Forster Hall, Bradford

135 Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1QG

Forster Hall, Bradford - Review

Forster Hall, Bradford - Room Details

Forster Hall, Bradford - Management's Description

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Ranked #1 of 1 halls in Bradford

Best value or money!

"Moving away from home can be daunting at first, however when I saw all the friendly faces when moving into Forster halls it totally eliminated my worries. Returning for my second year and after vi"- Rayhan

Great place to live!

"Forsters is a brilliant place to stay and is a very affordable place. The location is really convenient with the uni being a 7 min walk way and it being surrounded by several food places as well a"- Zahra

Accomodation rating: 0 5 4.75 - 30 ratings
Overall Rating
4.75
  • Quality of rooms
    4.68335
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    4.58335
  • Location
    4.73335
  • Safety
    4.81665
  • Management
    4.95
  • Value
    4.85

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Property Description :

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

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Property Description :

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

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*Prices & availability are subject to change. information provided is for academic year rents only and does not include information about short stays. For the most up to date info and info about short stays please visit the hall provider’s website.

Forster Hall, Bradford

Property Description :

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

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Best value or money!

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Moving away from home can be daunting at first, however when I saw all the friendly faces when moving into Forster halls it totally eliminated my worries. Returning for my second year and after viewing all the other accommodation facilities nearby; I can confidently say Forster Halls is easily the best value for money student accommodation in Bradford. This was confirmed when I visited friends living at The Green who were paying a lot more and getting a lot less in return.

One of my favourite aspects about living at Forsters is how secure it is, with big metal gates at the entrance, the only way of entering the premises is by using a fob, which other nearby accommodations don't offer. This was important for my parents especially, whose main worry was my safety, however when they saw how protected the accommodation was, it put their minds to rest knowing I could live safely and comfortably . As well as this there is 24 hour security, with friendly approachable security guards always available and happy to help if you have any issues (or your locked out your flat!). Secure parking is also available at a very reasonable cost.

Forster Halls is perfectly located on Great Horton Road, with a 5 min walk to the uni and 10-15 min walk to the town centre and coach/train station. Conveniently it's also close to host of restaurants, takeaways and desert parlours which are opened till late - right on your doorstep!. There is also a number of supermarkets nearby including Sainsbury's, Asda and Al-Halal which is perfect for grocery shopping. The location is excellent.

The accommodation provides a communal area, laundry facilities and a gym which all have 24 hour access at no extra cost. Even if you'd prefer to use a different gym there is Muscle Factory next door and both the Unique and Exercise4Less gyms are a short 5 minute walk away. The student themed communal area contains a large TV and various games which is perfect for relaxing after a long day or making new friends with other students. The laundry room includes a washer and dryer, which can be used at very affordable costs.

The welcoming staff soon made my student living experience feel like it was a home away from home, as the supportive staff are always there to offer their help, whether it be personal or educational issues you are having; there is always somebody there for you. Staff regularly keep you up to date on life at Forster Halls through email and social media, from fire drills to the best Halloween costume, you won't miss a thing! The maintenance team also do a great job and fix any issues your having as soon as possible, all you have to do is log the issue online and the team take care of the rest. For example a bulb needed replacing in my bathroom which I logged in the evening and the following morning this was fixed.

The modern rooms are all en suite containing a double bed and is very spacious. Each room is provided with a large desk which includes a shelf and plenty of storage space for stationary and folders which promotes studying in a calm and relaxed environment. A wardrobe as well as draws underneath your bed allows plenty of space to place your clothing and belongings. Each cluster of 6 rooms is provided with a large kitchen containing 2 fridges, alongside a communal area that contains a TV and comfy sofas to give you a perfect setting to relax and socialise with your flatmates. The internet provided is very fast and I've had no issues with it whatsoever, which is was always a concern for me as I'm always online. Another worry I had was how I'd collect my post as I do a lot of online shopping, however this was quick and simple as all you do is collect it from reception from large parcels to small letters.

  • 30 Jun 2016
  • Rayhan
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property

Great place to live!

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 4.5
Safety - 4.5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Forsters is a brilliant place to stay and is a very affordable place. The location is really convenient with the uni being a 7 min walk way and it being surrounded by several food places as well as grocery shops. The rooms, ensuite and the kitchen are all a great size and the accommodation also includes a gym, communal area, laundry room and it offers a parking area. The staff are very helpful and friendly and ensure you have no problems during your stay. The accommodation is very secure and safe compared to other accommodations I have come across.



Overall, I think it is a great value for money and a very convenient place to live. I have thoroughly enjoyed living here, made new friends and many memories. Would definitely recommend to all!

  • 17 Jun 2016
  • Zahra
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Zahra,

Thank you for your lovely comment and recommendation. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and hope you would consider staying with us again.

Kind regards

Ainsley Cawley

(Accommodation Manager)

Value for money

4.5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Before starting university I came came down to Bradford to check out university accommodation. Being really choosy i went everywhere and I ended up choosing Forster halls. Forsters hall is one of the best place where a person can stay for his university life. Forsters hall has a great communal area with gym onsite even if you are the one who if you are someone who likes to do some weight lifting, there is the newly opened Muscle Factory gym right next door; where many students go from the accommodation. The security of the Forsters hall is just wonderful with 24 hours security. The big gates at the entrance help to protect and ensure our safety. It's very convenient, with the university being within a 5 minute walk, excellent value for money, and the site staff are really friendly and helpful.

The rooms are a very good size, with en-suite bathroom and double bed. Every rooms consists of a large study desk, which allows students to study comfortably inside their accommodation and every flat has large communal area and kitchen with two large fridges.

Internet is very quick and has never stopped. Plenty of space for my clothes and enough storage for some extra things which is a big advantage.

I would highly recommend Forsters hall to anyone looking for an accommodation. It is a lot cheaper and secure than a lot of the student accommodations around Bradford.

  • 16 Jun 2016
  • Arslan Ahmed
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Arslan,

Thank you for your positive review. Student safety is paramount to us and we are glad that you felt secure here.
We sure enjoyed having you here and we hope your created positive memories during your stay.

Kind regards

Ainsley Cawley

(Accommodation Manager)

Amazing.

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

I have lived at fosters for the past 2 years and I have had an amazing time.
The rooms are deep cleaned when first moving in.
The security is always available and checks each block individually every night.
The gym, laundry room and common rooms are available 24 hours.
Clean and easy to use facilities.
If anything needs fixing the team will get it fixed as soon as they can.
The walk to university is 2 min away.
All the best restaurants are opposite or up the road.

I would definitely recommend Foster Halls.

  • 14 Jun 2016
  • Ami
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Ami,

Thanks for your positive review.

Its been a joy to house you for the last 2 years.

We hope you will continue to make great memories at Forster Hall.

Thank you for recommending Forster Hall to other students.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation manager)

Room to let

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

There is a room to let in Forster hall. It is an Ensuite plus room for £70 a week (instead of the current price of £75 a week) with all inclusive bill. It is a 41 weeks contract starting from september 2016. Please don't hesistate to contact me if you're interested

  • 13 Jun 2016
  • Fatouma Sanyang
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi fatouma,

hopefully we can get a relet on this room for you soon.

Thanks for your positive review

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

Outstanding place to stay

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Stayed at Foster halls Bradford for a few years during my student years. The accomadation is fantastic and is set in an ideal location with everything in its locality. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The living areas are also very clean and well maintained. Safety is also very good as there is 24hr security on the premises which gives you a peace of mind. The staff are really good and understanding with the best management team. Big shout out to Nicole and the rest of the Foster hall staff as it has been a pleasure meeting and getting to know you. Highly recommend Foster Halls to new students.

  • 28 Jan 2016
  • Usman Waheed
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Usman,

Thanks for your positive review about Forster Hall

We are happy you have enjoyed your time with us.

Thanks for recommending us to other students it means allot.

We would like to wish you all the best for the future.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton .
Accommodation Manager

Perfect accommodation

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 4.5

I stayed in forster halls for the majority of my student life. Its a relaxed atmosphere where management will deal with any issues. The rooms are very clean and this spreads into the kitchen which is also outstanding. Every flat has their own TV which is ideal and the sofas are very comfy! The location is probably the best your going to find in bradford. Takeaways gyms and most importantly uni is very close to the accommodation. If you want to go back to hour hometown for a period of time, you have the peace of mind with security always their. Overall I would recommend forster halls to all types of students studying at bradford. They've got one of best managers possible in Nicole who always has a smile on her face.

  • 28 Jan 2016
  • Hassan Nagdi
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Hassan,

Thank you for your kind words,

We are glad you had a great time while staying with us.

thanks for you lovely words regarding the staff and management team its nice to know we are making your experience with us a good one.

The team would like to wish you every success for the future.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton

Forster Halls Review

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 5
Safety - 4.5 Management - 4.5 Value - 5

Very affordable and comfortable place to live while at University. Staff very helpful and friendly.

  • 14 Dec 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Thank you for your review its much appreciated by the Forster Hall Team.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton

Fantastic Service

4

Quality of rooms - 2.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4 Location - 3
Safety - 2.5 Management - 5 Value - 4

An excellent established establishment

A Professional yet personal service

The halls have good rooms with the uni only 5 mins walk away plus shops and takeaways nearby.

Unfortunately due to a death in the family had to give up the room and the manager Nicole was brilliant and dealt with the situation in a compassionate and empathetic manner whereby the room was quickly let out to someone else and my deposit was also returned.

I am grateful to her and all management for handling my tragic situation so professionally and with compassion

  • 23 Oct 2015
  • Iqra
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Iqra,

I would like to send my condolences to you and your family for your loss.

Thank you for writing such lovely words,

I was happy to help your family under the circumstances.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

The best place for students in bradford

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Forster halls is a an absolutely fantastic place to stay. It has great rooms which are excellent value for money and has really good facilities including a gym, games room and a launderette . It's great place for first years as it's a really good place to make friends, meet new people and it's a really comfortable place for those further on in their studies. It has a brilliant on-site team who are easily approachable and are happy to help with any queries. It's a safe and secure environment which makes university life that much more enjoyable, definitely the place to be!

  • 07 Oct 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Thank you for your positive review regarding Forster hall student accommodation.

We are so happy your enjoying your stay with us.

Thanks for taking the time out to write such a lovely review.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

Really good and convenient place to stay

4.5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4 Location - 4.5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 4.5

Before moving out for university I had no clue where I was going to live, I had no awareness of the sort of accommodations available in Bradford. For my first year I ended up living at the green, I felt like it was way overpriced and management wasn't that great. I ended up making friends on my course who lived at Forsters, I ended up visiting them often and was impressed by the room size, the price etc. I decided to move to forsters in 2nd year. I am in my 4th year of uni and I haven't regretted moving to forsters one bit. It's an extremely convenient place to live in with everything around being walking distance. The university is literally 5-7 minutes away, the town centre and train station is 10-15 minute walk, there's buses that come regulary etc. The price that they offer is amazing! Very affordable and student focussed. You also have Gorcery shops near by making it easily accessible. The staff here are amazing and friendly, they're very easy to talk to, if you have any problems they always find a way to sort it as soon as possible. I haven't had many maintenance problems in the past however my flat mates have had some here and there, they told me that their problems got sorted extremely quickly and they were satisfied by the service. The place also has a small gym and a lounging area with consoles and games, they also have a laundry and a large parking area for those who drive. Parking price is extremely appropriate, some accommodations ask for ridiculous prices to reserve a parking spot however I think Forsters have a really cheap price that is affordable. They also offer reduced rent prices if you were to stay here again and book early as possible. Overall, this place is a great and affordable place to live at. Not only that, you can live with people you know, they consider your living preferences e.g. The flat mates you want, if you want to live with girls/boys only etc.

  • 07 Oct 2015
  • Aneesa
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Aneesa,

Thank you for your kind words regarding Forster Hall student accommodation.

Its been lovely to house you for the last three years.

I hope you will take away many happy memories.

Thank you for taking the time out to write this review.

The team would like to wish you all the best for the future.

Have a lovely summer.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

Perfect choice of accommodation

4.5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 4.5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

As a second year student on quite a demanding degree, I wanted to move somewhere that I would be comfortable in and would fit all my requirements, for example somewhere safe and self contained, while still being easy to get to, when travelling back in the evening from placement, and somewhere modern with good facilities. Forster Hall fits all of these perfectly. Situated on a main road with frequent buses to the town centre and supermarkets, only a 5 mins walk from the main university campus, it is placed behind a secure gate meaning there is no risk of people getting close to your accommodation who shouldn't be, and if at any point there is a problem I understand there is 24 hour security. In addition, the residence has an on-site gym, reliable laundry facilities, and ensuite rooms in flats of varying sizes to enable you to choose exactly who you want to live with.

Overall the atmosphere seems friendly and peaceful, and whenever I have needed to contact the team at Forster Hall I have received a speedy reply with lots of helpful information. I am genuinely looking forward to settling in and being a resident of these halls.

  • 25 Aug 2015
  • Erin Berry
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Erin,

Thank you very much for your lovely review on Forster Hall student accommodation.

We hope this year has provided you with great memories and we look forward to housing you again for 2016/2017.

we hope you have a lovely summer and we will look forward to seeing you again in September.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

EXCELLENT STUDENT-CENTRED SERVICE!

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

I have lived at Forster Hall for the past two years in an En suite Plus room and I am now entering my third year with the accommodation. Living here has been one of the best decisions I have made while at university. After living at the Green for my fresher’s year I found it to be too expensive and found it extremely difficult to make any savings. However, at Forster Hall I have found the greatest value for money after searching diligently for the best value student accommodation in Bradford. My experience here has been one to remember. I am very fussy about small details and Forster Hall surpassed all of my expectations and have met all of my needs. I settled in extremely quickly and it felt like home immediately. I have no regrets whatsoever.



With respect to the flat, the bedroom has a cosy and spacious layout and is comfortable in every way. The beds are a perfect size especially considering I am of a large build. The workspace is large and the desk promotes studying in a positive and calm atmosphere. The drawers have a lot space to fit in all your belongings. There are draws underneath the beds for extra storage so there is more than enough space to store what you value most. I really like the fact that there is a switch right near the bed and a light if you do not want your lighting to be too bright. It’s perfect! I have had no problems with the internet, which is free, reliable and very easy to setup. The WIFI is also very fast. The kitchen is very spacious and there is enough space to fit in all your food, cutlery, plates and cooking equipment etc. In fact, the kitchen really promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages you to learn how to cook without the criticism of parents, which is always a bonus! Remember to bring your own toaster, kettle and iron because the accommodation does not supply those amenities to help keep their costs down for the students – really loving the student-centred approach here! The sofas in the communal area are comfortable and I have really had good time socialising with my friends in that area. It is very easy to make friends due to the arrangement of the flat and this has helped me make long-lasting friendships.



When I have a maintenance need it is dealt with immediately without any unnecessary delays. I am so far impressed by all the staff in the accommodation team. They are approachable, friendly, enthusiastic and very understanding. They helped me to manage a really difficult situation in a compassionate manner. At the time I was worried about the situation’s implications on my health and studies, however, the team reassured me and took every measure possible to deal with the case. It demonstrated to me that they take student concerns seriously, value customer service and strive always towards student satisfaction. Furthermore, I was moved by the fact that they put my needs on top of their priority list and included the quality of my experience in their decision making. These are traits I hold dear to myself and it really made me feel supported and understood by a well-motivated, organised and compassionate team. They have always met my high expectations. The community aspect of Forster Hall is well-emphasised and they always include students in promotions and events – more events need to be offered on regular basis as they look very interesting. I have never had a problem with my deliveries and the accommodation team make it easy to access information and are good at explaining things.



The accommodation is very secure and I found it unique that Forster Hall has a gate to control access to the accommodation which the Green and other student accommodation I have analysed do not offer. The security and all the other staff are always quick to act and they work in collaboration with you, to deal with issues, which I find empowering and comforting.



The facilities are useful and add to the already great package Forster Hall offer. The lounge’s atmosphere is student-centred and includes various engaging games and boasts a large screen TV. It also has a vending machine so you can enjoy snacks and drinks without leaving the accommodation – very convenient! I have found the lounge to be great place to unwind, after a stressful day, and a great place to socialise and make new friends. The laundry service is reliable and very affordable. The washing machines and dryers are spacious and the whole laundry routine does not take long at all. The included free cardio gym is great way to start your day and it is so close to me and I adore its 24 hour access so there is no excuse not to keep fit and active. Also, it helps you save money if you do not have spare cash for gym membership. If you do have spare cash, Muscle Factory is next door and the university gym is a 5 minute walk away – so again, no excuses! The car parking area is large and affordable and very secure, especially with the on-site 24 hour security.



Forster Hall is only a 5 minute walk away from the university so you can have a lie-in before lectures! It is also a 15-20 minute walk away from Bradford Interchange and the city centre so you so never far away from the great activities/events and major stores in town. The Free City Bus Stop, near the university, is only a 5 minute walk away from Forster Hall. There are also lots of convenience stores, various kinds of restaurants (e.g. Raja’s, Chunky Chicken, Grill and Chill, Lalas, Mahmood’s - the options are endless!) right on your door step, making Forster Hall the prime location for nearby essential student services.



Overall, I have had no problems so far and I am looking forward to the exciting year ahead with Forster Hall. It gives a great start to living the independent lifestyle in a supportive and friendly environment. What attracts me the most about Forster Hall is the choice it offers and its focus on student safety and student satisfaction. The team treat you as an individual, taking a person-centred approach, helping you get the best value for money and have a great time. I really would not change anything about the accommodation and any student, whatever your needs and expectations are, would have all their needs met. So far, I have experienced a great service and an extremely enjoyable time at university largely thanks to Forster Hall.



Forster Hall in a nutshell: secure, reliable, positive, affordable, student-focussed. What more can a student ask for?!

  • 24 Aug 2015
  • Edward Mbanasor
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Edward,

Thank you for your positive review regarding your stay at Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

Its been a pleasure to house you for the past 3 years and we are glad your experience with us has been enjoyable.

We hope you will take away great memories of Forster Hall.

The team would like to wish you every success for the future.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation Manager)

A home away from home

5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Having stayed at different halls of residence (The Green, Forsters, Arkwright) for the first 3 years, I have nothing but good things to say about Forster Halls. The rooms are both cheap and spacious with comfy beds in comparison to other halls. The competitive pricing of the rooms means you have a lot more money left over after paying your rent which is paramount when living on a student loan.



From the moment I arrived the service was great and the staff make you feel at home, for example I had missed the window to book in and collect my keys the first day and thought everything was going downhill, however the security team allowed me into my room, not only that, they were very helpful and were happy to let me in and out throughout my first night.



The following day I received my keys/fob and was introduced to the rest of the staff and walked me through the on-site services available such as laundry, entertainment lounge and gym. The washing and drying machines are cheap to use. The entertainment lounge boasts a big screen TV, comfortable sofas, tables and some games, all of which can be booked for free if your having a few friends round. The gym is also free for residents and has some basic equipment if your looking for a quick and simple workout. However if you need some more complex/heavier equipment then I can recommend the muscle factory next door, which has proven to be quite efficient for me time-wise in the past.



The walk to university takes 5-10 minutes at most, meaning you can spend more time in bed in the morning. Also if your walking to the Bradford interchange it's about 15 minutes which is not too bad or if your driving you can get from the train station to Forster halls in about 5 minutes. The university gym can also be reached within a 5 minute walk. There are also a worldwide cash and carry within a 5 minute walking range.



The location is ideal, as situated on great horton road we have access to a wide range of food outlets such as Raja's,Shimla's, Mahmood's Grill and Chill, Lahore's and Anam's but also desert parlours such as ice stone gelato, gelato passion and moonlight; all of which can be reached within literally a minute or two from Forster halls. To put the location into perspective, one day I was watching TV in my kitchen and during the ad break I was able to walk to Raja's purchase a box of chicken and chips and walk back to my kitchen to find the ad break just finished. Now that's convenient !



Issues can arise in student accommodation and these were resolved quickly and efficiently by the staff, for example a broken chair which I had reported in the morning was replaced by the time I came back from lectures in the afternoon. The fenced of areas and secure car parking also make you feel a bit safer than some of the other more open halls of residence. The internet has been quite reliable and fast which is a must if your always online like me. Another concern of mine was post, as I like to do a bit of online shopping and this was both quick and easy to collect from reception from small parcels to bigger packages.



The main thing perhaps was that the staff carefully selected who will be together in which flat and this helped me to meet like-minded individuals and make life-long friends. Also noteworthy they do sometimes give prizes away for booking early which no other halls of residence have done, this is particularly nice of them as who doesn't like free stuff, but on top of that it was useful stuff like an electronic toothbrush, a hair trimmer or some of my friends even got a games console (ps3).



Overall I enjoyed my time there and had some fun social experiences as well as cracking on with my studies. Coming from someone who has stayed at 3 different halls of residence I can say if anyone is unsure about where to stay, Forster halls would not only be a safe option but probably one of the top places to stay in my opinion.







  • 24 Aug 2015
  • Aman S
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Aman

Thank you for taking the time out to write such an informative review about Forster hall student accommodation

This will really help other students looking for accommodation for 2016.

I will pass your kind words on to the security team and staff.

Thank you for such a lovely review it's really appreciated.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager



Bradfords finest student accommodation

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Forster Halls is one of the most popular student accommodations among Bradford university students for a reason. Its a 3-5 minute walk into the university itself, therefore making it very convenient for the deep sleepers.



My experience at Forster's made me aware to the close knit community and the friendly faces among its residents. As a student, the nerve wrecking first couple of weeks is always going to be hard no matter where you reside but the management and staff give you the 'make yourself at home' vibe which is crucial. The management staff intricately pick your flat mates, which will play a monumental part to your student life.



The En-suite Plus is the most popular room to the native Forster's residents and its a great room. It oozes the independent nature with its 3/4 double bed and bathroom. This means you wont have to share your toilet or bath for the pet peeves out there. The large en-suite plus is also a great room if you admire space. The large room boasts a king like room compared to most student accommodation. Large is an understatement and it doesn't just stop in the room, it extends on to the bathroom aswell.



Forster's is a close 10-15 minute walk to Bradford Interchange or a 4 minute drive which means its easily accessible for the 'go home weekenders.' The free city bus circulates up until Bradford's Richmond Building which is a 5 minute walk to the halls, for those who are on 'ultra student mode.'



Bradford's well renowned for the world famous curry houses and Forster Halls being situated on Great Horton Road it boasts some of best. Ranging from Mumtaz and Lahore's to Raja's and Chunky Chicken. Whatever your price range you'll never starve.



The security staff have found the fine line between being friendly and being assertive. This means they can do there job of looking after the residents and being a shoulder to cry on when you need it.



Perfectly placed in the heart of the city, Forster Halls is the inner town like feel in a busy and vibrant city. I highly recommend it to the future students and even current students because the money you save can be better spent on your social life rather than worrying about a roof over your head.



  • 23 Aug 2015
  • Omair
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Thank you for writing such lovely words about the accommodation and the staff at Forster Hall. Its been an absolute pleasure to house you. I am sure you have so many more memories to take away. Thanks for your informative review about the accommodation this will help students who are undecided where to live in Bradford in the future.

Kind Regards Nicole Bolton Accommodation Manager

The best accommodation for students

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

For the past 2 years of my studies at Bradford University, I have lived at Forster Hall accommodation. I will also be living here for the upcoming academic year. My experience at this accommodation has been thoroughly enjoyable and positive. I have made a lot of happy memories and formed great friendship with number of students.

Living at Forster hall accommodation has made my life at university very easy and comfortable, as it is a great location. It is very close to the University, Bradford College and town centre. Also, there are number of great restaurants and takeaways right in front of the accommodation.

The rooms are a very good size, with en-suite bathroom and double bed. What I really like about the rooms is that it consists of a large study desk, which allows students to study comfortably inside their accommodation. Every flat has large communal area and kitchen with two large fridges. The communal area and kitchen are very well spaced out, provides plenty of space for multiple people to cook at the same time, easily and comfortably.

If you are someone who likes to work out, there is the newly opened Muscle Factory gym right next door; where many students from the accommodation go to it including myself.

The onsite staff are very friendly and easy to get on with. They are always convenient and ready to help, whenever there is an issue they deal with it promptly. The security team are very helpful as they listen to your concerns and try to solve your issue as soon as possible. Also, the security team are onsite 24 hours to ensure that issues are being dealt at all times and to make sure students feel safe and comfortable.

The staff are very good in terms keeping the students updated about any events that takes place, either via emails or Facebook.

In terms of the onsite facilities, there are communal room where students can socialise, free gym and laundry room, which is extremely easy and cheap to use. There is car park available for students, which is considerably cheap. Also, there is free internet access being provided.

I have really appreciated and enjoyed my time here, I would very much recommend this to anyone looking for an accommodation. You will find that it is a lot cheaper and secure than a lot of the student accommodations around Bradford.



  • 22 Aug 2015
  • Noor Rahman
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Noor,

Thank you for writing such positive words about the accommodation and the staff at Forster Hall.

Its been an absolute pleasure to house you for the last 2 years.

I am sure you have so many more memories to take away.

Thanks for your informative review about the accommodation this will help students who are undecided where to live in Bradford in the future.

We will look forward to seeing you again in September.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

Forster Halls...easy choice

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

After my first year I spent a long time searching for a place to live in my second year. Extremely glad I picked Forster Halls.



As a student one of most difficult parts of living on your own is the financing of it.



The amount you save at Forster halls for a similar like for like room in other places is unreal. Just because of the price I've been able to spend more money elsewhere which has made me enjoy my university life more!



The room itself is a great size, bed is extremely comfy which plays a massive factor because a lot of other places I looked I would not have had a good night's sleep!



Internet is quick and has never stopped which I had often in my first year elsewhere. Plenty of space for my clothes and enough storage and extra space for me to keep all my sports equipment which was a bonus.


The application process is dead easy, and quick. And then the deposit is cheap which can not complain about, when else where could be paying more than double before you've even moved in!



Location of the accommodation is great! Its less then a five minute walk to the main campus, I can get out of bed at 8:50am and be at my 9am lecture on time! I can't really ask for much more! The gym is literally opposite whether it's the uni gym or muscle factory! So have plenty of choices.



The road is lively so can buzz off the atmosphere, and there is so much choice of places to eat. Literally directly opposite and next to there are food places, dessert parlours...you name it they have it!

On top of that there's the games room and laundry room, games room can book out for free if having a party or a few friends round, and laundry room is quick and easy to use!



Another thing want to take into account is the security and metal gates. It's not open to get into like other accommodations! It has gated security fencing so won't ever be worried about security. I'd feel safe if there wasn't any security guards. And there always is a security guard, even at 3am!



The management team are dead easy to get on with, if I have any problems it's so easy to go to them and tell them...they'll get it sorted! I've not had many problems but people do and they are very easy to approach. The maintenance workers and dead efficient and will help you quickly!



Never had any problems with posts or deliveries, so I get my clothes from online and just sign for them in the office!



When it came to picking a place to live this year I didn't even have to think about it, only thing that I need to think about was when I was going to fill out my application.

  • 21 Aug 2015
  • Zaki
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Zaki

Thank you for your positive comments regarding Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

We are glad you have had an enjoyable stay with us.

Its been a pleasure having you stay with us for the past year.

We will look forward to housing you for 2015/2016

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

SPLENDID ACCOMMODATION!

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 3.5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 4.5

Good on site management, efficient security personnels and surely always neat. Price is cool and staff respond promptly to complains. Will definitely recommend for any student.

  • 18 Aug 2015
  • Anonymous
  • NIGERIA
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi

Thank you for your positive review about Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

We are glad you are enjoying your stay with us, Its been a pleasure having you around.

We are looking forward to you spending another year with us.

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

Best student accommodation in Bradford by far!

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Relocating to Bradford for me was very difficult having never lived away from home, but the staff at Forster's made this transition as easy as possible.



The location is excellent! Just a few minutes walk from the university campus. As a student sleeping patterns varied but with a number of takeaways just outside of the main gates food was never an issue at any time of day or night.



For any concerned parents staff were always available to help with any issues at anytime. Providing a safe and enjoyable environment for students.



Accommodating a large population of students I had made a lot of life long friends there and countless memories. Forster halls in my opinion is by far the best student accommodation site in Bradford and I would recommend it to any prospective students.



:D

  • 04 Aug 2015
  • Samiul
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Samiul,

Thank you for taking out the time to write such kind words about Forster Hall Bradford.

Its great to hear your time here has been memorable.

its so nice to hear you have made life long friends.

The team would like to thank you for your loyalty to the site.

We would like to wish you every success for your future.

Take care

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

3 Years at Forsters as a student nurse

5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

I am currently coming towards the end of my second year at Forster's and have nothing but good words to say. From the day I checked in everything has been a smooth ride. The onsite staff are always so helpful and friendly and the maintenance is always done when asked.



The onsite security are fantastic and car parking on site is such good value and very safe.



The room value is great for students and the fact you can keep the same room for all 3 years is a massive bonus for me.



The onsite facilities are top notch and the site grounds and rooms are always kept in a good condition.



The staff are fantastic at keeping in contact via email and social media.



Forster's has been the next best thing to home since I moved away from home.



I will surely miss all the memories and friends I have made here.

  • 20 Jul 2015
  • Yasmin
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Yasmin,

Thanks for writing such lovely comments about Forster Hall.

It's nice to hear you have made so many great memories here.

Its been an absolute joy to have you stay with us.

Thank you for your loyalty to the site and your kind words.



Kind regards
Nicole Bolton

Management and Security Excellent !

5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 4.5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Over all the this site it perfect for students.



The management and security are good and very helpful.



I will be living here again next year.

  • 20 Jul 2015
  • Lauren
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Lauren,

Thanks for your positive review about Forster Hall.

Its really nice to hear students are happy living here.

I will let the security team know they are doing a great job.

Thanks again for your kind words

We will look forward to having you around in September.

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton

spent all my 4 years at uni here at forsters!

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Before starting university (as we all do) I came came down to bradford to check out uni accommodation. Being really fussy i went everywhere. I ended up choosing forster halls. Why? Well for me the price, location was perfect but more importantly the actual accommodation was the best. In my opinion the rooms are a great size with ensuite bathrooms with a spacious comunal area and kitchen.

Not only that but the staff are great at forsters and very flexible and take in to consideration all your requirements. I lived here for 4 years and i had no problem what so ever.

When ever i needed anything fixing or sorting out it was done promptly, dont think i ever needed to ask twice. I met

my best mates at forsters so you dont

have to worry about feeling lonely i mean moving out is a scary process youll make plenty of freinds. Forster halls harbours a very welcoming and

freindly atmosphere. I am sooooo

glad i spent all my uni time here a

nd couldnt be thankful enough to the team especially nicole (manager) who

listened and fulifilled all my

requirments. She has been amazing

along with all her team and now even though i have left i still miss forsters. Im glad i made my uni memories here and could not imagine having stayed anywhere elese. Without second

thought I would recommend forsters to anyone who is unsure about

accommodation in bradford. A big thank you to nicole and the team new

and old for making it a memorable experience for me.

  • 20 Jul 2015
  • Hasina
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Hasina

Thank you for writing such positive words about the accommodation and the staff at Forster Hall.

Its been an absolute pleasure to house you for the last 4 years.

In the last 4 years I have watch you turn in to a young professional.

The team would like to wish you every success in your future profession.

Thank you for your loyalty to the site.

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
Accommodation Manager

Great Halls in Bradford

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Ended up here by mistake going into Third year of University, was looking for something similar to what we had previously which would take both of us (as a couple). After viewing the room over skype and at recommendation of the person we were talking to we chose to go for it. The secure gated access (before even getting to the buildings, which are again security locked before individual key access to each flat) provides a safe atmosphere in addition to the security staff.



The price for the large studio at £135 a week is outstanding including all bills and internet. The rooms themselves are great with lots of kitchen space, decent sized bathrooms for students and separate kitchen/lounge to bedroom separated by a partitioning wall gives a good sense of space overall. When we moved in the accommodation team and staff were hugely helpful and accommodating to all our needs, and they do a wonderful job of cleaning the outside areas after a weekend (Mess caused by students to spotless). All facilities such as Gym, social area and laundry all on site and close by, with a short 2-3 minute walk to the university makes the location wonderful.



I would highly recommend the accommodation overall and every time over the others we've experienced in Bradford (that includes the Green, the universities own accommodation, which i would never recommend). Spent a good two years here and will miss it when we go!

  • 16 Jul 2015
  • Sam Le C
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Sam,

Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this positive review.

We are over the moon you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for your detailed review about our self contained studios this will guide other students looking for a similar room type.

The team would like to wish you both the best of luck for the future.

We will miss you both too :)

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton

Great place to stay

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4.5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

I stayed in Forster halls for 3/4 years of university and I definitely recommend it! The rooms are a good size, every single room is en-suite and the kitchen is big enough. The staff listen to every complaint and act on it as fast as possible. There are restaurants literally across the road and the university is only a 5-7 minute walk away. I enjoyed myself because I was close to my friends in all 3 years and the price is so worth it.

  • 16 Jul 2015
  • Annabel
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Annabel,

Thanks for your positive review about Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

I am glad to hear you have made some great friends here and I hope you have lots of happy memories too.

The team would like to wish you every success for the future.

Thanks for taking out the time to write such positive things about the staff and the site.

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation Manager)

LOVE IT!

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

I love living at Forster Halls. They have everything you need. It's close to university. Close to the free city bus stop. Takeaways right opposite the site, which are open till 3 in the morning & has 24 hour security guard system in place. ????

  • 08 Jul 2015
  • Ami
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Ami,

Thank you for your positive review about Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

We are glad you are enjoying your stay with us,

Its been a pleasure having you around.

We are looking forward to you spending another year with us :)

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton

Perfect place to live in uni years

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Best place I've lived at for the past 2 years. Great location with restaurants and takeaways right in front of the building! Great staff during office hours and great security staff that's out of office hours. If anything went wrong, it was fixed up immediately at a convenient time. Would recommend all people to live at this place, you won't regret it!

  • 07 Jul 2015
  • Motasim Jalgaonkar
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Motasim,

Thank you for your positive comments regarding Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

We are glad you have had an enjoyable stay with us.

Its been a pleasure having you stay with us for the past 2 years.

The team would like to wish you every success for the future.

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation Manager)

A good place to live

4.5

Quality of rooms - 4 Fun/Atmosphere - 3 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

I've been living at forster halls for the past year. When I moved in the room was clean and I was impressed with the size of the kitchen and living space. During my stay I took advantage of the car park and felt comfortable leaving my car there, knowing it would be secure. All of the staff are very friendly and the maintenance team are always willing to sort out any problems.



One downside was that some items which should have been supplied weren't - such as an ironing board and other kitchen items but we managed without them ok. Also as the year went on, people staying in the room below me began to play loud music during the night which disturbed me and my flatmates nearly every night. A call to security would stop the music but they would generally put the music back on half an hour later.



The location of the halls is brilliant with under a ten minute walk to both the university and Bradford college. There are supermarkets, fast food outlets, chemists and doctors all close by and easy access to bus stops.



My room was always warm and homely and the en-suite facility was fantastic! The value for money is great, especially compared to other secure hall accommodation around Bradford.



Overall, if you want a cheap and cheerful place to live with polite and helpful staff, Forster Halls is the place to be!

  • 07 Jul 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Thank you for taking the time out to write a detailed and positive review about Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

The Information you have provided will help other students looking for accommodation in Bradford.

I am sorry to hear you have been disturbed by loud music while staying with us, I hope the staff on site resolved these issues for you in a timely manner, our aim is to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Thank you for your kind words

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation Manager)

Great Service.

3.5

Quality of rooms - 2.5 Fun/Atmosphere - 2.5 Location - 3.5
Safety - 4 Management - 5 Value - 3

I have been living in Forster Hall for the past 2 years. Moving in I was very happy with the size of my room (En-suite plus) and also the value for money as I was paying less than in any other secure halls around Bradford. The staff are wonderful, they're very friendly and they deal with any requests promptly. In Forsters you are close to both the university and college (about a 8 minute walk) and also not too far into the town centre. I definitely recommend this accommodation for anyone either new to Bradford or looking for a new accommodation. Good Luck to you all.

  • 06 Jul 2015
  • Hannah Spencer
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Hi Hannah,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to review Forster Hall Student Accommodation.

Its been a pleasure having you stay with us for the past 2 years.

Thanks for your positive comments about the staff, I will endeavour to pass on these comments to the team.

The team would like to wish you every success for the future.

Kind Regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation Manager)

Excellent halls

4

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 4 Location - 4
Safety - 4 Management - 4 Value - 5

I would really recommend Forster Halls to anyone wanting to study at Bradford. Although a lot of the residents seem to be first years, block E has much more final years and masters students so it wasn't as rowdy as first year accomodation can be sometimes! The room was absolutely perfect, with a large bed and huge desk, and I really miss the ensuite now I've moved out. The staff who work there were always really helpful and because they were a small team of people you got to know them fairly well which made the atmosphere quite friendly. It also felt a lot more secure than some of the other halls in Bradford that my friends lived in due to the front gate and security guards.

  • 06 Jul 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Female
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Thank you for taking the time out to write such positive feedback about Forster Hall. We are very happy you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation Manager)

Perfect place to spend my university years

5

Quality of rooms - 5 Fun/Atmosphere - 5 Location - 5
Safety - 5 Management - 5 Value - 5

Foster halls is a great place to live. After spending 3 years here I don't have any negatives about this place. After my first year here this was the only place to stay. Perfectly located and close to everything any students needs. The rooms are always clean and the staff are always very friendly. If there are ever any problems (which is hardly ever) the staff are always very quick and efficient to get them fixed. With 24 hours security you can always be at ease knowing you are living in a very safe place. I would strongly recommend living here to any future students knowing you can study with ease and not have to worry about your accommodation. The price is fantastic and is a lot cheaper then many other accommodation places in the area. Staying here has been a great experience.

  • 06 Jul 2015
  • Anonymous
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • Male
  • Would recommend this property
The hall's management replied to this review:
Thank you for taking the time to write such positive things about Forster Hall. We are very happy you have enjoyed your 3 year stay with us. Thank you for your kind words.

Kind regards
Nicole Bolton
(Accommodation Manager)

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Property Description :

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

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Foster Hall- CRM offers fully furnished shared flats with an ideal atmosphere for the students to make themselves feel like at home. Facilities like gyms and common rooms for studying purposes are also available

Overall Rating
4.75
  • Quality of rooms
    4.68335
  • Fun/Atmosphere
    4.58335
  • Location
    4.73335
  • Safety
    4.81665
  • Management
    4.95
  • Value
    4.85