Firstly, we’ll try to host people if we can. Just request to be hosted when you book.
Want a different option? Coming as a group? Try other options such as couchsurfing.com or airbnb.com!
The event will be close to central Newcastle, so anywhere central or next to a metro station is a good bet.
At previous weekenders a few people booked into the airport Travelodge, which they found was half the price of the central one, and is an easy drive into town and is very close to a metro train station:
Other suggestions are:
Premier Inn Newcastle Central http://booking.com/b6402db5f403e0
Holiday Inn Newcastle-Jesmond http://booking.com/45c92b186ba2
Travelodge in Newcastle centre http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/214/Newcastle-Central-hotel
If you have other good suggestions, let me know and I’ll share it with everyone.