The Boulevard, York, YO10 3JG

Added 2nd June 2015

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1. The Boulevard Student Accommodation - York

By jl12 - stayed here from 1st September 2014 to 1st June 2015

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I have lived in the Boulevard student accommodation for my final year of my degree and feel students should know what the Boulevard is actually like before they commit to renting a room. I currently live in a Deluxe Ensuite room with a shared kitchen. Admittedly, my room and kitchen is very modern and has all of the essentials a flat needs. However, there are many downsides to living at the Boulevard that I feel people should consider.

Living at the Boulevard is a very lonely experience as nearly all of the people in the flat rarely came out of their rooms. This too was the same for two of my friends living in another flat and in a studio.

Additionally, the rooms are not soundproof. The side walls are soundproof but the ceilings are not. I have had many many nights not being able to get to sleep (even during exams) because of the student below playing his xbox loudly or the guy above slamming doors at 5am in the morning. The ceilings are that thin, you can also hear the people above/below you talking!

There are always fines and costs for everything. The washing machines cost £2.50 each time to use and there are fines for locking yourself out 3 times per term.

After living in the University of York student accommodation as well as other private student accommodation, I can honestly say the Boulevard is not worth the money and is a complete rip-off. I would recommend for students looking for accommodation to enquire about on-campus accommodation rather than going into private student accommodation.

I hope this information hopes all students looking for accommodation in York to reconsider staying at the Boulevard.

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Fresh Student Living said:

Hi there, I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear that you are not completely satisfied with your accommodation this year. We always try to ensure that our residents at The Boulevard are kept happy and stress-free, so that you can focus on the important things. If any of our residents are having a problem, we always try our best to help. We’re a friendly, supportive team and encourage students to come talk to us. Whilst we remind all residents to be considerate of their neighbours, sometimes it can be difficult to manage individual behaviour. It’s very rare that we experience a complaint of this nature, but in this circumstance we will first attempt to solve the issue internally (in the past we have supplied a rug to muffle any excessive noise), but if the issue is on-going we will raise the matter with the City of York Council Noise Pollution Unit to reach a solution. We value your feedback and we’d love to talk to you more about your time at The Boulevard. Please feel free to come see us for a chat and a brew. Alternatively you can call us on: 01904 232 894 or if you’d prefer to email its: theboulevard@freshstudentliving.co.uk. Again, I am sorry this has been a frustrating time for you. Claire @Fresh Student Living.

on 26th June 2015 at 11:19am