The original building on the waterfront, the dormitory provides basic shared accommodation for larger groups (e.g., classes) as well as individual researchers. It can house 19 people in 7 bedrooms (3 on the ground floor) with five toilets, three showers, a large communal kitchen, dining area, laundry facilities, and a small classroom.

Two bedrooms sleep 2 people while the other four bedrooms can sleep 3.  Reservations are made for each bed only and all rooms are shared (males and females are assigned separate rooms).