Staying in a bunk bed in a shared dormitory in Dublin over St Patrick’s weekend will cost €1,100 if you book it now.
If you don't want to share with seven strangers, then three nights in a hotel in the city centre for two people is almost €1,900 and a hotel in the west of the city will cost €1,200.
St Patrick’s Day has always been a popular time to visit Ireland and the Irish Hotels’ Federation says this year the capital will be busier than ever.
“Dublin is experiencing an unprecedented level of demand for St Patrick's Day and the circa 22,000 hotel and guesthouse accommodation rooms across the city are almost totally sold out during this period.
“Visitors staying in hotels on these dates will have booked their accommodation weeks if not months in advance, and these rooms would have been sold at much lower rates than any last minute, last availability rates.
“Understandably the low level of availability of rooms will impact decisions made by visitors, and some people may decide to stay further out from the city centre.
“We would encourage people who have yet to book to also consider contacting hotels directly where there may be better value available than via booking engines.”
Speaking to Newstalk, tourists in Dublin said they thought accommodation in the city is poor value for money.
“We’re from Greece, we’re staying here for three nights,” one woman said.
“We’re staying at a hostel, the prices are outrageous.”
Another man said he had always expected Dublin to be expensive.
“It’s around Temple Bar where I stayed - so, I was expecting something fairly pricey,” he said.
“The room is about the [same] size as the bed.”
Main image: Person sleeping in bunk bed in a hostel dormitory. Picture by: Alamy.com