Owens Park

Review Breakdown

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

Reviews

Anonymous

Great location near campus, however nearby social hubs like 'Font' have closed which is very sad and many will lose out. Bathroom facilities are old but they are cleaned and useable, kitchen facilities are new and cleaned however larger fridge needed for a flat of 9 people, useful sink in bedroom, bedroom good size and good storage and desk space. Social experience is the best bit which is why I gave 4 stars - the atmosphere was fun and friendly and I LOVED living here.

Anonymous

It's quite far from the main campus, around 40 minutes walk away (15-20 mins bus). The facilities are quite good and there's a sport centre near to it. The room is pretty big and the toilets are fairly clean. Kitchen is quite small but the hall is catered so it doesn't really affect much. The catered food is quite nice depending on the menu of the day. Overall, despite the location, it's a fairly good place to stay at. However, the residences are very noisy and this made Owens park a bad place to stay at.

Anonymous

So much fun and so social, great place to make lots of friends. Good sized rooms and comfortable. Amazing place to live in First Year.

Anonymous

Good location as it is right next to the entrance to the main road, and is in the best living area - fallowfield, only ten minutes on the bus from the uni. The facilities are okay, showers are pretty bad because there's literally no space in the cubicles. The social experience is amazing

Anonymous

This place isn't very good for living standards and being catered isn't as good as it sounds ... fry up, chips and burgers nearly every day; gets you through freshers week but isn't ideal for much longer than that. However, the social life if amazing, you will turn into a mild alcoholic but you will also make many more friends and find somthing to do every night! So you lower your hygiene and health standards but gain experience, fun and friends for life!

Anonymous

Owens park is the best accommodation for a social experience and fallowfield is the perfect social hub. The catered food is great and sociable. As these halls are set out in blocks rather than flats, you aren’t limited to only 6 people. You get used to sharing a bathroom really quickly too.

Anonymous

I Used to live in Green Court in Owens Park for my first year of university in Manchester. The halls themselfs were rather dingy, not particularly pleasant, old fashioned and extremely expensive for what they were. However it is safe to say that if you are interested in Owens Park it is not the amenities which you are concerned about. Owens park has an exceptional social life which in my opinion makes up for the extremely poor quality of the rooms and halls in general. There is a larger concentration of students here than on any other campus in manchester, so even if you do not like your flatmates, it is not difficult to find someone more your type. this fact is true even If you aren't a social butterfly type.

Anonymous

Located in fallowfield, Owens park is by far the liveliest university hall in Manchester. Only a 15 minutes bus ride from Uni, with bus stops located directly outside the main entrance.

Anonymous

It's a great place where you can have a lot of fun and party. Only downside is that it's far from the uni and robbery is high.

Anonymous

It was overal a good halls as there were a lot of entertainment put on like a photo booth and pop up stalls and veg markets on so in this aspect it was good. Furthermore the cafe and the computer cluster were fairly good facilities and were useful when it came to studies and easy accessibility. The washing machines were awful however they never worked properly and the drier were even worse. Plus there were never enough to accommodate so many people. The halls location was okay - had to get a bus which took 20/30 mins but lore of friends uni campuses were right near the uni so this made me think it could have been cheaper. Overall the halls were quite expensive and although the food was included there was never any variety. Furthermore the rooms Ben selves were very old and outdated. The housing were very disgusting and the toilets were Even worse. My back was eternally sore from sleeping on the beds.

Anonymous

Location is excellent, Fallowfield is where u want to be, it’s the student hub, 15 min bus ride from uni, could walk to uni in 30 mins. The rooms are bigger than other halls, and the layout is very socialable. Owens park is catered, the food is alright, and I feel it’s much more socilabale to sit around a table and eat dinner with people then cooking, which is generally done individually.

Anonymous

It has a very good atmosphere but it is a bit out dated. Some bits could do with being updated for example the pipes are noisy. The food is quite good. It is near bus stops and lots of shops.

Anonymous

Rooms are a reasonable size, good quality showers, decent toilets. Rather expensive but catered. Food is rank and kitchen isn't good enough to compensate for the s*** food. However wouldn't of changed my halls for anywhere else, Never a dull moment

Anonymous

The location and social experience was perfect for a first year at university, full of lively and fun people and places to go. However the actual rooms were a little dismal but overall I highly recommend these halls.

Anonymous

The accommodation is okay with good maintenance. However, the kitchen and bathrooms could be much better. The layout though is good and sociable.

Anonymous

Not the best quality food. The kitchen could be much better with better cooking facilities such as proper hobbed cookers and oven. Halls maintenance is good but res life are very unreasonable.

Anonymous

Disclaimer: This is about tower - the rest of OP is unfamiliar to me. Social experience can be good - parties do happen. I do wish the flats were more mixed (guys and girls are quite separated) and smaller, as that could provide for better socialisation - this way it’s slightly awkward because doing things with 12 people on your floor (and your side) can be hard. If you’re looking for intellectuals, forget it, honestly (I think they’re mostly in Victoria Park). Owens Park is the hall everyone loves to hate, especially its residents - but we’re all glad to move out in the end, not without the “survived the infamous tower” certficate!

Anonymous

Good social life. Best value for money, get food for the same price some pay just for an ensuite and the rooms are a decent size. Bathrooms a bit grim but you get used to it.

Anonymous

The accommodation is ancient and the facilities (e.g. showers, radiators, sinks) break often. The res-life are rude and there is a constant stench of urine. But it’s my favourite place in the world, the location and social life of Owens Park is unbeaten by any other Uni of Manchester accommodation.

Anonymous

Good location, always something happening, never boring, great transport links, everything you need is within walking distance, however facilities inside Owens park are not the best. Lifts never work, fire alarms every 2 minutes, but friendly and helpful staff

Anonymous

The halls are located in Fallowfield which is 20 minutes away from university by bus. It is quite far although it is very social as most students live here. The food was not great and the rooms needed to be refurbished. The internet was working all the time so that was a bonus point for the halls. The kitchen was tiny.

Anonymous

The food isn’t great considering what we pay, and some of the rooms are a little bit scruffy but the social side of things makes up for it all. Wouldn’t want to be in any other halls in Manchester, rooms are so big and big windows and having a sink is a bonus too. It’s also not too far from the uni campus by bus.

Anonymous

Great social experience. Rooms are really spacious and comfortable. The food can be really good but slightly overpriced.

Anonymous

Tree court is a really fun lively halls, the food isn't bad but it is like a canteen dinner. The reslife are quite strict tho in comparison to oak house.

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