There was constantly mould, including mushrooms, growing everywhere.
The shower was not fitted with a mixer tap, so you had to choose whether you wanted 100% cold or 100% hot water from the hot press before having a shower. 100% hot burned you though so we just got used to cold showers.
The washing/drying facilities were communal, and were coin-operated. The machines were very expensive and would often break down for weeks at a time.