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    hello all im new to the forum and just wanted to ask, is going to halls in jordanstown for first year a big mistake? My freinds say theyre definitely getting a house because its far better craic., so are there any big disadvantages of living in halls?


    The only downside to halls at J-town as far as I could see, is the fact that it's so far out of the city, but if you're organizing a night out taxi fare isn't so bad if you split it between a few of you.

    A house is better craic because there's so much more freedom, not like in halls, but there's also a lot more you need to worry about.. like heating and electric bills not to mention your bus fare our to J-town. Also, you have to think about the area you want to live in. I lived in the holy lands in my first year and hated it because of some pretty ****ty neighbours who pretty much trashed our flats. Stranmillis is a brilliant place to live, nicer houses and everything but just a wee bit further to walk for the J-town bus stop!

    It really all depends on what you want to get out of the uni experience. Hope this helps a bit!
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