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Football fans up in arms over price gouging in Madrid, Consumer | THE BUSINESS TIMES

WITH prices for a bunk bed in a hostel going for as much as 500 euros (S$771) in Madrid during the UEFA Champions League final this weekend, football fans have demanded consumer protection laws to shield them from what they say is price gouging by hotels in the Spanish capital.

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur face off on June 1 in the Champions League showpiece match (Sunday June 2, 2.45am kick-off, Singapore time), and the first all-England final in more than a decade has seen a stampede of fan demand.

Travel website Booking.com listed a single bunk bed in a four-bed female dormitory room at the Open Hostel Madrid near the central Plaza del Rey for a whopping 500 euros. The rate includes breakfast and the showers are communal.

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Football fans up in arms over price gouging in Madrid, Consumer – THE BUSINESS TIMES.

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