Are you a student looking for somewhere to stay in Guildford for the academic year?

Our Guildford hostel is located in the heart of the town and brings over 25 years expertise in working with young people to provide youth-minded student accommodation.

The accommodation is on a catered basis with standard rooms from £198 per week. En suite rooms are also available for £239 per week.

Each room is comfortably furnished and has a wash basin, colour TV, telephone for incoming calls and plenty of storage. Standard rooms share an adjoining shower and toilet between two rooms. You’ll enjoy breakfast and evening meals in our bright, airy Café.  Our Café is open throughout the day for snacks and is a great place to meet friends and take advantage of our student discount.  There is a WiFi connection throughout the building.

We enjoy a prime location close to the town centre, as well as being opposite the railway station, with excellent rail links to London and beyond. This is the closest accommodation to the Academy of Contemporary Music, being just across the river from their main buildings.

Our location and facilities boast the following:

  • Choice of breakfast and evening meal freshly prepared by our chefs
  • 24 hour access, staffed 24/7
  • All utility and council tax bills included, TV licence is the only extra to pay
  • On-site laundry (for extra cost)
  • Cafe to purchase lunch and snacks. Vending machines for hungry moments
  • Easy access to public transport
  • Central location close to shopping centre, restaurants, cinema, parks and gyms
  • Next door to the Guildford ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music). Part of ACM campus located within the building
  • Within walking distance of the University of Surrey and the University of Law

You can enjoy all of this for the equivalent of £198 per week (standard room) or £239 per week (en suite) when booking for the academic year. Accommodation is offered for a 50-week contract and a deposit is required to secure the booking.

Contact us on 01483 532555 or email to check availability or to request a visit.


“Thank you for all the support and friendship that you have given Robert. He has enjoyed his time here at the YMCA.” Janet & Chris, parents of ACM student

“Thank you so much for all your help this year – especially when I lost my bank card, you were really lovely and helpful. I have really enjoyed my stay here which is very much down to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the YMCA staff. Thank you!” Lindsay, ACM student

“I must thank you for the excellent accommodation and the caring, considerate staff encountered. George has enjoyed his stay and I’ve felt relieved that he had been well and safely cared for.” Janice, parent of ACM student


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