IIT Palakkad is fully residential with separate hostels for girls and boys. In the Ahalia campus, there are four hostels (Hostel-1 to Hostel-4). Students are provided accommodation on a twin-sharing basis and all rooms have attached bathrooms. The hostel buildings and the academic building are situated within a radius of three hundred meters. In Nila campus, the institute has three hostels (one for girls, and two for boys), out of which two hostels have double/triple sharing rooms with common washrooms and one hostel has triple sharing rooms with attached bathrooms. Hot water is provided through solar heaters. The necessary facilities like a spacious dining hall and a well-equipped recreational area, an indoor games area, a fitness center, RO based drinking water system and a heavy-duty washing machine in each floor of the hostels were set in place in the first year itself. The other amenities provided in the last few years include an In-house facility for playing football, volleyball, basketball and table tennis. There are professional coaches for athletics, football, volleyball and cricket. Students can also get training at a professional badminton center, 4GB badminton academy, at Palakkad. The common space in the hostel is Wi-Fi enabled. The rooms have either WiFi or LAN connectivity. Each hostel has a common room for recreation which has a television, news papers and selected magazines (decided by the student body). There are guest rooms for visitors to the Institute faculty, staff and students.