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Drylands, Deserts
and Desertification
  • A range of accommodation options at special rates to conference participants ($40–$185/night) are available in varying proximity to the conference venues.

     
    Accommodation for invited speakers is secured by the organizers.

    All others need to secure their accommodation well in advance as there are limited vacancies in the area. Furthermore, availability of a preferred hotel cannot be guaranteed.

    Hotel reservations can only be made online at this link

     

     


    Leonardo Hotel Beersheva

    High quality accommodation with an outdoor pool and spa, Located in the city center, within walking distance of shops, markets, museums and historical sites. It is about a 40-minute ride from Beersheva to the conference venue. There will be a free shuttle to and from the hotel/conference venue provided by the conference organizers (one daily shuttle in each direction).

    Accommodation options are varied with rooms and suites.

    The special conference guest price per night for either a single or a double occupancy regular room (BB) is 660 NIS (approx. 185 USD). VAT will be added for Israeli participants. Charges are made in local currency.

    To reserve accommodation for participants of the DDD 2017 Conference, please click here

    You will be requested to pay only a deposit to secure your reservation. You will be charged the remaining amount one week before your arrival.  You will receive a confirmation within two working days (kindly note that in Israel, Friday is NOT a working day) whether your request is approved. If your request cannot be processed, your deposit will be refunded at no charge.

  • Leonardo Hotel Beersheva

 


  • Sede Boqer Field School  


  • Internet access is not available in the rooms but is available in some common areas

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Located within walking distance of the conference venue, in Midreshet Ben-Gurion. The Field School operates two buildings which together contain 47 Youth Hostel standard rooms, at single or double occupancy (although the rooms contain 2-4 beds). In addition, there is a limited number of dormitory beds (6 in room. Separate male/female dormitory rooms).

Each room has its own bathroom and shower. All rooms have heating/air conditioning and each building contains a clubroom and classrooms, enabling lectures for groups of up to 50 people.

Special Price for Participants

(The field school is a non-profit organization and does not charge VAT; below are the total prices for both Israelis and international guests).

Per Person Per Night (BB)

Single room: 240 NIS (approx. 70 USD); Double room: 290 NIS (approx. 80 USD); bed in dormitory room (up to 6 people in bunk beds, separate rooms for women and men): 130 NIS (approx. 36 USD) per bed

Hotel reservations can only be made online at this link


 
  • Sede Boqer Guesthouse "Hamburg house"  

    • Limited internet access is available in the rooms and in some common areas.

      Located within walking distance of the conference venue, the Hamburg House is mostly reserved for invited speakers.

      If available, prices at the guest house are:

      Single room: 320 NIS (approx. 90 USD), 
      Double room: 420 NIS (approx. 120 USD)

      Hotel reservations can only be made online at this link
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  • BIDR Guesthouse

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    Internet access is available in the rooms.
  • Located within walking distance of the conference venue,
  • the BIDR Guesthouse is reserved for invited speakers only.

  • Isrotel Ramon Inn

  • (for invited international speakers only or by direct reservation at the hotel)

    Cozy, pleasant and intimate hotel of 96 rooms and suites, located near the breathtaking Ramon Crater. Note, Isrotel Ramon Inn is a four-story building without any elevators or terraces. 

    Accommodation options are varied with single/double rooms and 4/6 person apartments.

    There will be a free conference shuttle to and from the conference venue (once daily in each direction). There is also public transportation connecting Mitzpe Ramon and the conference venue.

    Isrotel Ramon Inn


  • For more accommodation options in the Ramat Hanegev area
  • (no transportation to/from the conference venues will be provided)

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    General Notes on Accommodations:

    • Check-in time is 2 pm. Check-out time is 9 am. There will be storage facilities on campus during the conference to guard your luggage if necessary.
    • If you are an invited lecturer, please refrain from making your own hotel booking, as this will result in double booking.
    • Pre-registration will take place in your hotel lobby on Sunday evening from 8-10 pm. We encourage you to pre-register as this will help to make registration on Monday morning faster and more efficient. Registration will continue the next morning beginning at 8:30 am at the Evens Auditorium on the campus.
    • A conference representative will provide you with a key to your room, upon your arrival. If you will be arriving at unusual hours, please make sure you coordinate your arrival with the conference organizers.

       
    • Cancellation Policy:
      • Cancellation up to one month prior to arrival will be fully refunded less the deposit made for reservation (200 NIS for the Field School rooms and 500 NIS for the Leonardo Hotel).
      • Cancellation less than one month prior to arrival and up to one week prior to arrival will be charged 50% of the total reservation cost.
      • Cancellation less than one week prior to arrival will not be refunded.