3.48 / 5

3.48 / 5

Benyon Hall Reviews

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#11 out of 14 halls at University of Reading

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There is never going to be a 'perfect' hall of residence. Benyon has clean, fairly modern rooms, with a wet room ensuite, which I like. The kitchen is good size with enough storage and space to do general kitchen things. There needs to be more common areas to socialise, although the hut is rather nice. The geese are terrifying but cool. Security is good.

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By member118352
On 29th April 15

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There is never going to be a 'perfect' hall of residence. Benyon has clean, fairly modern rooms, with a wet room ensuite, which I like. The kitchen is good size with enough storage and space to do general kitchen things. There needs to be more common areas to socialise, although the hut is rather nice. The geese are terrifying but cool. Security is good.

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By member118352
On 29th April 15

Benyon Hall Information

CampusWhiteknights Campus
PostcodeRG6 6UR
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms368
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 11th September 17

Notgood.........................ahhahahahahahahahaha

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th November 16

Great location and the rooms are pretty decent.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 9th May 16

Highly disappointed by the standard of these halls. Kitchens are in desperate need of an update and there is limited areas to socialise. The wet rooms cause damp and as a result I had a silverfish infestation which was not dealt well- forcing me to come home. Overall Benyon hall is substandard and would discourage anyone from applying for them.

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

Benyon hall is nice from my experience. It's roughly a 15 minute walk away from the Whiteknights uni campus, which at least wakes you up every morning. The area has a pond and JCR hut next to it and is pretty friendly. Wifi is quite good and value for money isn't bad. I've enjoyed my time at the halls. The bedrooms are a reasonable size with a good amount of storage. The bathroom could be better, so best to check the hall out yourself and see if it's up to your standards. Overall, cleaning by staff was always done perfectly every week in the kitchen and the freshers week was amazing at Benyon! I would recommend coming to Benyon hall since it really is a good hall. It's definitely not luxurious or a premium hall like stent on but has a nice atmosphere always here.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 22nd December 15

Poor and need improvement and shouldn't be classed as on campus living as its not

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

The rooms are fairly modern, and the en suites are nice. It depends on your block but I had a good social experience. But the North Court Bar is poor.

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

The halls are pretty good and nice to share with only 5 others

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

The geese are like Marmite, you either learn to love them or see them as the devil's spawn...

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

Quite nice. Not far from the main campus. Close to shops e.g.today's local,cost cutter

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

It's not as bad as people say it is

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

Great community feel - lovely outside area too

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

All in all a good hall, a bit expensive, but the rooms are better than in some other halls.

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

So happy I chose this hall! Bathrooms are ensuite which is great, kitchen is large and room has multiple plug sockets which are very handy! Halls team come to sort out problems very quickly and the jcr is a fantastic communal space that we use regularly to watch tv and socialise.

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

Really great halls! Enjoyed my time! Worth every penny.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th November 15

very quiet (perfect for second years)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th November 15

The wet room ruins the modern look of the actual bedroom. It is furnished nicely. The kitchen is OK but is a bit old. Cookers are ancient. Socially there is noone about as opposed to halls on campus where there is a much better atmosphere. Only social spot is the small JCR hut which is 95% of the time empty. For what you pay for, you could get much better halls at reading such as mccombie.

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

Nice place, away from the hubbub of main campus, so there's peace and quiet when you want it! However, not so far away that the walk in every day is a nightmare!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st October 15

Not the best halls. The surrounding location is lovely but the walk to the law building and other on campus halls does get tedious at times but still isn't too much to deal with

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 7th September 15

If you're after a social hall Benyon isn't the place for that, though there is a communal room you're able to use no one goes there and the JCR I had poorly organised any kind of event they put on. For the price you pay you would expect to not have millions of silverfish in literally every room, only good things about Benyon is the location is lovely and green and it's less than a 3 min walk to greggs.

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

Perfect if you want a chilled green area, slightly more private location and extremely close to shops and campus

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st May 15

Just seems really expensive for what you get. The en suite bathrooms are really tiny and a little bit dirty.

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

Feels to far away from uni. Room full of silverfish and the shower floor is basically the whole ensuite floor. The water gets all over the bathroom floor and it's annoying. Warden is way too strict on small things as well.

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

The JCR is awful and I've never been in the social area but it's quite nice to be a little bit off campus but not too much

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

Very Green and set in a lovely area great been close to shops and everyone is friendly

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

There is never going to be a 'perfect' hall of residence. Benyon has clean, fairly modern rooms, with a wet room ensuite, which I like. The kitchen is good size with enough storage and space to do general kitchen things. There needs to be more common areas to socialise, although the hut is rather nice. The geese are terrifying but cool. Security is good.

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

Amazing standard. Great rooms, great kitchen. No social area within blocks, eg no sofas or any social spaces. Common room was just never used, not sure why.

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