|Saint Anselm Hall||#3|
New hall near University of Manchester
Everything is brand new!
Smart TVs, great social spaces & grab and go breakfast
It's a 10 minute walk to the University of Manchester
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The hall was very old and run-down as well as facilities. The heating was centralised so you either got frozen or suffocated, and it broke down often. People were nice but they lacked bathroom etiquette. You can find poop stains and even poop on the toilet seat (amazed by the fact that university students do not know how to use the toilets). People never flush the toilets so the bathrooms are a nightmare. But cleaning is only twice a week so very often we had to tolerate the super gross bathrooms for days. The kitchen is as well dirty and filthy as people never took out the rubbish when it was their turn, and housekeeping would just issue warning but did nothing to the bags of trash. Food was always stolen from the fridge but nothing had been done to stop the situation. You can report issues to a team of people called Reslife but they would simply tell you to report on the online maintenance system. Food was average but usually bad. In overall bad experience.
Best place to live in Manchester by far, totally unique. Lots of traditions like daily formals, gowns and chapel- a very communal atmosphere. People are great, excellent facilities, quality rooms and a very cheap student run bar. And it's not Dalton Ellis
St Anselm Hall is an amazing place to live! It has great sense of community, people are very friendly and helpful! There are always people in common room which is well lit and has cozy armchairs. The hall has it's own bar which is open 3 days a week and is quite nice and cheap and where social events are frequently run. The rooms are quite big and have plenty of storage room and are just as good as in other halls. There's a library which is accessible 24/7, which has lots of books, several desktop computers and a printer. Common Spaces ( common room, corridors, kitchens and bathrooms) are cleaned twice a week by cleaning staff. Location is quite nice, there is a park in couple minutes walk, and hall itself is surrounded by greenery. Main Campus is 20 min walk. North campus is a bit far but there are bus stops right outside the hall which will take you to North campus ☺️
When i first walked into this hall, i was horrified at how old it was, the corridors are dark and it was very quiet. The rooms are pretty big, especially in summerfield, and there is a lot of storage and wardrobe space. However, the rooms are very old, carpets are quite dirty, and there are lots of gaps in the walls. The ground floor had cockroaches in, and building maintanance came round various times to clear them but they kept coming back. No social space, except the bar which is quite good and cheap. Kitchens are quite modern, but no nowhere to sit, and the catering is not great, often went hungry in this hall! Victoria park as an area is horrid, don't want to walk around at night alone as will probs get mugged, or at least followed home, which is horrible About a 25 minute walk to main Uni campus which isn't bad. Overall, not great but okay.
This is a collegiate experience in an otherwise ordinary university - the community is tight-knit. It's catered every day of the week which allows people to get to know each other very easily. The hall has a lot of traditions that seem quirky and unnecessary at first, but do a lot to bring the residents together. It has its' own gym, squash court, snooker room, ping-pong table as well as large common rooms and its' own bar - The Cellar Club - run by the students. The socials are very frequent and well attended during term time which brings the community together even more. Overall I'd say this is the best place to live in Manchester, at least the best university accommodation available.