The increase of visitor numbers to Porto is growing much quicker than the slow increase in the actual number of beds. This means that the best hotels and rental rooms sell out fast, leaving budget and last-minute visitors forced to look further away from the historic centre. We strongly recommend that you book your accommodation as early as possible. Taking into account the current situation with Covid-19, please try to arrange a free cancellation option.

We would recommend looking for an accommodation within the districts of Ribeira, VitĂłria, SĂ©, Baixa or St. Ildefonso because this area is very close to all of the main sights of the city and the congress venue.

Hotel reservation via HRS

In cooperation with the provider HRS – Hotel Reservation Service LTD – the meeting secretariat offers hotel rooms at favourable rates in Porto for conference delegates. Participants requiring accommodation in line with their stay in Porto can choose between different hotel categories.
Accommodation can be booked directly through the following HRS online reservation platform. When you have used the following link, please enter your arrival and departure dates and proceed with „Search for hotel“. 

Furthermore we recommend the following hotels:

Hotel CarrisPorto Ribeirahas

The Hotel CarrisPorto Ribeirahas is located in the heart of Porto, in a Historical building. The hotel offers modern and elegant designed rooms, partly with a view over the Douro River with large windows and balconies. You can see the factsheet with contact details here.

NEYA Hotels Porto

Located in the privileged location of Porto’s ribeirinha area, NEYA Porto Hotel embraces the Douro river edge. The hotel was a previously historical convent called the Madre Deus de Monchique convent. The building was refurbished while respecting the abbey’s original architecture and preserving historical artifacts. You can see the factsheet with contact details here.

The hotel provides a direct booking link:

Important Dates

Start Online Registration
1 December 2020

Abstract Submission
Start: 1 December 2020

15 March 2021, 23:55:00 CET

Extended Deadline (one and only extension):
12 April 2021, 23:55:00 CET

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
Porto, Portugal

Conference Status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

ESB 2021 is being planned to be held as a face-to-face-conference. However, in the event large public gatherings are still not feasible, we will not postpone the conference but will move ESB 2021 into a digital space.

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