For booking your accommodation please follow this link (the default order of the listing starts with the fanciest and most expensive hotel in town - just reorder the list according to your preferences).
The recommended date of arrival is Wednesday 28 June when we will host in the afternoon a Business and Development Forum, a number of workshops and, in the evening, the annual distinguished Carl Schlettwein Lecture of the Centre for African Studies. The recommended date of departure is Sunday 2 July (the Conference dinner will be held on Saturday 1 July and an optional farewell brunch at the Markthalle Basel situated next to the train station and airport bus terminal will be staged on Sunday 2 July).
Your booking at a Basel hotel will include free transportation within the city perimeter right upon arrival at Basel airport or one of the two train stations. The public transport system is excellent and runs till late at night. Furthermore virtually all hotels in the Basel city perimeter are located within walking distance.
Basel is a small town and it borders directly on France and Germany. Accommodation in the suburbs is more affordable in general. On the Swiss side these are the towns of Aesch, Allschwil, Binningen, Birsfelden, Bottmingen, Dornach Münchenstein, Muttenz, Pratteln), in Germany you should look at Lörrach, Weil am Rhein and also at Grenzach. In France you could opt at staying at St. Louis.All these places can be reached within 20-25 minutes from the conference venue, although with varying frequency. Please refer to our list (pdf) for suggestions.For those who want to meet locals, yet keep their costs to an absolute minimum, we recommend looking at couch-surfing sites: