Hotels in Ukraine Hike Rates up to 1335% for Euro 2012, Survey Reveals

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A recent survey from looked at prices of available hotels in the Ukraine for England’s three group games in the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.

Fans of England who are planning a trip to the Ukraine to support their team at Euro 2012 better have more than just team spirit in abundant supply. While plenty of tickets for the event are still available at affordable rates, hotels are jacking up their rates as the June competition dates approach. This is the finding of a recent survey from, which compared available hotel rooms for the group games of the Three Lions.

For the games against France and the Ukraine, both being played in Donetsk, only a handful of hotels are offering available rooms. In the Shakhtar Plaza, a 4-star hotel in the city center, the rooms that remain are going for GBP 500 per night. That price is 400% higher than regular rates (GBP 100).

No rooms in the Ukrainian host city are available for less than GBP 300. The cheapest available room is at the Agat Hotel, a budget accommodation close to the Euro 2012 stadium. There an average room is listed at GBP 335 per night versus the usual GBP 39, representing a 758% increase.

For the second game against Sweden in Kiev, a greater number of hotels are still boasting vacancies, but they are mainly in the outskirts of the city. There, some rooms can be snagged for under GBP 100 per night. In the city center, however, the few available hotels with rooms are charging exorbitant rates. A room at the Hostel Downtown, for example, is going for GBP 847 per night compared to the GBP 59 regular rate, which equates to a 1335% price hike.

There is some good news for last-minute planners though. From UEFA’s official tour agency, has learned that plenty of rooms reserved by the association won’t be needed and will be released in late April. So the current best strategy is to take a chance and wait as more affordable rooms will most likely become available in the near future.

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