Introduction Hostel. Ugh! I hate that word. I dread that word. Alright, alright, some find living in a hostel enjoyable and even delightfully memorable. Not me though. Staying in a hostel can be a nightmare or a pleasure or it can be something in the middle.
Regardless of whether you like joining a hostel or not, whether your experience exceeds or fails your expectations eventually, you should be equipped with the following paraphernalia to survive the ordeal, erm, I mean, hostel.
Bath and Self-care essentials
First aid essentials
Stationary essentials Stationery comes in handy; it always does. When should not be a question.
Other stuff you might need
Depending on whether you are staying in a school or college hostel, you may not need some of these things. Some hostels provide some of these things like water buckets/ jugs and keys to closets and laundry services. Make sure to check in with your hostel administrator about whether electrical items such as induction stoves are allowed and what all will be provided by the hostel.
If you would like to cook yourself a delicious meal in your room, check out my easy one dish recipe.
I hope everyone has a good hostel life and I wish everyone the best. Let me know in the comments below if you would add anything else. Also, what is something you didn't realize you needed until that one moment?
I remember that during my PG, I was staying in a rented room and had a small kitchenette attached to it and I had more and less the same inventory as mentioned by the author in this article. The only difference was that I had a kerosene stove for cooking purposes.
The author has not left out any article to be packed so that I can add on to it. A very elaborated list of items has been given by the author.
I stayed in a hostel for about 2 years during my Post Graduation. But the hostel is the university hostel where food need not be cooked by the student and hostels are providing food also. So I never carried those items required for cooking to my hostel room. The university hostel was having a first aid center and all the items mentioned by the author were available in that center and there was no necessity for me to pack them while going to the hostel.
As mentioned by the author, hostel life is not very encouraging and food may not be as per our expectations and we have to compromise and manage.
The author did a fantastic job by listing the required packing list. Normally I do the packing in my own way. I imagine each situation starting from when I get up in the morning. What do I need when I get up in the morning? I list all of them down. For example, brush, toothpaste, towel at the time of taking bath, clothes to wear after bathing, belts, perfumes, shoes and socks. This was part one. If I have to visit some place after that, I think about the travel list for that city. This is my way to pack the things. This helps us not to forget any important items while traveling.