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Oct 192012

The NLS6 team is committed to helping you keep your costs down so that you can maximise your symposium experience. That’s why we have created a space on the website where you connect with other delegates for the purpose of sharing accommodation.  Not only will you save money, you will also have the opportunity to make a new professional connection.

So –  Are you an NLS6 delegate looking for somewhere to stay during the symposium? Or perhaps you are planning to book a hotel room or holiday apartment and want to find someone to share accommodation and costs? Or what about those of you who are lucky enough to live in Brisbane – do you have accommodation to offer an NLS6 delegate?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then the homestay classifieds system is for you!  You can get started right away or, if you prefer, you can check out the info and tips first.

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Oct 082012

The Experience team is pleased to announce the Oaks Hotels & Resorts group as the ‘preferred’ apartment option for NLS6. All Oaks Brisbane properties offer 4 ½ star, one and two bedroom fully self contained apartments with private balconies, separate lounge, dining, full kitchen and laundry facilities. Rooms include broadband connectivity, DVD / stereo, telephones, fitness room /gymnasium, lap pool, sauna, spa and BBQ facilities. The properties are in ideal locations situated just minutes from all that Brisbane has to offer.

I have stayed at iStay River City and our very own Kate Davis has stayed at 212 Margaret and we are both confident that you will feel right at home in any of the Oaks properties.

All NLS6 delegates are eligible for a 5% discount on accommodation at Brisbane Oaks Hotels & Resorts for the duration of the symposium.  To ensure that you receive the discount place your booking through the NLS6 booking portal.  The rooms will be subject to availability and the rates will fluctuate based on demand.  Delegates should also be aware of the website’s terms and conditions.

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Oct 052012

The experience team knows that accommodation will be an important part of your overall symposium experience. We know that a lot of you will be unfamiliar with Brisbane and you probably won’t have time to come up here to check things out for yourself before hand. We also know that a lot of you won’t know anyone else who is attending and will be looking forward to meeting and socialising with new people.

That’s why the experience team are choosing ‘preferred’ accommodation venues: one backpackers’ hostel and one hotel/apartment. I, on behalf of the experience team, have popped in to a couple of venues and had a look around for you. I’ve also been working hard to arrange great discounts for NLS6 delegates. My aim is to streamline the booking process for you and maximize the potential for you to socialize and meet other delegates at your accommodation site.

Brisbane City YHA street viewNow, without further adieu, myself and the NLS6 experience team is proud to announce the symposium’s preferred backpacker accommodation venue* – the Brisbane City YHA. Chosen as ‘Best Backpacker Accommodation’ at the 2011 Queensland Tourism Awards and newly renovated in 2009, the YHA is the ideal home-away-from-home for budget savvy travellers.

The Brisbane City YHA offers a mix of four- and six-share dorms, some with ensuite and some with shared bathrooms. Private twin and double rooms (again, some with ensuite and some with shared bathrooms) can also be booked. Disabled facilities are available – please contact the YHA directly for details.

While staying at the YHA, guests can enjoy a barista style coffee and cooked breakfast at the Drifter’s Café in the morning and return in the evening for happy hour drink discounts between 5-6 pm. Or if you prefer to self-cater, there is a fully ‘kitted-out’ commercial-style kitchen with outdoor patio and city views. The Coles grocery store is a short walk away in The Barracks shopping centre on Petrie Terrace.

The Brisbane City YHA is located about 600m from Roma Street Station and about 2km from QUT Gardens Point. It is about a 20 minute walk to QUT or, if you prefer, a 10 minute bus ride from Roma Street Station. Alternatively, if you’re feeling energetic, you could hire a push bike at the hostel and pedal your way to the symposium!

All symposium delegates are eligible for the YHA discount and Groups Coordinator, Sarah Schatz, is holding 80 beds and several private rooms (both ensuite and with shared bathroom) exclusively for NLS6. However, she is only able to hold these beds for six weeks from when registrations open.

So what are you waiting for? Ring Sarah on 07 3236 1004 or email brisbanecitygroups@yha.com.au to secure your accommodation today. Make sure you advise Sarah that you are with NLS6 so that she can offer you the YHA discount.

Please note that delegates are responsible for their own booking and payment. Anyone booking at the YHA should ensure that they are familiar with the cancellation policy and any other terms and conditions.

Sarah Schatz, Groups Coordinator
BrisbaneCity YHA
392 Upper Roma StBrisbaneQLD 4000
Phone: 07 3236 1004


* Don’t worry – for those of you who are not interested in staying in a backpackers’ hostel, the preferred hotel/apartment venue is coming soon!

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