England fans can still book hotels in Qatar for the World Cup despite limited availability in the small Middle Eastern nation. The remaining places are very expensive, particularly if you are looking for a fixed base for the whole group stage period, but the good news is that there are options for those who want to go out to cheer on Gareth Southgate’s men.
One of the most widespread concerns when Qatar won the right to host the World Cup was where everyone would stay. The country is the smallest to ever host football’s flagship tournament at around 100 miles north to south and 50 miles wide.
A wide variety of accommodation types have been made available for the event, ranging from traditional venues like hotels and apartments to more unusual cruise ships and pop-up container villages. Some tournament participants will even fly in from neighboring Middle Eastern countries just for the games as Qatar creaks under the weight of world football fans.
Luckily for those considering a spontaneous trip to support the Three Lions, there are still options available in Qatar. However, it’s not all good news, with any hosting having to come at a huge financial cost.
A bed is particularly difficult to find at the start of the tournament, those looking for a place to settle down for the whole group stage may find themselves very expensive. Al Khor villas in the north of the country are the cheapest you are likely to find, at a whopping £530 per night.
Luckily, there are savings to be made if you just go around and find the best deal based on availability. Barwa Barakat Al Janoub group residences south of Doha can be had for just £71 with more rooms on offer towards the end of the group stage and early knockout stages.
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Caravan City, located in Al Messila, also has variable availability during group stages for £96 per night. The best bet for any fan is to go straight to the Qatar accommodation booking portal and come up with a plan that works best with your own personal plans.
Costs don’t improve once you get to Qatar with the massive 40,000 capacity fan zone at Al Bidda Park in Doha charging £12 a beer and £8 a slice of pizza.
The tournament is expected to be hugely expensive for anyone who decides to attend, but the costs could be worth it if England end 56 years of injury and win the World Cup for the first time since 1966.