At Balboa Swing Farm we have different types of rooms in two different buildings, but both on the same campus only a few steps away from each other.
Each room is individual in layout, number of beds or mattresses and architecture due to the structure of the old, thatch-roofed buildings. There are:
- 3 rooms with 3 beds/matresses and shared bathroom,
- 5 rooms with 4 beds/matresses and shared bathroom,
- 4 rooms with 5 beds/matresses and shared bathroom.
Some rooms have a base level with beds and a loft level with mattresses on the mezzanine floor, reachable through a wooden ladder. All rooms are prepared with bed linen and towels. We have almost no rooms with en suite bathroom. However, if you happen to be placed in one, you are lucky 🙂 All these rooms are included in the Farmer-Package prices.
Furthermore we have 3 single rooms with shared bathroom and 3 twin/double rooms with shared bathroom. If you wish to book one of these rooms please choose the according accommodation package (royal or luxury). Availability is restricted, a „first come first served“ policy applies. Prices are obviously higher than for the other rooms.
We are more than happy if you state in your registration the names of people you would like to share your room with (preferred roommates, groups of 3, 4 or 5 people would be the best). If you don’t state anything you will be placed in a room with other dancers of the same or mixed gender, according to your stated preference in the registration form.
Impressions from some of our unique, cozy rooms
If you travel on a tight budget you might think about our Crop-Helper Package, which secures you a space for your own mattress and sleeping bag (you will have to bring both as well as towels). There is room for up to 12 people in the dorm, and we have 2 restrooms nearby. For a shower you will need to use either the sauna facilities or some of the shared bathrooms upstairs.
For all questions regarding accommodation please contact Eve (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you prefer to sleep in your camper van or motor home you can indicate this in your registration (choose the „Snowbird“ option). We have limited parking space close to the venue. You can use any restroom, and for a shower you will need to use either the sauna facilities or some of the shared bathrooms upstairs.
If you are curious about where we will dance, you can find some impressions on our “classrooms” page.
If you choose to book external accommodation on your own (if you need extra privacy or in case we’ll be sold out of single/double rooms), select our Countrymen Package. You can find some B&B and hotels in the countryside around the ABC Convention Centre. Please be aware that driving from Hamburg takes you approximately 90 minutes one way, so we do not recommend to book accommodation or staying with friends in the city of Hamburg.
Suggestions for external accommodation close to the venue:
- Hotel Am Rathaus (in Drochtersen) ($$ rooms and apartments – 13 minutes by car)
- Elbstrand Resort (in Drochtersen) ($$$ rooms and apartments – 15 minutes by car, at the moment minimum 3 nights booking, but we can help you negotiate with the hotel)
- Hotel Gästehaus Sieb (in Wischhafen) ($$ rooms – 9 minutes by car)
- Fährhaus Wischhafen (in Wischhafen) ($$ rooms – 16 minutes by car)
If you need help with booking of external accommodation, please get back to Eve@swing.farm.