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Hi,

Can any current/former YSJ students give me some advice on which accommodation is (in your opinion) the best for the price and why??

Also, any applicants for 2019/20, which are you thinking of going for?? I’m stuck on which to choose!

(I know we have a month or so until applications open but I’m trying to do things early for a change, lol)

Thanks
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Hi,

Can any current/former YSJ students give me some advice on which accommodation is (in your opinion) the best for the price and why??

Also, any applicants for 2019/20, which are you thinking of going for?? I’m stuck on which to choose!

(I know we have a month or so until applications open but I’m trying to do things early for a change, lol)

Thanks
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Hi!
I'm in the same boat. I'll be going as a mature student so hoping I can find out where other people are applying to.
I'm thinking of city residence or lord mayor's walk if possible.
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Hi! I’m applying this year and I’m looking into St John Central and Percy’s Lane (both ensuite). The only thing I’m concerned about is the construction site at St John Central and the surrounding area of Percy’s Lane as I haven’t had time to visit it yet!
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I was at St John last year! Percys Lane is very far from campus, its about a 45 minute walk. The construction site at SJC is annoying, but you can't hear it from inside the hall, it's not a big problem! I loved SJC so much. Percy’s is okay, but it's one hell of a trek!
Thanks so much, that’s really helpful! 😊
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Thanks so much, that’s really helpful! 😊
You're very welcome!

If I had to rank the YSJ halls;
1) St John Central, its really great, it's not on campus as advertised, it's in Central York, but it's not that far and the rooms are beautiful.

2) Percy’s Lane. Very far from campus, but it's still nice.
3) City Residence. One of the closest to campus, but it's quite dated, and near a main road, so it's noisy. Old building, it's cold.
4) Lord Mayor's Walk. On campus, but the rooms are tiny, you can hear the SU bar and minster 24/7, so it's noisy. No full kitchen.
5) The Grange. The Grange is on campus, like a 5 minute walk, but it's freezing! The rooms are also really shabby, but it's the cheapest hall.
6) Limes Court. Very forgettable. House/Village style living, but it's so far from campus!

Hope this helps! Xxx
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You're very welcome!

If I had to rank the YSJ halls;
1) St John Central, its really great, it's not on campus as advertised, it's in Central York, but it's not that far and the rooms are beautiful.

2) Percy’s Lane. Very far from campus, but it's still nice.
3) City Residence. One of the closest to campus, but it's quite dated, and near a main road, so it's noisy. Old building, it's cold.
4) Lord Mayor's Walk. On campus, but the rooms are tiny, you can hear the SU bar and minster 24/7, so it's noisy. No full kitchen.
5) The Grange. The Grange is on campus, like a 5 minute walk, but it's freezing! The rooms are also really shabby, but it's the cheapest hall.
6) Limes Court. Very forgettable. House/Village style living, but it's so far from campus!

Hope this helps! Xxx
Do you know what St Mary’s is like to the rest of the Grange? (and if you happen to know what the communal area is like in Grange that is SM)
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Do you know what St Mary’s is like to the rest of the Grange? (and if you happen to know what the communal area is like in Grange that is SM)
I lived in Mary's!

It's a LOT nicer than the Grange. The Grange is built like tiny houses, but Mary's is a huge converted building. It's a lot more modern, with ncie, shiny walls, new carpets, furniture, etc. Communal is huge.

But, it gets very cold. And noisy.

The Grange has a communal in some of the flats, but not all. Some of them (like Welch house) don't have a communal at all. The ones that do, it's just like a table in the kitchen.

I'd definitely go for St Mary's out of the two. It's next door to the Grange, and five minutes from shops, it's not the worst!
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I lived in Mary's!

It's a LOT nicer than the Grange. The Grange is built like tiny houses, but Mary's is a huge converted building. It's a lot more modern, with ncie, shiny walls, new carpets, furniture, etc. Communal is huge.

But, it gets very cold. And noisy.

The Grange has a communal in some of the flats, but not all. Some of them (like Welch house) don't have a communal at all. The ones that do, it's just like a table in the kitchen.

I'd definitely go for St Mary's out of the two. It's next door to the Grange, and five minutes from shops, it's not the worst!
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I was at St John last year! Percys Lane is very far from campus, its about a 45 minute walk. The construction site at SJC is annoying, but you can't hear it from inside the hall, it's not a big problem! I loved SJC so much. Percy’s is okay, but it's one hell of a trek!
Percys lane is nowhere near a 45 minute walk away from campus, more like 15 minutes.
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Depends the way you go, if you're not absolutely blazing it is used to take us about half an hour. 15 if we were sprinting for it.
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You're very welcome!

If I had to rank the YSJ halls;
1) St John Central, its really great, it's not on campus as advertised, it's in Central York, but it's not that far and the rooms are beautiful.

2) Percy’s Lane. Very far from campus, but it's still nice.
3) City Residence. One of the closest to campus, but it's quite dated, and near a main road, so it's noisy. Old building, it's cold.
4) Lord Mayor's Walk. On campus, but the rooms are tiny, you can hear the SU bar and minster 24/7, so it's noisy. No full kitchen.
5) The Grange. The Grange is on campus, like a 5 minute walk, but it's freezing! The rooms are also really shabby, but it's the cheapest hall.
6) Limes Court. Very forgettable. House/Village style living, but it's so far from campus!

Hope this helps! Xxx
Ahh thank you so much! I’m aware that we have to put a shared bathroom down for accommodation and was wondering if you knew what the area around Limes Court is like? Some people get their last accommodation option so I just wanted to make sure! 😊
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Hi,

Can any current/former YSJ students give me some advice on which accommodation is (in your opinion) the best for the price and why??

Also, any applicants for 2019/20, which are you thinking of going for?? I’m stuck on which to choose!

(I know we have a month or so until applications open but I’m trying to do things early for a change, lol)

Thanks
Hi! Which accommodation options were you thinking of choosing? 😊
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Hi! Which accommodation options were you thinking of choosing? 😊
my top three are currently the grange (st mary’s), city residence and limes court, mostly because i don’t think i can afford the ‘nicer’ ones!! i had a look at all the accommodation on saturday at the decision day and i’ve finally somewhat made up my mind, but obviously student views will be different than the ones on the open days because they’ll be trying to sell them as amazing, if that makes sense?
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my top three are currently the grange (st mary’s), city residence and limes court, mostly because i don’t think i can afford the ‘nicer’ ones!! i had a look at all the accommodation on saturday at the decision day and i’ve finally somewhat made up my mind, but obviously student views will be different than the ones on the open days because they’ll be trying to sell them as amazing, if that makes sense?
Yeah that makes sense! I think the grange sounds nice too. 😊 I visited city residence on saturday (which is near the grange) and they’re both in a nice area.
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Yeah that makes sense! I think the grange sounds nice too. 😊 I visited city residence on saturday (which is near the grange) and they’re both in a nice area.
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my top three are currently the grange (st mary’s), city residence and limes court, mostly because i don’t think i can afford the ‘nicer’ ones!! i had a look at all the accommodation on saturday at the decision day and i’ve finally somewhat made up my mind, but obviously student views will be different than the ones on the open days because they’ll be trying to sell them as amazing, if that makes sense?
I'd definitely recommend city res out of those and if you go for grange, definitely try to get St Mary's! We loved it.
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I lived in Mary's!

It's a LOT nicer than the Grange. The Grange is built like tiny houses, but Mary's is a huge converted building. It's a lot more modern, with ncie, shiny walls, new carpets, furniture, etc. Communal is huge.

But, it gets very cold. And noisy.

The Grange has a communal in some of the flats, but not all. Some of them (like Welch house) don't have a communal at all. The ones that do, it's just like a table in the kitchen.

I'd definitely go for St Mary's out of the two. It's next door to the Grange, and five minutes from shops, it's not the worst!
Is it weird that I’m happy it’s cold? I can’t deal with heat at all 😂 Also loving the Willy S poster 😂
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Hi,

Can any current/former YSJ students give me some advice on which accommodation is (in your opinion) the best for the price and why??

Also, any applicants for 2019/20, which are you thinking of going for?? I’m stuck on which to choose!

(I know we have a month or so until applications open but I’m trying to do things early for a change, lol)

Thanks
I think Percy's Lane is a lovely accomodation (this is where I am staying right now) and it is got a good price (especially if you are interested in studios) and has very similar features, being en-suite, to York St John. I have also found Percy's to be quieter than York St John.

However if you aren't interested in en-suite, I have heard that Limes Court is okay.


I would recommend an applicant day to see the accomodation if you haven't already.

Best of luck
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Hello!
I'm hoping to attend York St John this September and my current top three are:
St John Central
City Residence
Percy's Lane

Can anybody tell me if a large room rather than a standard room is actually worth the extra price?
I don't want a tiny room because I like having space and wouldn't mind paying more, but is it that much of a difference?

Thank you!!! ^_^
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Hello!
I'm hoping to attend York St John this September and my current top three are:
St John Central
City Residence
Percy's Lane

Can anybody tell me if a large room rather than a standard room is actually worth the extra price?
I don't want a tiny room because I like having space and wouldn't mind paying more, but is it that much of a difference?

Thank you!!! ^_^
I would say a larger room is definitely worth the extra price (compared to the standard rooms in St John Central) but at least last year larger rooms were allocated mainly to students with additional needs so you may not get one even if you put down the extra price. That said, I believe you have more of a chance securing a larger room in Percy's (but I am not at all certain that this is the case, it is just a theory).
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