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How to find good hostels in Kathmandu?

Luna Gurung

July 06, 2020
Last updated February 09, 2022
KMC Lalitpur

 

A hostel is a low-budget communal living space. The environment at hostels can be a little different from the home. The new entry into the hostel environment can be difficult to adjust to. However, staying in a hostel makes an individual more bold and independent in the long run.

Many students dream and aim for their careers and education and leave their beloved homes to start the journey towards a better future. One problem they may face is finding a suitable place to stay. There may be hostels that offer students or working professionals a place to stay and accommodate with great hospitality.

Staying in the hostel has pros and cons, and they should consider it while selecting the hostel. 

Pros of staying in a hostel

  1. The hostel provides good facilities at an affordable price compared to renting a room or a flat.
  2. Staying in the hostel makes one independent as they are on their own.
  3. Students become bold and confident as they have to speak with new people and make friends in the hostel.
  4. Most of the hostel has rules and guidelines that need to be followed. Students learn self-control and discipline while they can decide for themselves.
  5. The hostel welcomes students from various cultural backgrounds. It helps them to be familiar with various cultural backgrounds.
  6. Students make hostel buddies who take care of each other and are likely to develop an emotional connection for a long-lasting friendship.
  7. Students living in hostels tend to learn more about self-hygiene.

Cons of staying in a hostel

  1. Introvert students may have a difficult time interacting with hostel mates. They might miss their family and feel left alone.
  2. Valuable items like laptops, mobile phones, jewelry, wallets might be stolen due to a lack of proper security.
  3. Lack of desired food can create a serious issue for some students.
  4. Early closure of the hostel gate might be problematic for the working group of people residing in a hostel.
  5. With people from various backgrounds living in the hostel, the warden might not treat every hosteler equally.
  6. Probably the biggest con of living in a hostel is the lack of privacy, as getting a single room might cost high. As a result, privacy is compromised most of the time.

Tips for choosing a good hostel

It is extremely important to choose a hostel that caters to all your needs. Here are your tips to choose a good hostel with keeping every factor in mind.

 

Read reviews

In the day and age of the internet, the students searching for good hostels can always go for reviews. Any newbie can read the reviews and ratings provided to them, which indeed helps the student/ employee to find the best one.

Don't go for cheap rates

Students tend to go for the cheapest option available to save money. But it is not always correct. With, the lower cost of the hostel comes the problem of facilities. If you can get great facilities by emptying your pocket a bit more, then why not go for the best.

Location is always important

The location is significant when choosing a hostel. You will end up wasting a lot of time if it takes a lot of time to reach your school/college from the hostel. So always keep an eye on the location of the hostel; the closer, the better.

Search good staffs

Almost everyone living in hostels possesses valuable items like laptops, mobiles, wallets, etc. With a lot of unfamiliar faces in the hostel, it is tough to know their intentions. As a result, it is always beneficial to choose a hostel with lockers.

Hostels with lockers is a Must

Almost everyone living in hostels possesses valuable items like laptops, mobiles, wallets, etc. With a lot of unfamiliar faces in the hostel, it is tough to know their intentions. As a result, it is always beneficial to choose a hostel with lockers.

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