Octoberfest 2010
Accommodation Choices

All prices quoted here are in Canadian Dollars. $1 CAN = $0.97 US = €0.76 Euro = £0.63 GBP approximately (Sept 2010).

If you find that any of the below accommodations are booked out, please let me know and I will update this website.


Atlantica Hotel. We have reserved a block of rooms at this hotel at a special rate of $109/night for a standard room (with double bed), and $139/night for an executive level room (with King sized bed). To get the special rate, book by September 22, and be sure to mention this code when booking: "OCT". (Note: September 22 has passed, but it has been reported that guests are still given the special rate. If you have difficulties, please let me know and we will do what we can). Internet, free parking. Address: 1980 Robie Street (at Robie and Quinpool). Phone: 888-810-7288. Website: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com. Distance to workshop: 1.4km (17 minutes walking).

Lord Nelson Hotel (sold out). We normally recommend this hotel, but they are fully booked on the weekend in question. The following information is just in case: This hotel has a corporate rate for Dalhousie University; be sure to mention you are visiting Dalhousie when booking. Very nice rooms, recently renovated. Address: 1515 South Park Street. Phone: 800-565-2020. Website: www.lordnelsonhotel.com. Distance to workshop: 1.3km (16 minutes walking).

Waverley Inn. Charming and historic. Oscar Wilde stayed here. Address: 1266 Barrington Street. Phone 800-565-9346. Website: www.waverleyinn.com. Distance to workshop: 2.1km (24 minutes walking).

Bed & Breakfast:

Dorette has been in touch with the following B&B's:

The Verandah Bed & Breakfast. Recommended by Dorette, very charming. There are 2 rooms available and a suite with kitchen. We have a special rate of $95/night; make sure to mention Dorette Pronk or Category Theory when booking. Address: 1394 Edward Street. Phone 902-494-9500. Website: www.theverandahbb.com. Distance to workshop: 0.7km (8 minutes walking).

Garden South Park Inn. Last we checked, there were 2-3 rooms available. The quoted rates are $95.24 (double bed), $103.24 (queen sized bed), which is a bit less than their website rates, so be sure to mention Dorette or the workshop when you book. Address: 1263 South Park Street. Phone: 877-414-8577. Website: www.gardeninn.ns.ca. Distance to workshop: 1.6km (21 minutes walking).

Welcome Inn. Last we checked, there were 3 rooms availalble, and the quoted rate is $115. Address: 1984 Connaught Ave. Phone: 877-288-2999. Website: www.welcomeinnhalifax.com. Distance to workshop: 1.3km (16 minutes walking).

Here is a list of other Halifax B&B's: Halifax Bed & Breakfasts at WordWeb.com.

Youth Hostels:

Backpackers Hostel. Shared rooms from $20, private from $57.50. Address: 2193 Gottingen Street. Phone: 888-431-3170. Website: www.halifaxbackpackers.com. Distance to workshop: 2.5km (31 minutes walking).

Hostelling International. Shared rooms from $27 (members) $32 (non-members), private from $57. Address: 1253 Barrington Street. Phone: 902-422-3863. Website: www.hihostels.com. Distance to workshop: 2.1km (24 minutes walking).

More information and map:

You may be able to find additional accommodation options and reviews on tripadvisor.com.

Here is an interactive map. The workshop location is shown in red, hotels are blue, bed & breakfasts are purple, and hostels are cyan. You can click on each location for more details and a link to their website.

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Last updated: Sept 9, 2010 by Peter Selinger