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3.77 / 5

John Foster Hall Reviews

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#2 out of 8 halls at University of Leicester

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Looks like centre parks, In a posh area but far away from uni. Kitchens should be a big bigger and only 4/5 per flat so not as sociable as some of the other halls. It's pricey but you get what you pay for

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By member56799
On 23rd April 15

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Looks like centre parks, In a posh area but far away from uni. Kitchens should be a big bigger and only 4/5 per flat so not as sociable as some of the other halls. It's pricey but you get what you pay for

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By member56799
On 23rd April 15

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CampusOadby Student Village
PostcodeLE2 2LG
CateringMixed
No. of rooms740
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th December 17

If you're an ethnic minority, this is not the halls for you as you will feel isolated and separated from everyone. Wifi is also very bad

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 11th October 17

John Foster Hall. The Pavillions. This student accommodation is so far from the University you have to get a bus to go to Uni and the town centre making you feel very isolated from friends and meaning you have to wake up extra early to get in on time. Whilst paying for the bus every day, another downside is that there isn't really a social space or common room for everyone to go and socialise and despite the room being fairly equipped and a reasonable size, they are definitely not worth the price as for a lower price at another accommodation, you could get a larger room with the added bonus of being close to the Uni. Also, John Fosters Internet connection is terrible, as soon as you walk away from you're room you lose connection. Overall, John Foster Hall isn't that bad but the rent and location are definitely a put-off.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th December 16

John Foster is definitely the best halls at the university of Leicester. The rooms are a great size along with an amazing ensuite (with a great power shower). The kitchen is a great size for the number of people in the flat and is a great place to socialise. Although Oadby is a little way from the university is it certainly the best place to socialise and get to know everybody plus John Foster is placed right here the first bus stop to the university so it's easy to get around. I've had the most amazing first term in John Foster and definitely recommend them.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd December 16

Althought the halls was far, it was a great student-like experience! Made some amazing friends and I wouldnt have stayed anywhere else.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd December 16

These halls were the most expensive my university offered, however I believe it was worth it for what was provided. It was modern and had a good upkeep

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th July 16

The best place I could have lived in. Such sociable halls, it was absolutely amazing!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th July 16

Excellent accommodation that provided a great basis to make friends.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th July 16

It was good overall, could have been a bit closer to uni or town centre.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th July 16

This is the only downfall of not just UoL, but almost every university in the UK. The accommodation is way overpriced and they know that. The value for money is awful, and unless you have help or a job, it is most definitely a struggle to afford it. Also, john foster hall is very much so out the way, and this forced me to get a car. Asda is quite a far walk and uni is even further. With overpriced bus passes and not the best busses, I would recommend accommodation nearer - definitely.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st July 16

The halls of uni are amazing! You can socialiE a lot and the facilities we have are really helpfull

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st July 16

Very expensive, but fantastic services

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th May 16

It's a nice place, but no where near University of Leicester and very expensive.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th April 16

It's alright but it's expensive out of the way and the internet is total s**t.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th November 15

A trek from campus on a questionable bus service, but it's so worth it. It feels modern, tidy, safe and secure, and it's so easy to make friends because everybody is close together. Definitely the best halls at Leicester.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th November 15

Very good halls, flats set out very sociable and are cleaned regularly. The upkeep of the grounds is really good too.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th November 15

A bit overpriced. BRING PRICE DOWN PLEASE. But would never go anywhere else. JOFO FOR LIFE

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd October 15

The Student Village is very far from the university and the buses are often late.The flats tthemselves are nice and my room is spacious.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th October 15

Although John foster is deemed to be the nicest accommodation at the University of Leicester, don't be tricked into paying for a premium plus room. You still get a camp bed just like everyone else, you still get mould in your shower and the wifi is just as slow as everyone else's, despite the extra money you pay for it to be fast. The heating hasn't worked in our whole block for 2 weeks now. Despite all that, it is what you make it, and I've definitely made some amazing friends.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th October 15

It's okay, but okay is not really enough for the price paid to stay there.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st October 15

my only complaint would be the heat! Even when the radiators are off it is so hot in this building

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 15

Not bad, abit far away from uni (30mins bus everyday)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd August 15

Expensive but worth it in many ways, could be slower to uni but local area is very nice.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th July 15

Couldn't fault it in any way. Thoroughly enjoyed my whole time at John Foster

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

Over priced, cleaners don't clean just organize. No social space.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

John foster had a good range of food and the rooms were very nice. However, it was expensive, hard to socialise/get to know your block and had a lack of common rooms

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Very isolated. Far away from town, near ASDA which is a bonus but have to walk around the entire area. £160/week for an ensuite... Good food at the canteen. Redundant hallway space and small kitchen for 5.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Meant to be the #1 accommodation in Leicester, really isn't. Overpriced, no social space, and f*cking miles away uni/town with no free bus!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Awful value for money as I have had problems with the kitchen and central heating. Social area chairs are uncomfortable. Was overall displeased with my time spent here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Best year of my life, met the most amazing people. Rooms were excellent and massive compared to others I've seen. Would 100% pay to stay here again and recommended it to anyone wanting a sociable and comfortable happy 1st year

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Looks like centre parks, In a posh area but far away from uni. Kitchens should be a big bigger and only 4/5 per flat so not as sociable as some of the other halls. It's pricey but you get what you pay for

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

i have really enjoyed the time spent in halls here. The room was a good size as was the bathroom. Everything was clean and worked well.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Expensive, but worth it if you go self catered. Great hub of students, close to the bus stop (you're going to need it) and all the necessary amenities (reception, post, laundry, & bar). Bit far from Asda, but shop tactically and you'll be fine.

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