(The page with options for accommodations will be updated in January 2011 or earlier)
There will be a map with hotels/ hostels with contact information.
Meanwhile here is some advice on places to stay which are close to the festival venues.
Tip: you can google for any address in Vancouver using "google street" feature, that way you can take a look how the locations looks.
http://www.airbnb.com/ (search for Vancouver, BC, Canada)
(If we are currently negotiating discounts for the festival participants, updated information will be posted here a bit later)
The Days Inn
2075 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604 876 5531
(it is the closest hotel to the Alpen Club, about a 10 minute walk from the venue)
Best Western Uptown Hotel ($75+ per room)
toll free 1-888-234-9111
205 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3J5
(The prices are usually cheaper when booking in advance. A room with 2 double beds could be a nice affordable option for 2 couples)
It's a very convenient location in terms of TLF venues as well as transport and sightseeing if you choose to stay in East Vancouver. Main street is famous for its artsy places and many restaurants / cafes / clubs as well as shops with trendy and handmade clothes. You can easily get to downtown from Main – Kingsway area by taking the bus #8, #3, #19 (goes to Stanley Park), those buses pass "Main/Science World" Skytrain station (3-5min). #99 B-Line or #9 will take you to the Skytrain "Broadway City Hall" (Canada Line) @ Cambie/Broadway as well as they go to Kitsilano area and UBC.
For Academie Duello there are many hotels in the area depending on what your budget is. Prices range from $60-300 plus.
Hotel Ramada ($79 – 139 per room)
(There are promotional prices as well, check the conditions)
435 West Pender st., Vancouver, V6B 1V2
Toll free: 1-888-389-5888
This hotel is very close to Academie Duello, located very centrally in downtown Vancouver, close to Canada Place, Gastown, Vancouver Art Gallery, shopping streets and malls, Stanley Park. Friendly customer service, decent rooms.
(another location – Granville @ Davie)
1221 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 1M6
Toll Free: 888-835-0078
The Victorian hotel ($70-80/night)
514 Homer St., Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604 681-6369
The Comfort Inn
654 Nelson St., Vancouver, BC
As far as we heard, these 2 hostels are quite ok for budget traveling (NB: Check out the hotels as well, if 2 couples or several friends share a hotel room, the price would be affordable too and you get a more comfortable place):
927 Main Street, Vancouver,BC
300 Cambie Street @ Cordova Street in Gastown, Vancouver
Phone: 604 684 6466
Toll Free: 1 877 395 5335
(Gastown location has more rooms but a bit noisier, Seymour location seems quieter)