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Castle Leazes Reviews

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Lucky enough to get an ensuite catered room! The food is as good as you can expect and it's a very social environment, you never walk down the hall ways and bump into someone you don't know!

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By member1220548
On 23rd December 15

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Most helpful review

Lucky enough to get an ensuite catered room! The food is as good as you can expect and it's a very social environment, you never walk down the hall ways and bump into someone you don't know!

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By member1220548
On 23rd December 15

Castle Leazes Information

Price from£106.40 per week (subject to availability)
CateringMixed
No. of rooms1,154
CampusMain Campus
PostcodeNE2 4NY

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Is there a plug in the washbasin self catered rooms to plug an electric toothbrush in?
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th November 18

Halls were fine, just too many people for such a small communal area caused the kitchen and social space to often be dirty and not looked after well

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th November 18

These halls are known in Newcastle as the social party hall. There are parties constantly, mostly with bad music. Now, I'm not a party pooper, but if you value your sleep and personal space I do not recommend castle leazes at all. I was in a flat of 20 boys with 1 oven and 3 toilets, which is not ideal. The actual buildings are old and decrepit. The walls are very thin, there are holes, the heating is either on or off, and can get quite cold in the night. The food is actually quite good and the staff are great so I have no complaints there. However, when it's 3am on a Wednesday night, and a party is going on one floor down, it's annoying, but fine. When it's 3am and drunk flatmates come in making a racket, after a night of the lift making noises, and then said flatmates bang on everyone's doors and try and break in, it starts to get tedious, especially since the walls are so thin. Alcohol and drunk taking is prevalent throughout the halls, which is not everyone's cup of tea.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th July 18

Amazing social atmosphere, known as the best halls in newcastle and perhaps the country

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th July 18

I live at home and have never lived in accommodation

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 6th June 18

Decent place if you want to socialize and meet people first year. Old facilities but it will do.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th February 18

Too overcrowded place. The renovated parts of it are perfect!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th February 18

I was lucky enough to get an ensuite, self catered room in the renovated section (dunstan). Although this area is nice with plents of communal space and a big kitchen, frequently the hobs stop working which is maddening. Also, it is considerably expensive considering we only get double beds and have to pay for all washing/drying. Receptionists are generally very helpful and kind, although it is annoying post can only be collected at certain times and not at all on the weekends. The security are fairly rude and I consistently feel like they are trying to take as much money off us as possible- a lost key/late lock out is £25, even if your door locks itself with no fault of your own. The Wi-fi is good, although it does sometimes disconnect without realising. Despite the faults (apart from the ridiculous part about being charged so much for everything), the social experience is amazing and I’m friends with the majority of the block. You will certainly make friends for life here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th September 17

Very lively halls (there's always at least one group of people going out every night of the week). However the bit that I lived in first year didn't actually have a living/communal area so was a bit of a pain as we couldn't have friend's over or we would just have to sit in each other's rooms. Other than that it was great.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th May 17

Internet is horrendous, keeps disconnecting you every so often which is infuriating especially when trying to do work.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd December 16

These halls are an absolute disgrace. The food is disgusting, there is no social space in houses for you to go, so your cooped up in your room 24/7

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th November 16

Absolute disappointment! Looks nothing like the pictures you are shown on the virtual tours and kitchen/bathroom facilities are an utter disgrace!! Definitely not worth £99 per week

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th May 16

Very rude staff who are very unhelpful. They like to make as much profit on students as they can. Other than that it's very sociable with good facilities

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th May 16

Great hall if you're catered for social life, needs refurbishing in places...

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th April 16

Im in Castle Court, part of leazes built in 2012, It's literally heaven.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd December 15

Lucky enough to get an ensuite catered room! The food is as good as you can expect and it's a very social environment, you never walk down the hall ways and bump into someone you don't know!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd December 15

The most sociable and fun whilst having a decent standard of accomodation!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd December 15

lack of common area in catered accommodation is disappointing

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd December 15

Brilliant experience the social aspect is amazing I met loads of new people. Also a short walk from centre of town and only 5 minutes to lectures if you are in the medical school

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd December 15

Due to being catered during the week we had no freezer. Also had no common area so we had to sit in the corridors, but we paid the same amount as people who did. Social life was very good because there are so many people. Shared 3 toilets between 17 and then were often broken.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd December 15

Very social you meet loads of people, but not a social area in flats! But There is a bar!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd December 15

Is only one of two halls worth noticing at Newcastle uni

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

Lots of fun, but quite expensive. Nice to have its own shop and bar too.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th November 15

Nice food for catered students, a lot of good facilities, such as a computer cluster, tv room, bar and shop. However, they seem to find excuses to charge students unfair prices for small things, such as £25 just for getting locked out of your room. Staff are very lazy as they don't even work weekends, they're replaced by unhelpful and resentful security guards. Crawling with rahs but at the same time you can find people who don't like rahs either!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd November 15

Good halls overall. Terrible bathrooms but a good social area. Beware, the reception staff are unpleasant and you get a keycard (only one) & if you loose/forget it you have to pay to get let back into your room. Yep, if you forget it and you're on your way back from the shower you have to go to reception in your towel, where the staff will make you wait 20mins out of spite.

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

due to it being catered there's very little kitchen space so no area for socialising with people from your corridor.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th March 15

im moving accomodation, it is truly grim and socially awful, there arent any communal areas only the bar which is only good if youre in love with rugby and private schools

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th March 15

castle court was the best choice !

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

Perfection at its truest meaning

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th March 15

lots of rahs, apparantly 70% of people here went to private school. Obviously have nothing against that but when coupled with ridiculously posh boarding school accents, signet rings, and other joke fashions, it can be a bit much! You'll get stares for wearing a short skirt and heels on a night on (God forbid). There's always people around so you'll definitely make friends here! The self catered flats a nice, great for pres/parties. There's loads of fridge/freezer space and two cookers. Plus the staff are fab!

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