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Marketgate Reviews

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Going to university is a daunting process. Moving away from home and having to make new friends is terrifying. I found living at Marketgate really helpful for getting to know new people and not feeling so alone. People are around you all the time and being in the city centre is extremely useful. The facilities might not be top notch and it feels like you're getting a little ripped off, but sadly all student accommodation is very expensive! I've found my room to be very nice and comfortable. You have to bare in mind that the building is huge so there are a lot of people around you, making it noisy sometimes. But as i've said, most student accommodation is like this! The night life is brilliant in Bristol so being so close to everything is amazing! Cabot Circus is also right round the corner as well as Castle Park. I've had a very good experiance at Marketgate and recommend it to first years.

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By Katiemayanderson142
On 22nd April 15

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Going to university is a daunting process. Moving away from home and having to make new friends is terrifying. I found living at Marketgate really helpful for getting to know new people and not feeling so alone. People are around you all the time and being in the city centre is extremely useful. The facilities might not be top notch and it feels like you're getting a little ripped off, but sadly all student accommodation is very expensive! I've found my room to be very nice and comfortable. You have to bare in mind that the building is huge so there are a lot of people around you, making it noisy sometimes. But as i've said, most student accommodation is like this! The night life is brilliant in Bristol so being so close to everything is amazing! Cabot Circus is also right round the corner as well as Castle Park. I've had a very good experiance at Marketgate and recommend it to first years.

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By Katiemayanderson142
On 22nd April 15

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CampusCity Centre
PostcodeBS1 3PG
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms490

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 5th April 18

Only lasted two weeks before moving home. Not very good for money and far away from UWE. But good location for town

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 18

Mgate is definitely the place to be during first year at UWE. If your courses are at Arnolfini then you can't get much better than this. Bower is 20 mins away. The rooms themselves are great - big desks with plenty of storage (shelves, cupboards and a massive space under the bed. All rooms have large windows and every other room has a window directly over the desk which is great to do artwork in daylight. The beds aren't the best quality - but it's somewhere to sleep - I'd get a mattress topper. The bathroom is basically a sink with hot & cold water, a towel rack, a small shelf, toilet and a shower - with the worst shower head as it just sprays out like someone is having a piss on you - but it's hot. The amount of students in your flats varies, kitchen sizes also vary. If you're not a social butterfly, don't come here.. there's music all the time and the walls are thin. This is the place to party - don't expect anything else. Reception staff are ALWAYS happy to help.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th July 17

Almost all praise I can give this accommodation should go to the staff as they were wonderful and friendly throughout. My biggest complaint would be that when my bike was stolen in Dec, they not only would not let me see the footage so that I could pass it on (as requested by the police), but still have not told me any more information on what they are doing about it. (It is now the end of July and I have been moved out for over a month). They were also quiet slow at the beginning to provide me with basic stuff and it was several months before my mattress was replaced with a working one and I received a post box key.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd April 17

Like most student halls Marketgate is expensive but in this case it's definitely worth the money if your aim is to make lots of new friends who are also a fan of the sesh. It's central which means most clubs are not far to walk to and there is a 24 hour off licence less than 5 minutes away which is handy because you never know when you might need more alcohol or noodles or rizlas etc .. The common room boasts a pool table, ping pong table and a table football along with a big telly and some sofas and chairs that are less uncomfortable than the ones they give you in your communal kitchen/ living area. The smoke alarms do go off but only if you burn something really really badly when cooking so as long as you hide the evidence before the weekly visit of the cleaner, it's fine to smoke in the flats. If you're not much of a drinker and like to be in bed by eleven then you should probably live somewhere else unless you enjoy the feeling of being isolated and alone.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd April 17

Like most student halls Marketgate is expensive but in this case it's definitely worth the money if your aim is to make lots of new friends who are also a fan of the sesh. It's central which means most clubs are not far to walk to and there is a 24 hour off licence less than 5 minutes away which is handy because you never know when you might need more alcohol or noodles or rizlas etc .. The common room boasts a pool table, ping pong table and a table football along with a big telly and some sofas and chairs that are less uncomfortable than the ones they give you in your communal kitchen/ living area. The smoke alarms do go off but only if you burn something really really badly when cooking so as long as you hide the evidence before the weekly visit of the cleaner, it's fine to smoke in the flats. If you're not much of a drinker and like to be in bed by eleven then you should probably live somewhere else unless you enjoy the feeling of being isolated and alone.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd April 17

Everything is great except the price

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd April 17

If you have the opportunity to spend your first year of uni in marketgate then you would be silly not to!! Best place to make friends of all the halls and security are the most relaxed (and friendly). The location is ideal only 10 minute walk to most decent clubs. Cabot circus and castle park are just across the road plus very regular buses straight to frenchay. Everyone who I meet in first year who live elsewhere, wish they lived here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd April 17

I remember the first time I saw Marketgate, I had gone down to Bristol a week or so before I was due to move in and was looking for my new home for the next year. I saw the address on my phone and looked around at my surrounding and thought 'It must be near this huge horrible brown building'. Much to my surprise, it was that huge horrible brown building! I was happy to learn, its much nicer on the inside. Marketgate is a great place to live for the student who loves their social life. Although the price tag may seem a bit much, you couldn't ask for a better location. It is right next to Cabot Circus and most of the best clubs are a ten minute walk from your front door. Your friends on campus will be begging to come to yours for predrinks or an after party. Buses run to campus from just across the road, meaning you can still make your 9ams. There are so many students living in the building, its hard not to find someone you know from your course or your hometown.

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

If you're after the best first year possible Matketgate is where it's at. The most social of all the accommodation, everyone knows it's the place to be if you're here to get messy! Great location bus to uni is on doorstep. Warning campus accommodation is for melts.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd March 16

I have a studio flat, and my god it's horrendous, you can hear everything outside your door, drunk people often knock on your door thinking its a 6 people flat so they knock quite loud, the room is next to the lift so you can hear the lifts going up and down 24/7, people knocking on other flat doors are genuinely so annoying, single bed is so ideal when your girlfriend is round (I joke I joke) the security lights are so annoying, on 24/7 lights up the whole room at night, fire alarms seem to go off every day I have off. Hot water doesn't last for more than 15 minutes, so if you take your time in the shower I hope you don't mind cold showers. The wifi is shocking, they say 25mbps wifi but it's more like 1mbps, that's if you're lucky. I'm paying a hell of a lot of money for this flat, somewhere between 6-8 thousand pounds, and in return I get not much really. The room is built specifically so that wheelchair users can have access to everything, so trying to clean the dishes just hurts :/

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th June 15

Friendly staff, but they hardly do what they are supposed to (eg fix things). The rooms are okay sized, the kitchen depends on what side of the building you are in, but generally quite large. Windows don't open all the way..

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th April 15

Amazing for parties and socialising, great location (right in the city centre). Tends to be very dirty, not a great place to study as it's always noisy and there's likely to be a party going on in your flat on any given day.

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

there is never a dull day in marketgate

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

Studio rooms are a joke. No cleaners, lonely, you can hear everything from the corridor and they can hear you. No warden so there are often loud groups of randomers lurking around in the night. I've had my door dented and glass smashed just outside it in the corridor. This and the endless banging on doors keeps me up all night - there's no doorbells that work. The 24/7 loud music from flat parties isn't good either! I can always hear the utility pipes and boilers, not to mention that my room has a boiler in it, perhaps that's also why I'm left with a single bed - I pay 7.2 grand a year for this. My studio has security lighting in the bedroom which keeps me up and I have to try to cover it. Let's not forget that the fire alarm goes off a ridiculous amount of times and at any time of day for up to 20 minutes -oftenseries of 1min alarms/week. Maintenance checks r untrue. Sharemailboxw/randoms.windowsfaceotherwindows.smellsofdrugs. theplacelooksnicebutitsdeceiving.wirelessisBADliftsareBAD.

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

I enjoyed my stay at Marketgate however it was far too expensive for what it was. I had one of the three person flats and the kitchen was as thin as a bowling alley!!! Overall I liked marketgate but this wasn't because of the building or the facilities but because of the people.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th April 15

Have barely slept since moving here due to a nightmare flat mate, no amount of complaints has made a difference. Very expensive for not a lot of perks. However the staff are lovely :)

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

fun, lots of friends, large rooms, helpful reception staff, enjoyable, amazing location

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

A year of skanking your face off to deep house surrounded by bucket hats

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

Pretty much left to your own devices and in the middle of the city there's a lot of freedom, it's a great place to live but very expensive.

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

If people treated the place and others nicely it wouldn't be a bad place to live

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

Going to university is a daunting process. Moving away from home and having to make new friends is terrifying. I found living at Marketgate really helpful for getting to know new people and not feeling so alone. People are around you all the time and being in the city centre is extremely useful. The facilities might not be top notch and it feels like you're getting a little ripped off, but sadly all student accommodation is very expensive! I've found my room to be very nice and comfortable. You have to bare in mind that the building is huge so there are a lot of people around you, making it noisy sometimes. But as i've said, most student accommodation is like this! The night life is brilliant in Bristol so being so close to everything is amazing! Cabot Circus is also right round the corner as well as Castle Park. I've had a very good experiance at Marketgate and recommend it to first years.

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