24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Hotels and other accommodation

The Congress organisers have made block reservations in hotels across central Manchester, at special reduced rates. We have also secured rooms in several University of Manchester halls of residence (dorms). 

IMPORTANT: please do NOT book directly with the hotels or other bookings agencies.

You will be able to reserve your room via the Congress website, at the reduced rates listed below, during your general Congress registration. A non-returnable deposit equivalent to one night’s stay will be charged at the time of reservation, and you should pay the balance to the hotel on departure.

Hotel or residence

Room rate, per night

Walking time to Congress venue (approx)


double / twin

City centre hotels

Ibis, Charles Street




10 minutes

Jurys Inn




15 minutes


Mercure Manchester Piccadilly




15 minutes


The Portland by Thistle




15 minutes






10 minutes






15 minutes

Student halls of residence


Victoria Park (shared bathrooms)



20 minutes


Victoria Park (en-suite)



20 minutes


George Kenyon Hall (en-suite)



1 minute

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All of our recommended hotels are in central (downtown) Manchester, close to a wide range of restaurants and other attractions. All are within practical walking distance of the Congress venue, and are close to regular bus services.

University halls of residence (dorms) offer a lower-cost alternative, with all basic amenities and a choice of private or shared bathroom. Rooms are available at George Kenyon Hall, right next to the Congress venue, and at several halls in Victoria Park, a quiet inner suburb close to the famous “Curry Mile” of Rusholme. Internet access in all halls of residence is free of charge, but it is wired (no wireless) and will require an ethernet cable. Ethernet cables are available from the hall reception at £3.00 each.

Our travel pages include specific directions from the main rail stations to all the recommended hotels and halls.

If you are arriving from Manchester Airport, see this page for travel to hotels or this page for travel to halls of residence.


If our recommended hotels and residence rooms don't meet your needs, or you are too late to book your chosen option, see this page for possible alternative accommodation in the city.