|St Marys Quad||#5|
Accommodation in Bangor
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A little over expensive but on the upside all rooms were en-suite and you can choose from single, double or superior as well as them having studio flats. Living with 14 other people can be tough but it can also be great as you have a massive communal kitchen, Great location 2 mins away from the dmu campus and 5 min walk into the city centre.
The lack of common space in each flat is appauling, The kitchens can be used as a comunal area, but lack the space and comfort for one. The on sit common room is too small as well our flats have not been given the code for the door rendering it useless to us. The kitchen rating system was abandoned after just 3 weeks and dispite our best effort to keep the kitchen tidy when the cleener comes she will do the bare minimum and has moped the floor a grand total of 4 times. It is unfortuate that these issues have arisen, other than that I have had a very great time in halls
The best part of halls is the people in it, I didn't really expect it to be a 5* hotel and it wasn't, the kitchen was small and hard for 7 people to fit their food into the 6 shelves in the fridge and freezer but I wouldn't have lived anywhere else if I had the choice. It wasn't horrible to live there, it was comfortable and the maintenance team are great! They fix any problem quickly and efficiently which made halls more comfortable to live in.
Nowhere near anything like value for money. One of the older halls in the uni, yet costs just as much as the newer ones. As well as that the rooms are absolutely tiny, I could sit on the edge of the bed and my feet would touch the opposite wall. Plus when I arrived last year loads of things were broken or preceded to break throughout the course of the year from old age. No living spaces in the flats either, only the kitchen with kitchen tables. Only nice thing I have to say about it is that the cleaning was fairly good and maintenance gets on to things pretty quickly.
Y Borth- Block M is a great block to stay, although set on the edge of Ffriddoedd Site, it's still involved in Uni life. The rooms are bigger than what they appear on the website and the kitchen is a great place to socialise. The only thing that I wish is that we had a larger kitchen so that we could have seats like blocks such as Peris and Alaw, and a Common room so the whole block can socialise as it's hard to at the moment.
The Y Both Halls are really great despite the fact that they are some of the older buildings on site. While there is seemingly slightly less storage space than some of the newer halls, there is a lot more floor space. The communal kitchen is cleaned once a week and this space is used for social gatherings, be that flat parties or simply talking with flatmates. Each floor of the building has 2 flats consisting of 8 people and so is really quite a tight knit community. Furthermore, the older buildings on the Ffriddoedd Site have keys to access flats and bedrooms as opposed to a key card, which is something that I have found incredibly useful over the past year. My building is located across the road from Security and a Laundrette which is very convenient, and is within a 2 minute walk (if that) to the Mail Room, Halls Office and Convenience Store. I would definitely recommend applying for these Halls.