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5 University Hostel Room Must-Haves


It’s been a year since I wrote my post, Essential Items For Every University Freshman, and in this post I want to specifically write on your room in the hostel. I’m months away from moving out of this place, and I want to share with you the items that makes a room homey.

If your school is far away from home, it is necessary to decorate your hostel room, with pieces that will make you feel at home, more like home away from home. Like I stated in my post, Tips To Make Hostel Life Much Easier, everything starts from your room, if it means putting up pictures of your family members and loved ones, do that!

Here are some items that will inspire you to create your own beautiful space!

1. A beautiful wallpaper

The kind of wallpaper you use for your room has a way of changing your mood, it can be a wall art or wall sticker.

When choosing any of these, go for beautiful ones or the ones that can inspire you or elevate your mood

These are some really cute decors from Wallingshop that I think will look great in your bedroom.

2. A comfortable desk

Your room must have a comfortable desk and seat to work with. Remember you’ve to study and if you’re a blogger like myself or you usually work with your PC, you will be more comfortable using a desk.

If your room does not have these already like most of the rooms here in my hostel, try getting them for yourself. At any time you want, you can use it to read or work. Don’t forget to get a lamp on it, you’ll need it at night.

3. A blanket

This item is a necessity cause when you’re having a freezing cold night, you don’t have to go aborrowing. So you can comfortably go under it and have a good night. You can get them in different colours and designs. The bigger and heavier it is the better it can keep you comfortable.

4.  Full-length Mirror

Most of the hostels have mirrors hanging at each corners or entrances of the rooms but if there is none, then you should get one!

They are great cause they take up small space on the wall and since they are full-length you can check out your entire outfit. Some have extra spaces for storing jewelries.

5. Storage or Lockers

The hostel should provide you with a wall locker where you can hang your clothes and store your items.

If this is not enough you can get a storage cart or your own locker if your room is big enough to accommodate it.

Sure there are other things you have that makes your room more homey, you can add them up in the comment section and how you got them. You can get creative with the colours, decors and everything else according to your personality.



(40) Comments

  1. julivaglobal says:

    Thank you for these tips seeing that I will be needing this stuff soon for school

    1. Great! They will make you feel comfortable

  2. Great post! It is important to make your space comfortable!

    1. Sure! At least when you’re comfortable, you wouldn’t miss home that much. Thanks for your comment

  3. TripleAmommy says:

    our hostel was strict – except perhaps for our own bedding and personal stuff – everything was given by them!

    1. Hope you guys were provided with items to make you feel comfortable in your space

  4. I have never stayed at a hostel, great to have these options.

    1. Staying in the hostel can be fun and amusing

  5. Uchehub says:

    Those things facilitate student comfort, which I believe help a lot when it comes to reading and understanding.

    1. That is definitely true

  6. elaineebest says:

    Posts like these make me miss being in college. It’s always fun to see the new stuff come out for dorm rooms in the stores. These were great tips on personalizing a space to be your own when you’re in school!

    1. Thank you for your comment Elaine

  7. I remember my college days. Also, some of the pics or poster of our favorite artist/singer or movie.

    1. Nice! helps to elevate moods

  8. Europe finance blog says:

    I remember my experience with one of these in my uni days- the great EKSU!

    1. What was your experience?

  9. I was a bit unclear if you meant hostel as in temporary cheap overnight shared room to use while on vacation, or hostel as in accommodations that are shared but considered yours during university.

    1. I’m talking about hostels in the University

  10. Prabashi says:

    I completely agree with your order, these are basic important things needed for student or anyone working. I hate when kids study in beds or lying down. We need to have a space that let our minds settle down when we go there, to say stop all nonsense get working

    1. Reading or working on the bed can be tempting, something keeps telling you to lie down and if you do, then you wake up later than you expected. Thanks for your comment

  11. Impressive list….. Just the essential and nothing of a clutter……

  12. I love these tips that you have shared. I like decorating and redecorating my room in my spare time. Unfortunately, I am quite busy nowadays. You’ve got a wonderful blog and thanks for the post.

    1. Thanks a lot for dropping by, I appreciate it

  13. You post reminded me of my hostel days! Though full length mirror was a luxury for us, had only one for all to share in common area 🙂

    1. Good enough we have like 4 for everyone then you’re free to come with your own

  14. Great list you got here. Even if they are few, I think one should definitely have these things as they come handy often.

    1. Thank you, I think these are really essential

  15. Everything on a plate says:

    Our cousin is off to uni! We shall definitely share this

    1. Please do, thank you!

  16. So cute..makes me want to go back to hostel days

    1. I’m smiling right now ☺

  17. Kamapala Chukwuka (@kami_chukwuka) says:

    These are all such useful tips. I remember needing all these amazing items you shared back in my university days 🙂 I especially recommend a good blanket 🙂

    1. Sure everyone needs a good blanket especially 🎶 on a cold winter’s night 🎶 Don’t mind me, I don’t have a good voice

  18. I think a good wallpaper or wall decoration can make a room feel a lot more like home.

    1. Yeah it can, especially one that makes you feel at home

  19. I love room decorations; mainly boards with inspirational quotes. I think that is the best university hostel room must haves! Waking up everyday and reading something inspiring! 😀

    1. Or coming back after a bad day and reading something motivating, so sweet 😊

  20. I had to take some time to go through your blog. This is the first time in a long while I’m reading a blog owned by a Nigerian that is not filled ads so badly that you can’t even find your way around. You have a beautiful blog with a simple and beautiful design.

    1. Thanks Grace for taking out time to drop by and comment as well, I appreciate it 😊

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