Conference Accommodation, Venue, Travel & Visa Information

ACIST Conference suggested hotels at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel.: +251- 115 51 32 22
Or +251- 115 51 02 40
Meskel Square Area
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Single room rates $75 USD
  • Double room rates $85 USD
  • Guest settle balance up on arrival

Nexus Hotel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel.: +251 116 670 067
Megenagna, infront of Anbesa Garage
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

  • Standard single $100 USD
  • Standard double $120 USD

Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa 1164, ETHIOPIA
Click above or go to and enter Addis Ababa for location.
TEL: +251-11-517-0000
FAX: +251-11-551-0064

  • Both single and double room rates are around $227 USD.
  • The hotel requires guarantee through credit card, but it does not charge until arrival of the guest.

1) About the conference venue – Addis Ababa University.

2) VISA Information

You can get your visa when you arrive at the airport. The visa office is located at the immigration check point prior to baggage claim, Tourist visa is $50.00 (fifty US dollars per person). You can also get visa from an Ethiopian embassy in your region. The only exception is Kenyan and Djibouti nationals who can enter without visa.

Effective June 1, 2018 Ethiopia has started issuing visa online; you can access the online visa portal by clicking here. A 30-day visa is available for about $50.00 US Dollars.

3) Local currency

The local currency is Birr (Ethiopian Birr). Exchange rate is roughly 28 Birr for dollar ($1.00 USD). There is one exchange bank inside the airport. The bank can be accessed from the visa-immigration room as well as from baggage claim section.

4) International Travel

Bole International Airport is the hub of Ethiopian Airlines and the destination airport for Addis Ababa – Airport Code ADD. Ethiopian Airlines flights to many international destinations. Many international airlines fly to Addis Ababa (ADD) including fly to Egypt Air, Emirates, Kenyan Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines to name a few.

5) Local Travel

Most people arrive in the capital of Ethiopia through Bole International Airport (airport code ADD). You can rent a car or use the local transportation to go to your hotel or tour the city. Many hotels and guest houses pick-up from the airport so check with your hotel or ask at the kiosk outside baggage claim. If your hotel does not offer a shuttle, you can find taxi upon exiting the airport. There are two types of taxis services from the airport: meter taxi or Lada taxi.

Meter taxi
Yellow meter taxi or green and white meter taxi. Fare from the airport to most hotels ranges from 200 to 350 US dollars $7 to $12.

Lada taxis
Blue Lada taxi are all through the city. These are relatively cheaper with the fare's ranging from 150 to 250 US dollars $5 to $8 from the airport to most hotels. Be sure to negotiate for your cab fare though since international visitors are often charged a higher price.