Medicine Buddha

2020 NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL

Fall Festival

Oct 23-29, 2020

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Accommodation

There are a number of accommodation options available, all within short walking distance of the Festival venue. We've worked hard to provide a range of accommodation types to suit everyone from low budget backpackers to those wanting all the facilities of their own apartment, and everything in between.

The closest option is directly opposite the venue in the old-style Brisbane Manor which has been booked out entirely for our use during the Festival. There are a couple of apartment blocks about 5-10 minutes walk from the venue that give you the convenience of your own kitchen, laundry and living space. There are three hotels to choose from, each within a 10 minute walk of the venue, at different price points to suit your budget. And, we've booked out whole floors in a large backpacker hostel about 10-15 minutes walk from the venue ensuring you wiill be staying with other Kadampa guests in single-sex dorms.

Amelia Boutique Hotel

Amelia Boutique Hotel is a delightful family run hotel just 10 minutes walk from the venue. The rooms are beautifully decorated in their own unique style. There is a lounge in the Lobby where you can enjoy free Wifi and a cafe where you can grab a light breakfast and coffee. It is 5 minutes walk from all the amenities of Fortitude Valley including the train station, restaurant and shops.


More details
  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are not available through the Festival booking system and must be booked directly with the hotel.
  • Breakfast can be bought from the hotel’s cafe.
  • The hotel is over 2 floors, only accessible via stairs. 
  • There are no wheelchair accessible rooms.
  • Free Wifi  
  • No parking
  • Onsite cafe
  • Onsite laundry
  • No children under 12yo. Children over 12yo are included in maximum room occupancy.
  • The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the venue and 5 minutes walk from Fortitude Valley amenities including train station, restaurants, supermarket and swimming pool.

Accommodation Types & Rates

  • Queen room: $110
    Sleeps 2 people (1 queen or double bed), ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi (fees apply), Smart TV, hairdryer. 

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per room.
  • 25% deposit to secure booking.
  • 25% deposit refundable up to 1 September 
  • Full payment due 1 September. 
  • No refund after 1 September unless we are able to resell the room.

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.***

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Belise Apartments

This 4 ½ star apartment complex is only 600 metres (8 min walk) from the venue. The apartments offer the convenience of being fully self-contained including full kitchen and laundry facilities and the luxury of modern appliances. The apartments can sleep up to 3 people with a master bedroom and separate study area with a fold out sofa bed. The apartment complex, which features a resort pool, sauna and fitness room, is close to the shops and restaurants of King Street Dining Precinct (5 minute walk), Fortitude Valley (10 minute walk) and Brisbane’s CBD (20 minute bus ride).


More details
  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are not available through the Festival booking system and must be booked directly with the hotel.
  • Breakfast is not included but you have the convenience of your own kitchen.
  • The apartment complex is over 20 floors, all accessible via elevators.
  • Linens are provided
  • Every apartment is self contained with its own kitchen, laundry facilities, living area, balcony and study area with sofa bed
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Rooftop deck
  • Resort pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Children are welcome at no extra charge provided they are within the maximum occupancy allowed for the apartment. Baby cots are available (fees apply).
  • These apartments are an 8 minute walk from the venue and 5 minutes from the King St Dining Precinct and a small supermarket. Fortitude Valley shops, restaurants and train station are a 10 minute walk. 

Accommodation Types & Rates

  • 1 Bedroom Executive Apartment: $200/night
    Sleeps up to 3 (1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed), linens provided, study (with sofa bed), full kitchen with stainless steel European appliances, laundry facilities, air conditioning/heating, spacious balcony, Cable TV.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per apartment
  • 25% deposit to secure booking
  • Initial deposit refundable up to 1 August  
  • 50% deposit (additional 25%) due 17 August
  • Final balance due 1 September, non refundable after this point unless we are able to resell the room.

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.**

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Best Western – Gregory Terrace

Best Western Gregory Terrace Brisbane offers contemporary accommodation 10 minutes walk from the venue and King St dining precinct. There is an outdoor pool area and restaurant onsite. Room amenities include a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and mini bar. Room service is available 6pm – 9pm and continental breakfast is included in the room rate. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from Fortitude Valley train station and shops – note the walk from the station is uphill so those who are physically challenged may prefer to arrange a taxi/car share from the station. There is a bus stop close to the hotel with buses running regularly to and from the city. The walk to the venue from the hotel is on a slight slope.


More details
  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are not available through the Festival booking system and must be booked directly with the hotel.
  • Continental breakfast is included.
  • 4 levels, all accessible by lift
  • Free Wifi
  • Secure undercover parking $10/day
  • Onsite guest laundry
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children are included in the maximum occupancy number per room unless they are babies/toddlers sleeping in a cot. Limited cots available $15/day – please ask registration for details.
  • The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the venue and 15 minutes walk from Fortitude Valley amenities including train station, restaurants and supermarkets. It is also a short bus ride from the city.

Accommodation Types and Rates

  • Superior Queen room: $160 (incl. continental breakfast)

Sleeps 2 people (1 Double Bed), air-conditioning, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi.

  • Deluxe Twin room: $170 (incl. continental breakfast)

Sleeps 2 people (1 Double Bed and 1 Single), air-conditioning, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi.

  • Deluxe Triple room: $200 (incl. continental breakfast)

Sleeps 3 people (1 Double Bed and 1 Single), air-conditioning, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Booking is per room
  • 25% deposit to secure booking.
  • 25% deposit refundable up to 18 September
  • Full payment due 18 September.
  • No refund after 18 September unless we are able to resell the room.

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.**

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Brisbane Manor

This Heritage Manor building is one of a kind. As an old building, the rooms are very basic but it has the convenience of being directly opposite the venue and has an onsite communal kitchen and laundry. It is within easy walking distance of the King Street dining precinct as well as the restaurants and shops of Fortitude Valley. There is a sundeck at the front of the building where you can relax at the end of the day and enjoy the evening breeze. The Festival has booked the whole hotel so, for one week, Brisbane Manor will be transformed into a Kadampa home.


More details
  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are available for the night of Thursday 1 October.
  • Rooms include a fridge and kettle
  • Free Wifi
  • No parking
  • Communal kitchen
  • Communal laundry
  • Sundeck
  • Children are welcome. Baby cots are free of charge, subject to availability.
  • The hotel is opposite the venue. Buses into the city (10 minute bus ride) and King St Dining Precinct are 5 minutes’ walk away. Fortitude Valley shops, restaurants and train station are 10 minutes’ walk.

Accommodation Types & Rates

  • Single – Shared Bathroom: $70
    Sleeps one person (single bed), linens provided, fridge, kettle, fan. Most single rooms have a sink in the room. Shared bathroom.
  • Single – Ensuite: $80
    Sleeps one person (single bed), linens provided, fridge, kettle, air conditioning, ensuite bathroom.
  • Double – Shared Bathroom: $80
    Sleeps two people (double bed), linens provided, fridge, kettle, fan, sink. Shared bathroom.
  • Double – Ensuite: $90
    Sleeps two people (double bed), linens provided, fridge, kettle, air conditioning, ensuite bathroom.
  • Triple – Shared Bathroom: $100
    Sleeps 3 people (1 double bed and 1 single bed), linens provided, fridge, kettle, fan, sink. Shared bathroom.
  • Triple – Ensuite: $110
    Sleeps 3 people (1 double bed and 1 single bed), linens provided, fridge, kettle, air conditioning, sink, ensuite bathroom.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Booking is per room
  • 25% deposit to secure booking.
  • 25% deposit refundable up to 1 September 
  • Full payment due 1 September. 
  • No refund after 1 September unless we are able to resell the room.

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.***

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Bunk Backpackers

Bunk Backpackers is located in Fortitude Valley, just a 15 minute walk from the venue, offering a convenient budget option. It is close to everything Fortitude Valley has to offer in terms of dining and entertainment, as well as nearby supermarkets. It’s only a 20 minute walk or short bus ride into the CBD if you want to explore the city further. We have reserved (mostly) whole floors so that you will be staying with other Kadampas in single-sex dorms that are on the quiet side of the building away from the onsite bar. Please note that you will not be allocated these dorms if you book directly with the backpackers.


More details
  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals can be booked for the night of Thursday 1 October.  To guarantee you don’t have to move rooms for the Festival, book your early arrival through the Festival booking system. Whilst we will endeavour to allocate early arrivals to single-sex dorms, we cannot guarantee this if we are unable to fill a whole dorm. We will contact you if a single sex dorm is not available for your early arrival.
  • Continental breakfast is included – dietary requirements (gluten/dairy allergies) not catered for.
  • Some dorms are only accessible by stairs (2 levels) and the remainder by elevator (5 levels). Please notify registration if you cannot do stairs. There is an accessible shower on reception level.
  • People booking through the festival booking system will be allocated to single sex dorms during the festival period (NB does not apply to early arrivals).
  • Linen is provided
  • Each bed has its own reading light, privacy screen and secure storage
  • Free Wifi
  • Offsite parking is available at a cost of $20/day
  • Communal kitchen
  • Communal laundry
  • Pool and spa
  • Free luggage storage
  • Travel desk
  • Must be 18yo or over
  • The hostel is 15 minutes walk from the venue, 7 minutes walk from Fortitude Valley train station, shops and supermarket, and 20 minutes walk from the CBD.

Accommodation Types & Rates

Linen is provided and every bed has its own reading light, privacy screen and secure storage. Towels can be rented for a $10 fee ($5 returned on departure) and can be swapped out as often as you like during your stay for a fresh towel.

  • Dorms with Shared Bathrooms: $38pp
    Dorms  with shared bathrooms range between 8 – 20 share. Some are only accessible by stairs (2 levels) and the rest by elevator (5 levels). Please notify registration if you cannot do stairs. Shared bathrooms. 
  • 8 Share Ensuite Dorms: $42pp
    8 share ensuite dorms are accessible via elevators. Each dorm has an ensuite bathroom. 

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per person.
  • 25% deposit to secure booking, refundable up to 29 August
  • Full payment due 29 August
  • No refund after 29 August unless we are able to resell the bed.

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.**

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Code Apartments

Code Apartments is a boutique 10 level development with panoramic views over Brisbane CBD, a large courtyard with pool, BBQ complete with dining areas, Skydeck on level 10, gymnasium, theatre, high speed elevators, state of the art security and intercom, secure underground parking and access along with onsite management. It is 10 minutes walk from the venue and a short walk from local amenities – Fortitude Valley train station (15 mins), Bowen Hills train station (8 mins), supermarket (12 mins), King St dining precinct (10 mins).


More details
  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are not available through the Festival booking system and must be booked directly with the hotel.
  • Breakfast is not included but you have the convenience of your own kitchen.
  • 10 levels of accommodation, all accessible via lift
  • The apartment block is accessible by ramp and all showers are walk in.
  • Free Wifi 
  • Secure parking available for $10/night
  • Pool
  • BBQ area
  • Gymnasium
  • Theatre
  • Children up to the age of 10 permitted over and above the 2 person maximum occupancy. Limited rollaway beds and cots available for an additional $50/night – contact registration for details. 
  • These apartments are a 10 minute walk from the venue, the King St Dining Precinct and a small supermarket. Fortitude Valley shops, restaurants and train station are a 15 minute walk. 

Accommodation Types & Rates

  • Studio Apartment: $130

Sleeps 2 people (1 Queen bed), galley style kitchen with modern appliances, bathroom, laundry, reverse cycle air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • 1BR Apartment: $140

Sleeps 2 people (1 Queen bed), kitchen with modern appliances, living/dining area, bathroom, laundry, reverse cycle air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Booking is per apartment
  • 25% deposit to secure booking.
  • 25% deposit refundable up to 10 September
  • Full payment due 10 September.
  • No refund after 10 September unless we are able to resell the room.

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.**

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Direct Hotels & Apartments

The Pavilion and Governor Apartment buildings are just a 5 minute walk from the venue. The apartments offer the convenience of being fully self-contained including kitchen and laundry facilities, and each building has a rooftop outdoor entertainment area with dining facilities. The apartments are stylishly appointed with modern facades and are close to the shops and restaurants of King Street Dining Precinct (5 minute walk), Fortitude Valley (10 minute walk) and Brisbane’s CBD (20 minute bus ride)


More details
  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are not available through the Festival booking system and must be booked directly with the hotel.
  • Breakfast is not included but you have the convenience of your own kitchen.
  • Two buildings – Pavilion is 8 floors and Governor is 11 floors, both with elevators and rooftop entertainment areas.
  • Linens are provided
  • Each apartment is self contained with its own kitchen, laundry facilities, living area and balcony.
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking is limited and must be arranged in advance through Festival Registration 
  • Rooftop entertainment area with outdoor dining facilities
  • Children are welcome. Baby cots are available. Children under 2, no extra charge.
  • These apartments are a 5 minute walk from the venue, the King St Dining Precinct and a small supermarket. Fortitude Valley shops, restaurants and train station are a 10 minute walk. 

Accommodation Type

  • 1 Bedroom Apartment: $145/night
    Sleeps two people (1 queen bed), linens provided, full kitchen, laundry facilities, air conditioning/heating, private balcony, ironing equipment, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, Cable TV.
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment: $230/night
    Sleeps four people (2 queen beds or 1 queen bed and 2 single beds), linens provided, full kitchen, laundry facilities, air conditioning/heating, private balcony, ironing equipment, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, Cable TV.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per apartment
  • 25% deposit to secure booking.
  • 25% deposit refundable up to 29 August
  • Full payment due 15 September 
  • No refund after 15 September unless we are able to resell the room 

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.***

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Mantra Richmont

Mantra Richmont Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the venue and 6 minute walk from all the facilities of Fortitude Valley including the train station, restaurants and shops. There is an onsite restaurant, Kennigo Social House, which is open for breakfast daily, lunch on Saturdays and dinner nightly Monday to Friday. Mantra Richmont Hotel’s lobby is also home to Kennigo Espresso Café with a ‘grab-n-go’ coffee and snack service during the working week. There is also an onsite gym.


More details

We have reserved all the rooms in the hotel with fully enclosed/private bathrooms – please be aware that rooms booked directly through the hotel (i.e. NOT through the Festival booking system) will have bathrooms with transparent glass walls and/or doors.

  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are not available through the Festival booking system and must be booked directly with the hotel.
  • Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant can be pre-booked through the Festival booking system at a special rate of $20/day (50% discount for children up to 14 years). The onsite restaurant will be open for breakfast even for those who haven’t pre-booked at the special rate. There is also an onsite cafe for simpler breakfast options.
  • The hotel is over 4 floors, all accessible via elevator. 
  • There are no wheelchair accessible rooms
  • 1GB free Wifi included per day
  • Parking is $20/day subject to availability on arrival – can’t be pre-booked
  • Downstairs cafe and restaurant 
  • Onsite gym
  • Children, including babies and toddlers, are included in the room’s maximum occupancy of two people.
  • Baby cots are available on request free of charge subject to availability
  • The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the venue and 6 minutes walk from Fortitude Valley amenities including train station, restaurants, supermarket and swimming pool.

Accommodation Types & Rates

  • Twin room: $160
    Sleeps 2 people (2 single beds), air-conditioning, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi (fees apply), Foxtel.
  • Queen room: $160
    Sleeps 2 people (1 queen bed), air-conditioning, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, WiFi (fees apply), Foxtel. 

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per room.
  • 25% deposit to secure booking – refundable up to 1 July
  • 50% deposit (additional 25%) due 1 September – non-refundable unless we are able to resell the room.
  • Full payment due 15 September. 
  • No refund after 15 September unless we are able to resell the room.
  • Pre-booked breakfast must be booked by 15 September and paid in full at time of booking.  Refundable up to 15 September.

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.***

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Tryp Hotel

TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane’s only street art hotel, is just 10 minutes walk from the venue. The hotel features contemporary design and striking street art by world-acclaimed artists coupled with a blend of finishes showcasing elements of Brisbane’s unique heritage. There is an onsite restaurant and a rooftop “chill out” bar where you can enjoy a relaxing meal or order in some room service. TRYP is within easy walking distance of Fortitude Valley Train Station (450m), James St shopping precinct (400m) and China Town (500m).  Brisbane CBD is easily accessed via public transport for those wishing to explore the city further.


More details

We have reserved all the rooms in the hotel with fully enclosed/private bathrooms – please be aware that rooms booked directly through the hotel (i.e. NOT through the Festival booking system) will have bathrooms with transparent glass walls and/or doors.

  • Must be booked for the entire Festival: 2 – 8 October (6 nights) through the Festival booking system.
  • Early arrivals are not available through the festival booking system and must be booked directly with the hotel.
  • Breakfast is available at the onsite cafe.
  • The hotel is over 5 floors, all accessible via elevator. 
  • There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms – ask Festival registration for details.
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking is $25/day
  • Coffee pod machine in room (restocked daily)
  • Black out blinds in room
  • Cable TV
  • Downstairs cafe and restaurant and rooftop bar
  • Room service
  • Onsite gym
  • Guest library
  • Complimentary access to the Fortitude Valley Pool (5 min walk)
  • Baby cots are available on request – $20
  • The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the venue and 5 minutes walk from Fortitude Valley amenities including train station, restaurants, supermarket and swimming pool.

Accommodation Types & Rates

  • King/Twin room: $190/night
    Sleeps two people (1 king bed or 2 single beds), linens provided, air conditioning/heating, mini bar, coffee pod machine, Foxtel, movies on demand, hairdryer, safe.

Deposit and Cancellation Terms
Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per room.
  • 25% deposit to secure booking
  • 25% deposit refundable up to 1 September 
  • Full payment due 15 September. 
  • No refund after 15 September unless we are able to resell the room

**Failure to pay the deposit or balance payment by the dates indicated above will lead to the cancellation of your hotel booking. Due to the terms of our contract, there is no flexibility on this. Should we have to cancel your hotel booking due to nonpayment, any subsequent booking will be subject to availability and will be charged at the prevailing room rates and not at the special Festival rate.***

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