2015 Rugby World Cup: Hotel Prices Peak at £1018 in Cardiff

September 9, 2015

 

London, 9 September 2015. With ten days to go until the 2015 Rugby World Cup is hosted in England and Wales, hotel search website trivago.co.uk has analysed hotel prices and availability in the host cities. A hotel stay on a match night will cost an average of £261 (184 per cent above the average of £92 during 2014), with prices increasing for each match in each city. The largest increases can be found in Cardiff, where prices have increased by up to 1095 per cent, reaching an average of £1018 for the Quarter Final at Millennium Stadium on Saturday 17th October.

2015 Rugby World Cup: Hotel Prices & Availability

Date Match Host City Average Price Average Price 2014* Percentage Difference Hotel Availability
18 Sep England vs Fiji London £215 £165 30% 33%
19 Sep Tonga vs Georgia Gloucester £150 £73 105% 19%
19 Sep Ireland vs Canada Cardiff £521 £85 512% 2%
19 Sep Russia vs Japan Brighton £376 £107 251% 56%
19 Sep France vs Italy London £243 £165 47% 25%
20 Sep Samoa vs USA Brighton £129 £107 20% 50%
20 Sep Wales vs Uruguay Cardiff £237 £85 178% 28%
20 Sep New Zealand vs Argentina London £186 £165 13% 40%
23 Sep Scotland vs Japan Gloucester £122 £73 66% 25%
23 Sep Australia vs Fiji Cardiff £324 £85 280% 4%
23 Sep France vs Romania London £214 £165 30% 37%
24 Sep New Zealand vs Namibia London £207 £165 26% 37%
25 Sep Argentina vs Georgia Gloucester £136 £73 85% 33%
26 Sep Italy vs Canada Leeds £169 £87 95% 22%
26 Sep South Africa vs Samoa Birmingham £144 £78 84% 16%
26 Sep England vs Wales London £239 £165 45% 28%
27 Sep Australia vs Uruguay Birmingham £98 £78 26% 57%
27 Sep Scotland vs USA Leeds £100 £87 15% 62%
27 Sep Ireland vs Romania London £180 £165 9% 41%
29 Sep Tonga vs Namibia Exeter £114 £81 40% 35%
1 Oct Wales vs Fiji Cardiff £428 £85 402% 5%
1 Oct France vs Canada Milton Keynes £171 £74 131% 16%
2 Oct New Zealand vs Georgia Cardiff £508 £85 496% 5%
3 Oct Samoa vs Japan Milton Keynes £161 £74 117% 23%
3 Oct South Africa vs Scotland Newcastle £289 £82 252% 0%
3 Oct England vs Australia London £332 £165 101% 29%
4 Oct Argentina vs Tonga Leicester £110 £65 70% 42%
4 Oct Ireland vs Italy London £181 £165 10% 40%
6 Oct Canada vs Romania Leicester £126 £65 95% 35%
6 Oct Fiji vs Uruguay Milton Keynes £185 £74 150% 19%
7 Oct South Africa vs USA London £210 £165 27% 39%
7 Oct Namibia vs Georgia Exeter £113 £81 39% 40%
9 Oct New Zealand vs Tonga Newcastle £296 £82 261% 1%
10 Oct Samoa vs Scotland Newcastle £254 £82 210% 10%
10 Oct Australia vs Wales London £248 £165 50% 32%
10 Oct England vs Uruguay Manchester £254 £111 128% 13%
11 Oct Argentina vs Namibia Leicester £105 £65 62% 47%
11 Oct Italy vs Romania Exeter £113 £81 39% 42%
11 Oct France vs Ireland Cardiff £927 £85 988% 1%
11 Oct USA va Japan Gloucester £139 £73 90% 25%
17 Oct Quarter Final London £301 £165 83% 33%
17 Oct Quarter Final Cardiff £1018 £85 1095% 2%
18 Oct Quarter Final Cardiff £630 £85 640% 10%
18 Oct Quarter Final London £179 £165 9% 41%
24 Oct Semi Final London £323 £165 96% 32%
25 Oct Semi Final London £184 £165 12% 40%
30 Oct Bronze Final London £296 £165 80% 37%
31 Oct Final London £334 £165 103% 33%
Average: £261 £92 184% 28%

*Average price per night from 18th September – 31st October 2014.

2015 Rugby World Cup: Host Cities & Stadiums

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Cardiff, Brighton and London most expensive

Cardiff is the most expensive city for a hotel stay during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with prices peaking at an average of £1018 for the Quarter Final on 17 October – 1095 per cent above the 2014 average of £85 per night. The next five most expensive matches will all take place in Cardiff, including France vs Ireland on 11 October (988 per cent increase to £927 for an overnight stay), the Quarter Final on 18 October (640 per cent increase to £630) and Ireland vs Canada on 19 September (512 per cent increase to £521).

After Cardiff, the next most expensive match cities are Brighton and London. An overnight stay in Brighton will cost an average of £376 for Russia vs Japan on 19 September – 363 per cent above the 2014 average of £107 per night. London’s most expensive matches are, unsurprisingly, the final on 31 October and the home match of England vs Australia on 3 October. A hotel on the night of the final will cost an average of £334 (up 103 per cent from £165 in 2014), while the night of England vs Australia will cost £332 (up 101 per cent).

Birmingham, Leeds and Leicester cheapest

Australia vs Uruguay in Birmingham on 27 September is the cheapest match for a hotel stay, at an average of £98 (26 per cent increase from £78 in 2014). This is followed by Scotland vs USA in Leeds also on 27 September (15 per cent increase to £100). Although the three matches in Leicester are relatively cheap for a hotel stay (ranging from £105 to £126), the average price per night during 2014 was £65, meaning the city has hiked prices by 62 to 95 per cent. London, on the other hand, has the lowest price increases (some match nights have only increased by 9 per cent compared to last year).

Newcastle lowest hotel availability; Leeds highest

Unsurprisingly, hotel availability is low in Cardiff for all match dates, ranging from 1 to 28 per cent availability remaining. Newcastle, however, has the lowest hotel availability, with 0 per cent remaining for South Africa vs Scotland on 3 October and 1 per cent availability for New Zealand vs Tonga on 9 October.

Leeds has the highest hotel availability rate for Scotland vs USA on 27 September, with 62 per cent availability remaining. This is followed by Australia vs Uruguay in Birmingham also on 27 September, with 57 per cent availability remaining. Brighton also has 56 and 50 per cent availability remaining for the matches on 19 and 20 September.

Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations: “The hotel price increases in Cardiff are the most extreme we have ever reported for an event in the UK. For the World Cup in Brazil last year, hotel prices peaked at an average of £328, with a maximum increase of 243 per cent. The average in Cardiff for all match nights is £574, which is 140 per cent more expensive than a night in London during the Rugby World Cup (average of £240), despite London being the UK’s most expensive city for a hotel stay.

Saturday is the most popular match day in the UK, with 17 matches scheduled on Saturdays, hotel availability at 22 per cent (6 per cent below the average availability of 28 per cent) and hotel prices at an average of £315 (21 per cent above the average). With availability low and prices high, those who have not yet booked accommodation should hesitate no longer.”

About the data

Prices are based on over 4 million daily global searches made between 1 January and 31 August 2015 and 1 January to 31 August 2014. Hotel availability is correct as of 1 September and is likely to drop further as the matches approach.

About trivago

Travellers find the ideal hotel for the best price on www.trivago.co.uk. trivago is the world’s largest online hotel search site, comparing  rates from over 900,000 hotels on over 250 booking sites worldwide. trivago integrates over 180 million hotel ratings and 14 million photos in order to make finding the perfect hotel easier for users. Over 120 million visitors per month find their ideal hotel by using trivago’s various filters and in turn save up to 48% per booking. trivago was founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany and currently operates 52 international country platforms in 33 languages.

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