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I love this accommodation! It’s so close to the centre and really close to Morrison’s, B&M and ASDA. The rooms are great and the kitchen is lovely and modern. It is meant to be cleaned by staff but this year that hasn’t been possible so can't rate that. The wifi is a bit off at times but bearable. Social experiences have been iffy this year but would be a lot better if normal :)

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By member853943
On 5th February 21

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I love this accommodation! It’s so close to the centre and really close to Morrison’s, B&M and ASDA. The rooms are great and the kitchen is lovely and modern. It is meant to be cleaned by staff but this year that hasn’t been possible so can't rate that. The wifi is a bit off at times but bearable. Social experiences have been iffy this year but would be a lot better if normal :)

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By member853943
On 5th February 21

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Covid-19 Response

QUARANTINE PROVISION:
Not yet specified
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
On-campus open day on 11th Dec.
TEACHING NOTES:
York St John University will adopt a gradual transition towards working on campus from 1 September to prepare for the delivery of in-person learning and teaching at the start of the academic year.
This is the latest available data taken from the yorksj.ac.uk website on 23rd November 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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What are the standard rooms like? Are they quite small? Desk? Storage? Floor space?
By member861626 On 10th August 21
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Do you know who your flat mates are before you move in?
By member757437 On 7th May 21
you can ask in groups, like the ones on facebook. that’s what i’ve done x
By member560904 On 12th July 21
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How many students per flat?
By member953488 On 15th January 21
6 rooms per flat
By member853943 On 5th February 21
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Have they increased the prices for accommodation? I looked a few weeks ago on the york st john website and it said roughly £137 and now its £141
By member553137 On 15th December 20
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Is there any parking available in St John Central for people living there?
By member552047 On 11th November 20
no
By member653086 On 11th December 20
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th October 21

I lived here in 2020-2021. Move in experience was okay, but it got worse from here. there was no room to socialise, causing it to be a very lonely time. The shower had a curtain rather than a door, causing the whole ‘wet room’ to flood. When I took my first shower the plug hole was so blocked that I had to turn the shower off after a minute to wait for the water to drain. I reported this to maintenance but was told to keep trying. This flooded the room and the floor actually came up. This was solved within a week, but could have been avoided. Fire alarms went off all the time, causing everyone in the building to have to evacuate, so you never got any decent sleep. It was generally very noisy, with flat parties happening above and below and despite security’s efforts nothing changed. The hoards of students at the front having a smoke was very uncomfortable to walk past everyday too. Location was good for getting to town as well as a short walk to campus. Modern Decor too.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th February 21

I love this accommodation! It’s so close to the centre and really close to Morrison’s, B&M and ASDA. The rooms are great and the kitchen is lovely and modern. It is meant to be cleaned by staff but this year that hasn’t been possible so can't rate that. The wifi is a bit off at times but bearable. Social experiences have been iffy this year but would be a lot better if normal :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th December 20

Great accommodation for first year students.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 20

Lovely accommodation block, made some great friends there, 10/10 would recommend

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th March 19

So I chose St John Central because it looked the most modern one after brickworks. It's a really nice accommodation, let's get that out of the way, but it has a lot of problems sometimes. One of the lifts don't work, a lot of people got stuck in one of them, various times, and security did nothing. Security is b******. There's not in-suit security. And this last week a hate crime happened, which could have been avoided by having the back door closed, but surprise! It doesn't work. The lifts are disgusting and there are stains on the floor. Okay, I'm a person that gets annoyed when someone has afters at 4 AM. If you want or need a quiet place, you better pray or you will have strangers running through your flat before you know it. I'm going onto second year and I wouldn't choose this accommodation just for the fact that it's basically a party dorm.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th November 18

Considering this accommodation is the second most expensive after the brickworks, its not as amazing as I thought it would be... The rooms are nice and have large windows and really nice bathroom. Kitchen is also nice with big fridge and microwave but you have to bring your own kettle and toaster because they dont provide one. The lifts are disgusting and 1 out of 2 of them dont work. People in the building complain about everything so you cant run or jump because the floor below will hear you. The bins outside pile up and start to smell... There is a bulding site right next it so you hear that all day. The internet cuts off sometimes and maintenance seem to always want to come into your flat to change the lights or doors which can be annoying sometimes. Expect a fire alarm on the first week in the early hours of the morning

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

The Wifi is terrible, it's always a state, the doors are broken so anyone can walk in and out, there's never anyone in the office to talk to. It does have an ensuite but the hot water doesn't work properly and the showers often overflow. It's inly s 10 minute walk from uni and its in the town centre which is good. But I don't think it's worth the £5500 a year they charge.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd December 16

Amazing location! No cleaning included with rent - would have helped over holidays to ensure halls were kept clean.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 16

Like a hotel! So nice but flats don't get cleaned only main hall ways

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd March 16

Loved living in central everyone is super friendly and you easily make new friends!

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

Really nice and modern place to live. The Internet isn't great and the cleaning is left to you.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th January 16

Perfect location, private bathroom. Excellent help and support if you need, porters quick with anything you may request. Friends for life.

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

Perfect location for the city centre and uni. Great rooms and communal areas, would 100% recommend!

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

brilliant social experience great for security everything is on site : washers,dryers,lifts,mail,bins

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th November 15

Modern clean and right in the centre of York! The morning porters and management were so lovely and helpful and we're always quick to come sort an issue even if you were just locked out of your flat. The kitchen is spacious and the rooms/bathrooms were practical and modern. It's expensive but worth it, (especially for the wireless wifi), I loved this place!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th November 15

A modern and nice bundling with great rooms, however a little far to walk to uni in bad weather and wifi that's a little unreliable

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th November 15

Clean, modern and fab location. Friendly and helpful management team. Wifi often auto logged out making it a task every time I wanted to use the internet.

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

Accomodation is great. But I currently have awful flatmates

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

wi-fi involves logging in so games consoles cant connect. probably furthest away from uni

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

Defiantly the best halls at YSJ

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th November 15

Excellent facilities in the heart of york

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th August 15

Was amazing, best accomodation by far! Will Miss my little room

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

Great location for town and university campus. Problems were usually dealt with pretty fast. No dishwasher which was a pain when you live in flats of 6! Laundry was cheap to wash & dry. Security on site were lovely and always helpful. No parking whatsoever (unless you're willing to pay extortionate amounts for the car park). M

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

Love my halls! Great location and room/space size!

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

Ideal for going out as it's so close to town and not too far away from University

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

Good halls really enjoyed my year then just a bit expensive and wifi isnt too good

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