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4 Pure Highbury Reviews
The fact of the matter is, I am currently sat in my pure Highbury room waiting... and waiting for my computer to load a simple web page. On my way in a new advert has appeared outside which reads: '100MB internet connection'. Firstly, this claim is a load of monkey, second, they will charge you a fee to have more than two devices on the Internet for your whole year and last the connection is very weak in all social areas. Enough about the wifi! I paid extra to not have a limited view but it turns out that instead of staring at a wall, I get to see the trains that run on top of it... All for another £10 or so a week and let me tell you they are LOUD Kitchens pretty nice and so are the rooms and ensuites really, but expect faulty things when you go in The social area has a pool table.. Broken. Fusball table... Broken. And the false promise of a ping pong table has all but dwindled away over the last few months. BUT, they do have money to spend on vending machines to make more cash!
The worst place I have ever lived. I have never had a pleasant conversation with staff - they will finish their phone conversation before they even look at you and you will get no information from them other an an "I don't know" or "email us" - which never go answered. Be prepared for your food and cutlery to be stolen, and for the public social spaces to be trashed by uncaring tenants. Train right outside isn't advertised, but it's there and it's loud. You'd think that with a building full of students they'd invest in decent internet, but it will go out suddenly and without warning.
I have been living here for one year and so far my experience is not very satisfying. Firstly, they don't mention that accommodation is located literally next to the station and you can hear trains driving around from early in the morning until very late at night. I DO Wake up at 3 am in the morning because of that. Secondly, management is horrible there is one student girl sitting in the reception every time you have a question the only thing she can say is "I DONT KNOW'. In general staff is quite rude, feels like we live here for free. It is a 5 floor building, 2 lift suppose to operate but one lift has been broken for whole year and the other one takes ages. Finally they have weird policy that if you leave unwashed dishes they just take them away and you will never see them again. There was a case that i had breakfast, was in a hurry and could not wash it straight away then when i come back in the evening they just disappear.
This place could be great however there are some serious issues. Bad points: There are no ovens in the kitchens. The majority of the people that live here are very unfriendly. There is no cold water pressure in the bathrooms. Right next to a really loud main line railway (and you have to try to sleep with your window open as the heating is constantly on). Laundry facilities are a total rip off. This is not the student experience you're after - nobody drinks, socialises or has any fun. Barely any storage space in the kitchens. No free weights in the gym. Stupid kitchen rules - no rice cookers permitted and storing any items outside your tiny cupboard isn't allowed. Good points: Next to Finsbury Park station (literally) Some of the reception staff are lovely and really helpful. It is a very modern and clean place, although pretty depressing and lonely at the same time.