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I just visited Bristol and am fairly sure I want to go there now, any advice on halls? I thought Wills looked quite nice from the outside, and apparently Durdham has the nicest rooms, but is it better to go to one of the Clifton ones as they're not as far out of town?
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In my limited knowledge of Bristol uni (I live in the city but don't go to uni) I can tell you that anything in Clifton is probably a good idea because it's near to the uni, to the centre, and is one of the fanciest bits there is. Houses in Clifton are notoriously expensive, but I don't know about the uni accomodation rates. I would go there. I had a friend living in Northwell House (think that's what it's called) last year and that seemed nice enough, nothing fancy but certainly adequate - self catered flats, sharing a kitchen and bathroom with not-too-many others.
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Didn't you get to look around inside the halls?

I complained about that happening on my open day there in 1997 (they bused us all across the city only to stand outside and say "this is a catered hall", "this is a self catered hall" talk about a waste of everyones time).
Yeah that's exactly what they did. We got a coach tour where they just said "that's Wills hall on the left" etc and drove on.

Would going to Clifton halls isolate you from most other students seeing as about 80% live in Stoke Bishop?
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I just visited Bristol and am fairly sure I want to go there now, any advice on halls? I thought Wills looked quite nice from the outside, and apparently Durdham has the nicest rooms, but is it better to go to one of the Clifton ones as they're not as far out of town?
I live in Bristol, and although I don't know what the halls are like, i'd say go for Clifton - more students may live in Stoke Bishop, but Clifton has got the edge on pubs, restaurants, shops, it's nearer to the center... and it's far prettier too! Wills Hall is lovely.

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I live in Bristol, and although I don't know what the halls are like, i'd say go for Clifton - more students may live in Stoke Bishop, but Clifton has got the edge on pubs, restaurants, shops, it's nearer to the center... and it's far prettier too! Wills Hall is lovely.

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I'm a first year in Stoke Bishop. Go for Clifton, the daily walk across the downs would otherwise drive you insane . However, if you don't want to cook for yourself, you'd probably end up here, 'out of town'.
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I'm a first year in Stoke Bishop. Go for Clifton, the daily walk across the downs would otherwise drive you insane . However, if you don't want to cook for yourself, you'd probably end up here, 'out of town'.
Clifton it is then, I think. Is Goldney the best one? I can't believe you walk all that way every day....
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I just visited Bristol and am fairly sure I want to go there now, any advice on halls? I thought Wills looked quite nice from the outside, and apparently Durdham has the nicest rooms, but is it better to go to one of the Clifton ones as they're not as far out of town?
I have also recently been on a Bristol open day, and though the Stoke Bishop ones are a bit far out, I think I might go to one of those because they seemed to be saying there was more of a studenty community there and all the halls there are within 5 minutes walk even if its not close from the centre... also don't want to cater for myself!! What subject have you applied for?
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Clifton it is then, I think. Is Goldney the best one? I can't believe you walk all that way every day....
Yep, but goldney is also very hard to get in to. Put Manor Hall down as well. Be warned, my friend wanted self-catering, put down goldney as his top choice and a few other clifton halls....didn't get into them and ended up in the worst hall in stoke bishop (all catered). By the way, don't put goldney and wills hall in the same list. Both only consider applications from people who have put them as first choice.
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I have also recently been on a Bristol open day, and though the Stoke Bishop ones are a bit far out, I think I might go to one of those because they seemed to be saying there was more of a studenty community there and all the halls there are within 5 minutes walk even if its not close from the centre... also don't want to cater for myself!! What subject have you applied for?

hehe...5 minutes walk to the centre?? Try 50! Clifton halls are much closer. I do like it in stoke bishop though, the walk keeps me fit and I don't have to cook for myself
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What subject have you applied for?
Hispanic Studies.

timeofyourlife- isn't durdham self-catering?
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Hispanic Studies.

timeofyourlife- isn't durdham self-catering?
Yes, I think so. All the details are on the accomodation website.
www.bris.ac.uk/accom as well. Durdham is just below Goldney in 'prestige'.
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