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    Hey,

    I have been offered a place there and would like some info.

    I've seen some pictures of the room & kitchen. But i've got some questions::p:

    -Where can we do the laundry?how much is it?

    -How is the internet connection?fast?unlimited?wirele ss?

    -Is there a common room where there is a TV, babyfoot...

    -How is the gym?

    -How big are the appartments?

    -How many rooms for a kitchen?


    Finally, if you can write an overall of your experience there (+/-) and things you regret you didn't do or things to avoid.

    Thanks
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    *so jealous*
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    I'm also going to be at SSA next year. I can answer a couple of your questions:

    There are 4-9 rooms connected to one kitchen.

    The kitchen has a TV and serves as a common room.
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    How can you know that you're going to be there..? I am coming to King's in September, but I haven't heard anything about where my accommodation will be yet.
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    I think it is because I'm an international graduate student.
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    Ohhh that makes sense! I haven't gotten my A level results yet, so I suppose I have to wait til after then. Thanks, I was scared for a minute there!
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    I will also be at Stamford Street.

    For info on the Gym, including fees and classes, etc, go here.

    I'd be interested in seeing more photos, hearing more reviews!
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    (Original post by iloveyouxx)
    Ohhh that makes sense! I haven't gotten my A level results yet, so I suppose I have to wait til after then. Thanks, I was scared for a minute there!
    Haha - good luck.
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    Hey i lived there last year and i LOVED it!! The gym is ok, quite small but it has everything weights, machines etc, but it gets sooo busy in the evening. The classes are pretty cool theres yoga, boxercise, pilates, LBT etc. The laundry, you can do it as often as you like I think its £1.20 for a wash, and like £1 for a dry. My flat was like 8 people to a kitchen, and the kitchen was the common room.......there isnt really anything else. although there are sofas in the fitness centre. The internet is fast and unlimited, but its not wireless.
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    (Original post by lillylillylilly)
    Hey i lived there last year and i LOVED it!! The gym is ok, quite small but it has everything weights, machines etc, but it gets sooo busy in the evening. The classes are pretty cool theres yoga, boxercise, pilates, LBT etc. The laundry, you can do it as often as you like I think its £1.20 for a wash, and like £1 for a dry. My flat was like 8 people to a kitchen, and the kitchen was the common room.......there isnt really anything else. although there are sofas in the fitness centre. The internet is fast and unlimited, but its not wireless.
    can i ask you a couple of questions?

    was it lonely and all, since you're limited to seeing people in your flat (vs. halls)?

    also, did people ever take turns cooking? or did you always have to cook on your own?
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    (Original post by joncgde2)
    can i ask you a couple of questions?

    was it lonely and all, since you're limited to seeing people in your flat (vs. halls)?

    also, did people ever take turns cooking? or did you always have to cook on your own?
    Well tbh lots of ppl socialised with other flats, by getting to know ppl randomly throughout the year, so generally I was never lonely. My flat did flat meal sometimes, and we'd cook for eachother sometimes, but generally everyone cooked their own food.
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    (Original post by lillylillylilly)
    Hey i lived there last year and i LOVED it!! The gym is ok, quite small but it has everything weights, machines etc, but it gets sooo busy in the evening. The classes are pretty cool theres yoga, boxercise, pilates, LBT etc. The laundry, you can do it as often as you like I think its £1.20 for a wash, and like £1 for a dry. My flat was like 8 people to a kitchen, and the kitchen was the common room.......there isnt really anything else. although there are sofas in the fitness centre. The internet is fast and unlimited, but its not wireless.
    -Can we order food or clothes online? (i mean if we are not in our room, who will sign for us and keep our parcel until we come back?)

    -Can you watch live streaming without any lag?

    -each kitchen has a washing machine?

    -Do you need to insure your laptop or you'll have keys for your room and apartment?

    -what about the cleaning of your room?how often? They do change towels?

    Thanks for your help
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    Yeah you can, security sign for it at the front desk, whereas with food they phone up to your flat and you come down to collect it. All my flat had 4OD and downloaded loadsa stuff completely fine. There is no washing machine in the kitchen, theres a laundry room which everyone uses, I insured my stuff, but some people don't. Each flat has a front door, and then you can lock your own room. There are no cleaners, you have to clean your room and kitchen and you have to provide and clean your own towels i'm afraid. he only downside to SSA is the security, there is waaaay too much, you cant bring anyone back if you havent signed them in before 11pm, which occasionally if you were lucky you could get away with not doing. and even if you have day guests you have to sign them in.
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    (Original post by lillylillylilly)
    Yeah you can, security sign for it at the front desk, whereas with food they phone up to your flat and you come down to collect it. All my flat had 4OD and downloaded loadsa stuff completely fine. There is no washing machine in the kitchen, theres a laundry room which everyone uses, I insured my stuff, but some people don't. Each flat has a front door, and then you can lock your own room. There are no cleaners, you have to clean your room and kitchen and you have to provide and clean your own towels i'm afraid. he only downside to SSA is the security, there is waaaay too much, you cant bring anyone back if you havent signed them in before 11pm, which occasionally if you were lucky you could get away with not doing. and even if you have day guests you have to sign them in.
    Thanks for your reply! (but i still have some questions )

    -Is it safe to leave your clothes unattended in the laundry room?

    -It's written that towels and bed linen are provided and will be washed by cleaners on the website:confused:

    -Are you serious about not letting people come after 11pm? well if you meet someone at a club and didn't expect it, you cannot invite him/her to your place? the security are so strict?

    Well,can you sign any name (like invent a name) before 11pm in case you bring someone later?:o:

    -are there any SSA events organized?


    If you have anything to add that can help us to know a bit more about the place, feel free:p:
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    I left my clothes unattended all the time and they were fine, nothing stolen. we had bed linen provided last year, but omg it is horrendously ugly, seriously, I also vommed when I saw it...take your own, but anyway, if you want them cleaned you had to take them down and exchange them yourself, the cleaners don't take it from your room. I don't know about the towels thing, we never had towels provided. I am being totally serious about the security thing, you could write a fake name in and pretend that whoever you bring back is that person, that totes works. Honestly the night security are a bunch of *****........ last year we had SSA drinks at the slug and lettuce but thats about it.
    Um the rooms are quite small, BUT in every flat there is like the middle room which is 3x as large. like my room was properly small, but next door you could actually cartwheel about quite easily.....the place itself is an amazing location, lots of bars and clubs around, which makes it easy to get to all the different student nights, and good to get home at night.
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    (Original post by lillylillylilly)
    I left my clothes unattended all the time and they were fine, nothing stolen. we had bed linen provided last year, but omg it is horrendously ugly, seriously, I also vommed when I saw it...take your own, but anyway, if you want them cleaned you had to take them down and exchange them yourself, the cleaners don't take it from your room. I don't know about the towels thing, we never had towels provided. I am being totally serious about the security thing, you could write a fake name in and pretend that whoever you bring back is that person, that totes works. Honestly the night security are a bunch of *****........ last year we had SSA drinks at the slug and lettuce but thats about it.
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    Do you pay to exchange bed linen?

    What do you mean by "totes"?

    Cheers for all your help:woo:
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    ah sorry, totes as in totally. and nah u dont pay, its free, but like I said, id take my own bed linen if I were you cus theirs is seriously disgusting.
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    Oh also, they do do room inspections every so often, you do get warning though!!
 
 
 

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