Who said owls don't sleep?

If you haven’t found accommodation yet or your housing contract only starts the first of September, do not worry! We have a relatively cheap option for you: it is possible to make use of the special Night Dorm that we set up for participants of the OWL Week. During the OWL we transform 2 of the Sports halls at the USC (University Sports Centre) into dormitories.  We have room for approx. 150 students. The USC is located about a 10 minute walk from Leiden Central Station and about 20 minutes from the city centre. You can also opt for a bike.(the OWL has a bike sale on Monday during the OWL)

You can safely store your (large) Luggage and put smaller items in free lockers for easy access. During the day the dorms will be closed except for supervised opening at fixed times so your stuff is safe.
During regular opening hours (7.30 am-11pm) the USC cafeteria is opened and available for drinks and snacks which you can also pay for with your OWL tokens.(on sale the whole week at several locations)

The price for the dorm is 50€, which includes 5 nights lodging (starting Sunday the 27th of August) and a simple breakfast every morning.
The checkout from the dorm will be on Friday, September 1st by 10 am. (you can store your luggage until later) There is an option to stay one night longer and leave on Saturday, September 2nd, for which we charge 10€ extra (also breakfast included). Registrants of the dorm are required to bring their own air mattress and sleeping bag. We offer a limited amount of sleeping bags and air mattresses: a sleeping bag costs 12,50€ and an air mattress 10€. You can find the dorm registration and air-mattress/sleeping bag options on the OWL registration/payment form. The air-mattress/sleeping bag will be waiting for you at the dorm.
A group of capable and well-trained crew (Night Watch) will guard your safety during the nights.
If you have any doubts or questions, check our FAQ’s or send an email to

Night Dorm

  • Limited offer: First come first serve!
  • Sunday 27th August from 20.00hrs- Friday 1st of September (till 10.00hrs) (5 nights): 50€
  • Friday-Saturday (till 10.00hrs)(1 additional night): 10€
  • Breakfast included
  • Professionaly trained night watch crew available at all times to help you
  • Free wifi, luggage storage and lockers
  • Snacks and drinks available until 11 pm with OWL tokens
  • You can pre-order a sleeping bag for 12,50€ and an air mattress for 10€
  • If you only wish to stay one or a couple of nights during OWL,  you can check at the Coordination Team during the OWL if there is room available.