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Will is the best person I've ever seen. I have lived here for 4 years, only because of him. He has helped me on countless occasions, with printing, with noise control and friendly hospitality at the reception. I feel he has been an integral part of my experience here at grand central.

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By member8108993
On 18th May 24
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Will is the best person I've ever seen. I have lived here for 4 years, only because of him. He has helped me on countless occasions, with printing, with noise control and friendly hospitality at the reception. I feel he has been an integral part of my experience here at grand central.

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By member8108993
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Is it popular with university of Liverpool students?
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Hey as mentioned in this website, is there an onsite gym?
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Are short stays available at grand central
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Are there classic and basic non-ensuite rooms?
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Student Review: 5 /5
By member8108993 On 18th May 24 verified Verified student

Will is the best person I've ever seen. I have lived here for 4 years, only because of him. He has helped me on countless occasions, with printing, with noise control and friendly hospitality at the reception. I feel he has been an integral part of my experience here at grand central.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member6108734 On 15th May 24 verified Verified student

Really amazing staff and lovely atmosphere!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member4108397 On 10th May 24 verified Verified student

Great location, good size flats, management is very good - sorts any problems out

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th May 24

Student Review: 5 /5
By member12108052 On 4th May 24 verified Verified student

I’ve loved my time at grand central and disappointed it’s my final year so can’t continue living there! The team have been supportive and easy to approach when necessary.

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th May 24

Student Review: 5 /5
By member5107929 On 2nd May 24 verified Verified student

Good value for money - it’s very social, maintenance is good and responds quickly. The location is also good

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th May 24

Student Review: 4 /5
By member10103807 On 13th March 24 verified Verified student

Cara goes above and beyond to help. Very grateful for her

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Reply from Grand Central On 15th March 24

Student Review: 5 /5
By member4103323 On 9th March 24 verified Verified student

Loved staying at Grand Central this year! I was worried it would be noisy 24/7 but i’ve slept so soundly at night, bed is so comfy. I live in a studio and it’s wonderfully decorated and has great facilities. The staff are all helpful and friendly, absolutely love it here and woukd definitely recommend

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Reply from Grand Central On 22nd March 24

Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member7103310 On 9th March 24 verified Verified student

The staff are very helpfull, particularly Edwin. Any issues have been sorted immediately with ease. They genuinely care about the experience of the residents and I would definitely recommend it for others.

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Reply from Grand Central On 22nd March 24

Student Review: 4.6 /5
By Ginger.frankie On 5th March 24 verified Verified student

I love it. Grace, Lauren, cara, Ali and the rest are absolutely fantastic. Really good team of people. The staff are fantastic, polite and very friend. The only issue I have is with the prices next year. Its currently £165 per week for my studio. This leaves me with about 200 a month for maintenence which is small but okay when I'm working too! Next year, its going up to £189 a week which is extortionate. Especially when our student loans won't go up next year, as they are frozen til 2025 I think? To hike it up that much is incredibly upsetting... if I'd known prior, I'd have chosen a different accommodation as there's no way people can afford to pay more than 700 a month for a place that has the kitchen inside of the bedroom. My friend lives in a one bedroom in Cardiff for 700 so putting it in perspective, it's incredibly expensive. Especially when the studio didn't come with a toaster or kettle, just a microwave. And for a whole month and a half the lift wasn't working at all.

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member896397 On 13th December 23 verified Verified student

I made the mistake of choosing to live here twice, I would not pay any amount of money to live here and I’d suggest looking for any other accommodation as this accommodation is so expensive for what you get, I pay for an en-suit and I haven’t even been able to have a full shower that lasts longer that 4 minutes as it either scolds you of goes freezing or just doesn’t warm up, I also wouldn’t trust ‘improvements’ they say will happen as it is never carried out properly ie the lifts are constantly breaking even though they have been ‘fixed’. Any new student do not live here for convenience to the train station or town it is not worth it.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member691547 On 25th September 23 verified Verified student

Great service , upon arrival there were a few maintenance issues but they were all taken care of quickly

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Reply from Grand Central On 26th September 23

Student Review: 2 /5
By member1388823 On 9th July 23 verified Verified student

Felt unsafe here, builders were often in the flat and especially during the last few months I was there alone and I felt unsafe, one even opened the door to my room and looked in when they aren’t allowed to do that and I was getting changed only minutes before, they also left sharp screw peices on the floor that I stepped on and it was unnerving knowing anyone could enter the flat at anytime, the wifi was also bad the sofas felt like plastic, there was mould in the bathroom and when my Flatmate first moved in her room was full of rubbish, and nobody uses the common room as it is very quiet in there and the reception staff watch you.

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1087229 On 5th June 23 verified Verified student

The location is great and bed room size was good and there was a fab view over the city. Unfortunately lift in Block F was frequently out of service. As I was on 11th floor this made carrying shopping, washing and my books etc difficult. The staff were always very helpful. We have just checked out and the lift was again out of action which meant then process to tidy/clean room and to check out was extremely difficult. . There was no contingency in place to help with checkout whilst the lift was out of action which we feel is unacceptable. If it wasn’t for two amazing Unite staff (Edwin and Sarah) who helped bring the boxes down we wouldn’t have managed. They went above and beyond and we are most grateful for their help

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Reply from Grand Central On 6th June 23

Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1283840 On 7th April 23 verified Verified student

Francis helped me when i was locked out

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1283102 On 3rd April 23 verified Verified student

I have lived here for 2 years and both years were good experiences

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member882952 On 31st March 23 verified Verified student

Has fair price, staff are nice and kind and willing to offer help.

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member782873 On 31st March 23 verified Verified student

good experience will be living here again

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1082230 On 25th March 23 verified Verified student

Enjoyed staying here was a good social experience.

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1181909 On 21st March 23 verified Verified student

I enjoy living at Grand Central due to the fact the facilities are good and it is close to both the centre of Liverpool, my university lectures and transport links, such as the bus and train station.

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member981639 On 19th March 23 verified Verified student

Lovely and helpful staff who are always there if i need anything at all. common room/reception is always good for games and speaking to staff and friends having a mess around, my experience it’s a 10/10 accommodation.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member681638 On 18th March 23 verified Verified student

Really good accommodation, lovely staff

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member481385 On 16th March 23 verified Verified student

Great location. Maintainable staff are quick to resolve issues. My main complaint is noise. When I first moved here, I was told it was a "party accom". They weren't kidding. This is fine most days, but when it's at 5am on a week day, it gets a bit ridiculous, especially when you've already sent in several noise complaints in the past.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member581382 On 16th March 23 verified Verified student

Loved staying there this year, Francis was very helpful when I locked myself out of my room

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By member680977 On 12th March 23 verified Verified student

We had to grab a bike in the night and Francis helped us with getting the bike in the night. 100% good service.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member480867 On 10th March 23 verified Verified student

This accommodation is amazing, everyone here are very friendly specially reception.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member979016 On 21st February 23 verified Verified student

Very good for the price, and location is 10/10. Would like more social spaces.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member978033 On 11th February 23 verified Verified student

Will the Security Guard made our Uni Experience worth it and deserves a pay rise

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member578032 On 11th February 23 verified Verified student

Will safety team is an absolute legend, made my uni experience complete. An absolute gem, needs a pay rise

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member777684 On 8th February 23 verified Verified student

Although internet is not so good, I like it

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 5 /5
By member577546 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

The flats are good condition any maintenance issues are sorted either the same day or next day. The staff are really kind and helpful. I have booked in for a third year. Aoife, Lauren and Cara are really great and all the cleaners and maintenance staff are amazing

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member577540 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Perfect location with great social life, lovely people

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1377539 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Perfect location with friendly staff.

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member777534 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

the location is good and my flatmates are nice

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member577531 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

I’ve had a really good stay at Grand Central so far! The staff are so lovely and helpful, my room and bathroom is 10/10 very clean and comfortable

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 5 /5
By member1077529 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

It is very good and also fun and also clean and also nice and also cool

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Reply from Grand Central On 15th February 23

Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member477527 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Rats in the kitchen nothing has been done about it

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member677526 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Brilliant staff with good facilities for price

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3 /5
By member577525 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

It’s a good location but the rat situation is not good and the decorations and curtains need updating

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member677523 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good accomodation for the price u pay, great location

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1177522 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

The location is excellent and the rooms are good for the price. Sometimes cleaning and maintenance takes a little while but it is always completed

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.1 /5
By member477519 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

It’s been a great place to live for the last 2 years but definitely on the expensive side. It’s in a great location.

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1177518 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Been here nearly a year and it’s good for what I’ve paid for my studio room. It’s clean in my personal space but the corridors not so much. A good central location as well.

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1077517 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Enjoyed living here this year, nice room, helpful staff and location is the best part

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member877513 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Very good accommodation Will be staying here again

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member777512 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Has given me the opportunity to meet new friends

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member977510 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Had issues with room when moving in such as leaks and issues with my temporary room. Took almost 2 months to sort out. Wifi sometimes goes out but not for long. The location however is brilliant and they are making constant improvements and updates to the social spaces.

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member1077509 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Wouldn’t live here again, expensive for what you receive. Good location though. Staff are nice

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1177508 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

in a really good location close to university and town

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1077505 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Enjoyed my stay, nice staff, building bit old dirty

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member677504 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

I really love grand central the area is perfect for going out and the people that work at reception are lovely

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member977503 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

There's always something going on. One time we had alpacas visit for no reason

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member477502 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good team,aging facilities. Cheap price, budget option

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member1377501 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Unhelpful staff, no one cares or takes your safety seriously- always something broken & wifi goes down minimum twice a week during exam season- can’t connect things like smart speakers etc to WiFi without a massive hassle

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member677500 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good place , wifi sometimes slow

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3 /5
By member477499 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Cheap and cheerful, you get what you pay for, they scam you on the viewings though rooms are nothing like what they show you.

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member477498 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good for social life with an excellent location, however not the cleanest but overall a nice place to live

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member877497 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Overall good experience helpful and friendly staff. Problems are fixed in a timely manor. Good value for money with an excellent location close to the city center

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Reply from Grand Central On 11th February 23

Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member877496 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good for social life and experience. Not the most hygienic of places , staff are okay at times , for what you pay it doesn’t meet standards. But overall an okay place to live

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member777495 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

very good facilities, always events

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member877493 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Love it have all my friends so always have a good time

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member677491 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

very homely and great people , very down too earth

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member977490 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good value for money and nice people.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1177488 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Lovely bedroom space but beds aren’t comfy and also showers are grotty

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Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member1277485 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good location, needs better cleaning, staff are helpful, very safe, unbelievable food bar me

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member477484 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Very nice place to live and the staff are very helpful!

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member977483 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Overall I’m very happy with my experience so far at grand central and I would recommend

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member777482 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Good but should have much better social areas maybe even some that aren’t attached to reception

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member677481 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member677480 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Have had big problems with uS in this location, but I appreciate they have been solved. Generally a nice friendly team, but more could be done regarding monitoring problems and solving emergencies!

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1177479 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Very nice room and the location is really good and the value for money is really good. Security is good too with the gates and the security at night. Reception is easy to get to and always helpful

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member877478 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Location is amazing, I think that the classic rooms are a little expensive, however the basic rooms (block G) are really good value for money and look very modern which is nice

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member677477 On 7th February 23 verified Verified student

Really handy to town and university, all the staff are helpful and easy to meet new people.

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Student Review: 1.7 /5
By member577258 On 6th February 23 verified Verified student

It’s like living in a prison. We have a leak in our kitchen they won’t fix and it’s been MONTHS. The lift has broken so many times and they won’t give us any compensation for the Safety breaches. Living on the 12th floor with no lift is inhuman as if an ambulance for my peanut allergy needs called how am I expected to climb down 24 flight of stairs when I can’t breathe. The staff are cheeky and rude on top of it rolling their eyes when we ask about the progress on our maintenance issues. Feel like this isn’t a home and more a prison.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member1277254 On 6th February 23 verified Verified student

Moved in the middle of the academic year and Lauren made the move so easy and smooth and made sure communication between me, the accommodation and the old tenant was clear making sure there were no further mix ups. Thank you Lauren!!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member677235 On 6th February 23 verified Verified student

Decent pricing for the location, quite quick in response to maintenance aswell, happy enough with the accommodation that I’m staying here again next year. Staff down at the reception are very nice and friendly too.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member476950 On 2nd February 23 verified Verified student

All staff are incredible at making this this university experience amazing! In particular Ishpree and Hayley always go the extra mile to help with anything that I need.

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Student Review: 4.9 /5
By Hbaker On 2nd February 23 verified Verified student

Absolutely love my stay here 😁 everyone is super nice to me and any requests I make are fulfilled within the same day. I love hanging out with Cara (Cara Harper) in the reception when im feeling lonely as she is super nice and super easy to talk to since I have social anxiety 🙂 the other staff are super nice to me as well but unfortunately do not see them as much so I do not have their names but in general love everyone here! So glad I chose Unite Students!

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member476353 On 29th January 23 verified Verified student

Lovely, friendly and helpful staff

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Student Review: 2.3 /5
By member636529 On 14th March 19 verified Verified student

Personally I have had a lot of trouble with this accommodation. You are paying so much for a place that really isn't that nice, it is more the location you are paying for. One of my room mates is very noisy and the walls are really thin so I can never truly concentrate on work. Makes noise until all hours and isn't wary of the noise she makes. Staff are generally lovely, but there are one or two that aren't the friendliest and have been very blunt with me when asking for help etc at reception. Location is great however as it is very city centre. It is far too much money for the type of accommodation that it is- I would recommend either The Lantern, Byrom Point, Glassworks or any other newly built accommodation.

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member631648 On 16th May 18 verified Verified student

Grand Central is a ripoff and I strongly advise all to steer clear of it. The location is excellent but the building has paper-thin walls so any light sleepers, like myself, will struggle to get to sleep until they just drop off from exhaustion. Drunk students bellowing and giving awful renditions of Piano Man come in every night in the early hours of the morning. The flatmate in on of the conjoining bedrooms would have phone calls and I could hear every word from both her and the person on the other of the line! Sometimes it felt like we were in the same room. Furthermore, the en-suite had no ventilation and quickly became scummy, sometimes the water was cold, and my toilet clogged no less than 9 times. At one point, a pipe behind my shower burst, flooding my bedroom, as well as two others. On the day I left, I was told by Unite to leave my key in a special box in reception. This box did not exist and reception was closed. Ended up having to chuck it between a gap in the shutters.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member729084 On 16th November 17 verified Verified student

It's the worst residence I've been in; Much noise every day (Monday to Sunday), it is impossible to study and sleep. There is no control by the entrance door so that anyone enters the buildings. From reception they do not do anything about it. Never in my life have I experienced anything like it and I would never recommend this residence.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member99975674 On 6th November 17 verified Verified student

The accommodation is quite simply rubbish, UNITE don't tell you that you are booking onto a building site, staff are remarkably rude and don't have the time of day.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member1226433 On 4th May 17 verified Verified student

I would not recommend living here, I asked when I applied for my room to be placed with people on my course and this clearly wasn't taken into consideration. I had to move flats because someone pooed in my kitchen sink which put a dampener on the whole experience. All depends on who you get put with, if you enjoy NOT GETTING SLEEP then here is where you need to live!! Otherwise I would NOT live here

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member626059 On 13th March 17 verified Verified student

I would urge first years thinking about living in Grand Central halls to reconsider. The price per week for a single bed ensuite room is a joke for what you are actually getting. I am currently living in Block A and for majority of the academic year, that lift has been broke - so considering I live on the 8th floor this has not been convenient. You are basically paying for the location with this Accommodation but there are plenty of other student accommodations with equally as good locations e.g. Marybone or Prospect Point. In addition, the internet is always down which is irritating. Plus sides to grand central would be the amount of people you are given the opportunity to meet however that could be achieved through other halls too.

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Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member625734 On 14th January 17 verified Verified student

Worst halls EVER!! just don't stay here if you can help it

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member825413 On 21st December 16 verified Verified student

Amazing location but overpriced for what you get

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member721154 On 22nd March 16 verified Verified student

Great for people who enjoy going out and socialising with different groups of people. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and there is a community in the halls. Rooms basic but decent. Some of the Security can be rude but the others are ok if you speak to them with respect. Amazing location. Will be staying here again 2nd year

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member1219764 On 26th November 15 verified Verified student

Grand central Is a lively experience to say the least! Not someowhere you want to live if you want a quite night in, but definitely for anyone who's loves a party! The internet and price is it's only downfall.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member919757 On 26th November 15 verified Verified student

I love the location of these halls as they are handy to everywhere but I think they are overpriced for what they are. The kitchen is old and they are the only halls that don't supply a tv in the common area. The internet is shocking as well. I think laundry should be included within the price as its about £5 a time which is very exspensive for a student trying to budget their money.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member419753 On 26th November 15 verified Verified student

Great place to live! Right in the city centre so everything is local! Always flat parties going on

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member419749 On 26th November 15 verified Verified student

Great location but extremely loud

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Student Review: 1.7 /5
By member416720 On 14th October 15 verified Verified student

internet connection is very crappy, we need to restart it frequently. if you are a fan of bed strings, grand central is your home! and no hot water? really?

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member416720 On 14th October 15 verified Verified student

-very bad internet connection (both wi-fi and cable), disconnecting once in an hour, it's impossible even watch 240p videos in youtube during after 5 pm. -no maintenance. if you're having problems with plumbing messing your room up, they're not showing up until two days later. you can rarely enjoy hot (it is not even warm actually) water in bathroom. -they give you some parts which are supposed to be a vacuum cleaner when they're assembled. but no, they are not. parts don't fit each other. -as I heard from some international students, hall management do nothing about hate crimes (verbal abuse etc.) and these are very common. -way too expensive

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member716264 On 3rd October 15 verified Verified student

Less than a 10 minute walk from the main clubs, 30 seconds to the main train station, 2 minutes into town. Easily the best halls socially, flat party every night!

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member1016135 On 1st October 15 verified Verified student

When I moved in on the Saturday my bathroom light was not working until the Monday, my bathroom door handle was loose and my bedroom mirror was cracked which a week and a half later, has still not been replaced!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member515775 On 25th September 15 verified Verified student

A little on the expensive side because of the location, but overall so far my experience has been great here, the people are friendly and there are always party's going on!

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member815491 On 21st September 15 verified Verified student

few items missing such as iron/kitchen bin. However all better than the pictures able to view online. Very tidy kitchen area and large bedroom.

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Student Review: 2.5 /5
By HowlingHerbivore1009 On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

It was a good first year experience but not too impressed by flat mates

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By Ck123 On 26th April 15 verified Verified student

Fantastic location. Staff are all helpful and friendly. Flats and bedrooms are good size and well fitted.

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Student Review: 2.8 /5
By member57633 On 26th April 15 verified Verified student

Not worth £119 a week! Sub standard

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Student Review: 1.8 /5
By member47614 On 26th April 15 verified Verified student

Living in Unite Students, Grand Central was a big mistake. The members of staff that are employed by UNITE are rude, and horrible

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Student Review: 2.5 /5
By member87430 On 25th April 15 verified Verified student

Noisy, I've seen much better accommodation for the money, you don't get a proper living area and the services are pretty poor.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member47410 On 25th April 15 verified Verified student

Wouldn't recommend it was over priced for what you got.

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Student Review: 2.2 /5
By member97387 On 25th April 15 verified Verified student

Staff were okay, location was brilliant, flats themselves were awful.

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Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member97296 On 25th April 15 verified Verified student

awful, would never book with unite again

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Student Review: 3 /5
By erawl On 25th April 15 verified Verified student

Perfect halls for party people and social butterflies. Value for money is poor as there are lots of other nicer halls for cheaper but the location is unbeatable which is why I think they're able to keep the price a little higher. Situated across the road from lime street station, and just a minute walk to the main high street, a tescos and all the night clubs. This seems to by why it's popular with many first years and party goers. Only one common room downstairs where the reception is and it is rarely used in my experience so it's difficult to make friends that way. You and your flat mates will just have to reach out to others on your floor and so on to make new friends

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member46918 On 24th April 15 verified Verified student

Loved the accommodation! Just a bit pricey

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member106917 On 24th April 15 verified Verified student

Many of the blocks are grotty with dirty stained carpets and broken furniture. The room size is ok but many of the beds have springs that dig into you when you lie down. Though the location is good and its a good social atmosphere you are paying a lot of money if you not lucky enough to be placed in one of the few renovated blocks.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member115805 On 29th March 15 verified Verified student

In a three room flat with two guys, there was no table in the kitchen for us to eat together which made ice breaking a little harder. The staff take too long to do anything; changing a lightbulb in my room took 2 days. There was a leak on the 10th floor and it ran all the way down to the 2nd floor and the damp on the ceiling is still there after 3 months. It was one tiny fridge freezer between us three and there wasn't even a brush to clean with. The cleaner came once a week and just sprayed surface cleaner everywhere, she never changed mop water, never mopped up, never actually cleaned the surfaces just sprayed. I was paying £117 a week for the room and I was charged £217 for not paying rent on time because I was in hospital for a week. Terrible service, terrible building, nice students. When they aren't partying in ever room until 7am. Do not go here unless you don't want sleep

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By sarahanne96 On 25th March 15 verified Verified student

The price that they charge for the students to live here is ridiculous! When it rains massive puddles come from the window, the toilet leaks, lights don't work. You request that the maintenance team come and fix it but they're no better! I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and wouldn't stay here again if they paid me.

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