Kraków is the prime tourist destination in Poland and the end of August will be quite busy. We strongly recommended that you book a hotel room as soon as you know your arrival and departure dates.
The AVSS-2013 Local Organizing Committee has blocked a number of rooms for conference attendees at several hotels with a special conference discount (from 10% to 20% depending on the hotel). Most of these hotels are within a short walk from the conference venue (see the map below; letters A-G identify hotels and the green house indicates the conference venue).
(A) Hotel Radisson Blu (*****), Straszewskiego 17 (discount up to July 26)
(B) Hotel Stary (*****), Szczepańska 5 (discount up to July 31)
(C) Hotel Pollera (***), Szpitalna 30
(D) Hotel Elektor (***), Szpitalna 28
(E) Hotel Wit Stwosz (***), Mikołajska 28
(F) Hotel Polonez (***), Reymonta 15 (discount up to July 1)
(G) Hotel Ibis Stare Miasto (**), Pawia 15 (discount up to August 10)
Details on how to obtain a discount will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
Prices for a single-occupancy room in the above hotels range from about 200 PLN for budget hotels (**) to 600 PLN for luxury hotels (*****). The national currency in Poland is the “złoty” (abbreviated as "PLN" or "zł"). Approximate exchange rates as of May 20, 2013: 1 Euro = 4.17 PLN, 1 USD = 3.19 PLN.
Students can also stay at the dormitories of the AGH University of Science and Technology, about 3 km away from the conference venue (bus and tramway service nearby). For prices, location and amenities please visit the dormitories' web site.