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3.29 / 5
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I am having a great experience here at Paul Robeson. The staffs here at reception are very friendly and helpful also. The garden area is beautiful for hanging out with friends. Management of this accommodation is very much efficient.

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On 27th October 23
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I am having a great experience here at Paul Robeson. The staffs here at reception are very friendly and helpful also. The garden area is beautiful for hanging out with friends. Management of this accommodation is very much efficient.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member12108464 On 11th May 24 verified Verified student

Water supply often stops. Management response is slow and bad. The dormitory gives the illusion that you are in a developing country.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 13th May 24
Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member13108463 On 11th May 24 verified Verified student

This is the worst student accommodation and there is no doubt. If you have money please invest it in other student accommodation. This is bad. The main problem with this accommodation is their management. During my stay, I faced severe issues with water. Without any prior notice, the water connection had been shut down for 01 to 02 days and this occurrence happened almost every month. Non water for drinking/ toilet and cooking. No one can't Imagine the pain. Water issue is a big issue in Paul Robeson.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 13th May 24
Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member13108461 On 11th May 24 verified Verified student

Worst management . Frequent water crisis. No quick response. The accommodation manager is unhelpful. If you have a problem on the weekend then there is no maintainence to help. Worst experience.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member7108440 On 10th May 24 verified Verified student

Wonderful place to live, absolutely amazing for the price. The location is great. Spacious rooms with regular cleaning staff. Welcoming and safe for all.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 13th May 24
Student Review: 1.4 /5
By member6108419 On 10th May 24 verified Verified student

Unpleasant experience: often no water supply, unfriendly staffs, the lift was out of order for a week. Dirty-there was a mouse in the kitchen. Old facilities especially the sink (no warm water) and the shower in the bathroom are just worsen than a public toilet. Annoying fire alarm. Construction and repairing works during term time.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 13th May 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member11108294 On 9th May 24 verified Verified student

Excellent location and good value for money

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 10th May 24
Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member694233 On 30th October 23 verified Verified student

For its location, the price is reasonable. I am satisfied with this accommodation.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member494199 On 29th October 23 verified Verified student

It is really nice to have an accommodation while studying in London and the location is really good.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 2.7 /5
By member894166 On 28th October 23 verified Verified student

Accommodation is fine if in one of the refurbished rooms but expensive for very basic. The bathrooms all smell really really bad and it takes a long time for any issues to be resolved. There is also a mouse problem.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1394125 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

Overall I'd say 3/5 stars- decent enough and one of the cheapest options, but you get what you pay for. If you're going to use your room as a base and it doesn't need to be perfect then it's fine. It's a good location with shops and campus all within a 15-20 walk and on good bus routes too. Room size is alright, with a large desk and pinboard, but not much storage for clothes. but The bed is very uncomfortable and I had to buy a mattress topper to make it better. The shower is bad and doesn't have a showerhead so it's pretty awful depending on your height - I'm 5'3 and it's at a horrible angle. The kitchen is alright, a good size and having two ovens and hobs is good for multiple people cooking at once, but came with no supplies, not even a kettle. Laundry on-site is good and relatively cheap (around £5 a time) and security is very good, with a secure entrance and bike rack. WiFi is good once you manage to get it set up. I'd say its about what I expected for the price.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 3 /5
By member694089 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

The location is great, but the condition of the rooms and plumbing needs to be improved.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member894076 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

I luckily get to stay in block C which has been recently renovated. IT’S PERFECT. It looks clean, the features are nice, and most importantly it comes with the double bed. For me it totally worth the money I paid, however, might be too mouthwatering for the others in different blocks which have not been renovated yet. I hope all blocks will be renovated soon. The location is really strategic, I can walk to school and to Kings Cross station easily. The cleaning service comes in every Friday and always left the kitchen sparkling clean. There are also cleaners who took out our trash from the kitchen on daily basis which is REALLY GREAT. Overall, I personally have been very satisfied during my stay here and will definitely pick this again.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 5 /5
By member494049 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

I am having a great experience here at Paul Robeson. The staffs here at reception are very friendly and helpful also. The garden area is beautiful for hanging out with friends. Management of this accommodation is very much efficient.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 3.7 /5
By member794044 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

I had a trouble of connecting to Wifi at the first stage, but managed to connect and now using with no problem. When we detected a rat in our kitchen, we informed the accommodation supporter and they replied quickly saying they had arranged the security to set up a trap, but still waiting for their completed news after 2 weeks. It is good to have frequent cleaning service in the common place.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 2 /5
By member1394030 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

I have been absolutely horrified by how dirty this place is. My dorms for undergrad university were not super nice by any means, but they were at least clean when I moved in. This place smells bad, theres mold growing in the shower. There was the last tenants hair and everything still in there. The toilet was molded over and had mineral deposits that took forever to scrub off. No shower head, I've had to tie a wash cloth around the spout so it doesn't spray the ceiling and make the mold problem worse. Sink has temperature knobs that leak, but no plug. The walls were incredibly dirty from whoever lived here before. The chair was gross and stained I had to put a towel down to sit on it. I finally invested in a chair cover. The drawers don't shut all the way. Holes in the walls despite there being a no thumb tack rule. The cork board was stained and gross. It looked nothing like the pictures online. If I would have known I would have stayed somewhere else.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member694029 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

Well-located in central London where transportations and amenities are very accessible. However, It would be nice if the staff and support team members are also as accessible as its location.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 4 /5
By member694008 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

It's a very nice place to live. Regularly cleaned, close to Uni and many of London's top attractions.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 29th January 24
Student Review: 4.1 /5
By member693952 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

The location is absolutely fantastic and each room comes with an ensuite. Some blocks require renovation, but overall the experience has been well and cost effective.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member593869 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

Paul Robeson house is practical and comfortable. I've been lucky to have very few problems with my room or wifi. However, bigger problems (like leaks in the ceiling) take long periods of time to be resolved because the maintenance work is assigned to third parties and seems like the administration is also not in control of when repair work is to be scheduled. Community is fine, people get lots of chances to meet and talk, and the WhatsApp group is quite active as well.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member1393864 On 27th October 23 verified Verified student

This cosy place connects people worldwide, especially the kitchen, and is a space for cultural and food exchange that nourishes our lives.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 2.1 /5
By member1189347 On 27th July 23 verified Verified student

The location is good, but everything else about the accommodation is subpar.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1089284 On 25th July 23 verified Verified student

I enjoyed my stay at Paul Roberson House very much. Great affordability, the staff are friendly, and I made lots of friends.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 30th January 24
Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member1389277 On 25th July 23 verified Verified student

Conveniently located, reasonable price, but poor management. I live on the 7th floor, and they decided to replace the lift during middle of the term, so I have to walk at least 14 flights of stairs every day, continuously for three months. Their internal communication is poor, as staff have different explanations for the same issue. They also respond very slowly to emails, and many facilities are in poor condition, and there are also occasional lack of hot water.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 2.4 /5
By member488371 On 29th June 23 verified Verified student

Really awful experience with Sanctuary Students at Paul Robeson House. When I moved in the room was filthy, with an infestation of silverfish in the bathroom. Staff were consistently rude, unhelpful and quick to charge you extra for anything on top of the ridiculous rent. All being said, location is fantastic.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 2.9 /5
By member688325 On 28th June 23 verified Verified student

There were 4 sexual assaults, 2 cases of harrasment, 1 case of break in, in the accomodation, and the property management officials did absolutely nothing about it. Please don't come here. they won't do anything to protect you.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member1388302 On 28th June 23 verified Verified student

The location and price are good. However, the boiler is always out of service, even during winter. Also, the fire alarm tests take place too frequently that they causes nuisance to residents, leaving the false alarms aside. I know that for the sake of safety, there should be regular fire alarm tests, but once per week is too annoying. Have a fire alarm test once a month will be more than enough. Sometimes, notification email on the suspension of service (eg hot water) due to maintenance came too late. If the maintenance is already in schedule, residents should be informed earlier, not after the disruption is made.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 3.9 /5
By member1088264 On 28th June 23 verified Verified student

The accommodation was safe, quite well-maintained, and reasonably priced for its central location.

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Reply from Paul Robeson House On 31st January 24
Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member684601 On 20th April 23 verified Verified student

Cost may be half-decent in comparison to some others, but isn't exactly a fantastic place. Room was dirty upon move in. Gum stuck on floors, walls looking not great, mouldy toilet and shower area. That was the biggest problem, shower curtains were not long enough to prevent water from getting everywhere and no ventilation from there. Staff are okay. Whoever decided they needed to test the fire alarm at 3 in the morning, twice, should really gain some common sense. And having the lift out for 4 months whilst on floor 6 wasn't exactly delightful. Cleaning staff hardworking and Issac is fantastic -- whatever his pay is needs to be doubled. The laundry is broken half the time. Location is good though and if the cost undercuts competitors it may still be worth it.

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Student Review: 1.7 /5
By member475368 On 20th January 23 verified Verified student

Don't bother staying here; this dorm is absolutely disgusting. It might seem like a good price, but it's not, especially with active mold growth, lack of communication and respect from management, and the genuine audacity to ignore or just assume the living conditions are fine. I have had multiple issues with this place and the management team, so much so that I've threatened legal action and got the university involved in order to resolve an issue. Here's a collective list of issues Lack of hot water Foul stench from outdated plumbing Broken heating units Active mold growth Leaking ceilings Dirty/sticky walls inside rooms Lack of kitchen space Allowance for social harassment/theft Lack of communication Poor planning for renovation Delayed and untimely repairs The willingness to kick out residents in order "renovate" rooms and violate their contracts with the university Rooms and Social areas are not properly cleaned or disinfected before arrival -- social areas before and during stay

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Student Review: 1.6 /5
By member455864 On 2nd April 21 verified Verified student

For the sake of your own mental health, DON'T come here. I stayed in Paul Robeson for a year: the windows can't be opened more than a 5 cm gap, they're full of mould inside and poorly isolated. I had to pour salt inside mine to prevent humidity from completely blocking my view as it was driving me crazy. Management is completely daft to resident requests and repair, when actually done, is incomplete and poor. Half of the facilities are old and rusty and we had no hot water for several days in winter. The price might be good for its location, but really, it's not worth it. Don't come here unless you want to have one of the worst possible experiences ever.

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