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IASSIST/IFDO 2009: Tampere, Finland May 26th-May 29th, 2009

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There is a variety of accommodation available in Tampere, ranging from modern first-class hotels to smaller traditional hotels and hostels. Conference room rates range from 160 euros (first class) to 120 euros (regular) to 45 euros (economy). The room rates usually include a buffet breakfast.

To obtain the special conference rates, bookings must be made on the conference registration form. Tampere will be crowded and hotels almost fully booked during the 2009 congress period. To secure accommodation of your choice, you should register as early as possible! There are still rooms left in most of the hotels but fairly soon hotel reservations will become subject to availability. Rooms may be reserved on the registration form from May 24th to May 30th. Contact our conference secretariat at Congreszon Ltd directly if you need rooms outside these dates.

A hotel deposit of one night is to be paid in advance together with the congress fees. The hotel deposit will be deducted from the total cost of accommodation. More information is available on the registration form.

Conference hotels

Rooms have been pre-booked from May 25th to 30th in the following hotels. Prices are in euros, first mentioned is single room price, then double room. Prices include accommodation, buffet breakfast*, hotel service charge and VAT. All hotel rooms are well equipped but many fairly modest in size, especially when compared to hotel rooms in North America. Practically all the rooms are non-smoking.

  • Holiday Inn Tampere (€159 / €177)
    A first-class business hotel, which is located near Tampere Hall. Air-conditioned rooms. Room and laundry services. Free Highspeed Internet (ADSL and WLAN). Distance to Tampere Hall: 200 m / 650 ft.
  • FULL Hotel Victoria (€109 / €142)
    Offers comfortable accommodation at a very competitive price. Located close to Tampere Hall, next to the railway station. Highspeed Internet available for an extra charge. Distance to Tampere Hall: 500 m / 0.3 mi.
  • Sokos Hotel Villa (€130 / €150)
    A cosy, quiet hotel with a friendly atmosphere next to Tampere Hall. Next to a shopping centre and restaurants, with all modern conveniences. Free Wireless Highspeed Internet. Distance to Tampere Hall: 200 m / 650 ft.
  • Sokos Hotel Ilves (€150 / €170)
    Located in the heart of Tampere on the bank of Tammerkoski, Ilves offers high-standard rooms only a short walk from all the city's services. First class accommodation with six restaurants and a night club. Adjacent to the Koskikeskus shopping centre. The hotel has been renovated in 2006. Saunas, swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym and solarium. Free Wireless Highspeed Internet. Distance to Tampere Hall: 1.0 km / 0.6 mi.
  • Hostel Sofia (€45 / €65)*
    Owned by the YWCA of Tampere, fully refurbished and renovated in 2007. Located in the centre of Tampere, about 500 metres from the railway station. Beds have mattresses, blankets, sheets, towels and pillows. Showers and toilets are in the corridor. Each floor has a small kitchen. Breakfast is not included (available with daily extra charge, €6.5). Free Wireless Internet. Distance to Tampere Hall: 1.2 km / 0.75 mi.
  • FULL Hotelli Kauppi (€92 / €115)
    Budget-price, cosy city hotel close to a sports and recreation area. Microwave oven and refrigerator in every room. Restaurant, lobby bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, non-smoking floor. Free Wireless Internet. Distance to Tampere Hall 1.4 km / 0.85 mi.
  • Omena-hotelli (€89 / €89)* Book directly - not available on registration form any more.
    Situated in the Tampere City centre, offering accommodation at a significantly lower rate than the general price level. Concept is based on self service: hotel has neither reception personnel nor a reception desk, and thus no check-in or check-out procedures. Payment for whole stay in advance. All rooms for 1-4 persons. No breakfast included in the room price (available with €7 / €16 daily extra). Highspeed Internet included in the business pack (incl. breakfast) for €16/day. Distance to Tampere Hall: 1.6 km / 1.0 mi.

See Tampere Convention Bureau's site for maps and more detailed information on hotels in Tampere. Conference hotels are also listed on the Maps and Guides page.


Cancellations (conference attendance, hotels, tours) on or before April 24 will receive a refund minus the administrative fees. Further details available on the registration page.

Other hotels

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for further information on other accommodation in Tampere. Especially certain self-service hotels may be of interest to those looking for more affordable accommodation.