Early reservations are recommended as June is a busy conference month in St. John's. Car rental can also be especially challenging if left to the last minute.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the workshop hotel, the Murray Premises, for $189 per night (plus taxes) (link) for the nights of June 9, 10, 11. Rooms will be held until April 25, 2011. Phone toll free 1-866-738-7773 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention Magnetic North.
There are a number of large downtown hotels close by, including The Delta, The Marriott, The Quality and The Sheraton. There are also numerous smaller hotels and B&Bs. See (City of St. John's accomodations).
Dormitory style rooms can also be reserved at Memorial University, about a 30 minute walk from the venue. ( Memorial University on campus accommodations).