The UnCon events are still being planned and thus cannot be booked yet. However, we’ve already decided on a place, and you can certainly start booking your accomodation and arrival.
The central meeting place will be at the A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof hostel at Berlin central station.
The hostel is located in the city centre, close to a number of tourist attractions, such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. There are public transport connections to both of the airports, which take about 20 minutes to the airport Berlin-Tegel (TXL) and about 35-45 minutes to Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF).
Accomodation and pricing
The organisation team has arranged a discount for a limited contingent of rooms, of which at the current time the following are still available:
single rooms for 58.50 EUR/night (9 still available)
double rooms for 36 EUR/person and night (13 still available)
dorm rooms for 28 EUR/person and night (2 rooms with 6 beds each, all 12 beds still available)
All prices include breakfast, bedclothes and towels, and all rooms include both shower and WC. I haven’t seen the rooms myself but they’ve been described to me as „smallish, clean and simple“. The hostel also offers wireless LAN access. A first impression of the hostel can be downloaded here.
Bookings can be changed or canceled for free until 6 p.m. CET two days preceding the arrival day. For cancelations later than that or non-arrival, the first night’s costs have to be paid in full.
The accomodation of children and teenagers (up to 17 years) is free (2 kids per accompanying adult), but not included in the above discount, so if you’re planning to bring your kids, you’ll probably come cheaper if you book a room outside the group contingent.
Of course, Berlin also offers plenty of other accomodations in a wide range of pricing and comfort. However, the bargain also includes what will be our primary meeting room, which will become more expensive should the contingent not be filled. On the other hand, should we run out of rooms, we can easily increase the contingent.
If you wish to book a room within the group contingent, you will need to call the hostel at the following number: +49 030 809 475 110
The booking code is „B4-37273“. Should you forget to give this code, your room will not count as part of the contingent.
After you’ve completed your booking, please send erinacea your booking id and the number and type of booked rooms via PM, so we can keep track of the booked capacities and step in in case of problems.