Prices soar and room sizes diminish the closer your accommodation is to the city centre. Budget travellers will gravitate to the handful of good hostels in the city. There are good midrange options north of the Liffey, but the biggest spread of accommodation is south of the river, from midrange Georgian townhouses to the city's top hotels. Excellent options also sprinkle the suburbs immediately south of the city centre. Prices soar during summer and festivals.