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Staff are friendly and always there to welcome you after a long day of studying with a friendly smile or hello. There is something everyone can enjoy at the Great Patrick Street’s social events from plant potting to gaming to running. This is also good if you’re keen to meet new friends in the building or have travelled far to live in Belfast in need of company. The Roost also provides fast and reliable WiFi which is a breeze to set up with your own personal account and thus no need for forgetting passwords or check ins from staff. If you find yourself bored or needing a space to chill out or let off some steam from a busy day of uni there’s plenty of room in the roost with sofa spaces, pool tables, an art room, study rooms, cinema room and the gym to keep you entertained. This is beneficial because you don’t feel bored in your room or living room as you would in a typical student house. The location is also great for shopping with key supermarkets just a minute walk away.

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By member445121
On 31st January 20

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Staff are friendly and always there to welcome you after a long day of studying with a friendly smile or hello. There is something everyone can enjoy at the Great Patrick Street’s social events from plant potting to gaming to running. This is also good if you’re keen to meet new friends in the building or have travelled far to live in Belfast in need of company. The Roost also provides fast and reliable WiFi which is a breeze to set up with your own personal account and thus no need for forgetting passwords or check ins from staff. If you find yourself bored or needing a space to chill out or let off some steam from a busy day of uni there’s plenty of room in the roost with sofa spaces, pool tables, an art room, study rooms, cinema room and the gym to keep you entertained. This is beneficial because you don’t feel bored in your room or living room as you would in a typical student house. The location is also great for shopping with key supermarkets just a minute walk away.

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By member445121
On 31st January 20

Great Patrick Street, Belfast Information

Telephone+44 (0)289 692 2830
PostcodeBT1 2LT
Price from £119.00 per week (subject to availability)
Features3-minute walk to Ulster University's City Centre Campus, study rooms, gym, cinema room & theatre kitchen.
Top tipBook with 4 other people and receive £150 each, offer ends 30 April.


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 23rd March 20

Problems throughout the stay - 3 months with a broken oven that took 2 months to get anyone to do anything to fix it and no refund or alternative during the time it was broken - unreasonable manager not allowing removal of weights from the gym area to borrow. whenever it is sitting there unused due to the quarantine. - no offer to end stay early due to the quarantine or refund. - Kitchen Inspections that are far too harsh on each flat (as if they are incentivised to penalise) - cost is exorbitant compared to other living arrangements in belfast - the smoke alarms are far too sensitive being set of regularly often in the middle of the night by cooking going building wide and either causing people to ignore them or clearing out a whole building just to then have everyone walk back in 2 mins later - centrally controlled heating combined with construction noise leads to a low level of human comfort within the building environment -proximity to active construction site (noise and vibrations

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Reply from Great Patrick Street, Belfast
On 31st March 20

Hi, thank you for your review. To address one of your points, we do have a revised cancellation policy in light of recent events which can be found here. There is an option for ending your tenancy early. 

I'm sorry that you find the fire alarms an interuption but they are of utmost importance to the safety of our residents and building and are tested regularly to ensure working order. Regarding communal weights remaining in our on-site gym, this is a shared space and we do not permit residents taking shared resources to their room as this would be unfair to our other residents who may wish to use them. We can confirm also that staff are certainly not incentivised during kitchen or room inspections and if a room fails inpection it is due to the cleaning fees that we will need to pay due to the damage caused. I hope this addresses some of your concerns and thank you for staying with us.


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th February 20

the halls are nice and most of the staff are friendly but the halls are just far far far too dear and the prices jumped for next year. instead of giving discounts for referals ect just reduce the rent. get rid of the circuit laundry as they are a rip off and have a reputation for being imposible to work with (money often doesnt transfer on to the card then when talking to coustomer services they tell you "its your problem not mine") flat inspections should not be fortnightly everyone here is an adult stop treating them like children that need to be checked up on all the time.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th February 20

Everything is great here but there could be a few things that could be improved. The noise factor is a problem if you’re a light sleeper. The weekends are when it’s really bad because students will come back late at night talking loudly and carousing in the hallway. I even have a person who skateboard’s down the hall. I think a person doing hall monitoring around 12-2 would help. Lastly my blinds don’t work. The chain has broken 3 times and it took 3 months to get someone to fix them and then it broke the next day. Another maintenance man/women should be hired to help out Dean. Otherwise, location and staff are great!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th February 20

Student roost GPS isnt cheap but its such a great and easy place to live and the staff make it even better!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th February 20

Studio silver was really not worth the price. You can get an 2bed appt for such money. With very weird "window behind the corner" setting, it's always so dark, that you just never see without the artificial light. Smaller than you would guess from the picture. 190x120cm bed is definitely not for 2 people. Very noisy. Studios are just next to the elevators, on the bussiest spot of the floor. All the students go around in the corridor, shouting and you can hear everything (clusters actually have extra inside corridor, so paradoxically, they are much quieter then studios, which are sharing the wall directly with the main corridor). Half of the events listed in the calendar are not happening, there are no details about them and if you come down, noone is there. No reasonable study room, only art room. Location between huge streets, very dusty, far from Queens, no bus to go there. Pros: joga, pool and football table, gym, internet, staff.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd February 20

It’s a really nice place to stay, with great facilities that are always kept to amazing standards. I love the study and TV rooms as it’s nice to get a wee change of scene now and then and those areas are perfect for that. I also love how there’s always activities that you can take part in such as baking or cooking or movie nights!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd February 20

A perfect set up for every type of student, catering for the quieter ones and also the ones looking for a faster, Uni halls experience. Staff always on hand to help too makes a big difference. Only criticism would be that the TV reception in my room is extremely bad and needs repaired somehow.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd February 20

Great Patrick street is great for multiple reasons; firstly the location is central to everything and it’s also right across the road to Ulster’s Belfast campus, the staff are always friendly and puts you in a good mood, and finally the accommodation is great value for money as the facilities are top notch and comfortable. I think Great Patrick street is where its at when it comes to accommodation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd February 20

When I first arrived at Roost, I was warmly welcomed by the staff. They even helped me bring my luggage in my room! After I've accommodated myself, I went downstairs to take a look around and was surprisingly satisfied with the social spaces. We have a gym (it sure helps to get in shape i swear!), we have pools and fuseball, and even a cinema room! I've never had that in any other of my accommodation. I would definitely recommend The Roost. The only cons I'd say is the noise... It seems like the walls are thin because I can hear everything my roommate is saying when on the phone or in the corridor. But besides that, the staff, the spaces, and even the location, it's really great!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd February 20

Restricted heating and awkward WiFi

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st February 20

Not many strong faults however will not be returning due to issues faced staying here- not 100% worth it for the price

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st February 20

Overall, a highly welcoming experience with attentive and friendly staff that are ready to help out at any time. I enjoy living at the heart of Belfast so much, that I decided to rebook next year!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

Very good place to live! All the staff are lovely only downside is the cleaners dont clean the kitchens

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Really great. Help settling in with loads of organised activities. Staff always on hand to help or have a chat to. Facilities are second to none with great WiFi and the kitchen is well equipped

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Really safe environment with the most helpful friendliest staff that constantly go out of their way to make our time as enjoyable as possible

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

Friendly staff who would always go out of their way to help in any situation

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 20

I think the location is amazing and easy to get to university and back. But I feel the safety of the student is NOT taken into consideration. ESPECIALLY by the Night Owls. Very disappointed and don’t feel safe sleeping at night.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 20

Very nice and modern accommodation.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

The accommodation is pretty new and good quality. Walls are thicker than the last student accommodation I stayed in. Would be perfect if I didn't live in front of a construction site with so much noise operating 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Makes it difficult to get fresh air with so much dust coming in from the site. Social spaces are good but when someone is using the cinema room, no one else will dare go in tbh, making it hard to find a time for yourself to use it.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

The staff at reception are so lovely and helpful. After two years living there they feel like friends. The facilities are great and the rooms are a good size. I go to uni across the road and it is SO handy.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Very friendly and welcoming reception! It‘s always nice to come back „home“ and see them smiling. I love the gym, it‘s super clean. And respect for the big program that you offer;)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 31st January 20

Friendly staff but not a great in flat vibe as cleaning Isn't shared evenly

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Very friendly staff and great halls! Right across the road from the Belfast campus and a large kitchen and good space in the bedrooms!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

Very comfortable place to live , location couldnt get any better (other than an overhead walkway to the uni joined to the building, which would be amazing). You get alot for your money however , most lower income students would not opt to live here as its simply more than student finance covers. I'm lucky enough to have parents that have put away savings for my education. Its as hotel-like as student accomodation gets, with staff on site 24/7. I really wish the halls were monitored better at night , to say theres been more than a few nights of broken sleep is an understatement.Itd be great if staff could keep an eye on cctv and if cctv had audio, or if staff actually checked up on the floors regularly throughout the night. Im honestly greatful that the courtyard is now locked up at night as this was an awful source of noise echoing up the building last year.Cleaning could honestly be better , i was told my room would be cleaned over summer and returned to crumbs and mould in the fridge

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

The room is amazing and the social spaces are great. The staff are so lovely, night staff are great and I always feel safe in the building. However with the prices going up I won’t be able to afford let alone justify the price to stay here.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Staff are friendly and always there to welcome you after a long day of studying with a friendly smile or hello. There is something everyone can enjoy at the Great Patrick Street’s social events from plant potting to gaming to running. This is also good if you’re keen to meet new friends in the building or have travelled far to live in Belfast in need of company. The Roost also provides fast and reliable WiFi which is a breeze to set up with your own personal account and thus no need for forgetting passwords or check ins from staff. If you find yourself bored or needing a space to chill out or let off some steam from a busy day of uni there’s plenty of room in the roost with sofa spaces, pool tables, an art room, study rooms, cinema room and the gym to keep you entertained. This is beneficial because you don’t feel bored in your room or living room as you would in a typical student house. The location is also great for shopping with key supermarkets just a minute walk away.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

I've lived in multiple forms of accommodation over the years, Student Roost at GPS is truly the best place I've lived and I've already rebooked for next year. The staff are approachable and amazing, the events held are always fun and engaging, and the social spaces are varied and perfect. Couldn't be happier here.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

Nice place, friendly staff, average gym which would be improved with a barbell and bumper plates.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

The rooms are amazing and the building is incredibly well run

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 20

Personally, the facilities provided for the price is very reasonable. WiFi is excellent and the social spaces for us are great. :)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

The staff are all very social and welcoming

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st January 20

The only thing that I could complain about is the rent price, which isn’t covered by the minimum maintenance loan.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 19

Too expensive and builders outside drilling from 6.30am however staff how amazing

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th October 19

Great halls but really over priced, and walls are v thin

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th October 19

Our halls allow any stranger who does not live in the building to enter. The night staff that they have on is honestly not good. They only have 1 on per night and when a situation occurs it isn’t handled very well with the person who is on.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 19

Place is really nice and warm. Although it could be cleaner

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

It’s absolutely brilliant and the people and staff are so friendly - the building is quite new so everything is clean and tidy. Love it here!

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

It’s a really lovely place to live , the rooms are nice , the staff are friendly and the facilities are great. I had no problems when I first moved in but many of my friends have had issues such as showers blocking and rooms not being cleaned before they moved in and when complaining to management it has took over 2 weeks for them to do anything.

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

Amazing facilities, very modern and clean, however quite pricy but well worth it. Not too strict too

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th May 19

The staff and other residents are so nice here. There is a real feeling of home here. The facilities such as the bedrooms, kitchens, social spaces, gym and study rooms are very nice and comforting too. Would always recommend.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th April 19

Absolutely brilliant with amazing 24/7 reception staff. Will be staying for all of my uni career.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th April 19

I love living here! All the staff are absolutely amazing and are great to talk to, and the rooms are so lovely and well insulated

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th April 19

As a Student Roost Resident of Great Patrick Street, I am happy to be back. It's all-inclusive especially the wifi and the bills - such a great value! Having a gym in the student hall, it is super handy because you do not need to travel far as it is included in your rent. The social spaces & study room is always clean. I love hanging out with my friends to watch a movie and play Xbox - the student roost, have everything that you need! The halls have a lot of activities, such as cooking classes and yoga. The staff are very helpful, friendly and if you ever need anything, don't ever hesitate to ask. Living in Student Roost is a safe and secure living. The staff is always present 24/7 in the reception if you ever need anything. The location of the Great Patrick Street is very handy as it is very close to the city centre & to my university which is the Ulster University, Belfast. It is only 2 mins away, which is why I chose to live here. I recommend students to live here. CHOOSE G. P. S!

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