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Hobson House

Hobson House consists of 73 students. Hobson House is a beautiful residence which is situated close to the Rhodes main campus. 

Students in the Residence can connect to Resnet (internet access) in their rooms through WiFi. Technical support is typically provided by the Student Networking Representative of Hobson House. Printing facilities are also available in the Residence and it is charged on each student’s printing balance found online on the Rhodes University Student Support System (ROSS). The main common room is equipped with comfortable chairs and a television which have some DSTV channels available. There is a dedicated study room equipped with a printer and two computers.

The rooms are spacious and well equipped with: 

  • WiFi
  • a single bed and mattress,
  • a bedside cupboard,
  • a mirror,
  • a study table and chair,
  • a bookcase,
  • a desk lamp,
  • a wardrobe,
  • a notice board,
  • a wall mounted bar heater,
  • a waste paper basket,
  • a shower basin,
  • a shower mat and 
  • a water bucket.

Students are provided with linen by the Housekeeping staff:- duvet, duvet cover, bedding sheet, mattress cover, two pillows, two pillow cases, winter blanket, curtains and inner net curtains. Students can bring their own linen but they are then responsible for the laundering. The residence has a laundry area with washing machines and tumble dryers. There are kitchen facilities supplied with a communal microwave and fridge. There are showers and toilets available on each floor.

Maintenance and cleaning of each of the Residence is attended to by Rhodes Housekeeping staff on a daily basis. Students are expected to maintain order in their personal rooms for the duration of their stay.  




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