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Amazing location, and the medium bronze non-ensuite rooms are a normal size for a student halls room. The kitchen is pretty small, but that's to be expected, but just a heads up. The location is the best part about it, as it's in between both University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan campuses and the city centre. Everything is only a short walk away, plus obviously you have all public transport right next to you. Unfortunately a downside is that it uses Glide WiFi, which has a reputation for being unreliable and tends to have long downtimes. If you need stable WiFi for something important, it's best to go to the library or a University building.

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By member991094
On 14th September 23
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Most helpful review

Amazing location, and the medium bronze non-ensuite rooms are a normal size for a student halls room. The kitchen is pretty small, but that's to be expected, but just a heads up. The location is the best part about it, as it's in between both University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan campuses and the city centre. Everything is only a short walk away, plus obviously you have all public transport right next to you. Unfortunately a downside is that it uses Glide WiFi, which has a reputation for being unreliable and tends to have long downtimes. If you need stable WiFi for something important, it's best to go to the library or a University building.

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member898330 On 27th January 24 verified Verified student

Helped me to solve the problem of my upstairs used to kept playing music in the middle of night.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1393351 On 25th October 23 verified Verified student

It has good facilities and washing is easily accessible how ever it is expensive at £3.20 to wash and £2.00 to dry.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member893240 On 23rd October 23 verified Verified student

the wifi is terrible it never works, the drawers in the freezer is broken and has been since i moved in, theres a gap in the floor boards, burn mark on the chair … but my room is big and lots of storage space so i wont complain..

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member892793 On 17th October 23 verified Verified student

The location is pretty ideal, being within walking distance of both campuses but also having transport links close by to the rest of the city. The bronze rooms are standard in size. The kitchen is adequate. The communal areas and events are rather uneventful but that is entirely dependant on who is living there at the time.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member991237 On 18th September 23 verified Verified student

Kitchen isn’t the biggest but that’s what we paid for so can’t complain. Bedroom is generous and couldn’t be happier with it.

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1091171 On 15th September 23 verified Verified student

Good accommodation for the money and lovely people to be around, happy with my choice. They paired me up with amazing roommates, we all get along and help each other out.

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Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member691124 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

MSV South is a okay accommodation, I enjoy having an en-suite and the rooms are fairly sized however there is lack of security and no lifts making it extremely hard when moving in and out of flats it is unacceptable.

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member691114 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

Room is nice and once all decorated up it’s really pretty. Bed is comfy, water pressure is nice and lovely flatmates. Only thing is my window is facing curry mile so it can get loud on weekends sometimes but nothing ear plugs can’t fix

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1391099 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

Great location near mmu right behind the library and main campus. Bus to the city centre is right outside and lots of restaurants close too

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member991094 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

Amazing location, and the medium bronze non-ensuite rooms are a normal size for a student halls room. The kitchen is pretty small, but that's to be expected, but just a heads up. The location is the best part about it, as it's in between both University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan campuses and the city centre. Everything is only a short walk away, plus obviously you have all public transport right next to you. Unfortunately a downside is that it uses Glide WiFi, which has a reputation for being unreliable and tends to have long downtimes. If you need stable WiFi for something important, it's best to go to the library or a University building.

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member1391089 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

Second year living here, and it’s always been a good area to stay in. Friendly staff, walking distance to university and the rooms are just right.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member991072 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

So far I am really enjoying my time at MSV South and find that it’s a nice area to live.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member891064 On 14th September 23 verified Verified student

Friendly Accomodation with lots of social opportunities

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member988018 On 24th June 23 verified Verified student

Best decision to stay here , couldn’t have find a better place than this.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1388006 On 23rd June 23 verified Verified student

The location is amazing for food & for the commute to uni. close to so many shops for groceries and lovely staff. the rooms are so nice

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member987937 On 22nd June 23 verified Verified student

I’ve been at this accommodation for the span of my university academic years. It has been a delight seeing how MSV South has changed so substantially for the better. It’s so pleasant seeing staff who are so willing to help and make you feel welcome. Maintenance issues are dealt with, from my experience so promptly. As someone who does a lot of online shopping, my experience of parcel collection has been wonderful, I can’t think of any faults. The cleanliness and homely feeling has seen the most improvement in my opinion and I can say wholeheartedly I would recommend this accommodation to anyone considering it.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1187916 On 22nd June 23 verified Verified student

It is good enough for the money. Kitchens should get cleaned by management otherwise it gets dirty quick and no one seems to care.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member1087891 On 22nd June 23 verified Verified student

Very nice location, staff are helpful and friendly, rooms and shared kitchen area is clean and good wifi (at least in my room). There are some events throughout the year but they are not too exciting. A few disadvantages are that the smart TV in our kitchen has bad connection and it can be hard to sleep sometimes because of the noises from the main road.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1187889 On 22nd June 23 verified Verified student

The location is great, very convenient and the rooms are comfortable.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1085175 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

Great accommodation , but pricey

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member684463 On 18th April 23 verified Verified student

Great place to live. Very close to University of Manchester.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1384351 On 17th April 23 verified Verified student

Great place to live at would definetely recommend

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1084350 On 17th April 23 verified Verified student

Staying at msv south for my 2nd year and it has been very good with friendly staff and nice social spaces

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Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member584134 On 13th April 23 verified Verified student

Overall, the rooms aren’t bad. They do look quite nice and the bathrooms are spacious in comparison to other accommodations across Manchester. However there is no communal room for the students living there to interact. It makes the “living out” experience quite boring and lonely. To improve, there should be a communal area for students to chill and talk also with the prices they’re asking for, the Wi-Fi should be a lot quicker and we should feel a little more safer living there.

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Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member1382445 On 27th March 23 verified Verified student

The location is amazing it’s close to uni and all the necessary shops. Reception staff are very friendly! Other services within the accommodation have not been great. The heating breaks every 2-3 weeks and although it gets fixed quickly when reported, it’s been a constant issue. It’s frustrating during the winter as we need to wait until Monday for it to be fixed. There are also no lifts and we have to climb 8 sets of stairs every day. There was also an instance where mice were all over the accommodation- there was literally one in my ROOM (this happened on a friday) and we were told to wait until monday for pest control. This was completely ridiculous. Overall, I paid the same last year in a different accommodation and I never had these problems. Here, the heating has been temperamental, we’ve had instances where no water comes out the taps, power cuts and obviously the whole mouse situation. It’s alright because of the location but I am not coming back next year.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member964637 On 6th December 21 verified Verified student

Mice and cockroaches spotted, nothing has been done about this by the accommodation team at all. Situated in an unsafe and loud location within the city; lots of shouting and drunk people at night as well as several drug dealers hang out in the carpark. There have been incidences of violence such as with knives in the near vicinity, mainly in the carpark. Not worth the money at all. There is no social area and kitchens are very small considering they are supposed to facilitate 7 people.

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Student Review: 1.1 /5
By member653462 On 13th January 21 verified Verified student

Please do not stay here, for your sake and for the sake of future students. Asides from their general response to RODENTS (mice have been found in bedrooms/kitchens too many times!) and maintenance issues being appalling (and the quality of the rooms are also below standard), they also fail to acknowledge the situation of the pandemic, refusing any refund or money back despite most residents not currently being able to stay in the accommodation. Dwell has failed to share the burden of the pandemic with its residents and have decided to maintain its profits, whilst the rest of the world (health staff, businesses, employees, students) struggles. If someone is considering moving into student accommodation for the first time, please remember: You will spend most of your time there, having to eat, sleep, wash etc - prioritise places that make you feel comfortable and relaxed (this is not it!) and not just somewhere close to the university (you can always get a bus).

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member1348956 On 2nd June 20 verified Verified student

When my daughter moved in the room was already filthy. Waste coming up through the shower, mould in the bathroom broken window latches, evidence of rodent activity! Don’t let your child stay here it is truly disgusting!

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Student Review: 1.3 /5
By member545941 On 19th February 20 verified Verified student

The worst. Mice everywhere. Scary and loud location. Everyone complains about their roommates being unclean/loud/rude/unsociable. WiFi is slow. I never feel safe here. Don’t come here. Whoever rated this place 5 obviously works for the company and is trying to take your money.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member540946 On 31st July 19 verified Verified student

Great halls to be in, all flats became very close was good for socialising and good facilities in flat and kept clean by cleaners

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