Hostel is a place where food and loading are provided for students or certain groups of workers or tourists. Generally a student stays in a hostel when his residence is located far from the educational institution. Food in a hostel is served in the mess. A hostel has a common room, a library, and a reading room. It also has facilities for games and sports. Students belonging to different regions and cultures stay together in a hostel. They learn the lesson of co-operation. Students learn many things in a hostel. It makes their life regular and systematic. They learn the lessons of punctuality and discipline. They develop their personality. They learn to be independent. School children in a hostel are guided by teachers and wardens. Ragging often takes place more in a hostel. Students may go astray in a hostel. They feel home sick. The hostel authorities should guide the students how to take care of themselves. Parents should visit them regularly and give them pieces of advice.