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It’s that time of the semester when students, especially those who aren’t “freshers,” “hustle” for hostels in the hopes of finding a place to stay. It’s nearly a season of activity for students and hostels on and around the KNUST campus. Many students must vote for a position in the on-campus KNUST SRC hostel.

There are several hostels in and around KNUST, but if you want to stay on campus while saving money on transportation, the KNUST SRC Hostel could be the place for you.

The school owns the KNUST SRC Hostel, one of the few on-campus hostels. In terms of booking or applying for a room, the KNUST SRC hostel has made great development. The KNUST SRC Hostel has transitioned from waiting in queues to obtaining a form to book a room to a more efficient and easy digital approach.


The KNUST SRC Hostel Accommodation is the most popular hostel at KNUST due to the advantages residents and students who sleep there receive. This has made getting a room there at times difficult. Among the advantages are:

  • Residents of all the KNUST SRC Hostel have constant access to the KNUST Wi-Fi
  • Free water and electricity bills.
  • CCTV cameras are also installed to beef up security in the KNUST SRC Hostel.
  • The KNUST SRC Hostel is also close to lecture halls.
  • KNUST SRC Hostel has working lockers and the mattresses are changed from time to time.


Students can apply for housing at the KNUST SRC Hostel via the room allocator portal. The steps to apply for a room at the KNUST SRC Hostel are outlined below.l

  1. Visit the Room Allocator portal when it is opened by clicking here https://srchostel.knust.edu.gh/ 
  2. Login with your student credentials (Username and Password)
  3. Choose from any of the 4 choices (Block A, Block B, Block C, and Block D) along with the type of room (Flat or self-contained) and number in a room. KNUST SRC hostel Prices are indicated when making the selection.
  4. Wait for an official notification from the SRC Hostel detailing the choices you made and whether it was approved. This will come in the form of a text message.
  5. Log in to the room Allocator portal and print out your form.
  6. If approved as stated in point 4, head to any of the approved KNUST banks and make payment.
  7. Take the receipt to the office of the Dean of Students for official endorsement. Make a copy of it for yourself.
  8. Submit the endorsed form on the reopening semester date to the porters for a key to your room.

It’s quite a simple process and shouldn’t take too long to get feedback from the KNUST SRC hostel so you can move into your room.

Important things to note when Applying To the KNUST SRC Hostel

Please keep in mind that the full registration procedure should be completed on a laptop or computer rather than a mobile phone.

Your internet connection should be reliable enough, as the system might become clogged at times due to everyone applying at the same time when the portal is opened.

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