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. Click here to view the shuttle timings between the campus.