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Hotels in Dublin cost €400 per night for Taylor Swift performances

Vaseline 1 month ago

Hotels will be shaking, shaking, shaking their customers for Taylor Swift’s three concerts in Dublin this summer, with prices now averaging around €400 a night for basic three-star accommodation.

The pop superstar, who released a new double album on Friday barely a year and a half after her last record, will play three nights at the Aviva Stadium at the end of June.

And as live music and sports fans across the country have come to expect, hotels in the capital are preparing to profit at the expense of the Shake It Off singer’s loyal fans.

Taylor Swift performs on stage during the opening night of "Taylor Swift |  The Eras tour" at State Farm Stadium.  Photo: Getty Images
Taylor Swift performs on stage for the opening night of “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at State Farm Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

An analysis by Irish Mail on Sunday shows that a one-night stay for two people in a three- or four-star hotel costs an average of €395 or €434 respectively over the three nights.

This is in addition to tickets ranging from €86 to €206 at face value, with VIP packages costing up to €744. And as reported this week by our sister website Business Plus, resale tickets for Swifties who missed the general sale range between €940 and €4,230 on resale website Gigsberg.

Our analysis of hotels in Dublin shows that the last night, Sunday 31 June, is the cheapest in terms of accommodation, but not by much.

Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.  Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstock
Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstock

In the 29 three-star hotels available that night, customers pay an average of €377 for a room. For a four-star stay, that average rises to €425 per night – despite the fact that there seem to be 55 available hotels competing for your turnover.

Saturday is the most expensive night of Swift’s three-day Irish leg in terms of hotel accommodation. A three-star stay costs an average of €418 across 19 options, while a four-star hotel costs an average of €439 from 38 locations.

The average for Friday evening is exactly the same for a four-star accommodation: €439 from 49 options within a reasonable distance of the city center. For three-star options, the average cost is €391 across 23 hotels.

Taylor Swift performs during the "Taylor Swift |  The Eras tour" at Foro Sol.  Photo: Getty Images
Taylor Swift performs on stage during the “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at Foro Sol. Photo: Getty Images

There are a small number of options that fall well below average prices. The three-star Maples House Hotel near Drumcondra had rooms available for Friday and Sunday evenings for €211 at the time of writing.

And the Russell Court Hotel, a three-star hotel on Harcourt Street, had rooms for €199 on Friday. Demand is apparently higher on Saturdays, the cheapest three-star option being the Academy Plaza Hotel just off O’Connell Street, which advertised rooms for €305.

For four-star options, the cheapest for all three nights is the Bonnington Hotel & Leisure Center on the Swords Road (formerly the Regency), which has rooms for €315 on each of the three nights.

Taylor Swift performs during evening two of Taylor Swift |  The Eras Tour at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Taylor Swift performs during evening two of Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

The outlier on the more expensive side is the Clarence Hotel in Temple Bar, where one night’s sleep will cost you a whopping €809.

And anyone who wants to spend more on a taxi can stay at the three-star Lucan Spa Hotel near the Co. border for €189 a night. Kildare stays. Airbnb users won’t fare much better in seeking value.

Our analysis found that the cheapest non-shared option costs €293 per night, while the second cheapest costs almost €100 more and the rest considerably more.