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.