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The Slytherin common room is located down in the depths of Hogwarts and reaches as far out as the lake. It’s darkly light with a greenish tint and while it may not be the warmest place, it is suppose to be one of the most relaxing rooms thanks to the sound of the water surrounding them. The entrance is through the dungeons and requires a password that is changed fortnightly and then pinned to the noticeboard inside. Upon entering you will notice the vast windows that offer a unique underwater view. The giant squid is amongst the many weird and wonder creatures said to frequently swim past. The rest of the room is appropriately decorated with skulls, leather sofas, dark wooden furniture and grand tapestries that cover the walls celebrating famous Slytherins throughout history.
The Gryffindor common room is hidden behind the portrait of the Fat Lady on the seventh floor of Hogwarts. A password has to be given in order for the painting to reveal the secret crawl space that leads into the room. Once inside you will feel the warmth from the fireplace and probably just want to make yourself at home by curling up on one of the many comfy chairs or large rugs scattered around the room. The walls are highly decorated with rich tapestries and paintings of witches and wizards as well as various magical beasts. Even their noticeboards are full, completely covered in notes and colourful posters. The only spaces in between are for the odd window which provide a lovely aerial view of the school grounds.
The Hufflepuff common room is known as the coziest and most secure at Hogwarts. Just like badgers, Hufflepuffs live underground in circular rooms that are accessed through a hidden tunnel. Located near the kitchens it is the only common room that does not require a password but a rhythm tapped out on barrels. However get it wrong and you will find yourself doused in vinegar as it is also the only common room with a repelling device. Once inside you will find rooms filled with plants, patchwork quilts, and sunlight giving it a homely atmosphere that is said to always feel warm and welcoming.
The Ravenclaw common room is located high up within a tower and known for its panoramic views of the school grounds. It is a large circular room filled with bookcases and blue furnishings. It is also one of the only common rooms to feature a statue of their house founder. The entrance requires no password but the solving of a riddle asked by a bronze eagle knocker. Incorrect answers result in having to wait outside for someone else to answer their riddle successfully. Once inside you can sit under the impressive starry domed ceiling and listen to the relaxing sounds of the wind whistling around the exterior of the tower windows.