Hostel: A place to meet and learn different lives.

January 21, 2017

A point comes in our life when we have to step out of our home to explore a new world all filled with challenges and something new. Some people are scared and some people really enjoy this life. Although living in a hostel is a mixed experience and it solely depends on the person who is going to live. As Mark Twain has correctly pointed out,” We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it – and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” So for a better judgment, it is necessary that one should experience things by his own. Read on to know about some advantages of hostel life.


Hostel is a perfect place to meet new people in a completely new environment. You get a chance to explore a number of arenas which you have not done before. Meeting new people from different places of different cultures is altogether a very amazing experience. When we live with our family, we don’t get much time to interact with other people, who are not our friends or relatives. The way we are pampered at home, we don’t have the habit of sharing things or understanding others. Hostel gives us the opportunity to adjust with people who can be of varying natures. We are not at all pampered like prince or princess and we have to manage things at our own. We our self are our care takers and this teaches us a number of lessons of life.

Man is a Social being
Man is a Social being; we are taught this in the beginning of our school life. And the hostel is a place where we get a practical demonstration of this. We can’t live alone; we want someone to share our happy moments, or someone who should look after us or one who should be a helping hand when we are going through tough times. In hostel we can definitely find someone who can match our taste.

Hostel is a place where a number of new people come and go every day. So staying here is completely fun for people who love to meet new people or people from different countries. Making new friends help in knowing more about the cultures of different countries. And besides this one can learn a number of things from others too.

Life at hostel offers a wider platform
We are in between people about whom we really don’t know a lot. We get a chance to express our self to a number of people, when we live in a hostel. We get an improved understanding of how things are happening around us. We become more tolerant, understanding and empathetic. Thus this life grooms our personality too.

Making new friends
At home or in school we always have same types of friends, but hostel gives us a chance to make friends which are absolutely unique. In a hostel, the people we live with are our ultimate family and society. We start depending on them like we used to be with our parents and siblings. We live with them, eat with them, hang out together, stay up late together, chat along, share our problems, celebrate together and bond uniquely. This sort of friendship is essential to us, as it teaches us a lot of things, like how to make a family among strangers, being empathetic, loving and blending.