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    i thought i really wanted an ensuite but i’m not sure? i mean is it actually worth the extra money?
    I’ve heard sharing isn’t that bad and i’ve shared a bathroom my whole life so how difficult could it really be?
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    Absolutely worth it - especially when you (or your flatmates) are hungover/sick.
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    Depends if you know the people you're living with and/or how many are sharing a given bathroom. If it's more than 2 or 3 to a bathroom it might be difficult, and/or if you know them to be...less hygienic than average then it might be nice.

    Unfortunately for first year moving into halls, it's always a crapshoot so...may be nice to err on the side of caution. I was lucky and didn't have any major issues in my flat, but a friend of mine had just the worst flatmates for that (you can't even imagine how disgusting). I think from second year onwards, when you're usually moving in with people you know and can have an adult discussion about hygiene and cleaning of shared spaces, it's usually not such an issue (hopefully).
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    For me the ensuite option was actually the 2md cheapest because it was 40 minutes away from the uni. I loved having my own bathroom. It made settling in easier because I didn't have to worry about sharing one with total strangers.
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    (Original post by kittycollecter)
    i thought i really wanted an ensuite but i’m not sure? i mean is it actually worth the extra money?
    I’ve heard sharing isn’t that bad and i’ve shared a bathroom my whole life so how difficult could it really be?
    no
    sharing is not that bad at all
    you'll have to share for most of your life anyway and most likely have been already
    and it is cheaper
    your loan will thank yourself later :yy:
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    (Original post by kittycollecter)
    i thought i really wanted an ensuite but i’m not sure? i mean is it actually worth the extra money?
    I’ve heard sharing isn’t that bad and i’ve shared a bathroom my whole life so how difficult could it really be?
    For me it wasn't worth it. It would have meant paying an extra £1000 over the course of the year.

    In my halls, there were 25 or so people on my floor, and 6 showers and 12 loos shared between us. I can honestly say that I never had to wait for either a shower or a loo - everybody is on such different schedules that there was no issue. (The only exception was Wednesday mornings at 10am, as that's when they tested the fire alarm, so woke up all the hungover people who then wanted showers...)

    Also, in my halls, shared bathrooms were cleaned every day whereas ensuites you had to clean yourself.
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    bruh get an en suite unless you wanna deal with bleaching other people's crap and trying to remove other peoples hair from the bathtub
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    (Original post by kittycollecter)
    i thought i really wanted an ensuite but i’m not sure? i mean is it actually worth the extra money?
    I’ve heard sharing isn’t that bad and i’ve shared a bathroom my whole life so how difficult could it really be?
    Hey!
    I had my own ensuite first year and i think that was worth it as i dint know who i was going to live with and its hard enough getting used to living with other people without that. Second and third year I shared as i knew everyone and that was fine! It depend how fussy you are i suppose! I hope this helps
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    i wouldn't say it was worth it if you don't care for a lil bit of mess.
    I share mine w one girl and its alright. the only real issue i have is hair blocking the drain is f* gross. But has worked out more fine than i thought : P
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    Absolutely.

    Seeing another person's pubes inside of a shower, even if you quite like them, is not how you want to start a day.
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    i experienced both. in terms of money is it worth it then no its not
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    I was so relieved to have paid for an ensuite when I saw the state my flatmates kept the kitchen in. Not everyone will have flatmates with such low stadards of cleanliness... but is it worth the risk...?
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    Depends on the cost. If it's not much then it's worth having privacy but otherwise don't stress about It, it's not as big a problem as some think.
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    With ensuites you get that little extra privacy that may come in handy at times. It also means that you can just roll out of bed into your bathroom without waiting for anyone to finish
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    Personally I'd say ensuites are absolutely worth it in halls, but not in any other shared accommodation where you have control over who you share with. My flatmates in halls weren't the cleanest of people judging by how they left the kitchen. They also constantly had friends over and were drinking. In my 4 person flat, a shared bathroom would have actually been used by dozens of people, most of whom would be drunk or hungover. The absolute lack of control over who I was staying with meant it was not worth taking the risk. And I'm glad I didn't, as I can see that the extra £10-20 a week on an ensuite easily paid for itself almost instantly.

    Sharing a bathroom isn't that bad. But sharing a bathroom at home with family, or with close friends is not the same as sharing with total strangers. If you get lucky and your flatmates were brought up to be decent human beings, then great. If you're unlucky, then sharing a bathroom gets old as soon as freshers starts. Does £20 a week justify not sharing with another human? Probably not. Does £20 a week justify reducing the risk of clearing up other people's vomit, poop, piss, pubes, etc. to 0? Yes. That's not even factoring in the chance that 2 people need the bathroom at the same time. Desperate to go to the toilet but your flatmate takes 30 minutes in the shower? Tough sh*t (quite literally)
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