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Solid halls right on the hoe, great and helpful staff always giving out things for free and setting up events whenever they can. Its a walk away from uni however its location is well worth it. Rooms are modern and great with fast internet.

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By member856752
On 22nd April 21

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iQ Astor House #5
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Solid halls right on the hoe, great and helpful staff always giving out things for free and setting up events whenever they can. Its a walk away from uni however its location is well worth it. Rooms are modern and great with fast internet.

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By member856752
On 22nd April 21

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how noisy are the rooms? thanks
By member1157257 On 2nd May 21
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Hey is there a way to know your flatmates before you go, is there a way to pick a mix flat and any recommendations on block number and floors ?
By member1153907 On 4th February 21
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Is there parking available ?
By member1046622 On 9th March 20
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Are there any rooms left in Astor House?
By member741744 On 23rd August 19
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On 11th September 19

Hi there. Yes, there are still some rooms left at iQ Astor house! https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/search/building/astor-house?year=2019-20

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What floor is studio 132 on
By member441363 On 12th August 19
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd April 21

Solid halls right on the hoe, great and helpful staff always giving out things for free and setting up events whenever they can. Its a walk away from uni however its location is well worth it. Rooms are modern and great with fast internet.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th October 20

Rooms and the overall site do look nice. Wide range of services as well, a fair few washing machines and dryers. However, compared to places nearby and the rest of the city the studios seem very overpriced for what you get. I’d encourage others to inquire about the room sizes, and storage space before booking.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th May 20

Amazing quality of rooms and really modern, deffo best out there for your ££. Lots of storage in the rooms, super helpful staff (reception and maintainence), and ace common room spaces. Also really positive experience with them regarding rent and tenancy situation during Covid19, super reliable. Also very easy to book, online chat is brilliant, can help you to choose exact block/floor/flat and room you want, can also see age, gender and first name of your flat mates once booked.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th April 20

I stayed here for 2 years, had a great time. Few maintenance problems and if there were they were resolved within a day or on a Monday after the weekend. Room was cozy, though the shower was a bit small. It fit me fine but if you're tall and big it might be a bit of a squeeze. Kitchen is big with lots of counter space. My only complaint is that the housekeepers are suppose to take out the rubbish, clean the counters and the floor. They never really do the floor. In terms of the social aspect, both years I was with very friendly and like-minded (quiet/non-party) flatmates. Y1 I applied through uni so filled out a personality quiz. For Y2 I asked reception for a quiet flat and they recommended ones for me to book. Sky lounge is a bit dirty and messy but I rarely go anyway. Few social events but I'm quite introverted so it didn't bother me. I was allowed to not pay for my final rent installment (released from contract) because I went back home due to COVID-19! Lovely gesture.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th June 19

Great place to live. I moved here from another privately owned site (Discovery Heights) and wish I had done it sooner!!! Always someone available to retrieve parcels which isn't the case at all accomodation sites , the lack of reception cover was the main reason I left my previous dwellings. Weekends are business as usual with staff available for any thing needed. Book here you will not be disappointed.

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Reply from iQ Astor House
On 5th June 19

Thank you for this lovely rating! We are glad you liked the round the clock availability of our staff while staying at iQ Astor House and we hope to see you around (again).


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th August 18

Rude staff, expensive and they'll try to con you out of money when you leave. Dont stay here!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th July 18

The accommodation is honestly fine. After finishing my first year there I do have a few issues to pick at. The kitchen cleaners essentially just take out your bins - they do not wipe surfaces or anything else. Also, upon leaving, one of our ovens had only been partially cleaned by a flatmate. As a result...AN £85 FINE...£85!! It takes 15 minutes to blitz an oven and this charge seems over the top. Other than that it is the best student halls option in Plymouth. Just be cautious

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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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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