Conference participants will need to take care of their own accommodation arrangements. There is  a broad range of hotels available in Helsinki. The University has negotiated rates with many conveniently located hotels. You can find the hotel contact details and rates under the following weblink. When making your booking, refer to this list:

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We have negotiated room allotments with the following two hotels. If you intend to book a room at one of these, please mention the following information (e.g. allotment/booking codes when making the booking online):

  • Hotelli Helka, 125 EUR single room/night, breakfast included. Mention “Bantu 6, University of Helsinki” when booking.
  • Scandic Park, 125 EUR. Mention the following code when making your reservation: BHEL210616

While we have been trying to agree on affordable rates, it is still a good idea to check availability for hotel rooms through other websites. Some of the common websites for hotel reservations may offer better deals!

Töölö Towers
The University of Helsinki also has accommodation available at Töölö Towers. The prices are similar to those of the more economical options from among the list given in the linked pdf file. Töölö Towers Unihome is located in a quiet part of town about 2km from the conference venue and (like nearly everything in Helsinki) is close to public transportation.

Rooms at Töölö Towers can be booked under the conference allotment during the period of 19-26 June, 2016. Reservations must be made by 19 May 2016. Twenty single rooms have been allotted at Töölö Towers for Bantu 6 guests. (Multiple-occupancy rooms may also be available; e-mail to inquire.)

Conference rates at Töölö Towers are as follows: 93€/night, or 329€ for the full week 19-26 June. (Note that if you’re planning to stay for four or more nights, you might consider booking for the entire week to enjoy some sightseeing time in Helsinki at Midsummer!) Weekly room cleaning and a buffet breakfast are included in the price.

To make a booking at Töölö Towers, send an e-mail to with the following information:

  • Guest name
  • Conference/allotment name (Bantu 6 – conference)
  • Arrival and departure dates (Check-in is from 14.00 on the date of arrival, and check-out is by 12.00 noon on the date of departure.)

Credit card authorization is required and will be sent with room confirmations. You can also ask for an authorization form from

Reservations are contingent on remaining room availability in the allotment. Please wait for confirmation after sending your request e-mail. Unihome may also be contacted by phone at +358 (0)2941 24727.

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