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Accommodation question:

En suite vs shared bathroom?

Pick one and why? :-)

And if anyone has had either it both at one point what was it like and what would you recommend




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Accommodation question:

En suite vs shared bathroom?

Pick one and why? :-)

And if anyone has had either it both at one point what was it like and what would you recommend




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Shared bathroom, mine gets cleaned everyday and I save a lot of money. You don't have your own toilet at home I'd bet so I'm sure you can adapt

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Shared bathroom.

It was much cheaper, it was cleaned 2-3 times a week, you got free loo roll, and you're going to have a shared bathroom in second year anyway, so you may as well get used to it now tbh.
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Shared bathroom.

It was much cheaper, it was cleaned 2-3 times a week, you got free loo roll, and you're going to have a shared bathroom in second year anyway, so you may as well get used to it now tbh.
Hmm were there any problems with waiting for toilets like in the mornings for lectures and stuff ?


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Shared bathroom, mine gets cleaned everyday and I save a lot of money. You don't have your own toilet at home I'd bet so I'm sure you can adapt

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That's true I guess it also depends on if you're comfortable with the people too
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Hmm were there any problems with waiting for toilets like in the mornings for lectures and stuff ?


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Never. We had 2 bathrooms between 8, and everyone was on different timetables anyway.

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I will be going for En Suite, I could save a lot by going for a shared but I don't want to face the risk of a dirty bathroom which oother people cannot be bothered to clean however if I was to get a shared one, then oh well, I will deal with it
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I'm in a flat of 7 and we all have en suites, and they're seriously the best thing ever. Yes it's more expensive, but with an en suite it's totally your fault if it gets disgusting. With a shared bathroom (when sharing with strangers, which you will be at first) you may end up with someone elses pubes laying around and some nasty surprises in the shower...
One of my friends is in different accommodation where there is 2 showers between 8 of them, and she says it's a complete nightmare when everyone is in at the same time in the morning.

TL;DR: en suite all the way.
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(Original post by peedie pixie)
I'm in a flat of 7 and we all have en suites, and they're seriously the best thing ever. Yes it's more expensive, but with an en suite it's totally your fault if it gets disgusting. With a shared bathroom (when sharing with strangers, which you will be at first) you may end up with someone elses pubes laying around and some nasty surprises in the shower...
One of my friends is in different accommodation where there is 2 showers between 8 of them, and she says it's a complete nightmare when everyone is in at the same time in the morning.

TL;DR: en suite all the way.
Oh wow which uni do you go to?

Also I wanted to know if people who live in en suites are still super sociable with eachother?


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although I wouldn't mind a shared bathroom, I would much rather prefer an ensuite, I like my own little space and because I have to share the bathroom (im sure nearly everyone does) with my family, I like the idea of it
but then like a friend of mine said, the toilets were always clean when they shared
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Oh wow which uni do you go to?

Also I wanted to know if people who live in en suites are still super sociable with eachother?


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How much I want to socialise with a friend doesn't weigh on whether we share the same toilet. As far as I'm aware, having en suites doesn't change how social you are with your flatmates. How often you use your shared area (eg living room or kitchen) is more significant to your interactions with your flatmates.
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Shared, way cheaper and it gets cleaned
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Oh wow which uni do you go to?

Also I wanted to know if people who live in en suites are still super sociable with eachother?


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I'm at RGU in Aberdeen. Yeah we still socialise, when all of us are here (there's only 3 + 1 person that doesn't talk to us at the moment) we tend to have our doors propped open and pop in and out of eachothers rooms, talk in the kitchen and we spend a lot of evenings in our little sitting room. We used to have weekly movie nights, though that's kinda petered out since there has been less of us/more coursework to do.

I personally wouldn't be doing any socialising in a bathroom so I'm 99% sure having an en suite wouldn't make any difference to you either
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This will be my second attempt at uni, and I'm going for a shared bathroom. Last time I had an ensuite, and my entire flat ended up holing up in their rooms all the time; even though the kitchen was shared we would literally make food and eat it in our rooms, and only surface for lectures or to dump our dirty plates back in the kitchen. Brilliant way to make long lasting friends... :rolleyes:
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I have opted for en suite, I'm aware it costs more but I would rather live in my own dirt than someone else's. I'm a very clean person and I cannot cope with other people's pubic hairs and grime lying around. I'll be scrubbing my en suite and bedroom regularly. I do share a bathroom with my mum and brother at home but they are my family. I hate public toilets and really don't want to be sharing a bathroom with 4 other strangers in my flat. And fighting for one bathroom in the morning would stress me out lol
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(Original post by rara14)
This will be my second attempt at uni, and I'm going for a shared bathroom. Last time I had an ensuite, and my entire flat ended up holing up in their rooms all the time; even though the kitchen was shared we would literally make food and eat it in our rooms, and only surface for lectures or to dump our dirty plates back in the kitchen. Brilliant way to make long lasting friends... :rolleyes:
So this time you'll attempt to make friends in the bathroom? ;-)
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I'll be going for en suite accomodation as my first choice. At the university I'm hoping to go to, the shared bathroom accomodation is all catered, but there are rooms which are en suite and self catered, and these aren't that expensive. So the price wouldn't be an issue.

I would prefer my own en suite but I could deal with shared bathrooms if needed.
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Simply put, there's no way I'm paying London prices for a bloody en suite.

I'm not that precious anyway, I've lived in some scabby flats in my time, halls can't compete with some of the disgusting hovels I've witnessed :eek:
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En-suite, I like to take shows to procrastinate and it's when I make some life changing choices....
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I've had shared bathrooms every year at uni, and never had a problem. Admittedly the house I'm in now has 5 bathrooms between 20 of us, so can always use another one. Last year had two between 12 and again hardly ever a problem.
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