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Barnes Hall Reviews

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Living in Barnes W block is fantastic, it takes minutes to be in the centre of campus. Fantastic facilities in my en-suit room. Although you only really make friends with the 5 other people in your flat. The best place to make as many friends as you can would be the shared bathroom accommodation of Lindsay where you're never short of seeing someone. Cleaners are great and most do a great job.

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By member71726
On 6th March 15

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Living in Barnes W block is fantastic, it takes minutes to be in the centre of campus. Fantastic facilities in my en-suit room. Although you only really make friends with the 5 other people in your flat. The best place to make as many friends as you can would be the shared bathroom accommodation of Lindsay where you're never short of seeing someone. Cleaners are great and most do a great job.

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By member71726
On 6th March 15

Barnes Hall Information

Price from£95.20 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms1000
CampusMain Campus
PostcodeST5 5DZ

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Bar D 018 is it ground floor or first floor?
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 18

I'm in the new builds and they're very spacious with lots of room in the kitchen, including a large sofa and monitor we can watch TV or play xbox on. I like it so much I'm living there again for second year.

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

Clean and communal, bets place to live

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 18

The halls are really close to the med school and I love the beautiful surrounding. Rooms are good as well. The only issue is the current management of the halls, not very supportive and not a great laundry facility (too expensive and low quality). Overall, I do enjoy being here and the university is great. There is room for improvement in terms of the accommodation management.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st December 16

Excellent value for money and communal spaces are cleaned well very week

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th December 16

Great halls just a lack of in block social space

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th December 16

Good accommodation but not worth £133

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th December 16

Cleaners took our Christmas decorations for no reason whatsoever. Had to call the head of fire safety to get them back...a week before we went home for Christmas anyway. Cleaners hardly even clean anything and Barnes common room and bar is embarrassing. Having said that I adore my flatmates, the kitchen is big and I love my room. Just the staff really.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 18th December 16

Kitchen area is not very homely, no comfortable seating to socialise. Therefore it is hard to make friends with the people I am with because everyone stays in their rooms. If there was a living area it would be easier.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 17th October 15

I would not advise anyone to stay at Barnes hall, although the rooms are spacious and the area is close, the noise of the pipes is horrendous. The banging is so loud you can't sleep you are tired for lectures everyday. The banging starts at 7 o'clock in the morning onwards so lie ins are impossible! Awful when trying to do work! The banging is louder when radiators are on so I keep mine off which means it's freezing !!!! the curtains are also ugly. However the layout is nice and it is very close to the student union which is very useful ! It's a shame general maintenance lets Barnes hall down! Wifi is good, and the shower is AMAZING

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

Lovely communal blocks just a wee bit mouldy and needing of redecorating

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

I was in a shared flat in Barnes. It was a super good hall, close to everything, it would take about 5 minutes to walk to lectures in Chancellors. I always felt safe when walking home and once i got into my building. The bins are emptied regularly and rooms are cleaned every two weeks. In my opinion it's the best halls on campus simply because it's the only one that provides a table and seating in the kitchen to sit and eat and socialise at.

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

Barnes was a breath of fresh air after I'd stayed in Hawthornes. One I was in a flat sharing with three other girls, who were all lovely, and the kitchen stayed pretty clean most of the time. And the cleaners were absoloutly lovely. Also the Barnes Bar was a good place to go, and was usually used for socials that my society was in, which was a really nice experience, to not have to do a twenty minute walk to get to the social like I had to with Hawthornes

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th September 15

Lived in the traditional blocks A-F during first year. Perfect location 60 seconds from chancellors, 2 mins to SU perfect after a night out! This was the main good point about Barnes. The other is that it was cheap so plenty of money for other more important stuff. Main bad point would have to be the kitchen, tiny shared between 15 and no table. Only 2 fridge-freezers so major lack of space. Gets quite dirty and there are no supplies (brush/mop) left by cleaners incase of any spillages so you have to wait until they clean twice a week. Was with lots of international students so didn't really form many close friendships in my hall. Didn't really use social spaces. But the proximity was excellent and it was cheap enough to allow me to do others things (go out etc) that I wouldn't have been able to do in other halls.

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

It is very expensive but it is a en-suite room.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th March 15

Had numerous issues with ants/other bugs but that could just be the weather whatever. Accommodation was extremely basic. Beds awfully uncomfortable. And paring of students not good! I was a student nurse living with student midwive.. So we were on placement different times.. There for clashes with noise when I was on placement and she went out, same for me! Hated the overall experience of living there and had to leave.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th March 15

Friendly staff, very close to lecture buildings and student union,

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

Living in Barnes W block is fantastic, it takes minutes to be in the centre of campus. Fantastic facilities in my en-suit room. Although you only really make friends with the 5 other people in your flat. The best place to make as many friends as you can would be the shared bathroom accommodation of Lindsay where you're never short of seeing someone. Cleaners are great and most do a great job.

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