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18 Incredible Things No One Tells You About Going To Hogwarts

The Room of Requirement has seen some shit...

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1. The prefect's bathroom seems pretty damn legit, for those select few.

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Each tap spurts out a different kind of bubbles? Sign me up.

2. Having a healer on hand 24/7 basically eliminates the need to ever pay for healthcare.

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And she can mend bones INSTANTLY. Truly magic.

3. Plus, Madam Pomfrey could probably also clear up acne or wonky teeth in a heartbeat.

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We know Hermione took advantage of it...

4. The food.

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Honestly, it feels like Hogwarts holds banquets every second day.

5. And the free-for-all in the kitchens.

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As we saw in Goblet of Fire, house elves are falling over themselves to give away food to hungry students.

6. Also, those house elves take care of all the cleaning for you.

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YES, Hermione thinks it's slave labour. But I'm on Ron's side here, they truly want to do it.

7. Unless you're a Muggle-born, you pretty much don't have to go to primary school.

I'm unsure how all these wizarding children have enough knowledge to read ancient tomes or do basic maths, but oh well. Magic.
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I'm unsure how all these wizarding children have enough knowledge to read ancient tomes or do basic maths, but oh well. Magic.

8. If you're lucky enough to find the Room of Requirement, you're set for life.

Need somewhere secret to hang with your boo? Or just want a room filled with a giant ball pit? You name it, it's got it.
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Need somewhere secret to hang with your boo? Or just want a room filled with a giant ball pit? You name it, it's got it.

9. You can go and talk to any of the portraits, at any time.

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Say you're doing a History of Magic essay on a particular historical wizard. Rather than having to spend hours reading books, you can just go find their portrait on the walls of the castle and chat to them to get all the information you need.

10. The teachers seem A+.

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With the exception of some *cough* Lockhart *cough*, the teachers all seem to be knowledgable AF and really enjoy what they're doing. They're not just in it for the extra school holidays, like most Muggle teachers.

11. A lot of the time, end-of-year exams get cancelled.

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Thanks to old mate Harry and his dangerous antics.

12. All those stairs will give you a great booty.

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13. The homework essays they're given seem suspiciously short.

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One foot of parchment? That's nothing.

14. You get to just do magic all the time.

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Imagine you're comfy in bed, but you realise you left your book on the table, out of arm's reach. Just "Accio" it, problem solved.

15. There's probably a ton of magic shit to explore.

We know about the passageways hidden behind tapestries, the trick staircases, and the stairs which change according to the days of the week. Imagine how much there is to explore and learn.
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We know about the passageways hidden behind tapestries, the trick staircases, and the stairs which change according to the days of the week. Imagine how much there is to explore and learn.

16. And there are probably some very interesting magical plants growing in those greenhouses.

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Those Hufflepuffs know what's going on.

17. You get to fly around on a BROOMSTICK.

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One of your first year classes is literally learning to fly??!!

18. And, of course, you get to live in a giant fuck-off castle with beautiful grounds just waiting to be explored.

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H/T to this Reddit thread for the idea!