Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee. All guests are required to make their own accommodation arrangements. There are a range of options in Jyväskylä, including:

  • Hotels offering a discount for SysMus16 attendees
  • Other budget hotels
  • Couchsurfing/AirBnB
  • The Kortepohja Student Village summer accomodation

It is important to note that there is a deadline for some offers.  Those willing to stay in the Kortepohja Student Village must make their bookings through the local committee before the 15th of April.  The special offer from the Sokos Hotel and Hotel Milton is only available until the 8th of May.  

 

Specially rated hotel options for conference guests

The local organisers have made block reservations and negotiated special rates for the Conference attendees in two hotels with convenient location and good price range. Both of these hotels lie in the heart of the city only minutes away from all the city attractions and sights, next to the Travel Center (Matkakeskus)  and just 10 min walking distance from the conference venue, Seminaarinmäki Campus.

To make a reservation:

  • contact the hotel best directly by email or by phone 
  • when making your reservation, refer to the discount code “sysmus”
  • the special rates are valid and the availability of rooms is guaranteed only for bookings made by 8 May 2016

The rates are per night per room and include taxes and a buffet breakfast.

 

Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra, services of a big hotel with the friendly atmosphere of a small hotel 

Room options and rates / night:

  • Single room (economy): €84,00
  • Double room (economy): €94,00 

Booking:

 More information: Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra

 

Hotel Milton, a cozy, traditional hotel.
Room options and rates / night

  • Single room: €90
  • Double room: €100
  • room for 3: €126 (two rooms only)

Booking

More information: Hotel Milton

 

Other possibilities for budget accommodation: 

The organisers have not made any special arrangements with the following options.

Omena Hotel Jyväskylä is located in the centre of the city close to the railway station with easy access to all city-centre services. All rooms are designed for four persons, allowing a sizeable group of people to always stay at the hotel at budget rates. Please note that no breakfast is served. Omena Hotels’ room rates change in line with demand.
More information: Omena Hotel

Booking:

Couchsurfing is a website that matches travellers with local hosts.  It is free to use, and no money is exchanged for accommodation, although the accommodation may be quite basic (eg. sleeping on the couch/floor) and guests are usually expected to cater for themselves.  It functions on a review system, so bad guests will get poor reviews and may find it difficult to get hosted again in the future.  Couchsurfing can be a great experience, and provides an opportunity to share culture with some locals.  For more information, see the Couchsurfing website.

AirBnB is perhaps the better known and more professional cousin of Couchsurfing.  Hosts are paid for providing accommodation on AirBnB, so guests can have slightly higher expectations.  It's still not a regular hotel, as guests are staying in somebody's house, although sometimes the host wont be present while the guest is there.  It is similarly based on a review system, so guests are expected to be polite to their hosts (and vice versa), even though they are paying.  It is typically cheaper than many hotels, although prices vary greatly.  For more information, see the AirBnB website.


More information about accommodation and travel in the Jyväskylä Region: http://visitjyvaskyla.fi/en/stay-over-relax/accommodation

 

Kortepohja Student Village/Summer Hotel

To book a room at the Kortepohja Student Village, contact the SysMus16 organising committee (email: sysmus2016[at]gmail.com) before the 15th of April.

Staying at Kortepohja Student Village

Two types of accommodation are available at the student village

- a room in a two-room apartment (older buildings) from 06.-11.06 at €165,00/guest
- a room in a 3 - 4 room apartment (renovated buildings) from 06.-11.06 at €185,00/guest. These are much nicer apartments and only slightly more expensive. There are limited apartments available in these buildings, so if you want to stay there, be sure to book early. 
- The student village is located 2km from the conference venue (20 - 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus journey with 18, 18K or 25. The bus stops are conveniently located close to the village and the bus costs €3/trip. 
- There are two large supermarkets and a smaller convenience store nearby, as well as others on the way to the university. 

Amenities
Kitchen/kitchenette
Bedroom with bed (and pillow, blanket, and bed linens - a towel is not included), chair, table, and bookshelf
Kitchen utensils

Wifi
Wifi is not available in the student apartments, but you can rent a router from the office for  €22 (€15 is given back after the router has been returned to the office). You may also bring a Cat-5 cable with you, or buy if from a supermarket or the Vaapukka, the student village office. Additionally, if your device doesn't support a cable, you can use the Student University network from the D building or the B building in the village. For more information on the student village/amenities, follow this link: Kortepohja Student Village Information

Cleaning
The fee includes cleaning after you leave, however, all personal belongings and rubbish must be removed, with all kitchen utensils etc washed and the apartment left in the same state as upon arrival. The Student Village will charge you after you leave for any damage caused, loss of keys, or for extra cleaning services needed. Other facilities in the Student Village include saunas (male and female) and laundry rooms. 

Payment
If you are coming from outside the Euro zone (e.g. USA), it is better to make your payment in Euro, rather than transferring in USDollars and paying the exchange rate at the Finnish bank. 

In order to stay at Kortepohja student village, you need to pay the full fee (either €165/guest or €185,00/guest) by April 30th. This way you are guaranteed a room. No bookings made after this date will be accepted, so be sure that the payment arrives on this day. 

Picking up the key
A member of the Organising Committee will meet you at a prior agreed upon time to bring you to your apartment and give you they key, as well as a form to be filled out and returned with the key to the Student Village postbox upon departure. 

If you plan to stay for fewer nights (e.g. arriving only on the 7th) you must still pay the full fee (€165/€185). 

More information on the student village amenities and location can be found from:  http://www.kortepohja.fi/en/ 

Maksun saaja /Account holder in Finland: Jyväskylän yliopiston ylioppilaskunta

Pankki / Bank: Danske Bank, Finland

Pankin osoite / Address: Kauppakatu 37, FI-40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

IBAN: FI4980001200695758

Swift code/BIC: DABAFIHH

Viitenumero / Reference number: 09409

HUOM! / NOTE!: Osallistujan nimi mainittava viestikentässä, varsinkin jos maksaja on joku toinen kuin osallistuja. / Remember to include your name in the payment, especially if you are not using your own account. Otherwise, the accommodation office won't know that the payment is from you. 


Please use the message "SysMus Conference" in your payment, too. 

 

Send an email to the Organising Committee to inform us you have paid, so a list of names can be sent to the student village before arrival. 


If you want to contact the student village directly, use the following email address: asunnot@jyy.fi or the Village secretary mari.lahteenmaki@jyy.fi

 

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