Hotel Rates in Poland Rise Up to 1353% for Euro 2012, Survey Shows

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A recent survey from has looked at the Euro 2012 hotel situation in Warsaw as well the other three host cities of Poland.

Plenty of hotel rooms are available for all 15 of the European Football Championship games being played in Poland but establishments there have raised their rates, on average, close to 500% higher than normal. And that’s just for starters. As the latest survey uncovered, some hotels have hiked their prices more than 1000% for the Euro 2012 matches.

Case in point is the Hotel Pulanska, five minutes from Warsaw’s centre. When Poland takes on Greece on June 8–9, a double room here will escalate 1002% to Euro 530 (GBP 427). The country’s other hosts are no less budget friendly. In downtown Wroclaw, where the Poland vs. Czech Republic game will take place June 16–17, the 2-star Hotel Polinia is charging Euro 442, 1086% more than its regular rate. And in Old Town Poznan on June 10, the Explorer Hostel has elevated its rate by 1117% to Euro 438 for a double room with a shared bathroom.

The biggest price increase award, however, goes to the 4-star Kobza Haus in centre city Gdansk. When Spain takes on Italy there on June 10, the hotel, which regularly charges Euro 79 per night, will skyrocket to an overnight rate of Euro 1148 for a superior double. That equates to a 1353% price increase.

Diehard football fans, however, don’t have to resign themselves to cheering on their team from home. For nearly all the games being played in Poland, a double room at a 2- or 3-star hotel can still be found for around Euro 200 per night. The only two exceptions are Spain’s first two matches against Italy and Ireland, both being played in Gdansk. Out-of-town rooters for these teams will have to spend at least 460 and 345 respectively for the cheapest available double room.

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