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Arctic Number Theory School
18-25 May, 2011
Accommodation

Please notice that the prices may change. Also, the estimates how long it takes to get to the department are estimates given by Reittiopas, and may change/vary/there may be delays. Generally, it is recommended to use Reittiopas to find instructions how to get from place to place in Helsinki using public transportation.

Some cheap options

Eurohostel

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All prices include accommodation, bed linen and morning sauna.

Rates starting from:
39.10 euros/night per person for a single room
23.40 euros/night per person for a twin room, extra bed 15 euros/night
21.10 euros/night per person for a triple room, extra bed 15 euros/night
We know for sure that they have had a dormitory, now there is no information about prices, but it's probably worth asking, anyway.

The journey to the department of mathematics takes about 36-40 minutes while using both a subway and a bus (total distance to the department about 6km).

Specialities: Reception is open 24/7, free morning sauna.

Stadion hostel

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Rates include bed linen and a towel.

Rates starting from:
38.00 euros/night per person for a single room
23.50 euros/night per person for a twin room
23.50 euros/night per person for a triple room
22.50 euros/night per person for a 4-bed room
22.50 euros/night per person for a 5-bed room
Dormitory bed 20 euros/night per person

The journey to the department of mathematics takes about 20-30 minutes while using either a subway or a bus (total distance a bit more than 3km, so it's definitely walkable).

Specialities: Located in the Helsinki city center, right in the Olympic Stadium on it's northern curve. Stadion Hostel is the first HI Quality certified hostel in Finland.

Hostel Suomenlinna

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Rates:
A bed in a dorm of 6, 8 or 10 beds: 22-26.50 euros/per person/night. Bed linen included.
Twin: 55-66e/night/room. Bed linen and towels included.
Triple: 79-95e/night/room. Bed linen and towels included.

The journey to the department of mathematics takes about 50-60 minutes while using both a ferry and a bus. Please notice that since the hostel is located on an actual island, it is not possible not to use the ferry. You can travel on the ferry using a normal public transportation ticket.

Specialities: Hostel Suomenlinna serves groups and travellers in unique world heritage surroundings, see http://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/ . Hostel Suomenlinna is situated in a renovated school and offers an excellent base for exploring Suomenlinna and Helsinki. The ferry leaves from the main market square (Kauppatori) and the trip takes 15 minutes. It takes a couple of minutes to walk from the ferry to Hostel Suomenlinna.

Hostel Erottajanpuisto

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Rates starting from:
Single room 51 euros
Twin room 65 euros
Triple room 87 euros
4-bed room 106 euros
5-bed room 125 euros
6-bed room 141 euros
7-bed room 164,5 euros
8-bed room 188 euros
Dorm 26 euros

These prices are valid until April 30, 2011, so after that they may slightly change. However, probably there are not going to be any large changes.

The journey to the department of mathematics takes about 29-30 minutes while using a bus (total distance is a bit less than 6km).

Specialities: Located in an over 100-year-old building. The hostel is on the third floor and unfortunately there are no elevators.

Close to the department of mathematics

Park Hotel Käpylä

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The rates include breakfast buffet, morning swim and the use of our gym as well as v.a.t.

Prices starting from
single room: 95 euros/night
twin room: 113-186 euros/night
triple room: 144-201 euros/night
4-bed room: 164-218 euros/night

The journey to the department of mathematics takes about 12-15 minutes while using a bus (total distance less than 2km, so it is also walkable).

Specialities: Hotel's three saunas with the swimming pool became famous during a tv-series filmed in the hotel until 1999. They have been very popular ever since. The basic sauna time is 1,5 hours / 24 euros / person.

Hotel Ava

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In every room there is a flat TV-set and payable TV-channels plus wireless internet.

single room: 72 euros/night (47 euros on weekend)
twin room: 87 euros/night (58 euros on weekend)

breakfast: 7,50 euros/person/occasion

The journey to the department of mathematics takes about 16 minutes while using either a subway or a bus (total distance less than 2km, so walking is also a good option).

Specialities: During the past two years Hotel AVA has renewed all the rooms, including new beds.

Other relatively cheap options

Kongressikoti Hostel

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Travelling time to the department of mathematics: 22-25 min (total distance a bit less than 5km).

Omenahotels

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Three options in Helsinki, rates vary between 45 and 79.90 euros/night depending on the day.

Travelling time to the department of mathematics: 26-31 min (total distance a bit less or around 6km depending on the choice of the hotel).

Hotel Finn

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Rates starting from: 69 euros/night

Travelling time to the department of mathematics: 25 min (total distance around 5.5km).

Cumulus Hakaniemi

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Cumulus Hakaniemi offers the participants of the summer school the price of 99 euros/night for a single room. When you book, tell that you are coming to the Arctic Number Theory School to get the special price. Traveling time to the department of mathematics: <20 minutes.

Other options and help

There are numerous web pages, where you can find special offers for the accomodation. This way you may find lower rates also for the above mentioned hotels and hostels, as well as for some that are not mentioned here. See for example

Trivago
Hostels.com
Ebookers
Among many others!

Do not hesitate to ask if anything is unclear! eeva dot suvitie at utu dot fi