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Hello All, Im a Doctor doing a Fellowship at Royal Liverpool Hospital. I will put the Pros below 1. The best living space by far that I have seen 2.Super friendly staff from A to Z 3.Staff has always been super efficient lead by the Manager Caroline ,Karen , Aiden,Scott, Adnan and even the cleaning ladies are super helpful and caring towards me. They went out of the way to accommodate me and some of my housemates even. 4.Location is ideal , views majestic and local grocery shops a stone throw away and my hospital “two stone throws away” 5.Amenities plentiful, one cant get bored here,table tennis, air hockey,playstations and even a gym , what else can one ask for. 6. Made loads of new friends , mostly students of liverpool uni, all very caring and respectful of each other. Cons 1. Slightly pricey , but a bargain when all of the above considered 2.Wish the weather could be better , not sure how Calico can fix that. I am sure nothing in Liverpool could beat what calico has to offer.

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By member947341
On 15th April 20

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Hello All, Im a Doctor doing a Fellowship at Royal Liverpool Hospital. I will put the Pros below 1. The best living space by far that I have seen 2.Super friendly staff from A to Z 3.Staff has always been super efficient lead by the Manager Caroline ,Karen , Aiden,Scott, Adnan and even the cleaning ladies are super helpful and caring towards me. They went out of the way to accommodate me and some of my housemates even. 4.Location is ideal , views majestic and local grocery shops a stone throw away and my hospital “two stone throws away” 5.Amenities plentiful, one cant get bored here,table tennis, air hockey,playstations and even a gym , what else can one ask for. 6. Made loads of new friends , mostly students of liverpool uni, all very caring and respectful of each other. Cons 1. Slightly pricey , but a bargain when all of the above considered 2.Wish the weather could be better , not sure how Calico can fix that. I am sure nothing in Liverpool could beat what calico has to offer.

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By member947341
On 15th April 20

Calico Information

Telephone0151 318 7700
PostcodeL3 8NG
Price from £138.00 per week for 21/22 (subject to availability)
Features10-minute walk from LJMU, 15-minute walk from the University of Liverpool, cinema room, events, games room, gym, social space, study area, project room and on-site team
Top tipBook now for 2021/22 academic year and get £250 off your rent. Visit the website for more information.

Calico Biography

Calico offers students in Liverpool high spec en suite rooms in a fantastic location. The accommodation is situated close to John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool city centre.

In Calico, you can opt for either a modern en suite room in a shared apartment or a private studio with plenty of space. There’s a huge variety of rooms available to choose from so you’ll definitely find something to suit your budget and preferences. Shared apartments have stylish communal kitchens and living spaces and studios come equipped with private mini-kitchens and great features.

When you want to socialise, Calico offers some amazing spaces for you to enjoy with friends. There’s a sky Lounge, on-site cinema, and a TV lounge with a games area. There’s also an equipped gym and dedicated study rooms to make use of. The Accommodation Team are always on-hand to help you with whatever you need, even if it’s just for a friendly chat, and they also host regular social events.

Find out more or book your room here


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th November 20

The staff are really kind and warm. Rooms are new and clean, and quite, also I like the decoration style. The location is a little far from business school of UoL, but doesn't take too much time.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 6th August 20

Let's start with the 6 weeks not being able to move in and with ONLY 3 weeks being taken off. Put us in questionable accomodation. Strike one of their contract. Place got flooded (wowser) but still not sure why..boiler maybe. It's a new building so I'm like hmmm. Second, the place feels safe within my room but after requesting for my lock to be fixed, their reason for nothing to be done is the contractor has to come in and that the room doors have swollen. Then for my peace of mind they say it's okay. Strike 2. Strike 3 is how I rebooked with them and they asked for my guarantor but since I no longer want to live there, even with signing the tenancy agreement they claim I must find someone to replace it. First off, I don't lol because there is no guarantor signature... You're supposed to have a guarantor signature before a tenancy (breach of contract AGAIN). Please, itsy overpriced so do yourself a favor and not go to this place. I thought it was nice but they treat us like idiots.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th July 20

Please steer clear of this s*** hole unless you love getting the absolute worst value for money possible.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st April 20

To start, we were not being able to move in for a whole 6 weeks of our tenancy and only given 3 weeks off rent. Then my whole floor flooded as the boiler seemed to explode with steam and ruin a lot of our things. Now we have been told after lock down we should move our stuff out, basically being forced out 3 months before end of tenancy. I understand the last is not their fault, but to still expect us to pay our rent is ridiculous. Lots of other student accommodations have been sympathetic to the circumstances, but not this one.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st April 20

To start, we were not being able to move in for a whole 6 weeks of our tenancy and only given 3 weeks off rent. Then my whole floor flooded as the boiler seemed to explode with steam and ruin a lot of our things. There was boiling hot water all over the corridor and in our flat, we were forced to evacuate in pyjamas and I burnt my feet on the water. A cleaner was sent in. She picked up my soaking belongings and threw them on the shower floor. Good job. Now we have been told after lock down we should move our stuff out, basically being forced out 3 months before end of tenancy. I understand the last is not their fault, but to still expect us to pay our rent is ridiculous. Lots of other student accommodations have been sympathetic to the circumstances, but not this one.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 21st April 20

Calico DO NOT protect their students at all. Don’t recommend at all.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th April 20

Such a mistake moving in here, problem after problem!! Not worth the money at all & they’re upping the price! The only good thing about this place is the location, anything else is a 1 star!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th April 20

Hello All, Im a Doctor doing a Fellowship at Royal Liverpool Hospital. I will put the Pros below 1. The best living space by far that I have seen 2.Super friendly staff from A to Z 3.Staff has always been super efficient lead by the Manager Caroline ,Karen , Aiden,Scott, Adnan and even the cleaning ladies are super helpful and caring towards me. They went out of the way to accommodate me and some of my housemates even. 4.Location is ideal , views majestic and local grocery shops a stone throw away and my hospital “two stone throws away” 5.Amenities plentiful, one cant get bored here,table tennis, air hockey,playstations and even a gym , what else can one ask for. 6. Made loads of new friends , mostly students of liverpool uni, all very caring and respectful of each other. Cons 1. Slightly pricey , but a bargain when all of the above considered 2.Wish the weather could be better , not sure how Calico can fix that. I am sure nothing in Liverpool could beat what calico has to offer.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 9th April 20

Booking Calico has been the biggest mistake I could have made. The accommodation wasn't ready in time for us to move in and despite the fact this was known for months in advance, we were only announced the night before our move-in date. The compensation package was inadequate. Once moved in, we have encountered plenty of maintenance issues such as leaks, water cuts, power cuts and loud pipe noises throughout both buildings. The security is absolutely rubbish, we have had 2 TVs stolen from the social areas, homeless people walking in and out of the buildings, no security whatsoever in Block B and inappropriate behaviour displayed towards students. The staff is clueless and unable to answer any query - my questions have been continuously met with "I don't know" or "There's nothing I can do". The facilities promised have only been open for a few weeks of the contract length yet we are expected to pay full rent. DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 8th April 20

The worst experience I've ever had with a company! As the other review regarding Calico states, the building was not completed for the set move-in date in September 2018 and we didn't end up moving in until 6 weeks after this. During this time, communication from Fresh Student Living was the absolute minimum it could've been. We were informed the night before move-in that the building wasn't ready, as if that was an acceptable notice period. After move-in, there was nowhere in the bathroom to hang a towel or put toilet paper, and the floor was covered in paint and sealant. I pay £715 per month for my room. Fast forward to now, the COVID-19 pandemic is in full swing and universities across the UK have closed. When this happened, universities urged students to go home, so I did. Now, I'm living at home with my family, unable to travel back to Calico due to travel restrictions, but still being told nothing different than to pay full rent. Absolutely shocking experience.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 4th April 20

Calico wasn't ready on time and they only told students the night before, or the day of moving day that it wasn't ready. Calico said that they didn't know it wouldn't be ready which is a lie as they told me a week before, and were moving me into another flat that was "ready". On move in day, that flat was no longer ready as nobody in the whole block was allowed to move in. There was so many maintenance issues, ranging from cupboard doors falling off, the fridge was broke when we moved in, the sink taps didn't work, the shower water pressure is abysmal, the toilet wouldn't flush, there was cracks in the ceiling that they wouldn't fix and multiple leaks and now mould by my bed. Students have vacated rooms due to corona and they can't get their money back while other accommodations have given refunds or discounts. It's run by foreign landlords for profit.LJMU have said they aren't in talks with calico over rent as it isnt even affiliated with the uni so don't waste your time. horrible.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 27th March 20

Absolutely s*** accommodation to live in. Would not recommend what so ever. First of all the accommodation wasn’t built on time and we were put in temporary accommodation which wasn’t ideal because we ended up spending more money on transport etc. The accommodation got flooded at one point and now that we are in the middle of this Coronavirus pandemic they refuse to cancel our contracts. They seem to think it’s ok to pay for a place we aren’t staying in because we have “signed a contract” that they were in breach of to begin with.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 27th March 20

Calico has been a big disappointment for many of us students, constant maintenance issues, late refunds and a failure to create an integrated student environment. We are now looking at other student accomodations compensating their tenants during this corona virus crisis, however we know for a fact Calico won’t do the same. It is these constant examples being show of why Calico fails to create a healthy relationship with their tenants.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd February 20

Calico is an amazing new accommodation offering nothing but the best in terms of value for money. Located very close to the city centre it is slap bang in the middle of the student life in Liverpool. John Moores Byrom street campus is just a short 5 minute walk away. There’s loads of things to do within a short range of Calico. The management team go above and beyond for every one of their students and are always approachable and friendly to talk to about anything. A cup of tea and a chat is all part and parcel of the relaxed and inviting reception environment. The building is kept in top notch condition due to the diligence and commitment of the amazing cleaning/maintenance team who also have an approachable demeanour. From the picturesque sky lounge to the quiet study spaces the social spaces in Calico cater to all types of people. The 3 gyms also remove the need for an excuse to get fit in the gym which is always a positive. What makes it even better is that they are no extra cost.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 7th December 19

So after living in calico for about a month, I can say that I’m not quite enjoying the accommodation. The sound proof in the sky lounge is absolutely rubbish, people in there always party and play loud music which was really affecting me, I can even hear people talking in there while I was in my room so you can imagine how annoying it is. So my advise is don’t book a room that is near the sky lounge. Also, the staff didn’t really help, they told me that the sky lounge is closed after 23:00 but I always hear people in there until midnight . And also told me that only staffs have assess to the sky lounge but I’ve seen a lot of people walked in there without a staff taking them in . I hope they will do something about it because this is so stressful.

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