Im going to brighton uni in september, And am currently trying to sort out accomodation. The uni halls that I am looking at (Phoenix Brewery Halls) , are the closest to the centre of town & are en suite at £100 per week approx. Would you say this is above the norm for en suite halls?
Do you think I would be better off finding some student housing at a cheaper price? Or would the extra money be worth it for the 'halls experience'
Depends on whether you can afford it or not. Brighton (as a city) is quite expensive, however, if you can find cheaper accommodation anywhere else, even a different set of halls, it's worth asking if the experience is worth the money you coudl save.
(As a benchmark)I pay about £130 pw for my college, but I'm fully catered, and have cleaners 3* a week.
well remeber you will probs only be paying for the time you are there (whilst in a house you pay all the tim) and bills... but tbh i dont know, i pay more than that but i get my food thrown in!
is that catered or non-catered? if non-catered maybe a little expensive yes! my house is only £60 a week!!!!! but then again its brighton so prob y its pricey!
Yeah, I pay more too but I am in catered so...
but halls experience u cant beat it, esp in 1st year!
I pay about £104 a week, self-catered, en-suite. But I am in the East End of London. Make of that what you will!
A bit pricey for noncatered, but you are down south, where everything is more expensive. My college is also £100/week noncatered, but it's a 38-week let so you're not stuck paying over the summer holidays, as you would be in private rented. Are you?
My old halls in SW London are currently £104 per week - that's en suite self catered. My step bro is at a uni in the midlands and is paying about £98 per week in en suite self catered halls, but he does get a lot included (like TV license, broadband etc etc).
£100 doesn't sound too bad for Brighton, as it is a fairly expensive place to live generally. Also, as someone else has mentioned, it sounds expensive when you look at it week by week but overall it tends not to be *that* much more expensive than a house, as in halls everything (pretty much) is included and you're not paying for 52 weeks.
Mine are £66/week but aren't ensuite or catered...ensuite ones in the same location are about £80. But I suppose this is Belfast we're talking about here, even if it is south Belfast haha.
Personally I wouldn't want to pay that much extra for an ensuite... I mean I did spend 18 years sharing a bathroom with 5 other people so :P plus you don't have to clean a shared bathroom yourself, yay!
Sounds about right for central Brighton, I'm afraid.
Im paying about £94 a week, for a very nice, newly built self catered ensuite room in halls at Leicester. Rent prices will vary depending on location and lots of other factors.
I don't know how expensive that particular area is, but looking at the accommodation for King's (which is in the centre of London), that would most certainly be on the cheaper end!!
warwick has en-suite at £114 per week
nahh its about av.
for ensuite tho...