Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad (IIIT-DWD) is a residential Institute. All students preferably have to stay in the hostel accommodation provided by the Institute. It helps to create a community environment and this promotes a group education culture.

IIIT-DWD offers  separate hostels for Boys and Girls. The hostels are comfortable and offer Home like environment. Hostels are equipped with 24×7 safety measures, along with  other facilities such as internet, food and refreshment options. Hostels are well maintained and kept neat and tidy by dedicated house keeping service. Each student is also provided a cupboard, study table and chair for personal use during the Program.

Current hostel rooms are provided on Twin-Sharing basis. The new hostels at permanent campus may be available by the end of 2018.