New York has world’s most expensive hotels – A survey from GoEuro, a European travel information website, compared the prices of everything from five-star hotels to hostels and even Air bnb rentals, to reveal the average price a traveller can expect in a city.

The most expensive accommodation in the world is found in New York, where the average price across all categories was found to be £157 a night. A fair way behind the Big Apple was St Moritz, the Swiss ski and hiking destination, where rooms were an average of £117.
Macao, in China, followed with an average rate of £107 a night, which was the same rate as was found in Miami. Nassau in the Bahamas was next, on £95 a night, followed closely by Boston in the US, on £94 a night. Venice (£93), Dubai (£90) and San Francisco (£90) followed, with Monte Carlo (£85) – famous for its casinos and high rollers – rounding off the 10 most expensive cities.

In terms of five-star hotels, luxury comes with the highest price tag in Punta Cana, a resort in the Dominican Republic, where upmarket hotels cost an average of £844 a night.
St Moritz followed with a £438 rate average; then Miami and Reims, both on £433 a night; and New York, where five stars were an average of £427 a night.
While hostels are still the cheapest option for travellers, in some cities they are nearly the same price as budget hotels.

New York, again, was the priciest, with dormitories here a not-to-be-sniffed-at £41 a night on average. In Miami they were £33 a night, the second most expensive of the 150 cities surveyed, and in Zurich and St Moritz £30 and £29 respectively. Aberdeen, in Scotland, also made the top five most expensive cities for hostels, probably due to the high demand for budget beds from the city’s population of oil rig workers.

In the UK, London was the most expensive when all accommodation types were considered, coming 14th most expensive in the world, followed by Liverpool (18th) and Aberdeen (27th). Leeds had the highest average price for five-star hotels in the UK, at £304 a night, above London’s £274 a night.

Natalie Paris
december 2014