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With the World Cup set to ignite in Qatar in the winter of 2022, five cities that will host matches in their respective stadiums will explode with football fans. 

Hotel prices are almost guaranteed to skyrocket and sorting the best out of the rest will pose a challenge. As such, we’ve composed a list of hotels ranging from cheap hotels located near the stadium grounds, cheap hotels in Doha, and a list of luxury hotels included in FIFA’s hospitality package. 

So read on to ensure your visit to Qatar also provides a memorable cultural experience beyond the fever of football.

Cheapest Qatar hotels near the stadiums

The venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is divided into eight stadiums across five municipalities. We’ve selected the best affordable hotels in each city closest to the stadium as follows.

Please note that the prices are accurate at the time of writing.

Stadium 974, Doha

Saraya Corniche Hotel 

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Getting to nearby attractions including the stadium is a breeze with the area shuttle that operates within a 10-kilometer radius. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.

Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 3.6 kilometers/11-minute drive
Price: From QAR 301 (USD 82) per night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Horizon Manor Hotel
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 4 kilometers/12-minute drive
Price: From QAR 282 (USD 77)  per night

Plaza Inn Hotel
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 3.8 kilometers/11-minute drive
Price: From QAR 308 (USD 84) per night

Sovereign Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 3.2 kilometers/10-minute drive
Price: From QAR 187 (USD 51) per night

Gokulam Park Doha
Rating 4*
Distance to stadium: 3.5 kilometers/11-minute drive
Price: From QAR 246 (USD 67) per night

Al Thumama stadium, Doha

Al Mansour Suites Hotel

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Located just 10 kilometers from the Al Thumama stadium, fans can easily make their way to and from the stadium. The hotel’s 119 air-conditioned rooms feature LED televisions, memory foam beds complete with Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment.

Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 10.4 kilometers/14-minute drive
Price: From QAR 270 (USD 74) per night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Al Mansour Park-Inn
Rating: 3*
Distance from stadium: 8.6 kilometers/18-minute drive
Price: From QAR 365 (USD 100) per night

Rawda Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 11.1kilometers,/17-minute drive
Price: From QAR 248 (USD 68) per night

Chairmen Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 8.3 kilometers/19-minute drive
Price: From QAR 246 (USD 67) per night

Al Madina Suites Doha
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 12 kilometers/22-minute drive
Price: From QAR 248 (USD 68) per night

Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

Mercure Grand Hotel Doha City Center

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The Al Bayt stadium’s location is rather remote with the nearest hotel located some distance away. While the distance to the Al Bayt stadium from this hotel is not exactly short, it’s actually one of the closer ones to the stadium.

The Mercure Grand Hotel sits in the heart of the bustling business district of Doha next to Msheireb Metro Station, near Souq Waqif, the Arab marketplace and the Msheireb Downtown Doha. Restaurants and bars will take care of your appetite as you dine on international cuisine at La Brasserie, Italian cuisine at La Villa, and fine steaks at The Old Manor Steakhouse and Bar. Tours can be arranged.

Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 49 kilometers/47-minute drive
Prices: From QAR 287 (USD 78) per night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel
Rating: 4*
Distance to hotel: 43 kilometers/37-minute drive
Price: From QAR 260 (USD 71) per night

Sapphire Plaza Hotel
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 47 kilometers/41-minute drive
Price: From QAR 293 (USD 80) per night

Liberty Suites
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 48 kilometers/42-minute drive
Price: From QAR 345 (USD 94) per night

Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

Cielo Hotel Lusail

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Apart from the hotel’s close proximity to the Lusail Iconic Stadium, a spell in this 4-star hotel grants you easy access to some of Doha’s most renowned attractions. The Lagoona Mall, Doha Golf Club, and the Katara Cultural Village are situated less than 10 kilometers away. 

After a day of excitement, make yourself at home in one of the 70 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen TV’s, cable programming, and complimentary wireless internet in a relaxing setting.

Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium 6 kilometers/14-minute drive
Price: From QAR 392 (USD 107) per night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Centro Capital Doha
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 20 kilometers/20-minute drive
Price: From QAR 376 (USD 103) per night

La Castle Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 21 kilometers/20-minute drive
Price: From QAR 253 (USD 69) per night

Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

Premier Inn Doha Education City Hotel

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This 3-star hotel offers a bit of everything; comfortable beds, great food, and an overall great value. The hotel also provides a family-friendly experience with swimming pools, gyms and great restaurants for the whole family to enjoy! The fact that it’s practically next door to the Education City Stadium is a big plus.

Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 2 kilometers/7-minute drive
Price: From QAR 330 (USD 90) per night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Rawda Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 16 kilometers/23-minute drive
Price: From QAR 248 (USD 68) per night

Al Mansour Suites Hotel
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 18 kilometers/21-minute drive
Price: From QAR 248 (USD 68) per night

The Town Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 16 kilometers/26-minute drive
Price: From QAR 209 (USD 57) per night

Royal Mirage Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 15 kilometers/20-minute drive
Price: From QAR 228 (USD 62) per night

Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

Gulf Pearls Hotel

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Gulf Pearls Hotel has modern decorated suites and rooms and is equipped with
kitchenettes, tea and coffee facilities, flat-Screen TVs and independent climate control features. Additionally, reliable wireless internet collection is available.

Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 20 kilometers/25-minute drive
Price: From QAR 253 (USD 69) per night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Premier Inn Doha Education City Hotel
Rating:3*
Distance to stadium: 11 kilometers/17-minute drive
Price: From QAR 330 (USD 90) per night

Sapphire Plaza Hotel
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 18 kilometers/20-minute drive
Price: From QAR 293 (USD 80) per night

Centro Capital Doha
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 19 kilometers/25-minute drive
Price: From QAR 376 (USD 103) per night

Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan

Radisson Blu Hotel

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The Khalifa International Stadium is only eight kilometers away and is well within the hotel’s shuttle services coverage. Other amenities include two outdoor swimming pools and a nightclub and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare services.
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 8 kilometers/13-minute drive
Price: From QAR 388 (USD 106) night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Gulf Pearls Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 7 kilometers/13-minute drive
Price: From QAR 253 (USD 69) per night

Al Madina Suites Doha
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 11 kilometers/20-minute drive
Price: From QAR 248 (USD 68) per night

The Town Hotel
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 11 kilometers/24-minute drive
Price: From QAR 209 (USD 57) per night

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Al Mansour Park-Inn

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Apart from being close to the Al Janoub stadium, this hotel & apartment is also set in a prime location in Doha. Its ideal location puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, and more will make your stay all the more memorable.
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 16 kilometers/26-minute drive
Price: From QAR 320 (USD 87) per night

Other cheap hotels close to the stadium

Strato Hotel by Warwick
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 15 kilometers/25-minute drive
Price: From QAR 217 (USD 59) per night

Al Liwan Suites Doha
Rating: 3*
Distance to stadium: 20 kilometers/26-minute drive
Price: From QAR 262 (USD 71) per night

Radisson Blu Hotel
Rating: 4*
Distance to stadium: 20 kilometers/25-minute drive
Price: From QAR 388 (USD 106) per night

Cheap hotels in Doha

Doha’s allure extends to more than just being the host city of the world’s premier footballing tournament, the city is a treasure trove of cultural gems geared towards the art. Visitors to Doha will also be amazed by the city’s otherworldly architecture, its traditional souqs, and of course, its authentic gastronomy scene.

The following are some of the city’s cheap and affordable hotels to base your Doha exploration on.

Lavila Inn

Discerning guests looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel to stay in will no doubt find La Villa Inn satisfactory. Located some 20-minute drive from the Khalifa International Stadium, the hotel offers plenty of amenities at a minimum price.

Price starts from QAR 211 (USD 57)

Al Liwan Suites

Within a stone’s throw of both Hamad International Airport and Khalifa International Stadium, Al Liwan Suites serves as a natural choice for those who value practicality. Each suite offers comfortable beds, a fully-furnished kitchenette, and reliable Wi-Fi to catch up with the latest FIFA World Cup news.

Price starts from QAR 206 (USD 56)

For a more detailed list of Doha’s best cheap hotels, please do check out our Doha cheap hotel article.

The 7 Best Cheap Doha Hotels: Where to Stay during World Cup 2022 in Qatar

World Cup hotel packages

DISCLAIMERAs of now, the Qatar Accommodation Agency (QAA) is prioritising only match tickets holders. To book accommodations with the QAA you will need a valid Ticket Application Number to confirm your booking.

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive World Cup 2022 Qatar experience, there are currently a number of options of themed packages, flight + hotel packages, or just hotel bookings you can choose from FIFA and Qatar Airways.

FIFA hospitality package

FIFA is offering its exclusive hospitality packages to provide football fans with an unprecedented and distinct experience. The packages include flights and hotels and are tailored to suit the needs and budget of discerning fans.

FIFA’s hospitality plans consist of single match, team-specific, venue-specific, and final round packages. If you have the means and the inclination, you can even opt for the amazing series package which includes all the matches held at the Lusail and Al Bayt stadiums.        

Accommodations are in the form of handpicked luxury hotels to ensure an unparalleled FIFA World Cup experience. Some of which are as follows.

Aleph Doha Residences Curio Collection by Hilton

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Aleph Doha Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton apartments with its extraordinary views over West Bay, Doha’s upscale business and diplomatic district in the modern east coast of the city and Doha’s contemporary skyline

City Centre Rotana Doha

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City Centre Rotana Doha is a 5-star hotel, directly connected to City Center Mall and mere steps from the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre and to DECC Metro Station.

Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay

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Located in the prestigious West Bay area of Doha, Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay welcomes you to a new and better way to do business travel and enjoy the city.

Please visit FIFA’s official page to find out how you can purchase these hospitality packages.

Qatar Airways FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Travel Packages

As the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Qatar Airways has been granted by FIFA the right to produce, manage and sell travel packages through Qatar Airways Holidays for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

All travel packages include match tickets, flights and accommodation which guarantees the availability and price of all three elements at the time of purchase.

As for the types of hotels and accommodations being offered, they vary based on the travel packages selected.

  • Standard Package: 3-star hotel or better
  • Superior Package: 4-star hotel or better
  • Deluxe Package: 5-star hotel guaranteed
  • Premium Package: Suite at a 5-star hotel

You can find more details on Qatar Airways’ official page.