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9 bed flat, massive kitchen + sitting area, have to clean kitchen and corridoor between rooms by yourself, love being by the Hoe, 10/15 minute walk to uni, expensive but virtually brand new so loads of storage space and lovely en suite. Useful tesco express downstairs.

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By member89449
On 29th June 15

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9 bed flat, massive kitchen + sitting area, have to clean kitchen and corridoor between rooms by yourself, love being by the Hoe, 10/15 minute walk to uni, expensive but virtually brand new so loads of storage space and lovely en suite. Useful tesco express downstairs.

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By member89449
On 29th June 15

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th June 15

9 bed flat, massive kitchen + sitting area, have to clean kitchen and corridoor between rooms by yourself, love being by the Hoe, 10/15 minute walk to uni, expensive but virtually brand new so loads of storage space and lovely en suite. Useful tesco express downstairs.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15

Staff are very friendly and helpful. If something is broken tell the front desk and it'll be done within a day or two. Still relatively new, everything is clean and the showers are very good as are the beds. The building is very secure as well as having a spectacular view from the Skylounge which is the study room. Common room is very good. Only down side is that is a 10 minute walk from the university and good clubs/bars.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th March 15

The halls are very modern and will probably remain that way for years to come; however it is about 20-25min walk to the uni campus and about the same to north hill or the SU, about 4mins in a taxi to oceana that will cost around £3.30, so not to bad. There are no cleaning services part from moving in day or the day you move out. The security is excellent you will feel very secure even though you are on a main road. The rooms are quiet and you do get good sunlight in the summer into your rooms as its south facing. There are either flats of 5 -9 rooms or studio flats, also all the flats are easily accessible so easy to make friends with other flats. The kitchens/lounge are spacious and very modern with modern appliances and are great for flat parties! The rooms are nice and warm in the winter and have built in A/C for the summer, and its temperature controlled so you dont have to worry about a thing as it will do it all for you, but if you do want to change it you can.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th March 15

Astor house is fantastic, no more expensive than the other halls at Plymouth. Double beds, en - suite, spacious modern kitchen, plenty of storage. The only issues I have is the price of the laundry, you have to buy a card with either £5 (which isn't enough), £10 or £20, also the cleaners are okay but not great.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th March 15

There could have been more social events at Astor in the first term rather than all before the year is up. It's also great in terms of it says it's 10 minutes away from uni but I always get there in 7. The cleaner didn't start off well but she does a really good job now. Plus Astor house does offer a lot of great days and events and really listens to the residents.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th March 16

Best halls in terms of modernity. Best social events, only halls I know to give you free booze and breakfast regularly. A little on the pricey side but it's worth it compared to other halls. Only downside is its slightly further to the uni and the staff are apparently unable to do literally any thing on a Sunday other than sit at the desk.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd December 15

If you're not too worried about budget, it's a nice place to live with nice rooms, kitchen and common room. Staff are nice and lots of events with free food on offer! Would like to have had a tv in the kitchen considering how much we're paying!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th November 15

It was quite expensive but the rooms were a good size with nice en-suite bathrooms, although it was still partly a building site when I moved in. The location was fantastic, a few minutes walk from the Barbican in one direction and town & university in the other. The common rooms were giant and social events were quite good - The bouncy castle obstacle course around Easter time was great! The internet was good and the resident assistants and halls management team were always friendly and helpful. The only drawback is that there were no cleaners when I lived there.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th September 15

Staff can be up themselves at the best of times. We had massive issues with the cleaners which staff didn't do anything about it and blamed us. Wifi is v. Good and if it is going down you get an email in advance- normally goes down for maintaince in the early hours of the morning so was never an issue! Location is nice but a good 15 minute walk to the uni. Lived In a 7 bed flat and only had one sink in the kitchen which caused issues of washing up ect. Not massive surface space in the kitchens for cooking ect

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st May 15

Grrat value for money. Best part is you have someone at the reception willing to help or fix anythinng at anytime of the day.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

It was not finished when I moved in, but it was too expensive for what was provided.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Overpriced, don't get as much as one would expect. Becomes too hot and sticky in summer or hotter days. More regular cleaning would be very helpful! However the cleaners are delightful!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Great memories, a lot of fun, an amazing place to spend your first year at Plymouth uni!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Astor house is nice and modern and I was excited to move in, however after a few weeks you realise how poorly the building is built. The walls are really thin, you can hear everything. The location is great being by the hoe, especially in the sunshine and the sky lounge is a great place to chill or do work as it has great views. Overall though I've found that Astor house is far less social than the other halls at the uni.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

gave me an amazing freshers experience, rent got way too expensive at times but you pay for what you get

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Great place, great location, extreamly hot, no trouble, problems are sorted asap

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th April 15

Horrific, so expensive and everything fell appart. No deposit return either. Poor quality!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15

Besides for the price this is a great place to live. I would definitely come back to stay here again

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

It is a great place to stay, amazing staff that will do anything to help as well as put on events to bring all students together.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th August 17

Great place to be feels amazing value for money

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th January 17

Lovely modern halls, nicer than my friends'. Staff incapable of fixing anything for months even if it is your curtain and so have no curtain for months.... Cleaner is alright but doesnt turn up some weeks and forgets to hoover. I wish we had a hoover ourselves to do our rooms but there is only one for the whole two blocks of astor to share.. I do feel safe here as there are a few gates/doors to get through. 10 min walk to uni if i am power walking and only just make it.. 15 more realistic but personally i like this. Please book directly with prodigy living as cheaper than through uni

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th December 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th December 16

Perfect accommodation. Feels like home. Staff is friendly and the location is amazing.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 18th November 16

Majorly overpriced, stuff was broken or needed replacing. Cleaners never cleaned properly, and complaints were never dealt with properly.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th July 16

Its a great hall with lots of activities and free food organised by the staff! The standard of the accommodation is amazing as the building is only 3 years old which makes the student mess appear more managable

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th June 16

Went and viewed Astor House as a potential Halls for myself to live in when I start university in September. Completely fell in love with it. Remarkable and modern decor throughout, spaceous rooms with lots of storage and bathroom still looks brand new! Sky lounge has amazing views looking out over Plymouth city and the barrbican, large common room on the ground floor where students can relax. Only a 10 minute walk to the main campus of Plymouth university. Staff are really friendly and welcoming, highly recommended. I cannot wait to move in this coming September!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th May 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th May 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th October 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th October 15

I Loved Astor House and had a great year. Would highly recommend. Easily the best halls in Plymouth.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th July 15

Great halls even if it's a little expensive.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th July 15

apart from living with some absolutely mental people It has been quite nice living here

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st May 15

Ive paid so much moneu for this accommodation and yet its been a complete a total waste of my cash. £133 is not what astor house is worth.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st May 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Loud slamming doors, very strict, too warm, cheap fixtures that break easily

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

sooooo hot all the time!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Very noisy, extremely expensive

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Great facilities, prices are extortionate. RA's are far too strict!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15

Great place to live, however is just too expensive. Only go if you gave a big loan or big pockets...

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

WAAAAAAY too expensive.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 30th April 15

fined for stuff that had been done by the people before!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th March 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th March 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th March 15

Free things: Pancakes, Fruit, Easter eggs, Pizza and other bits + sofas and double beds

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