Congress Accommodation

Preferential rates have been negotiated for the participants of the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science and we encourage you to book your hotel to benefit from the special rates. There is a variety of room rates to fit all budgets. All the Congress hotels are located within a 25 minutes walk from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

All venues are in safe and easy walking distance to the Congress venue and accessible to local supermarkets and general facilities travelling guests may require. Refer to the Practical Information page to assist you in planning for your time in Brisbane.

The apartment style facilities offer participants a much larger space, ideal for long stays or if sharing with family or colleagues. For the budget conscious, the two bedroom apartments at Oaks Casino can be configured to 4 x single beds, allowing up to 4 people to cost share the apartment, please request this at time of booking.




The hotel room rates below :

  • are per room per night (single/double occupancy) in Australian dollars (AUD) and inclusive of 10% Australian GST
  • do NOT include breakfast, unless otherwise stated
  • are subject to availability
  • require a payment to secure the booking

The reservation cut-off date is 15 June 2018. The choices below represent only the hotels that have negotiated special rates with IPSA. Please note that IPSA is not responsible for any cancellation fees.

Dates we are currently holding rooms for are the nights 18 – 27 July 2018 inclusive, if you would like to book additional nights outside these dates please contact the WC2018 Accommodation team at  

Hotel Rating Room rate (AUD) Inclusions & Features
Mercure Hotel Brisbane
Headquarter Hotel
18 minutes walk - Map
Mercure_Queen Room.jpg **** Standard Room $165 WiFi
Breakfast $20 AUD
Treasury Brisbane (The Star)
16 minutes walk - Map
Treasury_King Deluxe.jpg ***** Deluxe Room
Parlour King
Hotel Suite
Hilton Brisbane
23 minutes walk - Map
Hilton_King.jpg ***** King Guest Room
$220 Breakfast for one
Pullman King George Square
21 minutes walk - Map
Pullman Deluxe.jpg ***** Deluxe Room $215 WiFi
Sofitel Brisbane
28 minutes walk - Map
Sofitel_Queen.jpg ***** Superior Room $205 WiFi in lobby
Rydges South Bank Brisbane
3 minutes walk - Map
RydgesHotelSouthbank-queen.jpg **** Standard Queen Room
Superior Queen Room
Deluxe Queen River View
Next Hotel Brisbane
18 minutes walk - Map
next-hotel-brisbane_Room.jpg **** Standard Room
Deluxe Room
4 mini-bar items per day
NEXT Lounge access
ibis Styles
19 minutes walk - Map
ibis styles queen.jpg *** Superior City View
Superior River View
Continental buffet breakfast for one
Additional breakfast $15 AUD
ibis Brisbane
21 minutes walk - Map
ibis-brisbane_Double.jpg *** Standard Room
iBusiness Room
(one or two double beds)
Swiss-Belhotel (South Bank)
15 minutes walk - Map
Swiss Belhotel_King.jpg *** Superior King
Superior River View
Deluxe Suite


Apartment Hotel   Rating Rate (AUD) Inclusions & Features
Mantra South Bank
3 minutes walk - Map
Mantra_1 bedroom apt.jpg **** Studio Apartment (kitchenette only)
One Bedroom Apartment
Two Bedroom Apartment
Daily service
Full kitchen with living and dining area
Oaks Casino Towers
16 minutes walk - Map
Oaks Casino Towers_1 bedroom apt.jpg **** One Bedroom Apartment
Two Bedroom Apartment
Daily service
Full kitchen
Living and dining area & balcony
iStay River City
24 minutes walk - Map
Istay River_1 bedroom apt.jpg **** One Bedroom Apartment
Two Bedroom Apartment
Wired internet
Weekly service
Full kitchen
Living and dining area & balcony


We encourage you to read the Terms and Conditions below noting the cancellation dates and refund policy. The advice below is in line with Australian Hotel Standards and will apply across the venues.  The WC2018 Accommodation team will not accept responsibility for accommodations booked through 3rd party providers or directly with venues.


Accommodation will not be confirmed until payment of the first night is received by Credit Card. Your payment will be forwarded to your hotel and credited to your room account. Delegates must settle the balance of their account with the hotel concerned upon check in/out depending on the hotels policy. If accommodation deposits are not received before 15 June 2018 your room will be cancelled and released back to the hotel. The Accommodation team does not take responsibility for accommodation if payment is not received by this date.


No accommodation payments will be refunded on or after 15 June 2018.

Participants who confirm an accommodation booking with a credit card deposit or full pre-payment and who wish to cancel on or after 15 June 2018 are liable for the full stay of each night cancelled.

To cancel your reservation, please contact the WC2018 Accommodation team at

Name changes to a reservation can be made at no charge.

Change of booking

Any change in booking must be made in writing to the Accommodation team and NOT directly to the hotel before 15 June 2018. Any changes received after 15 June 2018 will be at the hotels discretion and based on availability.

Early arrival

As check in at most hotels is not until 14:00, it is possible that your room may not be ready for immediate occupation on your early arrival. Whilst hotels will do everything possible to accommodate early arrivals, if you wish to be guaranteed immediate occupation you can pay an extra day’s tariff for the night before you are due to arrive. If you wish to take this precaution, please advise the Accommodation team on the registration form so we can notify the hotel that your room is required early.

Late arrival

Please indicate if you will arrive at your hotel after 18:00. Failure to do so might result in your room being released.


Please direct all accommodation enquiries to:

WC2018 Accommodation Team
PO Box 3599
South Brisbane QLD 4101 Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 7 3255 1002
Facsimile: +61 (0) 7 3255 1004

Budget Hostels

Participants may also consider the following two hostels which offer simple budget accommodations. Please contact the hostels directly for details and reservations.
IPSA is not responsible for the rates nor reservations.

Apartment Hotel Rate (AUD) Reservations
Brisbane Backpackers Resort
10 minutes walk - Map
Dorm Rooms starting at $25
Brisbane City YHA
25 minutes walk - Map
Dorm Rooms starting at $27