Interesting facts about student residence life

“Like home away from home”.

Most of you must have heard that line a lot, a phrase probably used by every student who lived in a hostel while away from home at their college. Many students come from different countries for study purposes and reside in hostels provided by their institutes. There, they live a life very different from their life at home. These students learn a lot because hostel life plays a vital role in the development of student personality. Students who live in hostels are self-reliant, confident and hostel life gives them a sense of responsibility.
Every student must have the chance to experience hostel life once.

In this article, we will discuss some facts about hostel life.


Money management comes naturally to students living in a hostel because most of the time they are broke. They learn to value the little things in life. There is also no travel cost as they only have to walk from the hostel to the college and vice versa. They learn to cook within a certain budget. Students can easily manage or arrange things even if they have little money on them.

Make friends that become family

Now, that may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s true. Living with someone for a few months and sharing a room with them feels like you’ve known the other person for years. Late night conversations, sharing food, sharing clothes, arguing over little things, these friends become part of your family in no time. It really brings people together in the most unforgettable way.

Learn to compromise

At first, living in a hostel seems impossible because you’re afraid to start a new experience. You are forced to live in a room with strangers and share the room with them, while at home sharing a room with your siblings seemed like an impossible thing to do. But little by little we get used to it but hey, hey! This is the fun part. You get to know complete strangers, bond with them, and learn to compromise on various topics.

Every night is a slumber party

Once you get to know your housemates, it all becomes fun and games. Staying up until 4 a.m. in a hostel talking about random things becomes a ritual when you’re surrounded by your friends. It’s like having a sleepover every night.

Group studies

Group studies become an essential part of life while living in a hostel. Group study is both fun and effective because if a student doesn’t feel like studying but by looking at his friends, he gets the motivation to study. Eventually, you are surrounded by people who encourage you to try new things and pursue your dreams.

Be alone? What is it even?

So, living in a hostel, you are never alone. Do you feel sad? You are always surrounded by your friends. Feeling homesick? Your roommates can cheer you up like no other. Even if your roommates aren’t in town, there are always a hundred other people whose room you can go to or hang out with. This is definitely the best time of your life and students who live in a hostel will definitely miss it after graduating.

Learn the value of home-cooked meals

Many hostels share how much they miss home cooked meals. There was a time when these students craved food from restaurants, but after living in the hostel, they ate food from restaurants almost daily. Coming home means having those traditional home-cooked feasts, hostels explain how they can eat the same home-cooked meals for their breakfast, lunch and dinner. They constantly crave traditional homemade food.

Hostel life has its ups and downs, but these are memories you will cherish forever. So make the most of your hostel life because when you look back you will smile at the memories you made and want to relive those days once again.

Linda G. Ibarra