Commuter Student Hostel

Commuter Student Hostel common area.

UBC offers commuter students affordable overnight accommodation during Winter Session to support academic success and involvement in campus co-curricular activities.

Commuter Student Hostel rooms, located in Walter Gage and tə šxʷhəleləm̓s tə k̓ʷaƛ̓kʷəʔaʔɬ, are available Sunday to Thursday from mid-October to the end of April (except during the winter holiday break). During exam periods, hostel rooms are available seven days a week.

How to make a reservation

  • Reservations open in mid-October.
  • Please visit the online reservation system to book your room. (Online reservations only; we are unable to make reservations by phone.)
  • Same-day bookings are accepted before 5 pm. Maximum stay of two nights in a seven-day period.
  • Reservations are not available for Sunday evenings that precede a holiday Monday, except during exam periods.

Shared accommodation rooms

  • To book shared accommodation, you must enter one of the group codes listed below. Note that these rooms are single gender—students are placed in a unit with other students who indicated the same gender identity. Please use the GROUP CODE that best reflects your gender identity. Students who identify as trans or non-binary may choose the group code they are most comfortable with or may choose to book private accommodation.
    • For female gendered hostel rooms: CSHFE22
    • For male gendered hostel rooms: CSHMA22

Room types

Shared Accommodation
per night (incl. taxes)
  • Located in Walter Gage
  • Private bedroom in a shared unit
  • Twin XL bed + desk and chair
  • Basic toiletries provided
  • Shared lounge space and kitchenette
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Guests are welcome to participate in residence events during their stay
Private Accommodation
per night (incl. taxes)
  • Located in tə šxʷhəleləm̓s tə k̓ʷaƛ̓kʷəʔaʔɬ
  • Private suite
  • Queen bed + desk and chair
  • High quality toiletries provided
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Private bathroom with shower (no tub)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Guests are welcome to participate in residence events during their stay


  • Reserve your room online using a credit card.
  • Pay for your stay with a credit card, debit card or cash at check-in.


  • Limited overnight parking is available for an additional $16 per night, including taxes.
  • Parking permits are valid from 3 pm to 11 am.

Check-in/checkout info

  • Time: Check-in is after 3 pm; checkout is at 11 am.
  • Location: Check in and out at the Walter Gage Residence front desk.

Conduct and safety

  • Guests must adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Commuter Student Hostel (CSH) Agreement.


Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance. If you cancel less than 48 hours prior to your reservation, you will be charged for one night’s stay.


Please proceed to the online booking system and if your questions aren’t answered there, please contact the Walter Gage Residence Life Manager.