That time when your youngster is leaving the nest to pursue further studies is always a sad yet proud time. You feel sad that your little offspring are leaving your home to spread his or her wings and at the same time you feel so proud at the fact that he or she is going to pursue a proper education. It literally feels like your chest is going to explode with pain and pride all mixed together which leaves you feeling all confused.
While you are battling all these mixed emotions you also need to decide on the best housing for your child who is going to live so far from home. Most parents choose to invest in an apartment for their kids but hostel facilities are also a pretty fantastic housing solution for busy students.
Here is a quick comparison to help you decide between hostels and apartments.
The Safety Issue
Many believe that a single apartment that your child can lock up is more secure than a hostel that offers shared facilities. But in truth, both of these solutions are equal when it comes to safety. In an apartment, your child lives alone which poses its own set of risks. In dorms, your child lives along with lots of other students who learn to know and look out for them and while there is always a risk of petty crime, your child will always be surrounded by people which eliminate the risk of danger.
When it comes to all of those extras in households, hostels lead by far. In a single apartment you need to pay extra for each and every extra, you include for your child. When your child lives in hostel apartments Prague, they enjoy plenty of added extras such as free WiFi, linen, assistance, laundry services, luggage storage, restaurant and more.
The Difference in Price
Hostel facilities are a lot more affordable than apartments. These shared housing solutions are much more affordable for various reasons such as the fact that more students are housed in the same rooms, internet connections are shared, additional services such as laundry is provided more affordable and much more.
This is where hostel facilities once again take the lead. These facilities are usually close to lots of amenities such as shipping centers, ATM, Restaurants and more and kids can usually walk or enjoy shared transportation. Apartments are often located far off and your child will often have to travel to get everything he or she needs.
Study and Household Assistance
When students live alone, they have to get by all on their own but in hostels, there is plenty of help. Fellow students can assist with studies and help desks at hostel facilities can offer kids plenty of extra help such as touring and travel assistance and plenty of other basics that mom and dad used to take care off.
When you consider all of these pros and cons of apartments and hostels it becomes clear that your child will probably be better off in a hostel and might just enjoy the stay there more as well.