Eurovision is coming to Liverpool next year, and rather predictably, prices for hotels and Airbnbs are astronomical right now.
Booking.com said that 99 percent of hotels were fully booked on May 13, the night of the final. Meanwhile, The Guardian said that an Airbnb host was quoting a whopping £15,000 for the night, going up to £17,600 with cleaning services included. The listing is not currently showing as available on the site for those dates.
When we searched around for accommodation ourselves, we found that the 98 percent of places on Booking.com were unavailable during the weekend of the final.
The Eleanor Rigby Apartments, in Liverpool City Centre, which had ‘nine stars’ for location, came up to an eye-watering £5,580 for bunk beds sleeping ten. On Airbnb, we found the cheapest place in central Liverpool to be £608, while the majority of properties were more than £1,000.
Given the cost-of-living squeeze, it seems hopeful spectators might have to watch Eurovision from the living room telly, after all.
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