We, at Tribe, are more than a place where you can stay. We offer, and take care of the necessities allowing you to focus on what is important. Having fun and doing well at College. We encourage you to meet people of diverse backgrounds, different colleges, with diverse, different and eclectic tastes in music and form your own study, friend – groups while living here at the Tribe. Whether it’s playing sports or gaming, something like washing and doing your laundry, or just chilling – you can do it all, at Tribe, without having to travel so much and think so much about it, as my friend had to, way back then. And the best thing of all? It’s all under one, single, very comfortable roof.
Tribe: How it’s better than any other hostel I’ve seen in India
Environment at Tribe
A community is usually defined as a group of people living together having a common characteristic. We, at Tribe, believe in fostering and nurturing vibrant young communities. At Tribe, we also believe in, and look towards, offering you the same communal experience of a hostel environment without the drawbacks and restrictions that you would be likely to face there.
Let me take a personal example, so you can see just how important this is! A friend of mine went to BITS Pilani for his undergraduate days.
His closest friends are still the same people from his hostel days. I, being a day scholar, never understood what was so special about hostel life: You don’t have home food, the company of your family, the small, and the larger comforts of living at home… what really is the point?
But what he said really put it in perspective for me, and I think you should read it too. His take was really simple – living 24 hours with a bunch of strangers after having lived at home at first was bit disconcerting, and he initially thought it’d be a loss of personal space. But now, and in fact, soon after they all started living together, they became a second family, and so they remain to this day, nearly a decade later.
This sense of community was something. I missed out on during my college days, and I wonder if it would have been so much better of a college experience had I lived with my friends. Or if I had people I lived with, who became my friends.
So I asked him a rather pertinent question: you have lived in hostels throughout your Undergraduate and postgraduate years and you clearly loved your hostel life. But surely it wasn’t all roses! What parts of it did you not like?
His answer was quite simple. The living conditions were just about all right, not really amazing, so you didn’t want to spend much time at the hostel itself. The various power cuts, the lack of hot water or having to wait forever for it, if at all you got any. Having to find ways to wash clothes or get them washed while figuring out other things and trying to study. The search for food and the visits to the city centre just to get the basics!
All these things took time and a significant chunk of time out of your daily hours, he said. I would have preferred a place which took care of the “ Bare Necessities” allowing me to focus on studies and having fun, which is what college is meant for! The stress can and will come later in life. Right now is the time to study, to make friends and get in touch with yourself.