The DESRIST 2013 Organizing committee together with the local conference organizer Confedent International Ltd has reserved a number of hotel rooms in various hotels in different price categories.

When reservation is done on the registration form in connection with your registration the mentioned hotel prices are valid. Also the availability can be guaranteed for early bookings. Reservations are made on a first come first served basis.
All room rates include breakfast and VAT (except Academica Hostel, where breakfast can be purchased separately at the Hostel). Please make your hotel reservation on the registration form in connection with your registration.

To guarantee your hotel reservation a deposit of one night’s room rate is required. Reservations without a paid deposit cannot be accepted. The deposit will be deducted from the total hotel bill. The hotel bill is to be settled at the hotel.

List of hotels:

Scandic Simonkenttä

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The Scandic Simonkenttä hotel is your perfect base for exploring Helsinki. Enjoy top Helsinki attractions such as the Kamppi shopping centre and Tennispalatsi cinema, or visit the nearby Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art or the Finnish Museum of Natural History. Helsinki Cathedral and the popular market square are within 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Standard Single Room: Eur 205,00 / room / night
Standard Double Room: Eur 225,00 / room / night

Radisson Blu Royal

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One of Helsinki’s most popular meeting and congress hotels, the stylish Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is located in the heart of Helsinki. The hotel building represents modern Finnish architecture and it has been a landmark since the hotel opened 1991.

Standard Single Room: Eur 187,00 / room / night
Standard Double Room: Eur 207,00 / room / night

Hotelli Helka

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Hotel Helka’s interior combines cosiness, friendly service and Finnish design with style. Among others famous Finnish designer Alvar Aalto and design company Artek is nicely presented in decoration. Hotel is located in the heart of Helsinki.

Standard Double Room: Eur 176,00 / room / night

Academica Hostel

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Hostel Academica is located within walking distance from the railway and bus stations. All rooms have private shower and bathroom, also a small kitchenette with a refrigerator. Breakfast is not included in the room rate, but can be purchased separately at the hostel.

Standard Single Room: Eur 58,00 / room / night

Cancellation of accommodation booking

All cancellations must be made in writing to

  • cancellation received before May 10; full refund of fee deducted with administrative costs of EUR 50 will be made
  • cancellation received on or after May 10; no refund will be made, 100 % payment to be made if fees not already paid at time of cancellation
  • there will be no refund for no-shows

The Conference organization does not take the responsibility of force majeure reasons for cancellation of the event (natural disaster, outbreak of severe contagious epidemic, major strikes etc.). In that case, The DESRIST 2013 Conference Organizing Committee will decide upon refunding o