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 Dorm is only available for OWL participants and it is non-refundable.

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 Tuesday 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) At the USC free WiFi is available.

The price for the dorm is 60€, which includes 6 nights lodging (starting Sunday the 26th of August after 20.00) and a simple breakfast every morning.
The checkout from the dorm will be on Saturday, September 1st by 10 am. (you can store your luggage until later) 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 Dorm registration/payment form. If you ticked the Dorm box on the general OWL registration form we will send you the link to this Dorm-sign up form. The air-mattress/sleeping bag you pre-order will be waiting for you at the dorm.
The Dorm can only be booked online in advance for the whole week. If you need a place for fewer nights you can report to the Coordination Team at the start of the OWL. They will be able to tell you if there is room available.

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 26th August from 20.00hrs- Saturday 1st of September (till 10.00hrs) (6 nights): 60€
  • Simple 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.