James Baillie Park

Review Breakdown

Location
Social Experience
Social Areas
Your Room
Value for Money
Internet / WiFi

Reviews

Anonymous

Amazing halls! Extremely sociable, everyone is lovely and a great location in Hyde Park (right in the student area and you don't feel like you're constantly on campus all the time). 100% recommend!

Anonymous

The bedroom I have is nice but the bathroom had a slight silver fish infestation. The kitchen facilities were good but when I arrived at the start of the tenancy one of the cupboards in the kitchen was completely broken. We also had an issue with our oven door and facilities removed it a few days after but didn't fit in a new one until 3 or 4 weeks later. The reception sometimes closes early so it's annoying when you're trying to collect parcels. The radiators also turn off after a certain amount of time so you have to get up and turn them back on. The accommodation is also quite far from the majority of the other uni of Leeds accommodation

Anonymous

Great location as it is out of campus and leafy. It isn't the newest/best decorated though. But lots of space. For the price youd be better off going private but for the halls 'experience' its not bad.

Anonymous

Many facilities available, a large room with a pool table, lounge area and TV provided. Ping pong table also included. The halls are very clean. Very socially active halls which is the only drawback and good thing at the same time as it can be hard to work at JB

Anonymous

James Baillie Park so far has been amazing. They put in a lot of time in terms of organising mixer events e.g. bbqs, fun fairs and trips to ensure you settle into uni life and meet people straight away. It's a larger accomodation filled with great people so you are bound to get along with someone here. It is definitley one of the more louder and sociable accommodations, which if you are like me appreciate! It's a bit further away from the university however, it is well connected with the bus stop at the end of the road and if you want to walk it the journey through Hyde park is beautiful. Also, by its placement in Headingley/Hyde park area you are in a really fun student area with all the restaraunts, pubs and supermarkets you need! It also allows you to get to know the area of which we most likely will end up living in second/third year. In terms of the facilities you get what you pay for, there's a few technical/practical issues from time to time but nevertheless good.

Anonymous

Very social feel, beautiful forest surrounding area and close to Headingley shops. Only downsides are walk to uni which can take up to half an hour and the state of our kitchen wasn’t great (microwave never worked and oven door fell off.) Wouldn’t say it was worth the price but it was a very social place if you like that and don’t mind a lot of noise at night.

Anonymous

I absolutely loved James Baillie, everyone was so friendly and seemed to either have similar interests or just very open to trying new things. It was a bit far from uni but I never felt isolated. In the first week, everyone was so friendly and that seemed to just carry on throughout the year and into my second year. The facilities in my flat were fine. They weren’t anything special but as it was my first time living away from home I didn’t feel like I needed anything too fancy. The rules were relaxed but I always felt secure and maintanence sorted out any issues promptly

Anonymous

James baillie was amazing, you constantly felt very safe and it was exactly what you needed from a student room

Anonymous

Perfect location for student who love socialising and the pub! Room is good size Andrea en suite, however would of loved a double bed

Anonymous

Big spacious kitchen, huge shared bathroom with a bath, and my room is big and matress very comfy. Such good value for money for what you get!! The most social accommodation by FAR. And a 25 minute to uni, which is quite far but not too bad.

Anonymous

Very small room, dark not much light. Far walk from uni - 30 mins, not ideal for first year. Is close to headingly however and Hyde park student area. General warden supervision not great. Has bad reputation.

Anonymous

Great location, 20 minute walk to campus and a short walk to a variety or student pubs. Great social life, lots of good people. spacious kitchens to have parties in and lots of freedom to do so. Small room but don’t spend a lot of time in there.

Anonymous

Great location, 20 minute walk from campus and a short walk from a variety of student orientated pubs. Social life is amazing, great people. Room is rather small, but spend most of the time socialising in the kitchen which is great for having people round in.

Anonymous

With James Baillie a 25 minute walk from campus, the location was great as it was close enough for me to walk to uni every day. The Sainsbury’s in Headingley was only a 10 minute walk away which was perfect for grabbing whatever it was that I needed (I’m not a fan of online shopping). The creek behind the halls were a little gem and it was so nice walking down there to clear my head from time to time. The rooms were small but of a good quality and the members of staff in the office were always on hand to collect parcels. I often went in there just to have a little chat with Roger as he was such a lovely guy! It was very expensive to live there but I would recommend James Baillie to everyone applying to stay there.

Anonymous

Was a really fun and relaxed halls with a really nice area and location. However, there was a lot of mould and the conditions of the rooms were pretty poor

Anonymous

James baillie is a great halls if you want a social life and for nightlife as everyone likes going out. The location of these halls are good because it is in between the two student areas of Hyde park and Headingley.

Anonymous

Everybody agrees James Baillie has a really great social setting, and is a great distance from the Uni (20 mins walk). It's not too expensive and has all the facilities you would need.

Anonymous

Fun halls and great people, good nightlife. If you want to work don't come here, couldn't recommend it more for first year!!

Anonymous

A nice distance from uni, not too far or too close. Great facilities but circuit is really expensive and would be good if washing machines were in flats. the most social halls in Leeds, such good fun and an amazing year. So many flat parties and after parties and a really good buzz around the place. Room doesn’t have enough storage I’d say, but otherwise good.

Anonymous

It was so much fun. All I had was a good time> who knew that I was going to have this much fun, all I can say is take my word for it if you go here you will have fun

Anonymous

Wouldnt want to go to another halls. Everyone's very chill and you have a lot of freedom here. Only problem is bed sizes are a bit small in general and the washing machines are an absolute rip off.

Anonymous

Facilities are overpriced. The kitchen is good size and the sofas are nice. Social life Oscar mixed depending on blocks. The block i am in it is certainly keep to your own flat or floor. Room is often very cold but are quite nice

Anonymous

James Baillie is a very sociable residence and is nicely located between campus and Headingley. However it’s seems it’s fairly expensive given we still have to pay for our own washing and many other things but this is probably due to having our own bathroom.

Anonymous

The location is okay, the social experience is amazing, the facilities could be improved, the rooms are quite spacious and the kitchen is good

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