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I loved my time at Pinnacles. I chose Hallam through clearing so worried I wouldn't secure a good accomodation. I cannot recommend Pinnacles enough. It is close to the city which is ideal for shopping and getting hope is cheap after a night out. I was required to get a bus to Collegiate Campus but it is £0.50 with a student card so did not bother me as the quality of the halls compensated for the travelling.
Good value for momey compared to others and generally seems nicer that some other halls. The locations is closer to the university but quite far from shops and the nightlife. The managment is great. 24/7 security and feel very secure. The reception staff are very friendly. Sometimes you can go into a lift and there will be pizza from somebody that has dropped there takeaway after a night out which can be annoying and smelly however i appreciate the cleaners are doing their best and its impossible to keep the place spotless at all times. This years there has been a lot of development with the common room and has had a massive improvement on the feel. This year the social experience seemed a lot quiter than what i experienced in the first year but i dont blame the halls. Internet speed and accessibility is great
Have no chance of getting your deposit back. They will look for every little thing they can charge you for. E.g £44 for a repaint of a wall because there’s a small mark, and £40 for a ‘deep clean’ of the room. Take pictures of everything in your room otherwise they will try and charge you for things that were not you. Terrible location compared to other accomodations.
I stayed at The Pinnacles for the whole three years of my degree. The staff on site are extremely helpful and approachable. Its a great place to stay for your first or even the whole 3 years. Its a 5-10 minute walk from city campus, 5 minutes to the train & bus station and a 10 minute walk away from the retail park and super markets. The flats and bedrooms are really spacious and maintained well. The maintenance team are very prompt with repairs and the site is kept clean and tidy all year round. I couldn't recommend The Pinnacles anymore for new students coming to Sheffield! The best place to live!!!
I moved to The Pinnacles in my second year and then rebooked for my final year with my friends as we loved it! It's one of the closest accommodations to City campus and even closer to the train station, bus station and tram stop! The staff are lovely and very accommodating. Maintenance requests are done within hours of requesting them! The rooms and kitchens are bigger than all other accommodations I've visited. It's a secure site with staff on site 24 hours a day. It's also a very sociable accommodation! The Pinnacles themselves host events and giveaways throughout the year; making it an all-round perfect choice for students of any year group!
The Pinnacles is a nice modern place for student living UNTIL you come to get your deposit back at the end and you hit with endless amounts of charges for things you never even knew existed (I even got charged about £4/5 for a missing dustpan and brush, which I would have happily replaced for them by simply going to any pound or bargain shop for 1/4 of the price) Any charges are also split evenly between flatmates, so even if it isn't something you have damaged you will still get hit with a bill unless they claim responsibility- which in most cases I've found they're not going to because it's more money for them.
Standard modern accommodation. The distance from the town and nightlife ect was abit annoying as it is quite far along with the nearest food store being Tesco 20 minute walk away, not good for a big food shop. I made great memories and friends there can’t fault that. Recommend taking a picture of all faults and writing them down before properly moving in so they cannot wrongly charge you off of your deposit at the end.
Great accommodation, very friendly place plus in a good location. The staff here are reasonable also. Only problem I have had is the heat, this is made worse by the fact the windows only open by a few inches. Overall a great place to live.
I love this place! I love the people I live with. Everyone seems friendly from students to staff. The bedrooms and bathrooms are decent size so can't complain. The location of the accommodation is awesome - only a 5/10 minute walk from the city centre as well as only being a 20 minute walk from the main city campus building. There is a store on site which is a little expensive so if you want something cheaper, Sainsburys is only 10/15 minutes away. Over all, the Pinnacles is strongly recommended!
Headline: way too hot, even with no heating on. Kitchen/communal area like furnace, so more or less unusable. Had to use electric fan in room 24/7 for much of the year. Even then really unpleasant. Parking more or less non-existent, so moving in was difficult, though the hall managers did do their best to help with this. Hall doesn't make it clear that you have to apply for deposit back at the end of year and many students didn't know. It doesn't matter how hard you try to keep paint on walls in good order, they will keep some of deposit. Tip: replace shower curtain before you leave - it will cost less than what they charge. I was on 5th floor and water pressure was very low, affecting loo and kitchen-taps. My flat mates and I had to move out for over a week because of an electrical failure but no compensation. They charge you if you chip the paint, but won't compensate for their faults. Apart from this, not a bad place, but was very glad to move out.
I have stayed at this accommodation for my final year, as I was doing a top up 1 year course. It is a nice place to stay, although it can get very hot at times. I don't think for a third year student it is particularly beneficial for because you are amongst a lot of first year students, whom only want to be around the people they know. So it can become rather lonely. But for a place to stay it is adequate and it is within a nice walking distance to both the city centre and the Uni itself. Not to worry it is very similar to the pictures on the website, so what you see you will get. My flat mates are very good, and tidy which is nice. I know this is not the case for some of the flats here, so I am lucky in that respect. Make sure you book early as the later you book the more expensive the rooms get. Also make sure you actually want to come to Uni, I had a friend who left the accommodation due to health issues and lost all of his money. Good Luck!!
The Pinnacles try to work to a 2 hour turn around on maintenance requests. So out fridges broke, 2 hours later we had brand new ones. TV broke, 2 hours later a brand new one was fitted. This is my third year living here now and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
Great halls with large rooms and a brill ensuite. It's in a good location too, takes less than 15 mins to walk to uni and less than 10 to the city centre. The problems; No cleaning staff for communal living area in each flat. The laundry prices are a rip off. The taps don't come far out enough so when washing your hands you wet the entire wall. There should be a glass door for the shower instead of a shower curtain, water can get everywhere!! Noise can be a problem if you wanna sleep and your bedroom backs onto the courtyard
Pinnacles is a fantastic place to live very close to the city centre and Sheffield Hallam University. People in the Pinnacles are fantastic and everyone is really friendly. Management is amazing as well, they resolve any issues within couple of hours. I would definitely recommend it to everyone looking for student accommodation.
It allows for close friendships to be made, it makes it easy to be socialable because the kitchen and dining room were all in one. It becomes your little family and everyone knew of each other. We would all pre drink at different houses.
A great place to live while studying! I stayed at The Pinnacles for my entire time at university and I have really enjoyed living here, there are a number of things that I looked out for when picking an accommodation and The Pinnacles has met this every year since I started in 2012. Location: The Pinnacles is located close to the Sheffield Hallam city campus and the town centre is a 3 min walk away Price: The price has been very reasonable each year, with all bills included and a great internet connection for entertainment or doing work. Flat: I lived in a 5 bedroom flat all 4 years but there are a number of other flats (3 and 4 bed). The great thing about having some many flatmates is being able meet new friends to socialise with. Another thing to mention is the fact that internet is included! I think having this has been great cause a big fan of streaming and gaming (and doing work too). The quality of this has been great and you get to connect multiple devices.
I have been living at The Pinnacles for two years now, and it has been an excellent place for me to start my uni life. I was put in a 5 bedroom flat and met some really nice friends who i've kept in contact with since! The Pinnacles rooms are somewhat spacious and make you feel at home. The cleanliness of the site is kept in shape and it has a modern feel to the courtyard. The staff are very friendly and I have made good friends with a lot of the security that work there on nights. It is also really close to the Hallam campus and the train station so it's in a good area to get into the center. The communal area doesn't have the greatest amount of things to do in there but I'e never found myself in there for the years I've lived there. I was given an inventory form at the start of my stay so the damages that we brought out I got to appeal so I wasn't charged a great deal at all. Definitely a good place to start and not sure why the stars are so low.
By far nicest accommodation at Sheffield Hallam, big beds and ensuites in every room, big well laid out communal areas, social atmosphere and everything is fixed quickly if you mention anything that isn't working/broken.
Fantastic first year, wouldn't change anything about it, the only bad thing about it is the location in terms of safety, its just on the outskirts of the city centre and lies opposite to Sheffield's notorious Park Hill Flats. I personally had an incident on the bridge en-route to and from the City Centre/Uni and I know people who had trouble there also. Apart from that a proper sound accommodation
The rooms are nice they are quite big and you get a 3/4 bed and ensuite which is great! Although the kitchens are quite big and there's quite a bit of fridge/cupboard space, there is not a lot of work surfaces and you run out of room to put things easily. The ovens are rubbish they are really slow and that's the same with the hobs. Our kitchen chairs squeak all the time and are easy to fall off. The sofas are all ripped and quite old and our TV remote barely works. But apart from that I like living here.
Loved my year here! Pinnacles is really close to Hallam, its just on the other side compared to the majority of the other halls, but all the rooms and en-suites are nicely done and the kitchen and living area is very spacious compared to other halls i've been in.
If you're looking for a bedroom that's a good size, with your own bathroom and a decent size bed, the pinnacles is great. If you enjoy spending time in social areas, it isn't. With there only being max 5 people to a flat, it's hard to get to know a lot of people unless you go exploring (which I recommend). It's also not a great place if you want to spend time with your flat mates in the kitchen/living area because it's BOILING HOT all the time, and since the windows barely open, it's hard to enjoy your time in there. The kitchen is also a state- cupboard doors don't close, a freezer draw is broken, there's no lid to our bin.... The list goes on, and with there being no socialising area in the building, it's really hard to enjoy socialising in a smelly, over heating kitchen. So, like I said, if you like spending time in your bedroom, it's fine, but don't expect anything fancy, and don't expect the kitchen to be a social hub either.
By far the nicest accomodation I've seen in Sheffield, especially for the price. Plus theres the high street just up from you, a tram stop and train station just down the road from you and taxis are so cheap on nights out. I miss it!
Had the best time at the pinnacles. Flats amazing. I walked to main city campus Owen building in less than 10 mins everyday. 5 mins from the near side of the centre (primark, wilko, the O2, bus shelter and 5 mins from the train station ( don't go in main entrance, walk along tram line pathway and go in the tram entrance at the top of the station.) you don't get a cleaner but hearing from friends who did it seems more of a hassle than a benefit, basically have to clean before they come so they can Hoover and they fine you and keep tabs on what's going on more!! Security guys when I was there last year were amazing, such nice guys. Maintenance really good. Washing expensive I think £2.50 per wash but cheaper than the forge and all student washing is expensive- just take it home! They had nice chairs in the courtyard when I first moved in but then took them away after a week which was really annoying. If they'd stayed would have given 5 stars for social experience. Such a good year!!!
Hated the place, was only there a month before a massive hole appeared in our ceiling and rain started pouring through it. I moved out because they kept putting off fixing it and the heating always breaks in the winter and it's like a sauna in the summer - water also frequently goes off as well as the Internet connection.
Firstly BRING YOUR OWN SHOWER CURTAIN! Secondly photograph everything in your room, living room, and hallway. They WILL take your deposit be sure of that for literally anything, so don't give them the chance. Other than that it's not a bad place to live 10 min walk to hallam city campus 10 mins to town centre and near ponds forge for any swimmers. Rooms are nice, spacious beds (matress is rock hard get a matress topper) massive desk for anyone who has a PC and wants monitors everywhere. Ensuites are nice they're NOT a wet room like so many other Student accommodation. Kitchen has a decent 32" tv with free view, sofas are nice, kitchen only comes with a microwave and tw9 fridges so you'll need everything else. I've lived here for two year and overall it's not a bad place to live it's just annoying when they try steal money off you. P.s get a house in second year student accommodation becomes very boring when all your friends got houses and you and your mates are still in accommodation.
I love living at the Pinnacles, the accommodation is so nice and the living areas and bedrooms are all very spacious. I think is of good value for money and would not have changed anything about my experience of living here.
Bit out of the way for a night out, road is noisy next to it and it is right next to a tramline. There are no cleaners, however the management is good and they replace things when they are broken. It's good value for money but not a very social accommodation.