Cons - Painted white walls do give the room a ‘prison cell’ vibe. No WiFi, however an Ethernet cable is provided. My room had little to no phone signal (and limited 3G which meant I could barely use my phone without WiFi), however not everyone on my floor had this problem and so it is dependent on where your room is (mine was ground floor!). As it is a catered hall, the kitchen does not have an oven or freezer, meaning if you miss dinner and didn’t get a lunch pack you were restricted to fridge food and ready meals. Also your keys allowed access to the building but anyone who had this key could get onto your floor meaning people could walk in and out posting flyers etc under doors! No social area on our floor to sit, instead having to use the joint common room or squeeze into people’s rooms. Pros - Beds were comfy. Exactly a 4 minute walk away from the bus stop. Was unsure about the catered element, however it made dinner a very social thing as we would all wait and go for dinner together. Sinks in rooms. Sharing with 21 other people may seem daunting but actually allowed for big friendship groups to form and you are guaranteed to find like minded people on your floor or the floors above. University bus starts at Carnatic, meaning you will not be stuck waiting for the bus unlike in Greenbank. Overall, for a cheaper halls experience you get what you get with it. You don’t need luxury, just a good social setting to make friends in, which Rankin certainly provides. Choose here if you are social and want to go out a lot, expect lots of madness to ensue.