Summer Hostel

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During the summer months, the University of Guelph makes its on-campus accommodations available to the university community and the general public. Situated right on campus, guests are placed within close proximity to the many attractions in Guelph and surrounding areas. We are proud to say that our accommodations are safe, clean, and affordable. We have 2 options from which you can choose: our shared suite-style residences and our private townhouses. Please see "Rates" for a detailed description of each option.

Our beautiful East townhouses.


  • Bed linen is provided, however towels are not, please be sure to pack your own. Linens can be exchanged at the front desk at anytime during your stay.

  • Toiletries are available at the front desk for purchase.

  • Parking on campus is included, and parking passes can be issued upon arrival.

  • Internet is free of charge (Ethernet cables are available at the front desk if needed). 

  • Meals are not included, but the desk staff can refer you to dining locations on campus or close to campus.

  • Dish sets can be rented for a fee and booked in advance.

Additional Information:
  • All buildings on campus are non-smoking.

  • Pets are not allowed in residence buildings (with the exception of service animals).

  • All rooms have a $25 Key Deposit for each set of keys used for a room, which is taken in cash or credit upon check in. This is refundable with the return of your keys at checkout. Please note if a set of keys is lost the cost for replacement is $75.00.



By car:

Directions via Hwy 401 West: From the 401 W, take exit 299 (Brock Rd S).  Follow Brock Rd S to Gordon St (the name of the road changes from Brock Rd S to Brock Rd N to Gordon St), and take a right onto South Ring Rd (first right after Stone Rd). Take a left onto East Ring Rd, and the second right (into the townhouse complex).  You will see East Townhall on the right hand side.

Directons via Hwy 401 East: From the 401 E, take exit 295 (Highway 6 North). Follow Hwy 6 until Stone Rd, and take a right onto Stone Rd W. Take a left at the intersection of Stone Rd and Gordon St and your first right onto South Ring Rd.  Take a left onto East Ring Rd, and the second right (into the townhouse complex).  You will see East Townhall on the right hand side.

By public transit/walking:

The bus station that you should get off at depends on the bus that you choose. Some buses stop at the University Centre, in which case I would recommend getting off there. Other buses only stop downtown Guelph, which is fine, it just takes a little bit longer.

If you are dropped off at the University Centre by the GO bus or the Greyhound, then you can follow the map I have attached to this email. When you get off the bus, then you follow the large brick walkway north until you hit Reynolds Walk (this will be the first brick pathway that runs East to West after a small set of stairs). Take a right onto Reynolds walk, walking past the Athletics Centre, until you come to a crosswalk at East Ring Rd. Cross the crosswalk and take a left towards the townhouses. At the first opportunity take a right into the townhouse complex, and walk until you come to the townhall (it's built into the complex). Through the double doors at the front, take a left to the East Desk.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I need to cancel my hostel booking?

A: No problem! Just email or phone the East Desk at ext. 58124. There is no cancellation fee, we just ask that you let us know when your plans change as soon as possible.


Q: Do I need to bring my own sheets?

A: All hostel beds should be made up for you upon your arrival. During your stay, you are more than welcome to exchange your old sheets for fresh ones at the desk. We are also able to provide you with extra blankets and pillows if you require them.


Q: What are the hours of the front desk?

A: For the majority of the summer, our desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


Q: What if I didn't make a booking?

A: That's totally fine! We're always able to accept walk-ins for our summer hostel. We do ask that if you have a group larger than 10 individuals, or have any special requests (early/late check-in etc.), you contact our hostel ahead of time.


Other questions? Please don't hesitate to email or contact the East Desk at 519-824-4120 ext. 58124.