The conference takes place at Novotel Gent Centrum.

For those wishing to book a stay at the conference venue, accommodation can be booked at a special rate.
Please fill in the Novotel registration form and send it to the e-mail address indicated on the form.


There are numerous high-quality hotels in the city centre of Ghent. The number of stars awarded to a hotel (1 to 5) indicate the level of comfort you might expect. For more information about the hotels and an overview of all possible hotels, we recommend to visit the cityguide for overnight stay or use Google to find your accommodation.


Participants looking for a budget-friendly way of staying in Ghent can stay in one of the many hostels. Based on the city website, we provide you with a non-limitative list of hostels in Ghent in order to assist you in finding a suitable place to stay during the conference. Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

1) Hostel Uppelink

Hostel Uppelink is located in a historic building, in the heart of the historic city centre, and boasts an impressive view of Ghent's famous towers. The hostel offers affordable accommodation in shared rooms, with 2 to 14 beds per room. Every floor is equipped with toilets and the shared bathroom features sinks and large showers. On the ground floor there are a breakfast area, a cosy salon and bar, with an impressive view of the Graslei.

2) Youth Hostel De Draecke

After a thorough renovation, the youth hostel now has 119 beds (spread across rooms which can accommodate between 2 and 6 people). All the rooms have their own bathrooms and each bed has a bedside lamp, power socket and locker. The ground floor has been given a complete make-over. The reception was integrated into the bar and merges into the dining room and lounge. There is a computer corner and free wifi. Groups can also meet for breakfast and other meals in the large meeting room.

3) KaBa

KaBa Hostel in Sint-Annaplein has 38 beds. The owners wanted to distinguish themselves from the other youth hostels, which is why they invited young Ghent artists to decorate the rooms. The interiors are quite original. The hostel also has a kitchen which guests can use and a garden.

4) Hostel 47

Low-budget accommodation on the outskirts of the historic city centre. The rooms for two to eight persons can accommodate a total of 34 guests.

5) 13 O'Clock Hostel

13 O'Clock Hostel recently opened in Universiteitsstraat. You can spend the night here for a reasonable price. Longer stays (for a month even) are also possible. The price includes: bathroom and toilet next to the room, use of a kitchenette, Internet, gas, electricity and 1 set of bath linens. The hostel also has wheelchair-accessible rooms.

6) Andromeda

An overnight stay on a barge within walking distance of the city centre. The ship has been renovated using an ecological approach. Four rooms, which can sleep maximum twenty guests. Vegetarian, organic and fair trade breakfast.

7) Treck Hostel

Treck Hostel, which is housed in an old 19th-century brick kiln, is the very first indoor camp site in Belgium. You can spend the night (and have breakfast) in one of nine themed caravans or in a joint room. Treckhaak, the in-house bar, is the place to be for coffee, a pint or a board game.

8) Backstay Hostel

The new Backstay Hostel is located in the city centre of Ghent and is easy accessible by public transport.