Venue & accommodation

Dioxin 2018 : The 38th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants  & 10th International PCB Workshop sessions will be held at the:

Saturday : 25 August 2018

The Pre-Dioxin Students Session “All POPs & Pseudo-POPs” will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018, at the session venue which is Auditorium Maximum (Jagiellonian University), which is located very close to the Old Downtown Kraków area.

Sunday – Friday : 26-31 August 2018

Registration, side meetings, exhibitions, informal Get-together and scientific sessions will be held at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre, and closing ceremony will be in the Auditorium Maximum building of the Jagiellonian University.

ICE: 17 Marii Konopnickiej Street, 30-302 Kraków

Coordinates: 50°02′52″N 19°55′52″E,

Auditorium Maximum: 33 Krupnicza Street, 31-351Kraków

Coordinates: 50°03′46″N 19°55′31″E


Q Hotel Plus Kraków

Address: 6 Wygrana Street, 30-311 Kraków

Coordinates:  50°2′49.92″ N  19°55′52.32″ E

City Map available here


Car parking at the ICE Congress centre, Q Hotel Plus Kraków and Park Inn by Radisson

On request we also provide a babycare/childcare services.


A selection of hotels with rooms available at reduced rates for the DIOXN 2018 participants will be posted. Cheap rooms in a dormitory style accommodation – located very close to the Old Town Kraków area – will be available for students who will participate in the Pre-Symposium Student Session and the core Symposium. Summer time is a very busy tourism time in Kraków and we highly recommend you secure accommodation as soon as possible.  Please, book your hotel dicetrly. Recommended hotels are below.


PLEASE USE THE DIOXIN2018 password during the accomodation booking



Park Inn Hotel Krakow City Centre

2 Monte Cassino Street, Krakow

Enjoy picturesque views of Poland’s 2nd-largest city from our trendsetting Krakow hotel. The Park Inn sits just 1 kilometer from the city center and is near several transportation options, including the International Airport Kraków-Balice (KRK), just 12 kilometers away. The Park Inn is also the perfect choice if you’re looking for a hotel near the ICE Congress Center. If you love to shop, you can take a short walk to the Main Market Square to pick up souvenirs. History buffs will enjoy a visit to Wawel Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. If you’d like to plan some sightseeing, you can board the nearby tram to reach popular tourist attractions further afield. Park Inn by Radisson Hotel are adapted for disabled Guests. 


Distance to/from ICE:  150 m
Walking time:  1 minute

Galaxy Hotel 

22A Gęsia Street, Krakow

Located over the Vistula River, in Kraków’s Podgórze district, the luxurious Galaxy Hotel offers a spa centre. The rooms feature an LCD TV with satellite channels. The rooms at the Galaxy come with tea and coffee facilities and a large work desk. All are modernly furnished and air-conditioned. The elegant bathroom is fitted with a hairdryer. The price of all rooms includes access to the hot tub, saunas, swimming pool, fitness centre. The spa offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation treatments. Guests have access to a computer with a printer and an internet connection in the lobby.


Distance to/from ICE:  2300 m
Walking time:  28 minutes
Driving time:  10 minutes

Kossak Hotel Krakow

1 Kossaka Square, Krakow

Kossak is a design hotel located in the centre of Kraków, offering chic, contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. There is also a sauna and a fitness centre. Hotel Kossak is located in a picturesque area, near Vistula River, just 500 m from Wawel Castle. The Main Market Square is just a 10-minute walk away. The rooms on Kossak Hotel’s upper floors offer scenic views of the castle and the river. All guestrooms offer seating areas, LCD TVs and bathrooms with heated mirrors. In the morning, guests can enjoy a tasty breakfast, served in Percheron Restaurant. The restaurant Cafe Oranżeria is located on the 7th floor and offers a wonderful panoramic view of Kraków.


Distance to/from ICE:  1200 m
Walking time: 10 minutes
Driving time:  4 minutes


Legend Hotel Kraków

12 St. Gertrudy Street, Krakow

*** LEGEND Hotel – an elegant hotel located in the very heart of Kraków, between the Old Town and the Kazimierz District, at the foot of the Wawel Hill, at the junction of Św. Gertrudy and Sarego streets. Planty city park located on the opposite side of the street encourages to take a walk, especially that most of the major historical landmarks of Kraków are located within a short distance from the hotel. The Legend Hotel is an ideal place for those who want to experience the charm of the old town of Kraków. It is located in a five-floor historic tenement house with an elevator and air conditioning. The hotel is accessible for persons with disabilities.


Distance to/from ICE:  3300 m
Walking time:  17 minutes
Driving time:  8 minutes

Novotel Krakow City West

11 Armii Krajowej Street, Krakow

Located a 15-minute drive from Kraków-Balice airport and a 20 minute walk to the Old Town, the 4-star Novotel Kraków City West offers its guests spacious, air-conditioned rooms with free internet. Each one has a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The rooms at Novotel Kraków City West have wooden furniture in warm colours, and include a work area. An electric kettle, a safe and a minibar are also available in each room. The hotel offers a swimming pool, a sauna and massages.


Distance to/from ICE:  4000 m
Walking time:  50 minutes
Driving time:  17 minutes

Novotel Krakow City Centre

5 Tadeusza Kościuszki Street, Krakow

The Novotel Krakow Centrum is located near the Vistula Boulevards with convenient access to Wawel Royal Castle as well as the Old Town. Most of our rooms boast a wonderful view of Wawel Hill. Highlights of the hotel include its modern conference rooms, a new restaurant and a fitness center with indoor swimming pool and sauna.


Distance to/from ICE:  4000 m
Walking time:  50 minutes
Driving time:  17 minutes


Mercure Krakow Old Town

18B Pawia Street, Krakow

Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto is located in Kraków, next to the Galeria Krakowska Shopping Centre and 300 metres from St. Florian’s Gate. The hotel houses 198 stylish rooms, a guarded parking, a fitness room and WiFi. Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto also features a total of 300 square metres of conference rooms, equipped with WiFi access, a digital projector and air conditioning. The hotel’s winery boasts a wide selection of wines from all over the world and an unconventional menu.

B&B Hotel Krakow Centrum
Krakow, 1 Monte Cassino Street

You are on your way and all you need right now is a hotel for the next day. Come to B&B hotels, park your car and check-in – B&B Hotels are made for you. Since 1990, B&B Hotels care for all travellers, and offer them comfort, style, and attractive prices. This is the recipe for our success. The B&B Hotel Krakow Centrum is a 2 star establishment with 130 rooms, including family rooms (3 and 4 persons) and rooms adapted for disabled guests. The hotel has a breakfast room, meeting room, B&B Bar and B&B Shop. Each room is equipped with a 40-inch LCD TV, a comfortable work space and a fully equipped bathroom with shower. B&B Hotel Krakow Centrum is the sixth of B&B Hotels in Poland and the other locations are: Torun, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Łódź and Katowice.

Reservations: or


Distance to/from ICE:  250 m
Walking time:  3 minutes

Sheraton Grand Krakow
Krakow, 7 Powisle Street

The Sheraton Grand Krakow is a 5-star hotel located in the very heart of the city, at the foot of The Royal Wawel Castle and just 40 m from the Vistula River boulevards. The property features spacious, fully renovated, luxurious rooms and suites, deluxe service and modern recreational facilities. All rooms have manual air condition and flat-screen smart TVs with wide range of satellite channels and possibility to connect mobile devices via Bluetooth. Each comes with tea and coffee-making facilities. Grand Deluxe, Club Rooms and suites offers beautiful views to the river, Wawel Castle or both. Club rooms and Suites also offer coffee machines and enhanced guestroom amenities. The Hotel offers 4 different bars and restaurants with vast range of menus and great choice of beverages. The Olive is the main, fine dining restaurant located in spectacular glass-roofed atrium, which offers the best combination of traditional and modern Polish cuisine with international influences, made with taste and artistry by the Executive Chef Jacek Filipczyk.

Terms and conditions

Distance to/from ICE:  1100 m
Walking time:  15 minutes
Driving time:  3 minutes


DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow
Krakow, 5 Dąbska Street

Located in the beautiful city of Krakow, DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel Convention Center is situated close to a park with easy access to the heart of the city. Our Concierge can organize transfers to the city center, airport, railway station. Enjoy a warm welcome when you arrive at this Krakow hotel with our signature DoubleTree cookie. Unwind in a contemporary guest rooms offering complimentary wired and WiFi internet access, and a 42-inch HDTV with a variety of channels.  Choose from a restaurant and two bars, offering a range of dining options and settings.


Distance to/from ICE:  7500 m
Walking time:  50 minutes
Driving time:  16 minutes


Radisson Blu Krakow
Krakow, 17 Straszewskiego Street

Radisson Blu is a 5-star hotel, located just a 7-minute walk of Kraków’s Main Market Square and the Royal Wawel Castle. It offers spacious and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Free access to sauna and a fitness club is provided. All non-smoking rooms at the Radisson Blu are classically furnished and bright. Each comes with tea and coffee-making facilities and a luxurious bathroom with a bathtub. Some have a seating area. A varied buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Solfez restaurant. Guests can enjoy international and seafood dishes at the Milk&Co restaurant or a wide selection of coffee at Salt&Co bar. For guests travelling with small children the hotel offers bath toys and cosmetics, as well as bathrobes and slippers.


Distance to/from ICE:  2500 m
Walking time:  19 minutes
Driving time:  11 minutes

U Pana Cogito Guest House Krakow

6 Bałuckiego Street, Krakow

“U Pana Cogito” pension is located in the quiet, antique city district, within 10 minutes walking distance to the Wawel castle and 5 minutes walking to the Congress Centre ICE Cracow, with easy access by car. The pension offers a good standard of accommodation in two separate buildings (14 rooms, 32 beds). In the main building (19th century neo-renaissance villa with Swiss elements of decoration) is situated the reception desk, the restaurant and 6 rooms, in the second building (1920) – the conference room and 8 rooms. We offer friendly atmosphere and cosy interior design. In our restaurant you will enjoy a fabulous dinner of polish cuisine.  „U Pana Cogito” pension has a gated parking.


Distance to/from ICE:  650 m
Walking time:   8 minutes
Driving time:  5 minutes

Wit Stwosz Hotel ***
Krakow, 28 Mikołajska Street

Is located right next to the Main Market Square, the largest medieval square in Kraków and indeed Europe. We are close to everything. We are close to the Wawel hill, the Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci, Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall) with gargoyles, to St. Mary Basilica with the miraculous altar made by Veit Stoss, the Renaissance tenement houses surrounding the market. You can feel this unique atmosphere of magical Kraków. The 16th century tenement house on Mikołajska 28 Street always belonged to St. Mary’s Basilica and after many history turns, it has returned to its owner.


Distance to/from ICE:  3900 m
Walking time:   25 minutes
Driving time:  12 minutes


Andel’s Hotel Krakow
Krakow, 3 Pawia Street

Andels by Vienna House Cracow is where design, art and hospitality meet. Situated in the heart of Cracow, its beautiful rooms, together with its restaurant, bar and event areas, make it a popular choice for art lovers and locals as well as business and leisure travellers. 159 design rooms & suites, executive floor, restaurant, hotel bar with terrace, 5 conference rooms for up to 310 people, spa & fitness facilities, 24/7 reception; room service, free high-speed WiFi, underground parking spaces, contemporary art and diverse national & international exhibitions form part of the hotel design, central location in the old town. Andels by Vienna House in Cracow is centrally situated north of the commanding medieval Rynek Główny square.

Reservations: or

Distance to/from ICE:   4000 m
Walking time: 30 minutes
Driving time:  14 minutes


Niebieski Hotel
Krakow, 3 Flisacka Street

Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa offers a new quality in terms of functionality and hospitality of the hotel space. The modern, artistically furnished interior retains its cosy, family-like atmosphere. The professional and polite staff harmouniously adapts the services to the preferences and tastes of the guests. That is why everyone who visits this remarkable place surely agrees that Niebiski Art Hotel & Spa offers a heavenly holiday. The Vanilla Spa renewal centre, located in the heart of the hotel, wonderfully matches its cosy atmosphere and comfortable conditions. Our intimate Spa gives you a unique chance to regenerate your body, free your mind and regain good condition, so often lost in the humdrum of the everyday life. The beneficiary effects of the treatment are enhanced by the BIO meals, served at the hotels Vanilla Sky restaurant.


Distance to/from ICE:  4400 m
Walking time:  22 minutes
Driving time:  10 minutes


Imperial Hotel
Krakow, 26 Main Square/ 2 Wiślna Street

The Imperial Hotel is located in the very heart of the historical city of Cracow just at the corner the Cracow’s Market Square at Rynek 26 / Wiślna 2 Street. All the attractions and important places which make the essence of our city are located just outside the hotel or within a convenient walking distance. The Imperial Hotel is one of the best choice for accommodation in Krakow, we are located near Krakow main square, becouse of that our guests can enjoy every experience associated with it. You can admire the breathtaking view of the vibrant city and the multicultural national directly from our windows while having a morning cup of coffee at our reception or from the breakfast room located at the first floor.


Distance to/from ICE:  4000 m
Walking time:  23 minutes
Driving time:  14 minutes




Jagiellonian University Guest House

Krakow, 49 Floriańska Street

Jagiellonian University Guest House is situated at ul. Floriańska 49. It is a good spot for a guest house: only a few score steps away from Krakow’s most splendid monuments, the Florian Gate and Barbican on the one side and the Market Square on the other. It is also close to the main University buildings. There are 12 single-, 8 double- and 3 triple-rooms for 37 people awaiting guests in this elegant town house. Each room includes a bathroom/shower, a phone line. In the television room guests can use of the computer and the Internet „on line”. The rooms are non smoking. Smokers are welcome to isolated places in the secluded outdoor patio.


Distance: 2200 m

Walking time: 29 minutes
Driving time: 13 minutes


Qubus Hotel Krakow

6 Nadwiślańska Street, Krakow

Welcome to the modern Qubus Hotel Kraków, which for years have enjoyed a great opinion and is one of the most popular hotels in the city. It has received numerous awards such as Top Trendiest Hotels or Zoover Recommended. Qubus Hotel Kraków is located next to the beautiful old district of Kazimierz. Its Guests can enjoy comfortable rooms with free Internet access as well as a modern fitness centre with sauna, jacuzzi and a glass pool with the view on the Old Town. People travelling on business as well as families on holidays can feel comfortable there. Guests travelling on business can work in the Business Centre at the Hotel furnished with office equipment. A unique attraction is the cruise on the Hotel’s Q-Boat which is available from 1 April to 31 October.


Distance to/from ICE:  2400 m
Walking time: 24 minutes
Driving time:  7 minutes



Best Western Plus Kraków Old Town***
Krakow, 6 Św. Gertrudy Street

Energetic colours, designer furniture, first-class equipment – this is why the hotel stands out among the competition. The Guests seeking a superior level of comfort will find their destination at the Best Western Plus Kraków Old Town. The wonderful atmosphere of Hotel and the ease of exploring the Old Town, resulting from the extremely convenient location, has made us a prominent spot on the hotel map of Cracow. The interiors have been adapted to families with children as well as people with disabilities.


Distance to/from ICE:  1500 m
Walking time: 19 minutes
Driving time:  9 minutes


The Olimp Hostel

Krakow, 9 Rostafińskiego Street

For all of Students we recommended the Olimp Hostel. Olimp is a modern dormitory, year – round accommodation place offering cosy, nicely decorated studio apartments. Each apartment comprises a kitchenette with kettle and fridge, and a bathroom with shower. In every room there is a telephone, desk and chairs, wardrobe, set of towels and free Internet access at guests’ disposal. In the hostel you can use the kitchen located on each floor and a laundry room located at the facility. There is an additional possibility to order breakfast served in the hostel’s buffet. The hostel is located near the AGH Campus Miasteczko Studenckie within 30 minute walking distance of the city centre.

Reservations directly in Olimp Hostel. Price from 15 euro person per night.


+48 12 622 46 00, +48 12 617 37 01

Distance to/from ICE:  3400 m
Walking time: 40 minutes
Driving time:  12 minutes


Copernicus Hotel Kraków

16 Kanonicza Street, Krakow

Hotel Copernicus is a luxurious 5-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Krakow. Local places of interest include Archaelogical Museum, Franciscan Church and Monastery and Wawel Castle. Other points of interest are City Centre Krakow, Church of St. Wojciech and Wawel Cathedral. Meal options at Hotel Copernicus include a restaurant. Daily breakfast is available for an additional charge. Our hotel provides a 24-hour front desk service. Our multilingual staff is friendly and professional. Additional hotel facilities: fireplace in lobby and patio. Leisure amenities: Guests can also enjoy the following spa/wellness facilities: sauna. Additional services: concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry service, elevator/lift, laundry facilities and porter/bellhop.


Distance to/from ICE:  2900 m
Walking time: 18 minutes
Driving time:  9 minutes



Grand Hotel Krakow

5/7 Sławkowska Street, Krakow

In the magical Old Town of Cracow there are places–places like no others–which forever haunt one’s memory. In the very heart of Old Cracow a very special hotel is to be found. For 130 years it has offered comfort to host of illustrious Guests, guaranteeing them a private and relaxed atmosphere. The greatest care has been taken to restore the hotel’s historical interior, whilst its unique climate, elegance and luxury have never failed to fascinate visitors. The GRAND HOTEL is indeed a place of distinction, legend and exclusivity. Cracow’s first five star hotel was awarded in the 2014 edition of the Red Michelin Guide with prestigious four buildings.


Distance to/from ICE:  4300 m
Walking time: 28 minutes
Driving time:  14 minutes


Hotel Galicya Krakow

4 Rzemieślnicza Street, Krakow

The 3-star Best Western Hotel Galicya is located within a 10-minute tram ride of Kraków’s beautiful Main Market Square. It offers spacious rooms with Wi-Fi and satellite TV. All rooms at the Galicya come with a working space. Each has a modern bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities. A varied buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel restaurant, which specialises in Polish and international dishes. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Front desk staff is available 24 hours a day and can provide tourist information or arrange bicycle rental. Luggage storage and shuttle service are available. Best Western Hotel Galicya is located within just a 10-minute drive of the Wawel Royal Castle. Private parking is available at a surcharge. Podgórze is a great choice for travellers interested in monuments, walking and city walks.


Distance to/from ICE:  2300 m
Walking time: 25 minutes
Driving time:  6 minutes

Q Hotel Plus Kraków

6 Wygrana Street, Krakow

The Q Hotel Plus Kraków is a modern, four-star hotel with excellent location in the very centre of Kraków. The four-star Q Hotel Plus Kraków is located only 50m from the ICE Congress Centre as well as in close proximity to the city’s main attractions, such as the Wawel Royal Castle, the Kazimierz Jewish district, the Old Town, and the Vistulan Boulevards. The hotel’s convenient location enables our guests to reach these places in only a few minutes. The hotel was opened in 2014 and it perfectly accommodated to the surrounding architecture thanks to the use of modern techniques and solutions. The quests have access to 154 fully equipped and air-conditioned rooms, three functional conference halls, the Qualita Restaurant that has been recommended by Gault&Millau guidebook, as well as a lobby bar, a fitness room with cardio equipment and an underground car park. The entire hotel is covered with a Wi-Fi network.



Distance to/from ICE:  50 m
Walking time:  1 minute

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