2.88 / 5

2.88 / 5

The Grange Reviews

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No communal area unless you pay extra, not very social due to this. Location is good, only a 7min walk from uni if you walk fast. Cleaning staff and porters are all lovely and are very helpful. Keysurf wifi is very unreliable. Not great vfm but its ok.

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By member1120178
On 2nd December 15

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No communal area unless you pay extra, not very social due to this. Location is good, only a 7min walk from uni if you walk fast. Cleaning staff and porters are all lovely and are very helpful. Keysurf wifi is very unreliable. Not great vfm but its ok.

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By member1120178
On 2nd December 15

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PostcodeYO31 8ST / 8SU
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms417
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd December 15

No communal area unless you pay extra, not very social due to this. Location is good, only a 7min walk from uni if you walk fast. Cleaning staff and porters are all lovely and are very helpful. Keysurf wifi is very unreliable. Not great vfm but its ok.

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

Living in one of the larger houses hidden by another accommodation building, social life was limited to just a few flats. There is no communal area, exept a small circle table with 4 flimsy chairs. On move in rooms and toilets and hallways were not clean and the tools for cleaning (e.g. vacuum) barely works.

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

i have quite enjoyed living here over my first year of university but I would have preferred to be elsewhere. No social common room making it hard to socialise during freshers, very average kitchen, shared toilet and small shower. I was lucky enough to get the biggest room in the house so I can't complain on that, and the 5 minute walk to uni is always a bonus.

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

Location is ideal for the uni (5minute walk) and only around 10 minutes from town. The social space in some flats are ideal however they vary between flats and some are very small. However, we have had lots of problems with shower drainage and the wifi system is quite temperamental!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Wifi inconsistent, with no university help very slow when is actually working then just often stops working altogether, maintenance not good either

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

The internet is absolutely terrible, less than 1mb at peak times. International students are poorly treated as they are shoved into one building block away from everyone else.

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

Definitely the budget option, but the best social life out of York St John's halls.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 4th April 17

Parents please read. My daughter in here since September and is sticking it out as it was all the budget would allow. On arrival the kitchen dirty and disgusting. Hairs on the floor and grease so thic in the blind I thought it was a brown pattern. No on off knob on oven....Despite me complaining (I was told that I couldn't as the contract was with the student ) and the flat residents also complaining NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ( they have to use a fork to turn the oven on and off) and we are now close to the end of the year. Terrible value for money. Will be glad when she gets out of there.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd January 17

Being so close to the uni is a real benefit of living at the Grange, the cleaners and porters are all lovely and helpful. The lack of social spaces means you don't get a full social experience here. The wifi is very unreliable and doesn't work well unless in your own room. The laundry facilities are not great, the washing machines are expensive, especially when they don't work most of the time. A lot of the time clothes come out dripping wet.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th December 16

I live in St.Mary's house this is one of the number different houses in this area. St.Mary's is good building, I share a flat with 5 other people who are all really nice. Other houses in the Grange are also nice and clean. St.Mary's is a little dated compared to other building like Baldwin house. The Grange itself is a 10 minute walk into the centre of York and a 5-6 minute walk to York St. John. I do recommend the Grange for students who are looking for cheap accommodation :)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th September 16

Dated and un cared for

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th September 16

I started my uni year with this accomadation. I'd chosen it because of how close it was to the uni however I did not realise how terrible this place was until I arrived. The buildings are poorly maintained and look awful. The wifi is decent but still is almost impossible to use if someone else is on. The place is dark dirty and uninviting as there is no homely feel to the place more of one of a care home. Also for my personal needs the neighbourhood is far too loud and unpleasant as every night there has been loud music and banging and shouting. After having been here only a week I have already sent a request to move rooms out of the grange. Would not recommend.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 18th September 16

I started my uni year with this accomadation. I'd chosen it because of how close it was to the uni however I did not realise how terrible this place was until I arrived. The buildings are poorly maintained and look awful. The wifi is decent but still is almost impossible to use if someone else is on. The place is dark dirty and uninviting as there is no homely feel to the place more of one of a care home. Also for my personal needs the neighbourhood is far too loud and unpleasant as every night there has been loud music and banging and shouting. After having been here only a week I have already sent a request to move rooms out of the grange. Would not recommend.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st May 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd March 16

The grange is really good for its proximity to the university and it's social life

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th March 16

old fashioned and generally awful place to live for first year, very basic, no space for socialise other than an extremely small kitchen, dark rooms

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd March 16

The rooms are shappy, old and are falling apart. The wifi is also really bad, could not download anything. 3G on my phone was bettter. Only plus side is its 2 mins away from uni and not far from the town centre.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st January 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

The accommodation is good but the gates close at 11 and going back home after 11pm is not safe

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd December 15

It's in a good location, but very small with only one bathroom between 5, which can be a pain. Also no communal area which is comfortable, making it difficult to spend time with house mates.

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

Not great. Grange house kitchens are vile.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th November 15

Couldn't ask for better

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th November 15

Alright place to live. No common area and cleaners never actually seemed to clean. Think the wifi has changed but when I was there, it was KeySurf and I swear it was slower than anything. The house I was in was good and I had a really nice room. So it was okay.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th November 15

The location is nice if you like a walk to get to university as it is about 15-20 minutes away. However my particular flat is not very social and that can feel quite isolating. If the communal area had a comfier place to sit then it may encourage us to socialise together more.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 15

It's very basic, but luckily I love the people in living with and are always going to other flats for parties etc.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th October 15

The main downside was the lack of communal area.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th October 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th October 15

One of the cheaper accommodations, although location is by far the best (5 minutes from campus). 48 week contract so you can stay on holidays if need be. Clean, has everything I need. social spaces are also optional

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th October 15

halls are a little old for the price but do the job, always something going on so be prepared to party

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

Decent halls, modern kitchen big bedrooms. Small houses of five to six people and a shared bathroom.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th September 15

Dirty, disgusting bathrooms and kitchens!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th August 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 15

Wanting to know what accommodations like to plan what to take

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st May 15

Good experience

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

No room to relax with housemates other then kitchen which too small for 2 people to cook in never mind relaxing and chatting.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st May 15

The decor could be better. Some dints in the walls. Some chairs faulty from start. Maintenance and security and swift and useful. Domestic office happy to help with anything.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 1st May 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

The Grange's decor was awful, rough looking and outdated and just generally a bit rubbish. I was lucky as I lived in Baldwin House and got a room with a huge windowsill big enough to sleep on, only one person in every flat had these windowsills and they make the room look bigger and brighter.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

worst year of my life

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

Good for parties

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

poor maintenance and poor conditions of the flats (Baldwin House)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Poorly managed, terrible condition, overpriced.

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

The social experience was good however and it's how I made friends with the people I'm living with today :)

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

In a very good location 5 minute walk from university. However if we reported any faults or appliance failure it could take weeks and constant complaints by us for someone to sort it out. Also wifi is terrible

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Over priced. Not worth it all, rooms old vashioned, social spaces are non existent. Only redeeming feature is the distance to uni (5 minute walk). Definitely wouldnt recommend!

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

I loved the grange. It's prime location and great social atmosphere is a perfect way to start student life. In such close proximity you can't not make friends

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

The typical uni accommodation and a great way to socialise and make new friends. However, not worth the money-too expensive and not what it is worth as have had a lot of problems with facilities.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Had so much fun first year living here! So close to uni and town centre too!

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

I enjoyed living there. It was basic but clean, but unfortunately I was situated in a room next to the opposite flats kitchen so it could get quite noisy at times. Overall it was a good place to stay if not a little expensive

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

No sitting area made socialising hard. Nice rooms though and great location.

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

Brilliant place for summer bbqs on the grass and late night parties all summer outside!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

pretty bad quality. Great company though!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Too many wanna be sessioners and students who can't clean up after themselves. The grange rooms feel like a prison and the Internet connection is disgusting, 0.65 mb/s if you're lucky.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Just don't

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