2.67 / 5

2.67 / 5

McLaren House

9 Reviews by Students   
#6 out of 6 halls at London South Bank University


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If you are going to be here to STUDY and have a peaceful nights, you are in the wrong place, be aware that you will be under so much stress and it will leads you to fail your modules. There is A LOT OF noise here, during the nights specially, parties and broken door mechanism , you will be awake all nights becasue of the BANGS all the time, management is a Joke, and even hall embasadors chilling and drinking till 4am sometimes, and don't give a damn about you, I have changed my room 2 times and I will get out of here ASAP just like 50% of my other flatmates who got out during the term time . what a waist of time and money, please please please be aware, if your course is seriuse and you have exams, if you need to concentrate, this is the wrong place for you, avoide it. simply check easyroommate and spareroom to find a good place/flat to share with 2-3 adults not a bunch of crazy kids....

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By member726554
On 22nd May 17

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Featured review

If you are going to be here to STUDY and have a peaceful nights, you are in the wrong place, be aware that you will be under so much stress and it will leads you to fail your modules. There is A LOT OF noise here, during the nights specially, parties and broken door mechanism , you will be awake all nights becasue of the BANGS all the time, management is a Joke, and even hall embasadors chilling and drinking till 4am sometimes, and don't give a damn about you, I have changed my room 2 times and I will get out of here ASAP just like 50% of my other flatmates who got out during the term time . what a waist of time and money, please please please be aware, if your course is seriuse and you have exams, if you need to concentrate, this is the wrong place for you, avoide it. simply check easyroommate and spareroom to find a good place/flat to share with 2-3 adults not a bunch of crazy kids....

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By member726554
On 22nd May 17

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CampusMain Campus
PostcodeSE1 0AP
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms621
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9 McLaren House Reviews


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd May 17

If you are going to be here to STUDY and have a peaceful nights, you are in the wrong place, be aware that you will be under so much stress and it will leads you to fail your modules. There is A LOT OF noise here, during the nights specially, parties and broken door mechanism , you will be awake all nights becasue of the BANGS all the time, management is a Joke, and even hall embasadors chilling and drinking till 4am sometimes, and don't give a damn about you, I have changed my room 2 times and I will get out of here ASAP just like 50% of my other flatmates who got out during the term time . what a waist of time and money, please please please be aware, if your course is seriuse and you have exams, if you need to concentrate, this is the wrong place for you, avoide it. simply check easyroommate and spareroom to find a good place/flat to share with 2-3 adults not a bunch of crazy kids....

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th May 17

"You can get passes for guests for up to seven nights, but are tutted at and questioned "why?" if you request more a nights stay. Can't sign people in after eight o clock to stay over, and guests are point blank refused entry. I rang in advance to sign my boyfriend in when our train was delayed, turned up after eight o clock expecting the pass to be waiting for us and there wasn't one. The security guard told us we were lying when we said we rang ahead. If you need help they simply tell you to "put it in an email" to which you get no reply. A woman from the rehab centre got into the courtyard past midnight twice screaming and fighting. Post gets put in wrong boxes so you can't access it. Receptionists, "student ambassadors" and security guards are lazy, rude and don't care. Infestations of bed bugs, mice and cockroaches in different rooms. The water supply got turned off for days, constant power cuts, and they allow people to smoke and be loud inside, saying theres nothing they can do.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd May 17

Very Noisy, poor management, bad experience, even after changing room twice. 3 of my friends also decided to get out of there in the middle of semester, because of noise problem. If you are going to study a serious course, this is the worst place for you. People just do not care, after midnight you hear people screaming in the yard, many people are awake overnight and they make door noises, BANG! lots of noise from streets , avoid at any cost.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th February 17

Living in a prison would be better! Water contaminated so couldn't shower, brush teeth or drink and we weren't informed about the problem for 2 days Wifi is always down Lift to F block was broken for a month Mice Always dirty even after the "cleaners" have "cleaned". Can't even use the hoover as it's broken and smells like something has died inside it If something breaks good luck getting it fixed, I'm still living with a leak which I've had since September Rude staff Rooms are disgusting, walls all chipped, dated furniture, bathroom covered in grime Constant noise due to paper thin walls Pipes making noises all night Right outside a building site Items of post being opened and possessions being taken Living with drug users Stay away unless you wish to catch something

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 17th December 16

Mice in the kitchen Cockroaches Bed bugs NO security (people from other blocks walking straight through the fire door) Contaminated water Internet failings Ovens trip fuse to power while flat because they won't replace the circuit Maintenance staff are rude

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th December 16

Water has been contaminated so you physically can't take showers, drink water or even brush your teeth. Knew about the Issue on Friday and didn't tell us until Sunday saying that if we have any symptoms that we need to go to our GP. Lies about the issue and told us to not use the taps all together to begin with. Internet has days where it is down. One of the women managers is extremely rude and obnoxious, walls have chips in them, everyone smokes weed out of their windows or even in the kitchen. Constantly being around drug users and on the odd occasion people taking heroine. If you love yourself or your kids you would not send them to mclaren. I will never return to this disgust vile hell hold.

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

McLaren house seemed lovely, but once I settled in I realised it wasn't like that at all. The reception seems modern and stylish, but the rooms are dated and the kitchens, hallways, stairs etc are disgusting. The lack of cleaning meant cigarettes and bottles etc were often left in the courtyard for days. I understand that some residents may have been a little difficult to deal with but the management did absolutely nothing to deal with any of the issues. If anything breaks here it doesn't they fixed for months...even if it's the lift and you live on the 8th floor....have fun.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th December 15

Its a great place to live with cheerful maintainance staff, exceptionally close to the university and town. The only bad thing is Skype is poor and quite grainy.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th August 15
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