Hostel life is, well, hostel life. There’s nothing else like it. Cuz honestly, nothing beats playing dumb charades with your roomies at 2 AM. Or getting your entire hostel to celebrate your roomie’s birthday. Or everyone crashing on the same bed (like dead french fries) after the party is over. In short, hostel life is one helluva roller coaster.
There are hardly any hostels like Stanza Living residences. We have it all figured out. Unlike other PG owners, we don’t just vanish after giving you the keys. We stay around to make your life easier. Like preparing home-like meals three times a day, taking out your laundry and keeping your rooms clean. And when you’re not doing anything important, we have an exciting entertainment zone (with unlimited wifi, gaming consoles and pool tables). And don’t worry, we’re not trying to paint a rosy picture. It’s just that we ARE the rosy picture. But before you already decide to pack your bags (and begin to convince your mum), you need to know everything about hostel life. So bookmark this ‘hostel life article’ and you don’t have to keep guessing what’s ahead of you. Like playing dumb charades.
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Pros of Hostel Life
So before we move on to the bad news (tho not really), let’s get on with the good ones. The ones to make you all excited about making your own “hostel life story”. So take a look at the amazing benefits of hostel life:
Discipline is not always boring
The chances of lazing around in a hostel are not very high. Unless you really want to, which is totally cool. But if you’re studying for a big entrance exam, and if your roommates are on it too – it keeps your motivation up. On top of it, when you’re living with a community (like in a hostel), a schedule comes easy. And it builds a lot of discipline in your lifestyle. So living away from home might not always be a messy lifestyle like your parents imagine it to be.
Yup, you can no longer scream your lungs out to ask your mum to fetch you a glass of water. You just have to do it yourself. And a lot of other things too. Like managing your allowances, taking care of your essentials and keeping yourself healthy (and hydrated). So not having anyone around helps you become independent and self-reliant. Unlike Sheldon Cooper. Imagine if he didn’t have Leonard.
Doesn’t take much to be nice
When you’re in a co-living space, you’ll meet a lot of people. From a lot of different places and cultures. Though you might not end up being best friends for life (or maybe you will), it will help you to understand different personalities and give you new perspectives. And on top of that, you learn to be nice to everyone around you. It doesn’t cost anything, but is a priceless quality to have.
Close to everything
When you’re in a hostel (which is conveniently located), it saves you a lot of time, effort and money. So you can use them to indulge in your favourite hobbies, or going out for a burger or just time to work more on your goals. Also, you’re always close to your friends (your roomies). Which comes in very handy the night before big exams for which you’ve – as always – have not prepared.
Cons of Hostel Life
Of course, there can be major bummers when it comes to living in a hostel. But with a little bit of time (and a lot of mistakes), you can definitely find your way around them. Here are some downsides to living in a co-living space:
Focus? What’s that?
Life of hostel students is really fun. But let’s be honest – sometimes you have to cut down on the fun and focus on your goals, whatever they might be. Basically, it can be hard sometimes to sit down at the study table and focus on the math’s problem without the scanning eyes of mom and dad.
Error 404: Mum not found
Yes, we know what you’re thinking. Didn’t we say not having mom around makes you independent? Yes we did. But there will still be times – especially when you’re new to the hostel, when you’ve had a fight with your friends, when you are stressed out because your prof doesn’t give you that extra mark (which you know you deserve) – that you’ll miss your closed ones really bad.
Food’s not always yum
Yup, a hostel mess can turn even your favourite dishes into your worst nightmares. Surely, a dal which is 90 percent water and 10 percent dal will make you crave even the bottle gourd and spinach you got back home.
If you’re someone who likes their personal space, living in a hostel can be taxing. Especially if you have a roomie who likes to poke their nose into everything. And keeps borrowing your things. Including your favourite earphones. Like so many earphones have met horrible deaths just because a roommate couldn’t keep their own at the right place.
So are Hostels the Right Choice for you?
Yes. Definitely. Because honestly, there are both advantages and disadvantages of hostel and PG life. But the former weighs a lot more than the latter. And even if there are few hurdles along the way, you can always find your way past them. Or you could pick the perfect hostel that takes care of all your needs and has a feedback process to solve your problems. Like our Stanza Living residences. So if you’re looking for one in a new city, you will find a second home waiting for you (we also have single-occupancy rooms, for those afraid of the space invasion).
FAQs on Hostel Life
Is it Safe to Stay in a Hostel?
Yes, it is safe to live in a hostel. However, it’s important to make sure they have good security, like the multi-tier tech-enabled security at Stanza Living
What are the Essentials I need to Carry for my Hostel Life?
Well, depending on your hostel, you may carry a few essentials here and there. But here are some must-have essentials for any hostel:
- Lock and Key
- Personal Care essentials
- Smartphone Cables and Adapters
How is Life Living in a Hostel?
Living in a hostel helps you learn to be self-reliant and disciplined. On top of that, you will always have a good time chilling with your roomies and more. It’s that short but sweet time between childhood and adulthood.
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