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Premium hall near York St John Uni
Convenient location and stylish design
Luxury studios, study area and bike storage
It's only 10 minutes from York St John University
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The staff always go miles and miles out of their way to ensure the best student experience is achieved. I've had many a late night in the study room and being offered tea or coffee during a stressful exam time really affirmed my choice to live at Swanston House. The social spaces are always kept immaculate and the interior design is unmatched. I currently live in a studio for that extra independence and have never felt socially disadvantaged. There's usually events on a weekly basis to socialise with students from all backgrounds, cultures and universities/colleges. The price is exceptionally good for being within Belfast city centre and cheaper than university halls with better facilities. I know where I'll be staying for the next few years to come.
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.
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
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.
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!
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