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Accommodation and travel information

Accommodation

Recommended:

Hotel Nagyerdő

Conveniently located in the prime green resort area of Debrecen, only two tram stops from the university (10 mins walk), Hotel Nagyerdő offers a special conference discount for HUSSE 2015 participants and their families. 25 „standard” double rooms (with elevator and splendid views in the multistory section), and 25 „classic” double rooms (no elevator, in the two-story section) are available for conference guests. (Your partner and kids may also wish to enjoy a weekend off, so don’t hesitate to ask for an extension of your conference stay!)

Prices: (29-31 January 2015, a two-night package with extension)

“Classic” single room

/2 nights

HUF 15900 (approx. EUR 53) extension: HUF 7500/person/night
“Classic” double room taken by two persons /person/2 nightsHUF 14500 (approx. EUR 49) extension: HUF 6800/person/night
“Standard” single room

/2 nights

HUF 17700 (approx. EUR 59) extension: HUF 7400/person/night
“Standard” double room taken by two persons /person/2 nights HUF 16100 (approx. EUR 54) extension: HUF 7500/person/night

Prices include: half board (buffet breakfast and dinner), wifi, free entry into the hotel’s own thermal bath and sauna, free closed parking lot, VAT.

Extra charge: tourism tax: HUF 300 (EUR 1)/night/person - payable by adults (over 18).

Payment: by guests on site, in cash or by credit card.

For room reservation in Hungarian, contact the hotel’s page HERE. In your booking communication, please, indicate „HUSSE 2015”.

For room reservation in English, contact the hotel’s page HERE , click on “SEND INQUIRY” (in the left-hand side menu) and fill in the form to get your special conference offer. In your communication, please, indicate ”HUSSE 2015”.

Hotel Postás

At less than 500 meters away from the conference venue, equipped with a wellness and fitness centre and offering free parking places, Hotel Postás will cater for various needs of our conference participants.

Prices:

Double room for one person/night HUF 14000 (approx. EUR 44)
Double room for two persons/night HUF 17600 (approx. EUR 55)
Apartment for one person/night HUF 22000 (approx. EUR 69)
Apartment for two persons/night HUF 25500 (approx. EUR 80)
Apartment for three persons/night HUF 28300 (approx. EUR 88)
Apartment for four persons/night HUF 31700 (approx. EUR 99)

Prices include: breakfast, wi-fi, private parking places, free entry into the wellness (infra sauna, finnish sauna, steam cabin, jacuzzi, etc.) and fitness centre and VAT.

Extra charge: tourism tax: HUF 300 (EUR 1)/night/person - payable by adults (over 18).

For room reservation, contact the hotel manager, Katalin Angyal, directly before 15 October 2014 at angyal.katalin@posta.hu or udultetes@posta.hu, and in your communication, please, indicate that you are a HUSSE 12 (2015) conference participant.

Pension Péterfia

Ideally located in between the city centre and the campus, this friendly hotel offers a cosy atmosphere for conference participants who may wish to explore the city as well (the city centre is at a few minutes' walking distance, whereas the university is six tram stops away).

Special offer for our conference participants: 2014 rates even for 2015 (the offer is valid for reservations made before 15 November 2014): Prices:
Single room/person/night HUF 8200 EUR 27
Double room/2 persons /night/room HUF 9600 EUR 32
Breakfast/person HUF 1200 EUR 5

The prices include all other charges (like VAT and tourism tax); free and private parking places and wi-fi are available and are also included.

For room reservation, contact the hotel directly before 15 November 2014, and in your communication, please, indicate that you are a HUSSE 12 (2015) conference participant. ika

Grand Hotel Aranybika

In the heart of the city of Debrecen, in the vicinity of the Great Church is where the antique Grand Hotel Aranybika is located (cca. 10 mins by tram to the university). Our specially negotiated conference price is better than searching on booking.com.

Prices:

Superior single room (one person/night)HUF 16300(EUR 54)
Superior double room (two persons/night) HUF 18600 (EUR 62)

Prices include: buffet breakfast, VAT, tourism tax.

Extra charge: parking in the hotel’s car park: HUF 1800 (EUR 6)/car/night, needs to be prebooked.

For room reservation, please, contact the hotel directly by mail, phone, email or web at: Grand Hotel Aranybika***; H-4025 Debrecen, Piac u. 11-15.; Tel. : +36 20/3636121; E-mail : info@hotelaranybika.com; web: Grand Hotel Aranybika.

In your booking communication, please, indicate „HUSSE 2015”.

Please note that these special prices cannot be guaranteed after 1 October 2014.

Hotel Óbester****

Hotel Obester is located in the historic downtown region of Debrecen and is a true curiosity in the field of accommodation in the whole region. This unique Four-star hotel is Hungary’s and the world’s first hotel, which commemorates the times of the Hussars. The entire hotel has been decorated in a style to bring back the time of the Hussars.

Prices:

Superior single room (one person/night)HUF 18200(EUR 60)
Superior double room (two persons/night) HUF 20500 (EUR 68)

Prices include: buffet breakfast, free WiFi access, free parking in the hotel’s closed lot, wellness-fitness centre (jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, infrasauna, saltcave),VAT, tourism tax.

For room reservation, please, contact the hotel directly by mail, phone, email or web at: Hotel Óbester****; H-4026 Debrecen, Péterfia u. 49.; Tel. : +36 52/696 161; Fax : +36 52/696 162; E-mail : sales@hotelobester.hu; web: Hotel Óbester****.

In your booking communication, please, indicate „HUSSE 2015”. These special prices only apply for HUSSE 2015 conference participants.

Please note that these special prices cannot be guaranteed after 31 October 2014.

Travel information

Debrecen airport:

Debrecen is accessible by air. Even if Debrecen Airport serves only a limited number of European destinations (London Luton, Eindhoven, Antalya and Zakynthos), you may be lucky to find convenient connections.

HOW TO get to Debrecen from Budapest

Airport shuttle (minibus or car) services between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and Debrecen: Agora Transzf'air, Cívis Transzfer, El-Szállít

TRAIN: whether arriving in central Budapest or at the airport, you can take a train, preferably an Intercity (IC) train (more comfortable and quicker than regular ones). In case you take the Intercity, you will need to have a seat reservation.

Please note that trains from Budapest to Debrecen may leave from Keleti or Nyugati Railway Station (the route from Keleti lasts substantially longer). You can also catch your train at Ferihegy station, which is served by an easy transfer from Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

For information about the timetable, the booking and the purchase of tickets please visit the website of the Hungarian Railways, MÁV-START Zrt, also available in English.

You may buy your ticket in several ways: (1) via phone, (2) via the online purchase system, or (3) in person at the railway station.

(1) For information about booking an Intercity train ticket via phone please call MÁVDIRECT Customer Service.

International phone number: +36 (1) 444 44 99

Domestic phone number: 06 (40) 49 49 49

The ticket has to be collected half an hour before departure time at the railway station but definitely no later than 10 minutes before departure, because the computer system then deletes the booking (that is because of the compulsory seat reserve on ICs).

The ticket has to be paid for when collected.

This option is NOT available at Ferihegy station (airport transfer station) as the station has only a ticket machine, but no ticket office.

(2) You may also purchase the train ticket through the Online Railway Ticket Purchase System, where you will find up-to-date information about the purchase and collection of eTickets.

(3) You may also purchase the train ticket and the seat reservation for the Intercity in person at the railway station.

This option is NOT available for IC trains at Ferihegy station (airport transfer station) as the station has only a ticket machine, but no ticket office, and the ticket machine does not issue IC seat reservations.

Ticket prices:
PRICES First Class Second Class
one-way ticket price (100%)* HUF 4,940 HUF 3,950
seat reservation for IC HUF 655** HUF 655**
TOTAL HUF 5,595 HUF 4,605
one-way ticket price (50%)* HUF 2,970 HUF 1,980
seat reservation for IC HUF 655** HUF 655**
TOTAL HUF 3,625 HUF 2,635

* A return ticket costs exactly twice as much as a one-way ticket.

** The seat reservation may cost a bit less as its price is subject to the day of the week and to the part of the day.

HOW TO get to your hotel/the University in Debrecen?

All the recommended hotels can be reached by taking tram No. 1 from the railway station. So hop on Tram No. 1 in front of the railway station, and:

1. for Hotel Nagyerdő, take off at stop "Aquaticum" (about 15 mins from the main station), and walk 50 meters to the right.

2. for Hotel Postás, take off at stop "Nagyerdei körút" (about 15 mins from the main station), and walk about three minutes on the other side of the tramline "loop" (click on "térkép" next to No 1 "villamos"), opposite the direction of the tram, this way;

3. for Pension Péterfia, take off at stop "Eötvös utca" (about 10 mins from the main station), and walk back 200 meters;

4. for Grand Hotel Aranybika, take off at stop "Kossuth tér" (about 5 mins from the main station): the grandest building that’s not the Great Church is yours.

3. for Hotel Óbester****, take off at stop "Eötvös utca" (about 10 mins from the main station): the hotel is on your right.

Tickets can be bought at any of the newspaper stands at the railway station for 300 Ft, or from the tram driver for 400Ft.

As an alternative, you may catch a taxi outside the railway station and go to your hotel.

How to get to the Main building, University of Debrecen (Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.)

Hop on Tram No. 1 in front of the railway station, after about 18 mins get off at stop Egyetem" (University). The Main building is 100 ms ahead – too big to miss.

Tickets can be bought at any of the newspaper stands at the railway station for HUF 300, or from the tram driver for HUF 400.

HOW TO get to Debrecen from Budapest IF YOU DRIVE?

The easiest is to check out the itinerary at any of the following sites (the address of the conference venue: 4032 Debrecen Egyetem tér 1.)

Michelin map

Térkép 24 (a Hungarian online map)

Google map