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24 Reviews by Students
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Cheap accommodation in comparison to others for the university. Location is great as there are supermarkets close by, short walk to town and only 15 minutes to both city and collegiate campus. Landlord is really friendly and happy to help with a lot, however he does show up at all times of the day with no prior warning. The wifi always plays up, only reaches half the rooms and is quite slow. Could do with a cleaner especially as the bathrooms are communal and not everyone pulls their weight. Good social space + kitchen area but with 11 students storage space is limited and fridges are very old and small, could do with some replacements. Launderette is very close but expensive, have all asked the landlord multiple times about getting a washing machine but gets dismissed every time. Overall I've enjoyed my time at Old Bank so far and I have met some great people but there are many improvements that could be made.

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By member724696
On 18th November 16

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Cheap accommodation in comparison to others for the university. Location is great as there are supermarkets close by, short walk to town and only 15 minutes to both city and collegiate campus. Landlord is really friendly and happy to help with a lot, however he does show up at all times of the day with no prior warning. The wifi always plays up, only reaches half the rooms and is quite slow. Could do with a cleaner especially as the bathrooms are communal and not everyone pulls their weight. Good social space + kitchen area but with 11 students storage space is limited and fridges are very old and small, could do with some replacements. Launderette is very close but expensive, have all asked the landlord multiple times about getting a washing machine but gets dismissed every time. Overall I've enjoyed my time at Old Bank so far and I have met some great people but there are many improvements that could be made.

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By member724696
On 18th November 16

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CampusCity Campus
PostcodeS11 8HY
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms14
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24 Old Bank Reviews


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

Cheap accommodation in comparison to others for the university. Location is great as there are supermarkets close by, short walk to town and only 15 minutes to both city and collegiate campus. Landlord is really friendly and happy to help with a lot, however he does show up at all times of the day with no prior warning. The wifi always plays up, only reaches half the rooms and is quite slow. Could do with a cleaner especially as the bathrooms are communal and not everyone pulls their weight. Good social space + kitchen area but with 11 students storage space is limited and fridges are very old and small, could do with some replacements. Launderette is very close but expensive, have all asked the landlord multiple times about getting a washing machine but gets dismissed every time. Overall I've enjoyed my time at Old Bank so far and I have met some great people but there are many improvements that could be made.

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

I have enjoyed living here, its been over a month now. However there are obvious problems with the house. The wifi in the room isn't great, we all had to chip in for the tv, there isn't enough space in the fridges for everyone though and there isn't a washing machine which is inconvenient. Apart from that i have really liked living here, the location is great, the rent is reasonable and the land lord is a friendly, but he does come round without notice and doesn't invest more in the property.

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

Rectifying an earlier review that wasn't written by me but was on my account (!!). Very much typical student accommodation, everything needed is there not much extra but then again not much extra is needed. Location is spot on, by all shops and near enough both uni campuses. If all 14 people who live here get on, it's a really homely place to live.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 22nd February 16

Horrible, wifi doesn't reach half the rooms, and the one's it does reach it's faulty, fridges are so old they cook the food in them, landlord shows up without any reason, then as soon as there's problems he's impossible to contact. House is absolutely freezing and the heating is on 3 hours a day. Only saving grace is it's nearish both campuses and is near shops and clubs, but then again, so is the forge

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st August 17

Stunningly good place Big rooms Excellent location Safe 300 meg WiFi Met loads of friends

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th June 17

350 meg wi-fi installed WOW !!! Stunning location,for EVERYTHING. Great social event.Super landlord ,helpful and friendly.Dropped me of at the station.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th May 17

So well situated close to everything ,takeaways,campuses and clubs. I've met some fantastic friends. Truly Fantastic social event,and the head of Hallam uni 's son came here. Clean ,safe accommodation, with loads of bathrooms

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 3rd May 17

Wifi is crap! house was flooded not so long ago, landlord said leave me alone stop messaging me I'm at a party. as well as half of the locks don't work on the doors.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 3rd May 17

So this is the beginning of the year, the house is one of the cheapest accommodation so you don't expect the best things. The landlord seemed nervous but we all put it down to nerves. I walked into my room and it smelt like something died in there! there was dirty underwear etc in my room and other peoples rooms. Like really? Then we discovered how shoddy the house is when the landlord dissappeared. First of all, the ceilings of the bathrooms was crumbling looks like no repair has been done to them in what seems ever. Furthermore, there was drug taking in this house from the off by other members in the house, we addressed the landlord he pretty much told us to ignore it because drugs are fun. No word of a lie. Fast forwarding 1 month after the drugs still happen, I walk into the common room to see someone passed out on the floor, who almost died the night before! told the landlord again, same thing just brushed it off. I will also address that people steal in the house also.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd May 17

utterly mega

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd May 17
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 25th February 17

House is messy 24/7! literally no point speaking to landlord he does nothing about it all! do not come!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th February 17

My housemates, are messy blast music out 24/7! Landlord does not do anything about them smoking weed and doing drugs, especially when i walk into the common room a strange girl who was apparently at the party they had, and almost died from a esactsy overdose, landlord lies about the wifi, and to other house mates he makes rude and racist remarks the only good thing is the location other then than that DON'T COME HERE! the rooms are noisy from the road, and housemates moved her less then 2 months ago and i'm leaving!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 16th February 17

Wifi rubbish, does not reach my room at all. fridge room very limited and cooks the food!!! everything goes bad in the fridges. not enough room in cupboards. social room not great. landlord quite inappropriate and often rude. never clean in the house, no washing machine, dishwasher been broken for ages, rooms cheap for sheffield but quite frankly, id do anything to move out. do not reccomend

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

The Old Bank has been an experience, lets put it that way. Whether good, or bad, i cannot decide. Landlord helpful, but seems to dismiss a lot of issues with the house. The wifi does not reach my room at all so have to use my own internet data, the water pressure is v poor, not enough fridge room for 12 nevermind 14 people, nor cupboard space, very dated rooms, no washing machine and the local launderette is expensive, dishwasher not been working for months and the landlord doesnt seem bothered, rooms get very cold as cant have double glazing due to being a listed building. HOWEVER, good for socialising, in a perfect location. 5 mins from collegiate, 10 from city, reasonable price. Often landlord says inappropriate things, however, as a person, hes helpful often, and is a friendly guy. Could use a cleaner as students dont clean! Personally would not reccommend

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

Being an international student, when I first came to Sheffield I didn't know anything about the place. Arriving at the train station (about a week and a half before the contract actually began) the landlord, really helpful guy, was waiting for me and showed me around town without charging any more for arriving early or the drive from the station. The accommodation itself is really nice, with a social area combined with the kitchen where most people would fit. Though it's fairly rare to have everyone cooking at the same time, the space for cooking is big enough to have around 4-5 people (maybe more but the occasion hasn't risen yet) cooking. The location is amazing, with several supermarket chains in a 3 minute walk distance and a launderette place on the other side of the street and being around a 15-20 min walk from both Hallam campuses. The wifi is decent enough for uni work, though unfortunately inconsistent on some days. Overall, I'd say my experience here has been amazing.

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

Being an international student, when I first came to Sheffield I didn't know anything about the place. Arriving at the train station (about a week and a half before the contract actually began) the landlord, really helpful guy, was waiting for me and showed me around town without charging any more for arriving early or the drive from the station. The accommodation itself is really nice, with a social area combined with the kitchen where most people would fit. Though it's fairly rare to have everyone cooking at the same time, the space for cooking is big enough to have around 4-5 people (maybe more but the occasion hasn't risen yet) cooking. The location is amazing, with several supermarket chains in a 3 minute walk distance and a launderette place on the other side of the street and being around a 15-20 min walk from both Hallam campuses. The wifi is decent enough for uni work, though unfortunately inconsistent on some days. Overall, I'd say my experience here has been amazing.

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

Being an international student, when I first came to Sheffield I didn't know anything about the place. Arriving at the train station (about a week and a half before the contract actually began) the landlord, really helpful guy, was waiting for me and showed me around town without charging any more for arriving early or the drive from the station. The accommodation itself is really nice, with a social area combined with the kitchen where most people would fit. Though it's fairly rare to have everyone cooking at the same time, the space for cooking is big enough to have around 4-5 people (maybe more but the occasion hasn't risen yet) cooking. The location is amazing, with several supermarket chains in a 3 minute walk distance and a launderette place on the other side of the street and being around a 15-20 min walk from both Hallam campuses. The wifi is decent enough for uni work, though unfortunately inconsistent on some days. Overall, I'd say my experience here has been amazing.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th April 16

Great place to live,close to all you need.not too big but homely.great 152meg wi-fi and helpful landlord. Don't know how last person put cold ,really warm,they fitted a new system,plenty of bathrooms but best of all,I always felt safe. Nice touch landlord took us to trade warehouse to get toilet rolls and stuff.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

Great friends met

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th April 15

absolutely brutal halls, thoroughly recommend

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th October 16

Living here has been an amazing experience. I have been at the Old Bank for just over a month and have had more social experience than half of the people I have met living in other student accommodation. We have a common room where everyone is gathered together to play board games and computer games. Rooms are big enough for an individual to have their belongings and feel comfortable. WiFi is always up and running. Location is brilliant as it is situated so close to all campuses and the city centre. Overall if you are wanting an easy way to make friends, know all the best pubs and clubs then it is ideal as it is all within a 10minute radius.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th September 16

Really nice house to live in, clean and seem well maintained. Literally under a five minute walk to any point of interest. Absolutely lovely landlord and extremely helpful! Beds are sooooo comfy. A lot of room to socialise. Love it here.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th September 16

really well located- close to aldi, waitrose, sainsburys and 2 petrol stations, half way to city and collegiate campus only 10-20 mins walk (taking slow walkers into account), great landlord- top top lad, always supplied with alcohol (who doesn't love that??) very tenant minded, desks, chairs, wardrobes in rooms out of military officers messes so nice rustic feel, well painted inside lots of motivational artwork about. All rooms have big win down so are very light, blackout blinds if you're not a fan of the sun. Close to many clubs so you won't need to spend on taxis. Lots of takeaways nearby. Ecclesall road and the forge are nearby so there's lots of other students close to you. Really really social halls with so many of us here, it's more of a giant flat than a halls and it's really nice, wifi is always working, really really fast, plenty of toilets/showers, landlord takes us out to get a years supply of cleaning materials and bog roll. basically stay here it's great!

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