In the search for all things amazing, I have stumbled across hostels that are “unique”. After all, it’s not everyday you see a Boeing turned into a hostel. Today, there are so many hostels around the world and each one is unique from the other. Hoping one day I get to visit each one and review them 🙂
Here’s our list of 10 out-of-this-world hostels from all around the globe.
1. Jumbo Stay (Stockholm, Sweden)
Located 6 minutes away from Stockholm Arlanda Airport, this went down in history as the first Boeing 747-200 to be converted into an amazing accommodation for the travel weary. You can choose to stay in the cockpit or black box suites or enjoy the company of other people in their male and female dorms.
Reminder: Jumbo Stay is a cash-free hotel.
Plane sleeping with picturesque green and blue nature views, that’s what the Costa Verde offers. Being located right at the edge of Costa Rica’s national park and suspended 50 feet from the ground make both jungle and beach viewing possible. Rooms cost from $260 (promo seasons) to more than $700 (Christmas).
3. Eastern Comfort (Berlin, Germany)
Be lulled by the waves’ rhythm when staying in this boat hostel. You get the authentic boat experience with their rooms’ porthole windows plus you can enjoy a free boat tour on most weekends. Their choice of rooms include first and second class cabins, four-bed cabins and dorms.
4. Sydney Railway Square YHA (Sydney, Australia)
The next time you visit Sydney, spend a night, two or more in one of the city’s history-rich places – in the main building of their old railway station or inside a train carriage. Beds and rooms start at $32 (Australian; about 22 US dollars) per night and the Wi-Fi access is free.
5. Radeka Down Under (Coober Pedy, South Australia)
This underground hostel is another unique and adventurous accommodation worth checking out in Outback Australia. The rooms – ranging from private ensuites to dorm beds – are tunneled out of the area’s surrounding sandstone. They’re touted “warm in winter but cool during the summer.”
6. Kadir’s Tree Houses (Olympos, Turkey)
Make that childhood dream of having your own tree house come true by staying in this hostel when you happen to travel in Turkey. Aside from staying in authentic tree houses, you can also enjoy adventure-filled activities on site while basking in the surrounding natural beauty of Olympos.
7. Caveland (Santorini, Greece)
A cave stay with all the comforts and amenities? Yes, please! You don’t have to dish out a lot when it comes to accommodation should you wish to visit this popular Greek vacay spot. And, as many reviewers point out, the free breakfast is superb.
8. Capsule Hotel Asahi Plaza (Osaka, Japan)
Admittedly, this hostel is not for the claustrophobic. But the cleanliness and comfort of each pod as well as the other amenities make up for it. There are other capsule hotels in the country but this one is touted as the first and original “room in a pod.”
9. Drop Bear Hostel (Santa Marta, Colombia)
If your goal is to stay in a place with a peculiarly interesting history, visit this hostel out. Though its website fail to mention this bit of its past (maybe in hopes to depart from it completely), Drop Bear was a drug cartel and home of one of the country’s biggest drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar.
The place itself is riddled with secret passageways and hiding places that your adventure-seeking part can explore to your heart’s content.
10. War Hostel (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Staying in this hostel can be considered an extreme adventure for others. Bunking here means sleeping on an actual war bed while using an authentic military blanket. And you’ll be using candles when you take a shower. So, if you’re a thrill seeker, then this is the hostel for you.
All photos are from Instagram. Words by Heziel.