- 18 Jul 17
It’s a case of “sleep like a baby tonight”… but at a cost when it comes to booking a room in Dublin this coming weekend for the U2 gig.
Hotel prices here are a whopping 53 percent more expensive during the concert weekend than in any other European city during the tour, according to a new survey.
Dublin is not only seeing higher hotel prices than usual around the concert, it also takes the honour of being the most expensive city overall for hotel stays around the concert date when compared to Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, all of which are also hosting the band for tour dates in the next few weeks.
With €201 being the average nightly cost for stays in a 3 or 4-star hotel in Dublin, the Irish capital is 53% more expensive than any of the other European cities on the tour.
With U2 taking the stage in Dublin this weekend, travel search engine KAYAK.ie has analysed the price per night for double rooms in 3 or 4-star hotels in the city, compared to other European cities who are hosting the band in the coming weeks. The travel experts also took a closer look at the demand for accommodation in Dublin and have discovered that a stay in the Irish capital won’t come cheap for the weekend of the concert, especially when compared to any other weekend in July.
The impact of the concert is also visible when looking at demand for hotels in the city, showing an increase of 46% when compared to any other weekend in the month of July. Both Irish and international visitors seem desperate to catch the band playing to a sold-out crowd in their home town.
The survey says that “it comes as no surprise then” that the concert weekend (21-23 July) is the most expensive weekend for hotel stays in July. With an average price of €201 per night, a stay in Dublin will cost visitors 28% more than the cheapest weekend of the month, July 28-31.
Suzanne Perry, travel expert at KAYAK, says, “At KAYAK we are aware of the impact that an event such as a concert of a famous band can have on a city, especially one in their home town. Our analysis indicates that it is going to be a very busy weekend in Dublin, as the city fills with music fans, even more so as it is the band’s only Irish date on the tour. With the concert having sold out within minutes of being announced, demand for hotels is naturally on the rise, and therefore it comes as no surprise that prices are more expensive than usual on that weekend.”