Hostel at our time was not easily available. If one wanted Hostel room, he had to apply quite initially and regularly follow up his application. PG rooms were easily available at throw away distances and prices were nominal, like Rs. 3000/- inclusive of mess. Fooding was good, though spicy but yes it hardly affected the stomach in any negative manner.
Our college does not have hostel for boys but we do have mess and the food there is pretty good with different of variety every day at reasonable rate.
It is my sole opinion that the fees are on the expensive side. And I say this because the fee doesn't include your hostel accommodation. Students usually find accommodation on their own although I hear this has changed now. Apparently the college now provides hostel facilities to new comers, but when I joined back in 2012, I had to find a hostel facility on my own. There are PGs around within the range of 5000 to 10,000 per month. However, by the second year most students prefer staying in flats with their friends and they are all available close to college.
The hostel is optional for girls and non-existent for boys.Being a girl who has been staying in the hostel for the past 2 years, I can say that the hostel is as good as it can get. The in timings are 10 pm everyday, except on Saturday when it is 11pm in the night, which is pretty liberal I think.The food is okay to good, depending on the chef's mood, but overall I found it much better than other hostels.There are two options, the twin sharing room with mess fees was for Rs. 135500 and the triple sharing one was for Rs. 115500 + a refundable amount of Rs. 15000 is taken as security deposit.Otherwise finding apartments in the area is pretty easy where a 2BHK is in the range of Rs.16-22 thousan...
The hostel rooms are very good. Symbiosis hostels have very strict policy. Food is served 4 times a day at the times mentioned. They are particularly strict about The discipline, night outs and smoking and drinking within the campus.
I'm not staying in a hostel but the Hostel Infrastructure is pretty good. The mess food is also good but as you know students get bored of the hostel food anyway.