Northern Ireland

Taylor Swift fans face ‘cruel summer’ as Dublin’s hotel prices soar ahead of Eras Tour

On average hotels near the Aviva Stadium cost 45% more when Taylor Swift is performing

Taylor Swift is helping boost demand for Travelodge rooms, according to the hotel group (PA)
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift fans could be paying over £200 more for an overnight stay in Dublin when the Eras Tour arrives at the end of June.

The global superstar will perform three sold out concerts at the Aviva Stadium, with thousands of fans from the north expected to travel to the shows on June 28,29 and 30.

Hotel prices within one mile of the stadium have surged by 45% from an average of £260 for a room only overnight stay for two adults to £382.

The weekend after the concert, hotel prices drop 28% on average of £270 a night for two adults.

Hotel prices within one mile of Dublin's Aviva Stadium
Hotel prices within one mile of Dublin's Aviva Stadium on

Of these hotels the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road had the lowest price for a room only overnight stay at £292. This is a rise of 42% for a Saturday night stay the week prior which was priced at £205.

The most expensive is Anantara the marker Dublin £591 - a 67% rise from £352.

A week after the Taylor Swift concerts finish these stays drop to £216 and £348 respectively.

Just over a mile from the stadium is the Conrad Dublin hotel charging £992 for an overnight stay for two on Saturday June 29. A week before an overnight stay is £600 and the week after the concert it drops again to £507 - almost half the price.

The Irish Hotels Federation has been contacted for comment.

Ticketholders heading to the concerts at the end of June who haven’t booked accommodation will have to ‘shake it off’ or arrange a ‘getaway car’ home.