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(This review also probably applies to Fisher House as it is virtually the same place) I cannot stress enough how garbage these Halls are. I appreciate that these buildings are old and that there needs to be a well priced option for students who want a fully catered package to help settle into first year, I am grateful at least for this and acknowledge that many people do not have a choice. With this being said, - Halls smell all the time. - Walls are paper thin and everything can be heard through the entire building. - Everything is evidently very cheap. Not like Uni digs aren’t supposed to be basic, but these are really basic. Get some decoration going. - Internet is unreliable at best and abysmal at worst. - Food is hit or miss, sometimes actually pretty great, but evidently quite cheap - If your flat mates suck then you will just have to get used to it, not everyone is here for the degree sadly. Literally save some cash and go to Tramways or Tudor Place, genuinely.

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By member586087
On 12th May 23
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University of Chester Hall Rankings


Granary Studios #1
Tramways #2
The Towpath #3
Tudor Place #4
Grosvenor House #5
Sumner House #6
Hollybank Court #7
Abbeygate #8
Astbury House #9

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Most helpful review

(This review also probably applies to Fisher House as it is virtually the same place) I cannot stress enough how garbage these Halls are. I appreciate that these buildings are old and that there needs to be a well priced option for students who want a fully catered package to help settle into first year, I am grateful at least for this and acknowledge that many people do not have a choice. With this being said, - Halls smell all the time. - Walls are paper thin and everything can be heard through the entire building. - Everything is evidently very cheap. Not like Uni digs aren’t supposed to be basic, but these are really basic. Get some decoration going. - Internet is unreliable at best and abysmal at worst. - Food is hit or miss, sometimes actually pretty great, but evidently quite cheap - If your flat mates suck then you will just have to get used to it, not everyone is here for the degree sadly. Literally save some cash and go to Tramways or Tudor Place, genuinely.

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By member586087
On 12th May 23
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Student Review: 1.9 /5
By member586087 On 12th May 23 verified Verified student

(This review also probably applies to Fisher House as it is virtually the same place) I cannot stress enough how garbage these Halls are. I appreciate that these buildings are old and that there needs to be a well priced option for students who want a fully catered package to help settle into first year, I am grateful at least for this and acknowledge that many people do not have a choice. With this being said, - Halls smell all the time. - Walls are paper thin and everything can be heard through the entire building. - Everything is evidently very cheap. Not like Uni digs aren’t supposed to be basic, but these are really basic. Get some decoration going. - Internet is unreliable at best and abysmal at worst. - Food is hit or miss, sometimes actually pretty great, but evidently quite cheap - If your flat mates suck then you will just have to get used to it, not everyone is here for the degree sadly. Literally save some cash and go to Tramways or Tudor Place, genuinely.

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Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member936493 On 12th March 19 verified Verified student

Pros: 8 plug sockets in a small room, included gym membership, the cleaners are nice Cons: The drains smell of eggs, the shower goes boiling and freezing every minute, the doors stop no sound at all, the walls are paper thin, the building is 70 years old and it shows, the rooms are tiny, no storage space for anything more than the essentials, right next to sports field (very loud), no lift makes moving in hard, only microwave, toaster and kettle (ready meals forever), food is terrible and repeated often in a week, really unhealthy so you'll need that gym membership, doors slam very loudly (great at 3am if your neighbours don't care about your sleep), beds full of massive springs, desk chairs are in dire need of replacement, good luck if you live near common room or kitchenette - you wont be sleeping, if you're on any other campus get ready to walk 30 mins everyday, vending machine is never stocked, water tastes dodgy, overly expensive laundrette w/ 8 machines shared between thousands.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member635417 On 7th January 19 verified Verified student

Utter s***hole - can't recommend any less

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1226238 On 5th April 17 verified Verified student

I unfortunately had the joy of having my room placed over the common room of Astbury house and opposite the floors kitchen. Astbury loves having parties with music so loud, objects in my room vibrated. Reviewing the accommodation itself, its value for money is quite poor. Having a small room and only being £10 cheater than Sumner, where their room are nearly 3 times the size. I also think theres mold growing on the top of my door. I also had the pleasure of when moving in, finding something growing on my rooms balcony (which I couldn't get to since the window doesn't open that far due to safety reasons). It turned out to be onions which someone threw there (why I have no idea). The internet is very good quality, only having issues with it a couple of times when staying here. Its location however is not perfect. Due to being next to Fisher house and the student union bar, I could hear many parties that made me lose sleep.

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Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member725064 On 15th December 16 verified Verified student

Really good rooms and social expirience

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member823718 On 22nd August 16 verified Verified student

Hall Warden was utterly Awful!

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Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member820196 On 2nd December 15 verified Verified student

I love Astbury, met so many amazing people and it's in such a perfect location with the su just around the corner!

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Student Review: 4.3 /5
By member1216789 On 16th October 15 verified Verified student

Cleaners are lovely. Very social environment and you'll find that the common room will be a great place to go when you're bored as more often than not there is someone in there. I've had no issue with the quality of Internet but must say it is a long winded process especially if you're using a console or setting up a smart box. The cleaners do a great job of cleaning and are warm and hospitable. It's right on campus and a 1 min walk from the dining hall. I do feel that it's very over priced as I could move into a very nice city centre apartment on my own for the price we pay here. Would say it's a rip off. Apart from the price there's not much I can fault! If you're catered as everyone in Astbury usually is you'll probably get bored of chips by week 2 but the food isn't as bad as some people make out and there's always lots of options. The desserts are especially amazing.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member415709 On 24th September 15 verified Verified student

Right on campus in the middle of everything!

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Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member1315347 On 9th September 15 verified Verified student

Great fun if your sociable and outgoing. Not the best place if you want quiet accommodation or like privacy as theres also someone around! Quite alot of residents aswell so its a very busy house!

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