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Loved staying here the people were lovely and the reception were really easy to talk to
1. Fantastic staff! 100/10. Anyone who says otherwise, is the problem. 2. Room- modern & spacious. If you’re not used to cold, yes there is heating but get a hot water bottle, place it under sheets and a duvet (tog 15). 2b. Laundry on dorm: about £8 (wash n dry). I do two loads a month (1 for clothes, 1 for sheets) £16/month. 3. I had great flatmates- we had a weekly cleaning roster for the commons; easy to get along with, mostly stayed in our rooms. Sometimes dinner together. Not a very social dorm. DB did have some events. 4. Location. Pro: Peaceful & Serene. Con: 30 minutes walk to main campus. I usually wake up 2 hours before I have to head anywhere. 1 hour to get ready, 7 minutes to the bus 50 (which if you’re unlucky and miss the bus, you have to take another 10 walk to Oxford Road to catch a 111, 15, 147, 146, 143, 142, 41, 42, 43). Get a bus pass! £300/year. Sacrifice but worth it. Aldi, cheapest grocery btw. As an extrovert,I loved living here, except when running late.
The people that work here, both receptionist and maintenance, are some of the nicest and most helpful people I’ll ever meet.
Daisybank Halls is going to be going private next year and Manchester Metropolitan University will no longer be managing it. It is evident why. Since September I have had none stop issues with my flat mates and their Cleanliness and I feel as though my accommodation is the only downfall to my experience so far. We don’t have a communal area and the closest thing to one is a smoking shelter I also don’t use my living area as a communal area as it’s always such a mess. We have no real push to socialise with one another as their is no other way but to be at the smoking shelter which in a way is motivating people to smoke and our fire alarms are consistently going off and the issue has not been handled. Yes it’s expected but at 2am, 4am and 6am in the morning and you have a 9am lecture it really becomes an inconvenience. In comparison to other Manchester Metropolitan Halls Daisybank is not comparable.
In terms of value for money, you're not going to get better than Daisybank from MMU - £115/week for an ensuite room and a bus pass, sorted. I'm living here as a second year student and therefore already have friends outside of Daisybank, so don't use the campus for social experience, however I think if I'd lived here first year social experience would be really poor - the size of the flats doesn't facilitate pre drinks really. The location is really strange, there's no pubs that are particularly close, there's an asda and a lidl pretty close which is fine, and you're only a short walk from Oxford Road, but it's not one that I'd want to do on my own at night and therefore end up getting an uber home which ends up pricey. The management are generally OK; they do what they're there to do - the fire alarms have been awful, I can't remember how many times they've gone off between 2am-5am which is really frustrating. I wouldn't live in Daisybank in my first year! Not the most social
Really good for the the free bus pass. This is a quieter hall off campus with an older vibe. I’d go to liberty Cambridge or Cavendish for a more social experience as I had friends in those halls. Although daisy bank is good for the money but could use an update/modernisation.
Daisy bank hall is a little out of the way, but the free bus pass makes up for it! Staff aren’t too friendly but they get the job done. For an en-suite hall the price is outstanding.
Daisy Bank has so far been much better than expected. The distance from uni can be slightly inconvenient at times but the free bus pass has been a god send! It only takes me 15 minutes in total to get to uni on the bus and the bus pass also comes in handy when travelling to the city Center/pub etc. My course (BA Acting @ MST) is very much full time, I have to be awake at 7 and I’m not home most nights until 8 so Daisy Bank has been perfect in terms of getting a decent nights sleep! I rarely hear any loud parties or noise that might keep me awake. The flat itself is nice. The bedroom is very spacious compared to other flats I’ve seen and the en suite is decent. I recommend decorating your room as much as possible with pictures and fairy lights to make it feel more like home. The kitchen is okay, everything works fine and there’s plenty of cupboard space. No Microwave but we all chipped in for one which wasn’t an issue. Overall good for the price!
Excellent value for money, especially considering that a bus pass is included.
Walls are yellow and dingy looking and the rooms remind me of prison cells. Fire alarms wre very sensitive, shower steam would trigger it. Kitchen counters are too small for flats with 4 people, and one fridge is also too little for flats of 4 people. The living area in the kitchen should not be bigger than the actual kitchen
There was no space for social interaction apart from the kitchen which sometimes you don't want to socialise due to the mess of it.
Absolute s******. Too expensive for what it is, a complete rip off and not worth the money at all. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! You’ll move in and enjoy the freedom, living with your mates, going out and partying, but 3 months in and you’ll get sick of coming back from uni everyday and just having to sit in that dark dingy room for hours. The vent in the bathroom is absolutely coated in dust, makes you wonder what you’re breathing in every time you go for a s***. No wonder you’re always ill living at this place when your flatmates leave your kitchen covered in mouldy grated cheese, never empty the bins, and leave pots and pans piled sky high. When I lived here last year my flatmate left a pan unwashed for 2 months to the point where it was coated in mould and had flies and larvae growing inside of it, I wish I could include a picture. You’re extremely lucky if you get flatmates that actually clean up after themselves, most people have absolutely no motivation to do anything living in this dump
Great soical life. Very secure.
Found the people I lived with for 4 years during my time in daisy bank. Fond memories, good place to come and live as a first year student. Bit outside of town but the free bus pass makes up for that
I was really concerned about moving here due to the 40minute walk to university, but with the free bus pass it made life so much easier and was really useful to go to town on weekends etc. I had a great social experience here and made many new friends (make sure to meet so many people in freshers, it pays off), except for the lack of social places to go, having pres in one of our flats was the best option. Security is great in the place and you always feel secure, there is an ASDA and LIDL nearby which is great. Only downside is that washing is quite expensive but if you do it once a week it balances out.
- £109 a week. I now pay £110 and I live in a much nicer area, a nicer flat and because I've chosen who I live with we see eye to eye on many things like cleanliness and how to do the food shop and etc. - it was an incredibly mundane, depressing, awful place to live. The ensuite was nice, however shower pressure wasn't great. - The residential advisers did f*** all when you had issues, whereas now we have landlords that will sort out any issues for us with the flat and there's rarely any issues emotionally in the flat. - It was so far away and the bus you had to get to uni was incredibly late/early. It never ran 'like clockwork'. It was great having a free buds pass but my god it was s*** having to get to uni/fallowefield. - it just needs a re-vamp, the kitchens are too small and the living space was too big. Again mundane and depressing decor. - All it needs is a redecoration and never have three of one sex and then one of another in a flat.
I spent y third year of BA at the Ollerenshaw block. I constantly had problem with my room mates over noise problem and cleaning. Unfortunately the managers didn't do anything to solve it. I had the worst human experience of my life here in this hall. I strongly suggest you get somewhere else.
The halls are a little out of town, but a small walk can find you at Rusholme which means you can choose either Fallowfield or Central Manchester for the night. You also get a free bus pass which is a great benefit.
Excellent value for the price, only issue it's 40 minutes walk from university, but it provides a free Stagecoach bus pass for Greater Manchester which is extremely useful.
DEMOLISH THE PLACE. . If you like to cohabit with nature then this is the place for you, mice droppings in your bowl to add an extra spice to your morning cereal is just a minor in your daily experience. Infested with the furry little fellas from kitchen to hallway (luckily not on my pillow). The staff were never around, and by chance after a stake out of the reception you do manage to come by a member they're about as helpful as an ingrown toenail. Room checks are frequent and luckily during reading weeks or end of terms when you're back at the parentals. Don't worry, they leave everything as you left it but do expect your door to be left unlocked so be wary of any shifty characters you're cohabiting with (including the mice). Being on the top floor you will expect a bit of damp on your staircase from the virtually collapsed ceiling from a bit of that fine rain so remember to bring your wellies because you will be knee deep in what maybe you wasn't expecting indoors.
Lovely spacious rooms with en-suite, good communal space and lovely staff. There’s not many inspections which is appreciated. It’s not that far from university and town and it comes with a free bus pass which is super handy. There’s always things going on in reception which is super welcoming.
Good value for money, out of the way of uni but compensated with a free bus pass
Worst year of my life living wise should've got a place near the university student reps are usless stole my deposit as well
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!
Decent for money, especially since there's an ensuite. Location isn't ideal, although having the bus pass is a bonus. Overall, better than expected but not the best.
Probably the worst living conditions ive experianced as well as hall service, outdated furnishings which fall apart, the smell and residential advisors are useless
Freezing cold room due to ineffective heater. I was not able to connect to the net all year. Big en-suite room though and bus pass.
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.
Pleasantly surprised at how good it is
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.
Nice halls but could do with being close to the university. Would also be good if it had a communal area
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.
mice problem, staff are difficult, rooms okay size but wouldn't live there again
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!
A flat with only 4 people just isn't enough
Bedrooms are lush (and all en-suite). 4 rooms to a flat and the flats are fairly large sized. Absolutely loved my time here shame I can't stay another year! 10/10 would recommend
rubbish, not sociable, like a prison
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.