We are on the cusp of the new tertiary academic year and some students are already feeling the pressure.
It is no secret that most university students struggle to maintain good financial administration due to factors like affordability or mismanagement.It seems that the new year is going to bring with it a few challenges, especially for those looking to invest in affordable accommodation during their period of study.
Hatfield studios is one of the most known student accommodation in Pretoria. Although it weighs more on the luxurious side, with individual, private, fully furnished student accommodation, many have taken to social media to make what they view as their unreasonably high prices “trend”.
Situated on the doorstep to the University of Pretoria, 700 m from Hatfield Plaza and what is said to be a 14-minute walk to the Gautrain station.You can look forward to paying R 6950 for a single studio apartment and R 5 570 for a shared studio apartment.
These prices could be considered fair for someone who does not have to worry about financial aid, however many prospective students did not take well to these set prices.
“Student accommodation prices are wild. People in apartments get 2- or 3-bedroom apartments + parking for +- R 6 k yet in Hatfield we share matchboxes for the same amount”, posted a twitter user.
“Something needs to be done about Hatfield accommodation prices” posted another.
“Shem students are only realising now how ridiculous Hatfield accommodation prices are. I’ve always told peeps that in Hatfield you just pay for luxuries.Those rooms at studios especially are so small. They just trick you with free Wi-Fi and indoor luxuries”. Said a twitter user