Are you living in a hostel? Do you find it hard to fit in the hostel culture? Or are you having difficulty living in the hostel happily, away from family? Don’t you worry! We have some great tips for you from past and present hostellers about how they led a happy time at the hostel!
Your attitude will reshape all things. How other people perceive and move with you will depend directly on you attitude. If you are someone who looks at the world through a negative lens, then living in a hostel with a hundred different people and ideas is going to be a nightmare. But it would be so much easier if you would change your attitude to a more positive and friendly one. That way you will not only make friends for life but your stay will also automatically become more comfortable.
Sharing is caring is a rule that applies in most such hostels. Most of the hostellers believe in sharing with almost no or very little boundaries. It is ok to say no sometimes. But when you are in a hostel you should be willing to share your things. Even simple things are expected to be shared. For instance, if you are enjoying a bowl of hot noodles it is expected that you share it with the friends present at the scene. If you don’t want to share the entire thing you can at least give them a portion to share among themselves. Only when you share like that will they think you care and make sure to be nice to you.
You will also need to be involved in all the activities that’s happening, within or outside of the hostel. There will be formal and informal events, parties and gatherings that may take place. You should always try to give your support to such events. If you are unable to contribute financially you should at least be present at such activities. It is very important to show your support at such times, as it will score you marks in the hearts of your hostellers. Even if it means you cooking them something like a gluten free noodles in India at an event don’t hesitate. Help out!
Finally, you will need to understand that you will need to sacrifice a lot in order to be happy. But finally as the days pass on, you will understand that it was all worth it. Adjusting and sacrificing will the hearts of your peers and they will go out of their way to make your life comfortable!