Student Housing Services - Respect, Friendship, Fun, Involvement, Independence, Leadership, Responsibility, Engagement, Growth

In the summer months, the University of Guelph makes its student residences available to out-of-town visitors or groups. The summer hostel provides convenient, affordable, short-term accommodation between early May and mid-August on a nightly or long-term basis. We offer a variety of styles of accommodation, from a single dorm room, to a suite accommodation with a kitchenette, great for long-term guests looking to cook their own meals. Air conditioned, private townhouses are also available to accommodate a family or a larger group visiting the city of Guelph.

The University of Guelph summer hostel offers:

Traditional dorm-style accommodations:

  • These residences have single rooms with one single bed or double rooms with two single beds as well as a desk and dresser for each guest.
  • Suite style accommodations are suitable for individuals, families or groups and offer a kitchenette, bathroom and common sitting space.
  • There is also a three-storey small building dedicated to group bookings. This building offers:
    • Accommodation for up to 48 guests in mostly double rooms
    • Three washrooms, one on each floor
    • Common kitchen and recreational room
  • There is no air-conditioning in our traditional dorm buildings.



  • Townhouses are fully furnished and have four bedrooms each with one single bed. The layout of our townhouse units is three floors:
    • the first floor is occupied by the kitchen and living room
    • 2nd and 3rd floors each have two bedrooms and one bathroom on each floor
  • The units are available for individuals, families or groups.
  • All townhouses are air-conditioned.


General Information:

  • Single beds are standard twin mattresses (78"x36").
  • Traditional accommodations have shared washroom facilities.
  • Bed linens are provided.
  • Telephones are available in each room for local calls.
    • Long-distance calls can be made with calling cards (available at the Front Desk).
  • Internet access free to all hostel guests (temporary passwords are arranged at the Front Desk).
  • Laundry facilities are available.
  • Parking is available at no extra charge.
  • Meals can be purchased at campus dining areas (Centre Six, Gryph's and the Bullring) during their summer operating hours.
  • Athletic facilities available at a reasonable daily or weekly rate.
  • Transit service from campus to malls, city centre, bus and train terminals.
  • A picturesque campus with nature trails in the Arboretum for your enjoyment.
  • 24-hour desk coverage to assist you during your stay (ext. 58121 and ext. 58124).

Please note:

  • Pets are not allowed in residence buildings.
  • All buildings on campus are non-smoking.



Phone Reservations

September to April (inclusive), please call: 519-824-4120, ext. 52694
May to August (inclusive), please call: 519-824-4120, ext. 58124

Email Reservations

[advance reservations are recommended]

Hostel Rates

Long-term rates, as well as group or speciality rates are available. Please inquire.

IMPORTANT: Student Housing Services does not require your credit card number to book a reservation. Please do not send the University your personal credit card numbers via email.

Payment Methods Accepted

We accept cash, Interac, VISA and MasterCard.
We regret that we cannot accept personal cheques.

  • Guests may charge their accommodation to a University of Guelph department if arrangements have been made in advance with the Hostel Accommodation Office.