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Dinwiddy House

What are the top reasons for choosing Dinwiddy House?

We spoke to the owners Sanctuary Students to find out more:

1. You’ll be within walking distance to both SOAS campuses and nearby transport links to other London universities such as LSE and Kings College London.
2. The local area has supermarkets, plenty of restaurants and bars with easy access to the rest of London.
3. You can socialise with friends in the common room which has a large TV.
4. The building is safe and secure with electronic entry, CCTV and 24-hour staff cover.
5. There's an on-site laundry facility and secure bike storage.
6. You'll also enjoy free contents insurance and broadband with all-inclusive bills.

Rooms:

There are 510 single en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchen and dining facilities plus 10 double en-suite rooms with a double bed and private bathroom. Flats have 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms and are set around a landscaped courtyard. There is also 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large studio available to rent.

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Dinwiddy House

What are the top reasons for choosing Dinwiddy House?

We spoke to the owners Sanctuary Students to find out more:

1. You’ll be within walking distance to both SOAS campuses and nearby transport links to other London universities such as LSE and Kings College London.
2. The local area has supermarkets, plenty of restaurants and bars with easy access to the rest of London.
3. You can socialise with friends in the common room which has a large TV.
4. The building is safe and secure with electronic entry, CCTV and 24-hour staff cover.
5. There's an on-site laundry facility and secure bike storage.
6. You'll also enjoy free contents insurance and broadband with all-inclusive bills.

Rooms:

There are 510 single en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchen and dining facilities plus 10 double en-suite rooms with a double bed and private bathroom. Flats have 5, 6 or 7 bedrooms and are set around a landscaped courtyard. There is also 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large studio available to rent.

Most helpful review

Dinwiddy House is a popular choice for SOAS students, but BEWARE when you end up in a situation like the current Covid-19 crisis, they will not respect you at all. Lots of students this year literally begged them for altering the contract or reducing the rent fee, as they were going back home. I personally haven't been in my flat for 3 months and paid £3000 for nothing. Some of the staff at the reception are very hostile too, so it's not a very pleasant place to live anyways. On top of that, getting your room is like a Russian Roulette, you might end up in the nicely refurbished block A with normal showers and new furniture, or in Block E, where you have to put up with 'swimming pool showers' (you push a button and the water flows for about 10 seconds) and of course you can't control the temperature. There is an outdoor courtyard, but if you end up living with your window facing the courtyard, you will hear screaming and laughing every single night. I don't recommend.

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By member549086
On 5th June 20

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member549086 On 5th June 20

Dinwiddy House is a popular choice for SOAS students, but BEWARE when you end up in a situation like the current Covid-19 crisis, they will not respect you at all. Lots of students this year literally begged them for altering the contract or reducing the rent fee, as they were going back home. I personally haven't been in my flat for 3 months and paid £3000 for nothing. Some of the staff at the reception are very hostile too, so it's not a very pleasant place to live anyways. On top of that, getting your room is like a Russian Roulette, you might end up in the nicely refurbished block A with normal showers and new furniture, or in Block E, where you have to put up with 'swimming pool showers' (you push a button and the water flows for about 10 seconds) and of course you can't control the temperature. There is an outdoor courtyard, but if you end up living with your window facing the courtyard, you will hear screaming and laughing every single night. I don't recommend.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member1239322 On 13th June 19

I have been living here for the past nine months and I am low maintenance and don't have much to ask BUT I have never met unhelpful staff in my life as the staff here. They don't reply to emails and dont track their communication. I have to explain my issue to everyone who happens to sit on the reception on that day. They dont even try to make an effort, all they say is 'there is nothing else we can do about this' for a simple thing that can be resolved. The manager is there from 2-4pm (only) and we have to plan our days according to that time slot if we have a problem. The only reason I am staying here is because it's close to my school.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By peps875 On 10th April 15

The location of dinwiddy is really good. It is only a short walk from SOAS and is very close to Kings Cross. I did however move out halfway through the year. Other students there are also very nice and very welcoming but the quality of the accommodation was very poor, especially for the amount of money you have to pay. Rooms, especially bathrooms, we're pretty poor and the shower wasn't good at all. I also have seen both cockroaches and mice within the building. There are also frequent fire alarms and times when water (usually hot) does not work. I also know people who's locks have been broken for a long time. Overall, it is in a nice location but if possible I wouldn't pay the money for the quality of accommodation you get.

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