a week ago
I can safely say that this is the best place for short stay, if one joins Swammy academy, which is very near, straight road walk for 8-10 minutes. It's an awesome combo, the rooms are neat and clean, kitchen is like my dream kitchen, amazing with my own personal space and items in Fridge and everything I need for my breakfast or quick small meal. Just around the corner, Madina superstore has everything you need, there are plenty of desi restaurants around. The owner Mr. Ben is a fine gentleman, I enjoyed long discussions with him.
- Dr. B
2 years ago
Awesome place with an awesome landlord/owner with very nice cozy rooms. All the basic amenities are available such as a fully functioning kitchen, a washing machine, a clothes iron etc. The rooms are very nice and very clean. The entire house is very clean at that. The rooms and houses in Manchester feel very very crowded and claustrophobic; this place is an exception to that rule. The bathroom is quite spacious, squeaky clean and has both hot and cold water with a bath tub. The location is perhaps that best part. It located at max 5 min walk to two major shopping centers, namely TESCO and ASDA which is extremely convenient. Other than that there are plenty of other shops nearby where you can literally find almost anything. For those who are muslims there are plenty of halal food restaurant nearby as well as a halal foods superstore just around the corner from the house. Also there is a mosque just across the street. The landlord is a very kind and courteous person and in my o...
- Zeeshan B
a year ago
"Good host offers peaceful rooms to PLAB doctors to rent for just one week or a couple of months if needed. Many takeaways and fresh produce stores a few minutes away. Asda, Iceland and Tesco all within easy walking distance One minute from bus stop with frequent 192 service to Manchester city centre. Five minute walk to Levenshulme train station. Airport approximately 20 minutes by taxi. Host is a neighbour so, over the past year or more, I have spoken with doctor guys from Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt who were all VERY happy with their choice of accommodation here."
- Sabhira K



🄸🄼🄿🄾🅁🅃🄰🄽🅃 I cannot offer rooms to females or to couples/families. However, my neighbour may have accommodation for female doctors. Please try directly via her site - or scroll down for additional ideas.

First, please check immediately below for specific room-by-room availability details. You can click for pictures of each of my rooms...

If you are a doctor, in your email or WhatsApp message please tell me:-
  1. your expected arrival date/time in the UK (or at the Academy if you're already in the UK);
  2. when your PLAB exam is scheduled, and
  3. your expected departure date/time.
  4. that you have reviewed and fully understand any currently applicable UK Government quarantine requirements &/or travel restrictions that are in place for those visiting from or returning from overseas.

Many questions about staying at my house are answered in my offer document, which I update and revise periodically: I recommend that you check through everything in it carefully even if you have stayed with me in the past.

  • As a "welcome back" offer to anyone who has stayed with me for a week or more during 2019 or 2020, for bookings taken before 16 January 2021, I can offer you my monthly rate for any return stays of a week or more. Please study my offer document for exact details of my rates.
  • Usually one week is my minimum booking. But, if you have stayed with me already - while you prepared for a PLAB exam - I may offer a room for a shorter return stay of 3-6 nights. My current daily rate will apply.
  • for short stays of 7-13 nights, my nightly rates are similar for all rooms.
  • If you have not stayed with me before and need a shorter stay of less than one week, please try AirBnb or similar sites. Or just Google.

📧 During the current period of uncertainty I ask that you DO carefully check all of the information on my page & its links to decide if my offer suits you. After that, please feel free to use the "get quote/contact us" messaging option at the top of the page.

Just now I may not be able quickly to answer additional questions but, if you need to make a booking, currently it may be more convenient for you to send a WhatsApp message. 📧  


🄸🄼🄿🄾🅁🅃🄰🄽🅃: I cannot offer rooms to females or to families. However, my neighbour may be able to help if you try via her site or scroll back up for additional ideas 

After living and working in and around Manchester since the late 1980s, I now offer a maximum of three bedrooms in my home to overseas male doctors attending the local PLAB course.

Each of my bedrooms is strictly for single occupancy and is usually provided on a self-catering basis. However, as part of the package, during the week of arrival I usually provide some breakfast foods, snacks, beverages etc.

[From time to time I may offer rooms to overseas adult male students visiting the UK to attend a formal, full-time English language course].

📖 📝Whether you are a doctor or a language student, in all cases my intention is to provide a friendly and pleasant learning and resting environment at a reasonable price. But it is important to note that I don't have the flexibility of a hotel - or even a larger lodging house -  so I give priority to those who make a firm commitment to taking a room with me by confirming early through making a deposit  💷💷
Specific information & links to pictures and my detailed lodgings offer document:

📶 I do not offer internet/Wi-Fi. My current recommendation is for a 30-day Unlimited SIM plan from Vodafone.
There are other phone companies that use the Vodafone network and offer calls & data plans e.g. Lebara.
You may also wish to seek advice from friends/colleagues who have recently stayed in Levenshulme.

  • 💷💷 A non-refundable deposit will usually secure your room.
  • If available to you, transfers from UK banks are cheapest but, if a transfer from a bank in your country of residence is unduly costly, there may be alternative options... 
  • 🧾 My standard self-catering rate is around £21/night; £140/week; £600/month but I may discount to doctors booking in advance and staying longer than 13 nights, with a further discount for pre-paid stays of one month or more.
  • More information regarding pricing, possible discounts etc can be found in my lodgings offer document for 2020.
  • Photos of my two main bedrooms are here: attic room & first floor room.
  • When it is available, my downstairs room may be a little cheaper than my standard rates. Please click here for photos of this room.

  • You can check out some Google reviews here.

  • To ask about any details not already explained elsewhere, you can email me here, OR via the "get quote"/"contact us" link higher up the page. I usually check emails once/twice daily.

  • Please DO remember that the UK is not as hot as many countries and that very few regular households will offer 24/7 heating. So, even in the summer, you really should bring some warm clothes - and be ready to acclimatise...

  • Details of female-only PLAB doctor accommodation may be available from this Facebook page.

📅 To help me in the efficient planning of room-bookings, I respectfully ask that all guests tell me propmptly if their arrival &/or departure plans change... 📅

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