3.84 / 5

3.84 / 5

Lonsdale College

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#6 out of 10 halls at Lancaster University


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very good halls. Large amount of community spirit that makes you feel part of something. my first year was with friends, then I decided to stay on campus for my second year. Although my flat mates this year aren't very sociable, I still feel a part of the college and rarely lonely due to the many social events (not all to do with drinking). Good sized room with lovely en suite.

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On 29th April 15

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very good halls. Large amount of community spirit that makes you feel part of something. my first year was with friends, then I decided to stay on campus for my second year. Although my flat mates this year aren't very sociable, I still feel a part of the college and rarely lonely due to the many social events (not all to do with drinking). Good sized room with lovely en suite.

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By member118295
On 29th April 15

Lonsdale College Information

CampusMain Campus
PostcodeLA2 0LJ
CateringMixed
No. of rooms776

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th April 15

very good halls. Large amount of community spirit that makes you feel part of something. my first year was with friends, then I decided to stay on campus for my second year. Although my flat mates this year aren't very sociable, I still feel a part of the college and rarely lonely due to the many social events (not all to do with drinking). Good sized room with lovely en suite.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

Lonsdale's genuinely a nice place to live. So much so, in fact, that I've opted to live there again next year. With catered accommodation on top of that, it won't leave you with an awful lot to do anything, but that's fine - you're too far away from it all anyway. Despite the trek into 'proper campus' and the cost, Lonsdale accommodation is new, clean and homely. There's always hot water, there's ample space in and around the desk area to work and play, and you'll be surrounded by lots of trees and grass and patios if you're into all that stuff. The bar's a 60 second walk away and Dominos deliver more or less to your doorstep. Would recommend.

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

At Lonsdale I really think you're paying for the social life and experience. Lonsdale definitely hosts the best events on campus and I'd rather have that than the best accommodation. Don't get me wrong, the accommodation isn't horrible, it's definitely decent, but I think it's slightly overpriced. As a fresher though, I wouldn't have joined any other college - Lonsdale has definitely given me the best freshers experience socially on campus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th November 15

5 mins to De Montfort and about 5-10 mins to the city centre with loads of little food and clothes shops just up the road - I couldn't have asked for a better location. It's small so it's not as much as a party halls compared to the larger accomodations. It's been well renovated and they have just put in a common room with a tv and table football. The company Unite Students are very helpful and are an easy phone call away over the weekend or in the evenings when no one is at reception if anything breaks or something goes wrong.

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

The College system makes Lancaster so much more enjoyable, and Lonsdale is the best there is.

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

Accommodation looks very nice, and really nice views from the window but the accommodation is a fair walk from some lecture areas on main campus. There was no social spaces besides the bar and our house was mainly full of international third year students who complained if we made the slightest noise

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

It was a nice room but not worth the amount I paid. Location is too far away from central campus and lectures. Cleaners were none exsistent although it could have jest been our cleaner that was especially lazy. No social area to sit with friends other than kitchen. Was a good environment to meet new people as the houses have 6 flats in so you get to know everyone. Would suggest county or bowland standard

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th December 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd November 16

Good place

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd November 16

Good place

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 16

Nice halls and rooms which is nice not living on your lecture theatres but the cleaners might as well not bother they're useless

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th September 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th August 16

The best atmosphere of all the colleges. Dont be fooled by Furness' 'handy central location' its dull as sh*t.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st August 16

Great atmosphere to the party and community side of things, just a shame the rest of the college facilities don't have the same amount of care.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th August 16
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th July 16

The rooms are nice enough, fairly large. Fairly social college and throws good parties. However one of the worst locations on campus and each flat only has a kitchen (with one table) for people to socialise in, which is annoying

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 14th July 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th June 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 16

Brilliant Halls, Love it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th April 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th March 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th March 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th March 16

Loved every minute of it <3

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th March 16

Good college. Cleaners do not do a lot. Wifi always turns off. One of worst locations on campus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

The rooms are not good enough for what im paying for, the kitchen is our social area and it's not the best, the cleaners don't really do there jobs right, the location is far out but it's not a big deal.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th November 15

En suites are brilliant, village style feel, quiet and big rooms

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th November 15

Best college on campus. Ideal community setting, great fun and great people

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th November 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th November 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th November 15

The only good things are the people and the bar, rest aint too great.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15

Spacious rooms and kitchen, all very modern.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th October 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th September 15

Lonsdale is one of the founding colleges of the university and definitely has a closer knit community than a lot of the other colleges. Certainly lives up to its reputation as the party college and freshers is actually amazing :D

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

A bit far away from the centre of campus but great room

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st July 15

Lively college

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th July 15

Familly atmosphere like no other

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

Very comfortable rooms and very clean and high quality

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

Overall accommodation is really nice; the cleaning services is regular so keep my flat very clean

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd June 15

Rent is quite pricey and it would be nice to have a sofa/social area of the flat that isn't a kitchen but other than that it's really good.

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

Very nice rooms and bathrooms but the kitchen is the only communal area. How about some sofas?

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

Nice rooms but cleaning service is shocking and it's very expensive

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th April 15

If you don't like partying, then this college has no time for you. It wasn't even any of my accommodation choices yet I'm constantly told if I don't like the noise i shouldn't have picked the college. Management poor with dealing with noise complaints, complained all year and nothing at all done about it. A good mile away from most of the stuff on campus; no social space, just a kitchen, rare that a facility in the kitchen works properly which of course we'll be charged for under the assumption that we broke it. Overall a nightmare to live in.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 15

very good

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

Was really good - nice rooms and ensuites - enjoyed my time there - however only downside is the distance from the main part of campus! Other than that - great experience

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

Lonsdale is on the edge of campus - was nice having a home away from lecture halls. However it was very expensive for what it was. The shower made the bathroom soaking wet and there is no social space other than the kitchen - would be nice to have a sofa or two.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 15
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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

Good but loud accommodation quite a trek from main campus with little social areas.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

Really good, nicer area than some of the other colleges, would recommend

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th April 15

nice and quite in the day - by far the best college for good nights out and parties - the Lonsdale bar is amazing in freshers week but a bit too quite in normal term time just because of where it is. Carmel and furness are by far the worst colleges for sure so just avoid those and you will have an amazing time!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

good social people, rubbish cleaning by staff and value for money.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

Lonsdale is a lot of fun and the ensuite rooms are fantastic. However it's one of the colleges that is furthest away from all of the lecture theaters and seminar rooms.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th April 15

The best decision I made when at university was picking Lonsdale college

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th April 15

Love lonsdale, need a better social space

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th March 15
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