There are many hotels offering rooms for a range of budgets in Sydney. Please note that January 26 is a public holiday, which may lead to increased rates for that night at some locations.
linux.conf.au 2018 has also arranged discounted accommodation with surrounding providers. Full details are available to delegates who have registered for an account on the website.
NOTE: Most room blocks have now been finalized with the hotels. If you are still looking for accommodation we suggest you still reach out to the hotel and see if there are rooms available and whether you can get the group rate, but it will be subject to general availability.
A limited number of accessible rooms are available at the "Glebe Space", and at the Mercure. Please contact the properties using the links below to enquire about availability for these.
Value accommodation at FreeSpace
A range of rooms are available exclusively to attendees of linux.conf.au 2018 for a limited time.
- $100/night - Double room at Sydney Space
- $110/night - Double ensuite room at Glebe Space
- $130/night - Twin/Triple ensuite room at Glebe Space
These rooms are individual dorm style rooms and have shared bathrooms and common areas.
All rooms include complimentary wireless internet access. Pillows, linens, towels and toiletries are provided.
These buildings are next door to each other, near the Parramatta Road entrance to Sydney University.
It's about a 30 minute walk to the UTS venue, or you can take a 10-minute bus trip (using Sydney's public transport). These buses are very frequent, so we will not run shuttles - getting to and from the venue is up to attendees.
Accommodation bookings have now closed, however we did release some rooms back to the venue so they may be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with LCA2018 in the title to see if there is any availability left.
Value accommodation at Song Hotel
Double and twin rooms are available for $135/night.
These rooms are more traditional hotel rooms, each with an ensuite, a TV, a fridge, etc. The Song Hotel also provides a complimentary "Light Continental" breakfast.
This hotel is a 10-15 minute walk from the venue (crossing one major road). Attendees will need to make their own arrangements in getting to and from the venue each day.
Accommodation bookings via the dashboard have now closed, however you can still book via the website. These rooms are open to the general public and are therefore based on availability. Make sure you select the Redfern property not the Sydney property. You may be able to get the discounted conference rate if you enquire directly with them.
Discounts at nearby hotels
A number of hotels close to the venue are offering discounted rates for attendees of linux.conf.au 2018.
These rooms are subject to availability and are subject to change.
- Our code gives 10% off market rates, subject to availability, for stays checking in on or after Sun 21 Jan and checking out on or before Friday 27th Jan.
We've arranged a group booking code at 3 hotels run by the Accor Group in the vicinity of the conference.
These rates may not be the cheapest available rates at the hotels, so you may wish to compare with prices available elsewhere.
However, our rates do include complimentary wifi for up to 5 devices per room. These rates permit cancellation up to 30 days prior to check-in (a cancellation fee of the first night's accommodation will apply) and are transferable (you can change the name on the booking if you aren't coming but can find someone else to take the room). Cheaper rates may not allow this flexibility.
A non-refundable deposit equal to one night's accommodation will be charged to guests' credit card at the time of reservation. At 29 days prior to arrival, the guest's individual credit card will be charged for all remaining reserved nights.
Should an individual cancel/reduce his/her reservation less than 29 days prior to arrival the above-mentioned payments will be forfeited as a cancellation charge.
Should an individual fail to arrive at the hotel they will be considered a No Show and they will be charged all nights booked.
These rates apply from Sunday night (21 Jan 2018) through Friday night (26 Jan 2018), and are subject to availability. These rates cannot be guaranteed after December 21 and may run out before depending on demand. Market rates apply for other nights.
These rates are only available for phone or email bookings and will not be presented on the hotel websites.
Discounted parking is available for $25/day at each location.
Breakfast may be added at the discounted price of $20 per person per day.
- Novotel Sydney Central: $249/night; Standard Room
- Mercure Sydney: $229/night; Standard Room
- Ibis World Square: $199/night; Standard Twin or Standard Double