The World's Wackiest Hostels from The World’s 7 Wackiest Hostels
The World’s 7 Wackiest Hostels
The World's Wackiest Hostels
We’ve tracked down some of the most interesting hostels from all over the world and you won’t believe some of these places exist (and are open to travelers). From a historic lighthouse on the coast of California to a repurposed Boeing 747 at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport, these wacky hostels are everywhere and, yes, you can really stay overnight.
Hostel Celica features the work of more than 80 artists from around the world, their art gives each area of this 19th century building a unique tone. The hostel won the title of “hippest hostel” by Lonely Planet and it’s no wonder. The place now dedicated to creativity and art was once a military prison. Stay over for special art exhibitions, performances, an all-you-can-eat-buffet and hookah parties.
hostelselica.com; rooms start at $28
Those who simply can’t get enough air travel, need to check out this converted Boeing 747 for the night. The plane-turned-hostel features 27 rooms (one of which is the cockpit suite) and a bar and café. It’s located at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport—the views of the runway and airport are nothing short of amazing.
jumbostay.se; rooms start at $62
Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Hostel—United States
There aren’t too many hostels that can boast a nature-trail that leads to an on-property volcanic crater—then again, Hedonisia Hawaii isn’t like most hostels. Located in the volcanic rain forests of Puna, in East Hawaii, there is only room for a maximum of 18 guests at a time on the 3.72-acre property. The limited sleeping space keeps the hostel private and quiet, but allows eco-tourists and backpackers to socialize if they’d like. The environmentally conscious site has a private Solar Garden Shower, filtered rain forest drinking water and, of course, an Eco-Toilet with a garden view (pictured left).
hedonisiahawaii.com; beds start at $30
Yasin’s Place Backpackers Cave—Turkey
Get a glimpse into Turkish history and culture when you visit this Cappadocian cave house, open to backpackers and run by a Turkish family. Thousands of years ago, people would carve into rocks in the area for shelter. Some of those homes still exist today. The cave hotel gives travelers a one-of-a-kind look into the past.
backpackerscavehotel.com; beds start at $13
Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel—United States
Tons of people travel to see the California coast, but few see it from inside a historic lighthouse-turned-hostel. The Point Montara Lighthouse was built in response to several ships running ashore in the 1860s and it still functions today under the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard. The hostel has been open since 1980, with help from California State Parks and gives visitors a chance to stay overnight on a bluff overlooking the Pacific in former Coast Guard quarters and in the fog signal building. The hostel offers easy access to outdoor recreation, beaches, Half Moon Bay and it’s only 25 miles from San Francisco.
norcalhostels.org; beds start at $27
ArkaBarka Floating Hostel—Serbia
This floating hostel situated on the Danube River in one of the most picturesque parks in the area has stellar views of the nearby Belgrade skyline. Outdoor recreation is just steps away and the city center isn’t far off either (it’s about a 20 minute walk). When you feel like spending a night in, head down to the bottom floor, the Cozy Café hosts art events, music nights and parties.
arkabarka.net; beds start at $19
A Beary Good Hostel—Singapore
Relive your childhood at any of these three teddy bear themed hostels in Singapore’s Chinatown District—the Beary Good, Beary Nice and Beary Best Hostels. These popular spots take in tourists, backpackers and teddy bears without homes and aim to provide a comfy home-away-from-home. Stop in and enjoy reasonable rates, the convenient location and the company of some fluffy friends.
abearygoodhostel.com; beds start at $22