staff to be very helpful and always up for a chat, no matter the time of day. The building is always kept in order which is always very reassuring. BASE Glasgow is in a great location which makes it very easy to walk to my two places of study - RCS and The National Piping Centre
Covid-19: I left the premises before the lockdown, but when I was onsite, the staff regularly encouraged tenants to use the hand sanitiser that was available in many areas of the building.
Great place to stay and really close to town centre!
Covid-19: Absolutely fantastic! Hannah has done a super job handling it and offering support to everyone!
The staff made my time staying here they were so friendly and caring. The gym is good but would like a squat bar :)
Covid-19: Kept notified frequently and now awaiting a refund
I really enjoyed my stay and have booked again to stay in September. The rooms are spacious and the building is clean. I wish there were more social events at the start of the year coz if you are in a studio it can be hard to meet people.if it was a bit cheaper that would be good.
Covid-19: Staff were keeping us up to date with emails and we are being given out money back due
I had a great experience staying at Base. The management team were helpful, even if they had a lot to contend with this first year. There were a few incidents that I had with my flatmates but these are in no way the fault of Base's management and Hannah and other colleagues were all very helpful and friendly. There was one incident which I think could have been handled better, where a few pieces of information were passed on to the management at one time and only some were dealt with (although I can see why the ones dealt with took priority). Overall, the facilities were great, the management staff and, in fact, all staff were lovely people who wanted to help. I liked the practice rooms, but some of the pianos could have been better. The management were always looking for ways to improve the way they run, asking for input from students constantly and being creative. There were many social events which were quite well organised. I think this has been a great place to live.
Covid-19: The management team along with the RCS arranged for a refund of rent from the end of March to the end of the tenancy agreement. On top of this, they have been keeping us updated on what they are doing to help us, offering to do shopping trips for us and drop them off safely outside our doors, etc. For me, since I moved back home quite early, before the lockdown, I didn't need to take advantage of this, but they've been keeping everyone updated and keeping track of who is and isn't in the building. Before leaving, we were advised to leave our things in the middle of our bed, all packed so that they can send our things back to us if need be.
This is a fantastic place to live, you’re a 5 minute walk from the city but far enough removed that you don’t hear drunk people yelling at night. Really close to a large tesco and the light this place gets (because it’s on the top end of Glasgow) is everything you want in summer and everything you need in winter. The staff are literally my friends, I’ve spent countless hours chatting to them this past year and they’re on it when it comes to any issues. The rooms can feel small sometimes because the furniture is so substantial and takes up a lot of space but really it’s a good size. The kitchens are FANTASTIC. The appliances are so powerful you have to be careful not to burn your food (yes Mr.Fireman I was the one making naan bread). And clusters come with their own vacuum cleaner which is needed after parties. BUT the fire doors for each door can make the place seem isolating - there isn’t really a flow between friends because you need a fob to access rooms and you can’t prop your door
Covid-19: THEY REFUNDED US FROM APRIL!!! So. so. nice. They’ve implemented social distancing regulations like one person in the elevator, no communal areas, limited interactions with staff. And they were really kind to open the terraces for personal use because it is coming to summer and we’re feeling a little cooped up. So they listened to that and were compassionate enough to give us access. The only thing I’m annoyed about is having to pick up my packages at the post office because postmen can’t get in without a fob since they’re isn’t anyone at the desk. Oh well, at least I’m not sick.
I have been living in student accommodation for the past 5 years and this is the best place I've stayed at. The studios are spacious considering they are only 18m squared. The studios are well equipped. The studio felt very homely. It was a great location for me as I studied at Glasgow Caledonian University. The staff are extremely helpful and all of them are lovely. You feel that they want to make you feel at home and make the stay as enjoyable as possible. Events were often organised at the residence such as themed movie nights (Christmas, Valentine's day) or concerts. The building has always been kept clean and tidy. The terrace on the 4th floor is really relaxing especially when the weather is nice. Maybe to make the terrace better, tables would be good to enable students to work or eat outside. The only negative thing for me is the price. Although the facilities are very good, I believe that the accommodation is a bit expensive especially for a small studio.
Covid-19: The staff have been very helpful during this pandemic. Previously, a Facebook group had been created and it was a very helpful way to communicate during the lockdown. Staff were regularly asking whether we were okay and whether we needed anything. It felt reassuring to know that security was still on-site every night.
Great location, friendly staff, nice rooms/social spaces, extremely expensive though. Only thing I wished is that they managed the outdoor roof terrace more efficiently as it was always locked and so never got the oppurtunity to go out to see it. They had a few good events on downstairs which was nice.
Covid-19: This was handled very effectively! Good work!
I really enjoyed living here and have rebooked for next year. There are excellent facilities including practice rooms, gym, cinema room and social spaces as well as basic amenities. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help. The rooms are ideal and feel very homely in comparison to other halls which I have lived in previously. Location is excellent too.
Covid-19: I was anxious regarding refunds etc during Covid-19 but Hannah and the team were very helpful in getting us help with this. I can also see on the facebook group that for students who are still living in Base and unable to go home, staff are always on hand to help with food shopping and other needs.
It’s a nice place, new and clean and modern,in an excellent location especially for rcs students. The rooms are bright, and the terraces are nice, spacious and modern with a city view. The cinema room is extremely nice, and there’s also a collection of DVDs to borrow. The manager and staff are very pleasant and always try to help us in anything we need. It is however an expensive place, with some stuff being low quality (the pianos in the practise rooms, the limited equipment in the gym and some stuff in the rooms themselves are made out of plastic instead of sturdier material as they should. Also very poor mattress quality, painful to sleep on after a while as you can feel the springs poking through). All these considered, it could definitely be cheaper.
Covid-19: They have been excellent through all this. We were given updates all the time on the situation, provided us with hand sanitizers in the common rooms and safety instruction rules. Also we still have security on sight which is good cause we feel safe. The team has also been very good in answering all our emails with questions and stuff, really felt they where here for anything we needed.