Barcelona is a top tourist destination that offers tons of accommodation options. The conference venue, ICFO, where we spend most of our PhD life is located in Castelldefels, 20 km south of Barcelona along the coast (to see how to conveniently get there press here). As it is easy to feel a bit overwhelmed, we have compiled a list of recommended options for accommodation, which are either close to the conference venue in Castelldefels or close to Sants, the main train station in Barcelona, which would facilitate your way to commute to ICFO.

Since it will be more fun that most of the students stay together at one place, we recommend the participants to stay in one of the following options in charming Castelldefels (within walking distance from ICFO, the conference venue):

The Pius Font i Quer Resa Residence Hall (web)
In short Resa Residence, is located within just 3 minutes of walking on the same campus area as the conference venue, ICFO. We have secured you a discount of 5% using the code IONS19.
The residence hall offers you a complete service including wifi, towels, bed linen, and an attached bathroom. Laundry machines, a leisure area and a gym are also accessible in-house.
Note that the Pius Font i Quer Residence Hall is one of several student accommodation halls of the company Resa Inn found across Spain and in particular in the area of Barcelona. Hence the 5% discount code is also valid for the other three halls located in the area of Barcelona.

  • Torre Girona (web)
  • Investigadors (web)
  • Campus del Mar (web)

We present these to you as they offer a discount, but location wise these residence are less convenient and so, we strongly encourage you to book your accommodation in the Pius Font i Quer Resa Residence (or the other that you will find below).

Solifemar (web)
The Aparthotel Solifemar is located at the beachfront of Castelldefels and by walking you reach ICFO within 20 minutes.
They have kindly agreed to provide us a discount via the code IONS19, which you need to provide with your booking request.
Hotel Pitort (web)
From this nice hotel, one reaches ICFO in less than 10 minutes of walking.
It offers nice deals for your stay but has no special discount for IONS.
Hotel Ibis (web)
From this hotel it takes you approximately 15 minutes by foot to ICFO.
It offers nice deals for your stay but has no special discount for IONS.

If during the event you prefer to stay in the city of Barcelona, we recommend you to book your stay during IONS BCN ’19 in:

Evenia Rocafort Hotel (web)
This hotel is located close to Plaza de España and the train station Sants, which makes it easy to commute to ICFO and leaves you strategically well-placed to discover the city of Barcelona.
There are different options for the rooms and services, but most importantly, Evenia Rocafort Hotel also grants you with a discount when using the code IONS19.