We can offer free/sponsored hosting for about 80 men and 10 women (separate room) in a so-called Zivilschutzbunker (civil defense shelter / blast-proof bunker) underneath the premises of the ETH Zurich. It's a bit like a sports hall and contains banks with bedsheets as well as sanitary installations. It's not luxury but enough to spend a few hours per night to catch at least some sleep between parties and sessions/hackfests. Don't miss the camp-like feeling! Also, it's located close to Zurich's main train station, even closer to the FUDCon Zurich location and still closer to the FUDPub location!
The rooms are reserved from Friday the 17th September 'till Monday the 20th September.
You would like to stay there? Please add an X to the A column of the pre-registration page (Note: everyone is invited to do so. First come, first serve).
Picture: ZSB Building
Picture: ZSB Entrance
There's a lot of hotels in and close to Zurich and you should easily find one. We've organized a special deal with nice hotel just outside the city border. It's very close to the airport (and offers a free shuttle bus) and has a train station next to the hotel. Please note that we cannot offer sponsoring for hotel rooms.
The hotel offers us a contingent of rooms as follows, which is valid Thu-Sun only.
3x room with 4 beds, CHF 140.-/room/night
4x room with 3 beds, CHF 130.-/room/night
40x room with 2 beds, CHF 120.-/room/night
20x room with 1 bed, CHF 100.-/room/night ...totalling to 67 rooms with a total of 124 beds.
Additionally, a citytax of CHF 2.50/person/night will be charged.
The above offer includes:
- Free "express" breakfast
- Free mineral water on the room
- Free parking spaces
- Free shuttle bus to/from airport
- Free access to the hotel's own fitness room
- Free access to the town's indoor swimming pool
- Free wired internet access in the room (possibly need a hub or switch tho)
All rooms are modern and have a toilet with shower, a safe and are fully accessible for disabled people.
Check-in starts as early as 08:00 and check-out is possible until 12:00. Accepted credit cards are American Express, Master Card, Visa and Diners Club.
How to book a room
You can book a room directly with the hotel. Just call them on +41 44 804 44 44 or email them at email@example.com. Don't forget to mention the booking code "FUDCon" to profit from out contingent.
Can't find a roommate (or more than one) and don't want to stay in a single room? Have a look on this list to see if you can find someone in the same situation or add yourself to it.
While you're a guest of the hotel you can use the hotel's free parking spaces (70 available). On your day of departure (i.e. after check-out) you can use the parking space until 15:00. If you're not a guest (yet/anymore) one parking sapce costs CHF 10.-/day.
The shuttle bus is offered by the hotel to its guests free of charge. It makes it's way to and from the hotel twice an hour between 05:00 and 23:30 (timetable) while the actually ride only takes about 10 minutes. At the airport you can find the Hotel Allegra shuttle bus between the arrivals 1 and 2. After going through customs don't take any escalator and don't follow the signs to public transportation (e.g. "Regionalbus") but instead follow the signs to the shuttle bus area ("Hotelbus"). Once you're outdoors there's a "Hotelbus overview" detailing where all the different buses are waiting and you'll see the Allegra bus is located in "Zone 3".
Picture: Hotel Shuttle Bus
From/to event location
From the hotel, take the S7 train service towards Rapperswil and get off the train at Zurich HB. From there, follow the directions to the FUDCon:Zurich_2010_Location.
From Zurich HB take the S7 train service on track 21 or 22 towards Winterthur and get off the train at Kloten (not Kloten Balsberg).