Make your hostel life easy
Hostel life can be tough, especially for the first timers who are moving away from home. It takes a while to...
Hostel life can be tough, especially for the first timers who are moving away from home. It takes a while to adjust to the new lifestyle and that can take a toll on you.
Get home-made food
Whenever you visit home or any relative make sure you get yourself some home-cooked meals because it should not come as a surprise that food in the hostel mess sucks big time! This is one of the cardinal tips for hostel life, and one that will earn you many friends as well.
Share and care
People in the hostel will take your stuff, whether you like it or not. Accepting the fact that sharing is one hard rule everyone lives by in a hostel will make your days less stressful. And remember, the more you share the more things you can borrow! If there is anything you need to know about hostel life, it is that sharing is caring.
Know when to say "No"
It will be easier to say yes to everything and everyone initially to get along with people, but soon it will start affecting the rest of your life. While you might be getting worked up about how to make hostel life interesting, do understand that it should not come at the cost of your piece of mind. Understand that it is okay to not go out every night or stay up late just because everyone else is. Or refusing to lend your expensive earphones to the most irresponsible person does not make you arrogant or stuck-up. If anything, it makes you more confident in life.
Hang out with your roommates at least once a week
It is SO important to gel nicely with your rookies - after all, you are going to spend a lot of time doing absolutely nothing with them. So make sure you and your roommates make plans or do something together at least once a week.