It’s Riga in February, Dublin in January and Ibiza in March.
Research has revealed what months of the year are cheapest for stays in some of the most popular European party destinations.
Unsurprisingly, London is the most expensive destination, with an average hotel price of £179 per night. This is followed by Amsterdam, Marbella, Ibiza and Edinburgh, with prices ranging from £124 to £127 per night.
Dublin is a popular destination for hen parties, and although March is the recommended month as the country celebrates St Patrick’s Day, January will be the cheapest to book in for
London is the most expensive destination, with an average hotel price of £179 per night. This is followed by Amsterdam, Marbella, Ibiza and Edinburgh
The cheapest destination is Riga, at just £62 per night. This is followed by Budapest and Prague, at £68 and £78 per night, respectively.
Ibiza and Marbella are summer destinations, where up to £143 per night can be saved by visiting in off-peak months such as February and March.
The same is, surprisingly, true for Edinburgh, where a hotel costs £81 per night during January, but increases to £213 during the Edinburgh Festival in August.
Riga and Budapest display the least seasonal price differences, with prices only varying by £23 or £27, respectively, over the course of the year.
By booking the stag and hen dos at the right time, there is a lot of money to be saved at some of the popular European spots
Riga is a good choice for stag parties in August, just as it is a lot cheaper than others at the height of summer
Denise Bartlett, UK Public Relations at Trivago said: ‘With more and more Britons deciding to celebrate their stag or hen do abroad, we wanted to help travellers choose where and when to travel according to their budget.
‘With hotels ranging from £52 per night in Riga during February to £225 per night during Marbella in August, timeliness is essential when deciding on the destination. Up to £143 can be saved per night by travelling during the right month.’
Five popular stag destinations (Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Riga, Prague and Budapest) and five popular hen destinations (London, Brighton, Dublin, Ibiza, Marbella) were selected for the study.
These tables reveal the average price of a hotel stay at five of the most popular stag and hen destinations in Europe throughout the year
A spokesperson for Trivago added: ‘We recommend visiting Edinburgh in November to catch the beginning of the Christmas markets. Amsterdam is best visited in July, where hotel prices dip slightly between June and August. Riga is cheap year round, so can be visited in August – when other destinations are usually more expensive.
‘Prague is also cheap year round, but hosts an impressive Christmas market in December. Finally Budapest, which is also cheap year round and can therefore be visited in September – another typically expensive month.
‘London can be expensive, so visit in April, before prices rise for the summer. Brighton, likewise, can be expensive in summer – visit in May when temperature begin to warm up.
‘Dublin is best visited in March for the St Patrick’s Day festivities. Ibiza is best visited in summer, but try to aim for June – before hotel prices rise steeply. Marbella is also very expensive in the summer, but in October prices are much lower and temperatures still mild.’