Rating Summary

4.5 / 19 reviews
4.5 / 19 reviews
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Transport
4.0 / 19 reviews
Shopping
3.4 / 19 reviews
Nights out
4.1 / 19 reviews
Eating out
4.5 / 19 reviews
Value for money
4.7 / 19 reviews
Entertainment
3.7 / 19 reviews

Latest Reviews

Ian Wainwright's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Ian Wainwright

9th March 2018
Aberystwyth is an awesome seaside town. Surrounded by the Cambrian mountains, aber offers a range of things to do, be it walking or surfing. Their is a direct train link to Birmingham which is super useful for anyone wanting to get back to city life
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
5.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

17th February 2018
Why wouldn’t you want to go to a university with a sea view from the library and lecture theatres. Aberystwyth is a beautiful location surounded by beaches and hills that you can explore. The town is pretty cheap, especially on nights out. One wouldn’t expect such a small town on the coast of rural wales to have a good night life however if going out is your thing you won’t be disappointed. Even though there are only 2 clubs there are over 50 pubs to explore and the 2 clubs are always popping so be prepared for an amazingly cheap nights out!
Transport
3.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

1st March 2018
Really good by the sea side it calm and peaceful but can also be a good laugh good when you want too study night life is alright nothing special but it what you would expect plenty of places for food
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
2.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Jimmy Frizell's picture
3.0 / 1 review

Jimmy Frizell

7th March 2018
Plenty of fun to be had in the town of Aberystwyth
Transport
3.0 / 1 review
Eating out
3.0 / 1 review
Shopping
2.0 / 1 review
Value for money
3.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
2.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

20th February 2018
Great student town. Easy to find your way around after a while and good transport links, although the buses can sometimes be unreliable. Landscape and scenery is beautiful!!
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
5.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

21st February 2018
It’s coastal, so in my opinion it’s gorgeous! The town can be a little boring, and the hill up to the uni is a challenge if you live in town, but it’s a beautiful place! The view from the overlook and from the top of constitution hill is incredible
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Emily  James's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Emily James

23rd February 2018
Aberystwyth is such a pretty coastal town and although the nightlife isn’t the best, it is quite peaceful and calming so during exam time it’s easy to escape the stress by just walking out the front door which is always good!! The shopping isn’t great and we are far away from any big shopping town/city but that has helped with saving money! 😂
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

27th July 2018
Aberystwyth is a long drive from any other cities, but being so near to a beautiful coast means the distance to anywhere else is forgotten. The feeling of isolation is rare, with so many opportunities to socialise, shop, drink and relax. Aberystwyth is home to some of the most incredible sunsets, and with its hilly surroundings these can be witnessed without the hustle and bustle of the town or beach. These hilly locations are also perfect for appreciating the night sky, with little to no light pollution. A perfect choice for those wishing to be at a university, but not live in a huge city, without losing the popular high street stores and restaurants.
Transport
5.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
5.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
3.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

22nd June 2018
Lots of nice places to eat and drink but could do with a few more clothing shops and interesting activities to do!
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
2.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

4th June 2018
It’s gorgeous! Lovely small town one the coast, beautiful views of the sea, I don’t know how you could ask for anything else! Sure, the uni itself is up a bit hill, but the views from the top make it all worth it.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Tamsin Ratcliff's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Tamsin Ratcliff

9th August 2018
Being only 5 minutes away from the beach is incredible, long day? Beach. Someone’s birthday? Beach. Just wanna see your mates for a beer? Beach! Honestly it may be a fairly small town but we wouldn’t change it for the world, and there are some great little independent coffee shops and even the cinemas fairly cheap! It’s affordable housing too and that makes uni that bit more comfortable, I love it!
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
3.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

1st July 2018
Aberystwyth being located on the coast sets itself far away from most of the uk and as such has its own unique dynamic that has to seen to believe. The people are friendlier than anywhere I’ve been thus far (including Canada), also being a very safe town I have heard of a few incidents and have only seen one in person. There is somewhat limited things to do other than the expansive nightlife and eating establishments, however, most amenities are available within a few miles of the town centre but require either a taxi or car to make use of such as the bowling alley being located in the next village Clarach.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
3.0 / 1 review
Caitlin OGorman's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Caitlin OGorman

21st June 2018
Aberystwyth is the most beautiful town. It’s perfect for students that aren’t used to the commotion of big city life. You never feel unsafe, or out of place in Aberystwyth. With it being a mostly student populated town, most things are catered towards us. If you’re into the social scene, make sure to end your night in Why Not Bar and Lounge (aka YOKOS). You won’t be disappointed.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
5.0 / 1 review
Iga Czuryszkiewicz's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Iga Czuryszkiewicz

9th June 2018
Awesome location, near the sea. When it's sunny town looks beautiful, there's awesome food here, everyone is nice and cheerful. Uni staff is as helpful as it can be.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
5.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

7th June 2018
The Aber bubble is a very real thing. It may only have half a high street of shops, but it is full of fun independent shops and restaurants. There’s definitely enough to get by, but you’ll have to do your main shopping either online or when you go home. But the positive is definitely having a beach that you can enjoy the weather on - barbecues and beach bonfires to enjoy! There are only two clubs, but it does mean that you get to see everyone you know. Plus, there are so many pubs that you’re bound to find one you love. Besides that, it is a very safe town with a real community feel.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
2.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

12th April 2018
Location is gorgeous, the seaside is beautiful and despite the hill, the university is amazingly well placed. I have absolutely no doubt that the location of his university is the reason for higher student satisfaction rates.
Transport
5.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
4.0 / 1 review
Nights out
3.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
1.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
4.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

20th April 2018
Set in a good location not too far from the beach, with a small amount of shops for clothing and food. Restaurants completely redeem the town, with an abundance of gorgeous places to dine out -however they do mostly close very early.
Transport
3.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
3.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

2nd May 2018
Most beautiful place I've been to in the UK. The clean atmosphere of the people and place is so inviting and pleasing. I couldn't think of coming to a better location for University.
Transport
5.0 / 1 review
Eating out
4.0 / 1 review
Shopping
4.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
5.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
5.0 / 1 review
Anonymous's picture
5.0 / 1 review

Anonymous

21st April 2018
Absolutely beautiful. There may be limited amenities other than bars/pubs but living by the sea means you can create your own fun! Beach BBQs, sports in the day, swimming, bonfires at night...I could never live away from the ocean again. The rest of the surrounding town is rural and feels like a totally different place to the centre. Lots of great little local shops and cafe's, and plenty of places to drink on a night out. Most of all Aberystwyth is so friendly, I feel very safe here.
Transport
4.0 / 1 review
Eating out
5.0 / 1 review
Shopping
5.0 / 1 review
Value for money
5.0 / 1 review
Nights out
4.0 / 1 review
Entertainment
4.0 / 1 review