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21 Things Only People Who Have Lived In A Hostel Will Understand!
Source: IndiaTimes
Published: Sep 1, 2015

Moving away from home and embracing a new life is both exciting and a little scary. And who doesn’t want to go to a different city/country, start a life of their own and feel the independence?

But you know what the worst part of living away from home is?

LIVING IN A HOSTEL OR DORM!

It is also the best.

If you are living in a hostel or have ever lived in a hostel/dorm then you will definitely be able to relate to these things:

1. During your first year there, you can’t even THINK of your hostel room as ‘home’!

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2. Sharing a room with a total stranger is your worst nightmare

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3. You HATE the food at the mess!

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4. You’ve survived on Maggi so long you could start pooping out packets.

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5. You either become an expert at cooking yourself or you become friends with someone who makes awesome food

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6. You don’t remember the last time you cleaned your room or changed your bed sheet

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7. You wear the same clothes over and over again because you’re too broke to do your laundry

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8. You celebrate diwali, christmas, Eid and all other festivals with the same zeal.

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9. You learn new languages and new swear words, obviously!

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10. There is always that one room that smells of weed and alcohol.

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11. You make sure that the hostel guard is your BFF because that’s the only way you can get in past curfew

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12. You can’t thank God enough for Skype and Facetime

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13. Preparing for the exams is a communal affair – no one studies alone except for the NERDS!

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14. You have watched a thousand movies during your stay in the hostel.

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15. You can NEVER afford to forget paying your bills on time!

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16. When someone is coming back from home after a vacation, you ask them to bring food! Only food! GHAR KA KHANA!

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17. You always have to look out for your belongings because EVERYONE ‘borrows’ everything!

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18. There’s always that one room that blasts music LOUD! LIKE VERY VERY LOUD!

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19. You can sleep anywhere, any time!

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20. You have moments at which you miss home and your family more thank anything!

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21. Your roommate and neighbours become important people in your life

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You will spend some of the best days of your life here! Trust me when you leave the hostel you will definitely be a better person!