Hall of Residence 5 is a relatively new UG hostel among the 11 hostels at IIT Kanpur. It has students from all the years residing in, with a total capacity of more than 500 students. The hall has 9 blocks namely A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I. Each block is a three story building with 16 rooms on every floor. Each block has an attached cycle-stand and RO water purifier.
The hall is furnished with very nice messing facility. The mess is large enough to accommodate 250 students at a time. The food is served three times a day. It also provides room service in certain special cases.
It has Hall mess committee which includes student volunteers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year, which helps in keeping constant vigilance on quality of food. It's very hygienic and the quality of food is very good.
Reading room is a place in Hall 5 where students regardless of their batch like to hangout together to gain access to daily newspapers and magazines. It has a total Novel collection of over 350 books, subscription to around 10 Magazines and 10 news dailies.
CC & TV Room
CC( Computer Center) room contains 6 properly functioning desktops/computers which are mainly for first years to use.
TV room is very well furnished and recently renovated. With a large wall mounted screen, it is a state of art home theater. It is opened round the clock, you can use it any time to watch channel of your choice. Movies are also scheduled fro time to time based on Hall's students preferences.
Hall5 is facilitated with many sports facilities. It has one Basketball court, one Badminton court, two Volleyball courts and a Football ground where one can play anytime he wants. It also has a TT(Table Tennis) room with more than two tables to play TT.
Hall five also has the facility of an indoor gymnasium with new machines and other equipments. Many intra hall competitions are organized regularly in which all sports enthusiastic students participates.
Hall 5 canteen is a very popular canteen on the campus.