Our college has hostel facility. But I didn't avail that facility. Hostel is available for only graduates not for pg students. Hostel was maintained by government authorities. It is within the premises only. Food menu is as per government guidelines.
I was not a hostel kid but I have friends who stayed in our college hostel. I will share their experience. The hostel room is provided from the second year. And No we don't have to pay anything. The college takes care of that. The sleeping arrangements and washroom are not top of the line but are good enough so that you won't be able to complain. The matron of the hostel is strict and does her duty remarkably. But is also very helpful.
I didn't access to hostel facility though my college provides an excellent hostel service as heard by my friends.