Living in a hostel is an experience completely different from that of the comfort of homes. But to compensate for that con, there are quite a few pros of hostel life.
It is a life full of adventures free from the restrictions of parents’ permissions. There is no one to scrutinize your every move.
Living in a hostel also means living with a hundred other people who are completely different from you in so many aspects, similar in some but you somehow end up building a connection with them.
And there are different types of hostelers found in nature.
The Different Types of Hostelers Found in Nature
Here are some:
These guys are in a symbiotic relationship with their laptops. They eat with the laptop on, check the torrent status first thing in the morning, the hard disks are filled with movies and TV series from all over the globe.
You can find them in the same position at any given point in time. You just name what you want. If it exists in electronic format (songs, movies, xxx), they have it.
The Lone Wolf
These guys, as the name suggests, are found in single-bedded rooms, all alone. Some of them happen to be the toppers of the institute, maligning the entire hostel fraternity.
But consider this, with an entire room at your service, lockable from inside; studies are not the only thing worth doing.
The ‘Walter Whites’
If you are familiar with Breaking Bad, you might have an idea about what I am trying to say.
Anyway, these guys are the source and resources for the ‘stuff’. In case you run out of some, just contact them and replenish your own coffers.
Their rooms are almost always reeking of smoke and some even have strobe lights for an authentic feel.
Experts in rolling joints with eyes closed, they are the ones to contact for expert opinions on the what, whereof everything your parents suspect you’d be doing.
In a country obsessed with cricket, hostels are the place to search for in case you are looking for some soccer fans. They talk, drink, and piss on soccer.
A Messi, Chelsea jersey, and a room decorated with posters of almost every major club and player, the smell of football.
They point and laugh at your lack of soccer knowledge. Some of them are so advanced they can tell you the size of the shoes of that player who scored that goal in that match !!!
They are always engaged in that never-ending Messi-Ronaldo debate.
This is the most looked down upon species in the hostels.
They are greeted with a night of introductory ‘ragging’ before the major ‘ragging’ followed by a conclusive ‘ragging’ ceremony.
If you need some posters on the college campus, just shove the pages in their hands and give them a deadline.
They are found in the most secluded corners of the hostel and generally move around in groups of 4-5 for the first couple of months at least.
Ok now, these are the veterans of the club. They’ve seen it and done it all. They can motivate you and they’ll be the ones convincing you that you are no good for society.
The ‘been there done that’ category enjoying the senior citizen benefits waiting to exploit the clueless first-year students.
They are also the most resourceful of all. They have already replaced the warden’s name with a creative expletive.
They do not fear ANYONE, having being tortured by the educational system.
Albeit everything, hostel life is something you should experience at least once in your lifetime. Be the Junior and the Senior once. Live it, enjoy it, learn from it. You will never forget this experience for your lifetime.