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Brand new hall near Manchester Met
Everything is new for 2018!
High-spec kitchen, HD TV and smart technology
And it's a 12 minute walk to Manchester Metropolitan
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Daisy Bank was the only halls available for me after results day. They're really not as bad as people make them out. The flats are made up of 4 study bedrooms, with an en suite. Bedrooms are decent size with a desk and plenty of storage. Kitchen and living area is good for what you pay. There is a lot of parking available which you have to pay yearly for, but you can park on the road outside for free which is safe, and most people just do that. There is 24 hour security in reception which make you feel safe. I wouldn't say the halls are loud, compared to halls on campus. To get to Uni you catch the 50 bus at the end of the road which takes you straight down oxford road, the bus takes 5-10 minutes on a good day. They are pretty regular but i would go in good time as the buses can be busy and you may not be able to get on that particular one. Although it is annoying not living on campus, you get used to it. Daisy bank is what you make of it, if you make friends you'll have a good time!
Great halls. En-suite in every bedroom and really good sized rooms with good storage space and desk area! Free bus pass if you stay at Daisy Bank as it is supposedly further afield from the rest of MMU’s halls, but it is located down the road from the start of Oxford Road/Curry Mile in Rusholme and down the road from Longsight. Lots of supermarkets and bus stops near by.
It’s a very good hall for students who want to enjoy the social side of uni more and it’s not that expensive in comparison to the other halls. Rooms are a good size, especially on the corner flats and ensuite for every room is ideal. The stairs are cleaned on average every two weeks and generally never get really dirty. Living with 4 people is a bit of a different experience compared to what most other students get so socialising with people outside of your flat is a must. Laundry facilities are clean but really expensive (£3.00 per wash) and the WiFi isn’t anything to rave about. Generally however, if your after good social scene it’s ideal and the included bus pass is really handy
Wifi is good. It's decent, runs pretty fast. Only thing is on my phone is seems to go down regularly for 3 minutes at a time about once or twice a day. Noise is a bit of a problem. I'm on the ground floor and people like to smoke outside my window (which I've complained about twice, it is against rules but nothing has been done). Windows are rubbish at keeping noise out. I could join in to conversations outside I can hear them that well. No TV in communal area. Kitchen space is tiny, barely enough for 2 people let alone 4. Comfy sofas though. Ensuite is good. Proper shower however no shelves. Stairwells are kept pretty clean. 24/7 security so can call at any time. Always someone at reception if you need anything. However the smoking is an issue. The windows are drafty (gets very cold sitting at my desk, heater is on permanently) so cigarette smoke does come into my room. Buses slightly unreliable but I've not had many problems. Free bus pass is amazing!
Do not live here!! This has been the worst experience ever! Security guards are extremely rude, maintenance are absolutely no help and don't fix anything you ask them too but happily sit on their phones in the main reception area. My room was absolutely filthy in September layered with dust and the carpet hadn't even been cleaned, hair in the bathroom from the previous owner, Hoover doesn't work but maintenance say we have broken it, socially awful, holes and chips in the walls, my bathroom smells of sewage all the time!! Literally hate this place do not live here if you have a choice!!
Far from school, Students have party midnight and no one come to stop them. If you need a quiet room, do not pick daisybank. The staffs who works for the office sucks, they just say we will help you but they do nothing.
This halls is very good (for what you pay) I was lucky to get a bigger room, which was handy as I had so much stuff due to moving such a distance. The staff are lovely and really accommodating, however the only thing that let it down is the flatmates. I was lucky enough to have found 2 really good friends in this halls, however one of them was a lazy, dirty drug dealer who didn't care of have any regard for anyone else besides himself - however the staff at Daisy bank dealt with this as soon as I complained as helped the situation greatly!! They all did so well. The halls is a nice walk to the uni which I feel, allows you to get to know different areas of Manchester rather that just the main section near the campus'. The rooms are good sizes and the mutual areas are also very good and big enough for all 4 members of the flat!
leaving this hell hole in september and cant wait. would advise anyone to just pay the bit more for better halls. they dont care if anything is broken and they tend to just blame you to try and get money. if your flat mates are horrid you are stuck with them only being 4 would be better sharing with more people. toilets often come up with everyones crap. some staff are quite rude and talk to you like your a child.
The free bus pass is a very big plus however the nearest bus service is very unreliable. The social area does not come with a TV or a microwave and the cupboard space is very minimal meaning we have to keep most items in our bedrooms. The bedroom and bathroom space is quite good, one room on each corner flat is always bigger than the rest (I was lucky to get the bigger room). However some flats have different items, 2 of my roommates have a full body mirror and shelving within the bathroom where as I do not, which is quite annoying. There aren't enough plugs anywhere so extension leads are a must. Security is very good in Daisy bank and I always feel very safe, however the walk from oxford road to Daisy bank does feel rather unsafe. The launderette needs to be bigger, it only has 6 washers and 6 dryers.
Daisy bank hall is well worth the money, especially because of the free buss pass available. There's an en suite bathroom in every room which is also nice. The rooms are a good size with lots of storage space and there's a big notice board you can pin things on. It is a half an hour walk from the university and the number 50 bus is very unreliable, but you can't really complain with it being free. It is very quiet at night and it is the only hall (associated with the university) that is fenced in with a key fob needed to access the gates. Security is very lenient and will let anyone in (which can be bad because of promoters) but it's good when you want friends to come around. If there's any problems, such as something being broken, reception are happy to help you out or give you a number to call to get someone else to fix the problem if they are unable to. The kitchen/dining area is quite also quite a good size with enough cupboard and fridge/freezer space for the 4 people.
Was an enjoyable experience being at this accommodation, mainly because I made a good group of friends! Room sizes were decent, with ensuite which was an acceptable size for the price! Kitchen was quite small, oven was terribly slow. Cleaning facitilies were none existent. But overall was good, and for the price was excellent!
These halls are best if you actually know Manchester as it's about a 40 min walk from MMU, so I'd only recommend this for people who have been around the Upper Brook Street/Hathersage Road area of Manchester. It's very basic (even more basic than you'd expect halls to be) with the heaters not working as a normal radiator would in winter, the kitchen is tiny and as are the bathrooms. But the plus sides to this accommodation is that you get an ensuite without paying the extortionate prices (trust me, you need this when you're a fresher), it's quieter because it's away from Oxford Road and you get a free bus pass which normally costs around £200-£300 when you have to pay yourself. Maintenance and reception staff are friendly and happy to help if you need a heavy suitcase lifting up the stairs or if you've lost your keys. If the price goes up (I paid £100 a week) I wouldn't recommend it as it's pretty much worth what you pay.