Average hotel prices climbing upward across Europe in October

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European hotel prices are five percent more expensive this month than in October 2008, according to data released October 6 by the online travel agency Trivago.

The average standard double hotel room costs €118 across Europe this month, up three percent from September 2009.

Many island destinations such as the Canary Islands, Balearic islands and Greece offer their lowest rates of the year in autumn.

The cities are ranked based on their search popularity.

Trivago Hotel Price Index October 2009

Popularity Rank City September 2009 Price (€) October 2009 Price (€) % Change
1 Paris 165 155 -6.5
2 Rome 150 161 +7.3
3 London 153 148 -3.3
4 Berlin 113 100 -13.0
5 Barcelona 122 125 +2.4
6 Prague 94 89 -5.6
7 Florence 131 128 -2.3
8 Madrid 105 113 +7.1
9 Milan 164 157

-4.4

10 Venice 199 198 -0.5
11 Vienna 128 129 +0.8
12 Munich 131 147 +11.9
13 Istanbul 110 117 +6.0
14 Amsterdam 142 128 -11.0
15 Cologne 121 102 -18.6
16 Hamburg 112 109 -2.7
17 Frankfurt 123 103 -19.4
18 Dusseldorf 112 130 +14.9
19 Brussels 129 133 +3.1
20 Athens 126 114 -10.5

The survey is generated from nearly 40,000 daily price inquiries drawn from 53 hotel booking sites, which feature over 400,000 hotels worldwide.

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