Murano Street Student Village

Reviews

Anonymous

I was in one of the recently renovated rooms so both the kitchen and my bedroom were nice. I got a 3/4 size bed which was amazing. There was plenty of storage in the kitchen and rooms for our belongings. There were 2 toilets and 4 showers between 10 of us which worked out well. The bathroom facilities were good and were cleaned weakly by cleaners along with the kitchen. The social aspect of Murano is great, as it is large there were always parties and it was a great way of meeting new people. The only downside of living in Murano was the location. It was a 25 minute walk to the university and to the nearest subway station which was a bit of a pain.

Anonymous

Murano was actually a lot better than I expected, having only read terrible views online. I had a lovely experience, although I think that was mainly because of my flatmates, which I was very luck with. I lived in a large flat (12 people), and it was quite newly redone, at least the kitchen, and clean. I was lucky with this as well, however - some of my friends living in 4 person flats had really old, disgusting kitchens overall; then again, some are completely redone recently, and have much cleaner facilities and nicer bedrooms, so it all comes down to whether or not you are lucky, I suppose. The main negative thing about Murano is the location - although it is close to a very large grocery store, so that is definitely a bonus which many other halls don't come with. Basically, the area that Murano is located in is known for being a dangerous place to live/walk - and not even only late at night; when I lived there, a girl was attacked right by the residences by a man she didn't know in broad daylight. Murano does have a nice study area, though, which I greatly benefitted from.

Anonymous

Murano is as far away from luxury as one could get; hardly surprising considering it was modelled on a female prison. The bedrooms are tiny with chipped paint and cardboard mattresses. The kitchen facility is not large enough to house 12 people, with half a fridge shelf allocated to each resident. The heating frequently fails and appliances frequently break. The halls are a 20 minute walk from the university campus and a 10 minute bus ride from the city centre. Police/ambulance/fire engine sirens are frequently heard throughout the night.

Anonymous

The halls in themselves aren't great but it's a very sociable place as most 1st year students live here. It's very expensive for what you're getting as the room is small, there is no living room and you get charged for any sort of damage. Good place to make friends but not a good place to live.

Anonymous

Great location with the walk to university being only 20 minutes and the botanical gardens at a mere 12 minutes away. The communal areas are near to non-existent with the only one for my flat of 12 being the kitchen. Very sociable area but this does mean that sleep is very disrupted as there is almost always noise outside whether at 9pm or 3am.

Anonymous

great place for meeting people and great for socialising. only few downsides are that the halls are a twenty five minute walk from the university and the walls are very thin so often get woken up by flatmates coming in from a night out. would not want to stay at any other halls though

Anonymous

If you like partying this is the place for you. There are parties all the time. The rooms are basic but the renovated side is good.

Anonymous

Good for the social side, met friends. My room was so small, didn't think it was fair that I had to pay the same price as people who got the refurbished rooms with 3/4 beds. Bit far out from the west in but still accessible

Anonymous

- Some bedrooms have double beds, others have single beds. Its really luck where you get put. - rooms are quite small especially with a double bed. This can make it hard to move about and means there isn't a lot of room for belongings - Murano has always been famous for its great social life, there are parties and people are eager to make connections and friends. Overall a very friendly environment - Maintenance fix things really quickly - A 25-30 minute walk from university which is quite far - 580 pounds a month which is quite expensive considering room size and location -Kitchens again are different ages. Some really new others quite old. - Have to share toilets and showers. Takes a bit of getting used to

Anonymous

I stayed at Murano during 2017-2018. I heard awful stories about Murano, the disgusting halls, 'Stabby Bridge'. However, I arrived on the Sunday of 'Freshers Week', my flatmates were all already drunk but I didn't mind as I was going out anyway. My key never worked but the friendly security man at 'The Study Zone and Reception' kindly helped me out. When I walked in my room I was shocked to see I had a spacious room with a double bed and desk - great start! I went and put my food in one of the 3 fridges we had (a small drinks fridge, and 2 large fridge freezers), all spaces were taken up with the other 10 girls living in my flat so I had to squeeze my food in any spot I could find. My flatmates were great and we all got on really well. It came to a Wednesday and we had our cleaner come in - she was lovely and explained when she would be in and what she did. After a few weeks I then hated Murano to the point I went back home every weekend. One evening there was someone playing the drums above me, I called security (as informed) and they didn't do anything. I ended up having to sleep in our cold flat dining room after the 5th phone call - I had a chemistry test the next day. It came to winter, then our heating and hot water broke. We got our hot water fixed over a few days but the heating was broken for weeks and the make shift heaters were awful, one of my flatmates got very ill. Then as I thought things couldn't get any worst, one of the two sanitary bins got removed from one of our toilets (we had 2 toilets for eleven girls). This sanitary bin was taken out twice in the time I was at Murano. We all complained and when I had came back from Easter break the bin was over flowing with sanitary products and flies were coming out of the bin and were getting into our rooms. I got horrible rashes and bite marks all along my body which was very itchy and irritable. We complained and eventually the bins got removed. Other things I disliked about Murano was the fact it was a 40 minute walk to university, we ended up walking home in the dark after afternoon lectures and labs and someone was verbally assaulted when she was on her own (the police were involved and the incident was dealt with). The only good thing about the location was that there was a large Tesco only a five minute walk away, which was very handy. Murano was great at making friends, I may not be living with any of my flatmates now but we all keep in touch and meet up regularly. I also met my best friend at Murano too. Socially, Murano is fab. If you like getting drunk all the time and can sleep through anything then Murano is for you.

Anonymous

The location is a bit difficult : long journeys and quite tiring. The rooms and the buildings are great (refurbished ones) however some issues , like for us with the boiler, bring the experience down. Always busy and noisy with parties which is sometimes annoying WiFi is on occasions really bad

Anonymous

The location is relatively well placed, a 15/20 minute walk to uni. Facilities are not great. Fridges and freezers aren't good enough quality. Not enough space for food and kitchen equipment to be stored. Social experience is excellent. Room is good.

Anonymous

I share with 11 other people and the experience is generally good, two showers and two toilets sometimes doesn't feel like enough in the mornings, but taking turbt it all works out, it's great for a sense of community. However, it can get a bit messy.

Anonymous

I went for the 12 person flats in Murano. This was a really great decision in terms of socialising as it meant there was always something going on with one of my flat mates and it meant I met loads of people very quickly. Which is exactly what you want for first year. The rooms are pretty basic but have everything you need including a sink which is incredibly useful. Escpecialy when you wake up quite hungover and just need some water. The halls are 25 minute walk from the uni which isn’t great but you do walk past the best Tesco in Glasgow for reducing its items. And a free bakery if you catch it at the right time. I really enjoyed my 1st year and wouldn’t have done it differently.

Anonymous

Rooms a good size, can get very warm in summer and freezing in winter. Lots of storage space and large desk great for uni work. 12 person flats probably too big, too many people for the kitchen/communal space. Study space at central services good but lots of people seemed to not be aware it was there. 25ish minute walk from main campus but worth it to be at the main hub of student halls.

Anonymous

Beware it's known for being the party halls! Great for socialising and meeting people! Not great around exam times though when people are still partying. Giant Tesco near so great but that's about it! But great if you live with some top people and want to meet some great friends.

Anonymous

The location of the halls is not the best, not the nicest or safest area in Glasgow and a bit of a walk to the university. However, the staff at Murano made me feel very safe, there is always someone you can call on if you have a problem. They are definitely the best halls for the best social experience. There are so many people and there are always people about. My flat was newly renovated so we had really nice bedrooms and kitchen.

Anonymous

Good for partying during early term. Noise during exams. Average rooms, distance to uni is ok but it’s 25 min walk.

Anonymous

Murano was dirty, disgusting and overall unpleasent to live in. However this is exactly what you want from a first year halls. It gives people the chance to socialise and become fantastic friends. Only slight problem I had with it was the location was fairly far from uni, but not really issue. Apart from that I loved every second of it.

Anonymous

Was very expensive for what you receive - everything is done on the cheap but it's at least livable. We didn't have heat or hot water for a month in the winter, however, and was never reimbursed for that. Replacing a lost key was £50, which is pretty ridiculous seeing that you could get it done yourself for under a tenner. Didn't have many good facilities for recreation. Average enough, though.

Anonymous

Great if you want to be sociable- but choose a larger flat. The 4 man flats tend to be a bit crap. Don't expect everything to be clean, with loads of teenagers just starting out it'll be super grubby but be okay with it and you'll have fun here.

Anonymous

Literally has the aesthetic of a prison but had the best time. The social scene is amazing and though it is located smack dab in junkie central the broken buckie bottles really just add to the whole experience. Definitely the best halls at Glasgow.

Anonymous

A bit away from the university main building but nearer to most of the lecture buildings (really depends where the lectures are conducted). 3-4 big supermarkets near MSSV - Tesco, 2 Lidls, Iceland and Home Bargains. Events are conducted by the Living Support Assistants every weekend throughout the year, with movie night every Sunday. My room is relatively big, but with MSSV it’s yhe luck of the draw.

Anonymous

Social life is grear but general living is very poor, a 12 person room has only 2 ovens, one of which doesnt even work.. not the most ideal place to live in my opinion. Only good to go for on a saturday night

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