Booking a Girls PG

Sorry Cindy Lauper, but girls want more than just fun. They want to get the best of education, have incredible career growth and shatter glass ceilings. That’s why a city like Bangalore which is known for being a hotspot for students and young professionals sees thousands of female migrants every year waiting to start their college or career journeys. And if you’re one of those girls moving to Bangalore to kickstart your life, accommodation has got to be the first thing on your mind.

Which area should you live in? Should you rent a flat or try living as a paying guest in Bangalore? What kind of facilities can you expect from a hostel or PG? If these are some questions on your mind, don’t worry. Today we’re going to tell you about the five key things you need to know before you book an accommodation for yourself in Bangalore.


When you’re looking at a hostel or a PG for yourself, it’s important to keep your budget in mind. A good thumb rule to ensure you’re not overspending on accommodation is to keep a third of your monthly income or allowance towards rent payments. This will leave you with enough left over to manage your living expenses. So, check out a few potential locations, different room sharing facilities etc until you find a place that you like that suits your budget too.


Of course, security is going to be your top priority especially as a woman in a new city. Luckily, Bangalore is considered pretty safe for women in general, but it’s always best to double check the safety of your accommodation in any case. Make sure you find out a little bit about the neighbourhood and its crime rate, as well as the building’s facilities. It’s best to opt for a place that can provide CCTV surveillance and a walled compound than just a standalone building with a guard.


You’re obviously going to be spending some time travelling from your PG to your college or office. In order to save both time and money, ensure that your PG isn’t too far from your destination. This will save you a ton of hassle in the long run, especially with Bangalore traffic. We recommend looking for a place that’s not more than 5km away from your college or office. But most importantly, ensure that your PG has plenty of access to public transport options and is well connected.


The whole reason to choose a PG rather than a flat is due to the fact that paying guest residences tend to provide basic amenities like food. But often PG food can be quite unpalatable. Instead of finding that out yourself through trial and error, make sure you check out the reviews of your future PG online or even try to contact some residents (or even better, ex residents). You’ll get to know exactly what to expect from the food that your PG serves. Check the meal service timings as well as any possible restrictions or adjustments that your landlord is willing to make, especially if you’re going to spend a large part of your day in college or office and not in the PG.


The last thing you need to cross-check about a particular accommodation is the neighbourhood. Not just in terms of safety but to know the different facilities that you’ll be able to access. If you’re booking a ladies’ PG in HSR Layout, do your research about the area first. You want a neighbourhood that has a market, chemist, ATM and medical services nearby so that you can easily handle your daily needs as well as any emergency situations. This will ensure that you don’t end up stranded later in a time of need.

Those are our top tips on what you should consider before booking a girls’ PG  for yourself in Bangalore. Keep them in mind and you’ll certainly be able to find an accommodation that’s just right for you.

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