Hostel Daze is an Indian Hindi-language comedy drama television series created by Saurabh Khanna and written by Abhishek Yadav. Directed Raghav Subbu, it stars Adarsh Gourav, Luv Vispute, Shubham Gaur, Nikhil Vijay and Ahsaas Channa in lead roles.[1] Hostel Daze premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 13 December 2019. The series contains four seasons, with a total of 21 episodes of approximately 30 minutes each. Season 2 premiered on 23 July 2021, Season 3 premiered on 16 November 2022 and Season 4 premiered on 27 September 2023.[2]

Hostel Daze
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Created by
  • Saurabh Khanna
  • Abhishek Yadav
Screenplay by
  • Saurabh Khanna
  • Harish Peddinti
  • Suprith Kundar
Directed by
  • Raghav Subbu (S 1)
  • Amir Musanna (S 2)
  • Sangram Naiksatam (S 2)
  • Abhinav Anand (S 3)
  • Sachin Negi (S 3)
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes21
ProducerArunabh Kumar
CinematographyChetan Jagannath Shinde
Ashwin Kadamboor
Bibartan Ghosh
Hari K. Vedantam
Running time30 minute
Production companyThe Viral Fever
Original release
Release13 December 2019 (2019-12-13)
Engga Hostel



The series follows four hostel friends in their first year: Jhantoo (Nikhil Vijay), Chirag (Luv), and Jaat (Shubham Gaur) are new students in campus and become roommates.[3]



The cast include:[4]

  • Nikhil Vijay as Jatin Kishore aka "Jhantoo", who has been in college since very long time and the current General Secretary of Hostel Affairs (G.S.H.A.)
  • Shubham Gaur as Rupesh Bhati aka "Jaat", who got admission in college by the large donation from his father
  • Adarsh Gourav as Ankit Pandey, Akanksha's Boyfriend and "DOPA" of the college (Season 1 & 2)
  • Utsav Sarkar as Ankit Pandey, Akanksha's Boyfriend and "DOPA" of the college (Season 3 & 4)
  • Luv as Chirag Bansal, a shy and over-eager kid, who prefers cleanliness in contrast to his roommates.
  • Ahsaas Channa as Akanksha Pechkas Thakur, Ankit's girlfriend
  • Harsha Chemudu as Ravi Teja
  • Ayushi Gupta as Nabomita Bharadwaj aka "Nabo", Ankit's lab partner
  • Sahil Verma as Rakhi, Jhantoo's sidekick
  • Ranjan Raj as Lolly (Season 1)
  • Shivankit Singh Parihar as PhD student 4 (Season 1) and as Cricket Coach (Season 2)
  • Sameer Saxena as Hostel Manager (Season 1)
  • Nidhi Bisht as Teaching Assistant (Season 1)
  • Sanat Sawant as Freshie (Season 1)
  • Chandan Roy as Santosh, Dhobiwala (Season 2)
  • Ashutosh priyadarshi as Campus tea shop owner



Jessica Xalxo, writing for RollingStone India observed: "Instead of confronting the very real issues that students are faced with, Hostel Daze trivializes them to the point of tradition, normalization and acceptance. And in its portrayal of the truth lies an endorsement that feels both endemic and dangerous, beyond the trappings of the genre."[5]



Viral Fever remade the series in Tamil as Engga Hostel in January 2023 and in Telugu as Hostel Days in July 2023 which are also available on Amazon Prime Video.[6]


  1. ^ "Amazon Prime Video and TVF's Hostel Daze to make one nostalgic about the hostel life experience". Mumbai Live. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Hostel Daze season 4: Watch everything that happened before the series finale". OTT Play. 26 September 2023. Retrieved 7 October 2023.
  3. ^ Engl, India New (20 December 2019). "Movie Review: Hostel Daze is feel-good fun". INDIA New England News. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Watch the Trailer for Hostel Daze, TVF's Next Series Out This Week". NDTV Gadgets 360. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  5. ^ Xalxo, Jessica (17 December 2019). "'Hostel Daze' Review: A Show That Could Stand to Grow Up". RollingStone India. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Engaa Hostel Trailer Out: Hostel Daze Gets A Tamil Remake". 20 January 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2023.