A Guide For Students On Finding Accommodation In Lahore
Lahore is known for its iconic institutions. Consistently a lot of students from all across the Punjab and beyond move to Lahore for enrollment one the educational institutes, and subsequently, they all need a place to stay.
In a perfect world, universities and colleges should provide accommodation to out-of-city students but this isn't possible under normal circumstance due to budget limitations. Therefore, students look for accommodations someplace close to their institutions. If you are such a student and searching for a place to live, read on to locate the best options you can have.
To provide students with accommodation, many hostels have popped up around the renowned institutions such as King Edward Medical College, Government College University, Punjab University, National College of Arts, and the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, etc.
Most of them are economical and the living standard is exactly what you would expect from an economical place.
One of the options is Syed Hostels on Abdali Road in Islampura. The monthly rent of a room is around PKR 5,000 – PKR 7,000. The rooms are small, but its good value for money. Some other hostels with the similar standard of living are M. Umer Hostel, Ali Imran Hostel, and Ishaq Hostel.
A somewhat costly choice is Ma Shaa Allah Hostel close to Ganga Ram Hospital. This isn't far from the university area either. Here a room can be procured for a monthly lease of PKR 9,500.
Another option is to look for a small house on rent. Due to its close proximity to these institutions, Islampura is could be the best option for students. You can lease a 2-room loft and live with your friends. The rent of a 4-5 Marla house with two rooms is somewhere between PKR 15,000 – PKR 20,000.
Remember that when you rent a house, the monthly expenses for power and gas can raise your costs, something you don't need to stress over in a hostel. However, living in a hostel gives you no protection and the administration's rules are needed to be followed.
Apartments On Canal Road:
If your budget allows, Barkat Market has some 1-room flats with studio. Central Plaza and Azam Heights are two of the noticeable structures in Barkat Market. The monthly rent of a studio or 1-room flat lies between PKR 15,000 and PKR 20,000.
Hostels On Canal Road:
In Garden Town is another great place for student accommodation as many homes here have been converted into hostels due to a lot of students searching for economical hostels.
The monthly rent of one room is around PKR 10,000, though in many hostels you need to share a room and the rent comes down to PKR 7,000 – PKR 8,000.