Great Rooms, Fun @ College University Communities

Great Accommodation in College and University communities is expensive and hard to find.   NOT ANY MORE.  On campus empty beds when students leave.  Near campus rooms available anytime.  Why not rent those beds to travelers?  This lowers costs for students, parents and earns new revenue for schools.  Between 20 and 80% of beds are vacant for one third of the year.   Budget friendly travelers win and so does the school. 

Who is today's traveler?   Anyone with a backpack.  Today over 500 college, school and university communities are working together with Backpacker College to get the word out about their rooms and able to market and booking beds for rent.  

We love travel and believe it makes global citizens.  It makes the world better. Travel changed my life in amazing, positive ways, and we want accommodation during the school year, and during the summer to be more accessible for everyone.  

That’s what we’re doing.   We at Backpacker College represent the industry of colleges and universities and are partnered with,, Priceline and others, to lower the cost of accommodation in all Colleges and Universities communities together to market their beds in new and familiar places online.  This offsets costs and generates significant new revenue for schools.  Travelers can travel for longer, and travel further.  

Backpacker College brings school communities together including:  
St. Lawrence College, University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, Oxford University, EC English Language Schools,  
London School of Economics, Memorial University, Loyola University and hundreds more, making it simple for travelers to find affordable safer accommodation using the shared name Backpacker College almost anywhere online.  

Cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, San Francisco, small towns, and many more... 

The benefits are huge.  HIGH QUALITY, LOW COST, SAFER ACCOMMODATION = Backpacker College private rooms listed are as low as $40 and average $65.  There are often shared rooms available too!   

Not everyone will want to stay on campus for the entirety of their trip, but it’s a great, fun and safer place to start.  (Plus, there will be other professionally managed residence beds, only the best hostels, and affordable and cool hotels available near the school, for when college beds are not available).  Today, we feature beds, are adding a world first:  Backpacker Experiences, for finding fun and free or affordable things to do in any college town or nearby. 

We’re a socially responsible new startup, a member of the Upside Foundation having pledged 1% of our shares to a Non-Profit whose proceeds will support Education for those who can’t afford it themselves, and Global Outreach initiatives.

For students, alumni, teachers, faculty, staff, groups, and ANY TRAVELER* (some schools do permit only school affiliated guests), we’re Uberizing the reservation and booking process for these locations, and great experiences. 

You can support us and your school directly (when they use Backpacker College) or recommend to your school to use the platform, by pledging an amount here through Go Fund Me.  We're bringing the world to you, with a little help.   The proceeds raised here will be going to enhance the software and making it better for bed owners and travelers alike.  We'll reward you with some cool swag! 

Please tell us where you’d like to go...


At select levels, there is bonus cool swag included for donations for this initiative!   Together, we can lower costs of accommodation for colleges,  universities and travelers, and make the world a better place.  Your support is appreciated. 

Pick either Backpacker College Roots short sleeve shirt for a donation of  $100.00 and 5% off future accommodation promo code.

Pick either Backpacker College Roots long sleeve shirt for a donation of  $150.00 and 5%off future accommodation promo code.

Receive a Backpacker College Roots zip-up hoodie for a donation of  $250.00 and 5%off future accommodation promo code.

For donations of $500.00 receive Backpacker College Roots zip-up hoodie AND Backpacker College S'well water bottle and 5%off future accommodation promo code.

Receive a full package including a Backpacker College Roots shirt (of your choosing), Backpacker College Roots zip-up hoodie and Backpacker College S'well water bottle for a donation of  $1000.00 or more and 5% off future accommodation promo code.

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    • $50 
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Rob M. Evans 
Waterloo, ON
Rob Evans 
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