Stay with us! We're pleased to offer two preferred accommodation options to linux.conf.au 2017 attendees.
Budget – University of Tasmania Colleges & Apartments
$420 for 6 nights, includes breakfast and transport. Book through linux.conf.au.
20 College Road, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005 (2km from Wrest Point with substantial elevation change)
For FAQs for people staying at the university accommodation, see our FAQ page.
The incredibly popular student-style accommodation returns! Nestled on a hilltop with amazing views of Hobart, the University of Tasmania accommodation centre features dormitory blocks, as well as modern apartment blocks.
The dormitories are older buildings, with blocks of single bedrooms, and shared bathrooms in close proximity to the bedrooms. The bedrooms all have king single beds, and have access to communal kitchenette facilities.
Each apartment block has 6 bedrooms (each with a king single bed) and 2 bathrooms, as well as a central common and kitchen area, and 2 study areas.
Linen and basic toiletries are provided for both the dormitory blocks and the apartments.
The linux.conf.au rate includes full cooked breakfast on each day of the conference, and a continuously-operating bus service between the Convention Centre at Wrest Point and up the hill to the University accommodation on each of the conference days.
Rooms are available for $70 per night for a 6-night stay ($420 total).
Rooms may only be booked for the 6-night period from Sunday 15 January until Saturday 21 January. If you wish to stay for fewer nights, you must still book and pay for the full six nights.
Rooms at the University may be booked through the linux.conf.au ticket sales system, either when you purchase your ticket, or in a separate transaction after you have purchased your ticket. Payment is required at the time of booking.
Hotel-Style – Wrest Point
Book through Wrest Point.
For those who want to be closer to the action, linux.conf.au has a block of rooms reserved at our conference venue at Wrest Point. All rooms have been recently renovated, and most rooms feature unbeatable views of Hobart and surrounds.
All rates are per room, per night and are inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).
- $149 – Motor Inn rooms (no view) (3.5-star; 1 king + 1 single beds, or queen + 2 single beds)
- $159 – Water Edge hotel rooms with river views (4-star; 1 king bed, or 2 single beds)
- $189 – Tower Rooms with mountain or river views (4.5-star; 1 king bed, or 1 queen + 1 single beds)
- $269 – Tower Executive Suites with mountain or river views (4.5-star; 1 king bed)
All rooms feature complimentary wireless internet access, and car parking. All rooms have coffee-making facilities. Buffet breakfast is available for an additional daily fee.
Rooms can only be booked online through Wrest Point and are exclusive to linux.conf.au attendees for a limited time only.
Up-front payment is not required, but rooms must be guaranteed with a credit card number.
Please note that Wrest Point contains gaming and casino facilities. Whilst there is direct access from the hotel to the convention centre without entering gaming facilities, you will still need to walk past them.
- Mantra One Sandy Bay Road (2km from Wrest Point along Sandy Bay Road)
- Mantra Collins Hotel (3km from Wrest Point in the Hobart CBD)
- Other properties in Tasmania, before and after linux.conf.au
Mantra hotels are offering 15% off the Best Available Rate at all Mantra and Peppers properties in Tasmania until 1 February 2017. Quote the promotional code LIN17 to receive the discount.
These rooms are subject to availability, and are subject to change. As this is a non-preferred provider, linux.conf.au will not provide transport to these hotels.