(Original post by ctgmart)
ah I see well if you do get time please do check it, its better to see it for urself, anyway yeah ill give you my own opinion and its up to you if wanna take it into account.
So, salford is really not that far away imo, me and my mate used to walk it from Manchester Piccadilly to salford university!, If you really dont mind traveling, the transportation to salford are easily accessible from the city centre.
City Centre Accommodation
Student Castle (new)
Unite (Park way/Picadilly Point)
-New, just gonna open in 2012
-The design are really modern not boring
-Location, its next to oxford road train station, so you can like get a train from there to salford no problem, also it is in the oxford road which is like the centre of students (Man MET and MAnU), a good 5-10 mins walk to Piccadilly garden.
-the location is not also chavy, You really will feel living in the city.
-Its the highest Student Accommodation in the world. aparently
-Free 30mb internet with 8mb wireless. Bills water everything are included. u got a sky 3d tv on the common room. also gym.
-Ensuite flats i think is around 120 pounds pw and studio are 155pw
-I see no cons. Price wise I think its not really a problem. thats why I booked a place. 30th floor baby!XD
Unite Parkway/Picadilly Point
-Relatively Cheap - 120 something pounds ensuite, Studio(depending on the building) around 185 pounds or something
-Picadilly point is close to picadilly station so thats a plus.
-IMO the format of the rooms are quite boring.
-You can see a lot of negative comments about Unite in courtesy of TSR
-I Heard the service was bad so I really dont know since ive only heard it.
-Parkway is like next to council houses or something, when i went there I saw a lot of chavs hanging about in the big ass space next to it.
-it is cheap
-also next to picadilly station
-I dont know about the socializing stuff so i really can't weigh in on that.
-I think it pretty much gives you the same vibe as unite. Idk
well as previously stated, I am merely stating my opinions about these accommodations. it is entirely up to you if you wanna take it into account.
I picked Student Castle because I think its the best. its new and the price that you are paying are really worth it. Again it is up to you my friend.
P.S. Those 3 are the main ones in the city centre, you can have a look at the other accommodation so you can have a bigger degree of comparison.