Unique Hostels around the World

December 27, 2012
guest blogger

Have you ever thought about sleeping in a tree-house, or in a light house? Or perhaps on a jumbo jet? HI has hostels in some of the world’s most interesting countries, in the most unique buildings. Take a look at these amazing places and be inspired for your next trip.

A Jumbo Jet

You may have slept on a hot, stuffy plane before, on the way to your destination; however Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm offers a completely new and unique experience, which is far more pleasant. Located in a refurbished Jumbo Jet, in Stockholm this (static) hostel offers modern amenities, en-suite guestrooms (double and private rooms available), in addition to a café. Jumbo Stay is located within close proximity to Stockholm airport, so it’s works well as a great stopover hostel.

Prices start from £37.08 per night.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Jumbo Hostel

Prison (but you’ll have the key)

Offering a completely unique experience, the Langholmen Hostel in Sweden is located in the original (but completely renovated to a luxury standard) Crown Remand Prison (Kronohäktet). Built in the 1840’s, the hostel offers accommodation in 2 and 4 person cells, as well as a café and shop containing prison inspired souvenirs.

Prices start from £20.51 per night.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Langholmen Hostel

A Tree House

For the ultimate way to experience nature, why not stay in our Kadir’s Tree Top Houses Hostel, where after a day’s hiking and climbing in the picturesque town of Olympos, guests can return to a bed located in their very own tree house. Situated just 1km away from Olympos beach, one of the world’s only known breeding grounds for the loggerhead turtles, this guesthouse offers a variety of nature based excursions and adventures, for families, groups and adventure seekers alike.

Prices start from £9.64 per night, per bed.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Kadir’s Tree House Hostel

A Castle

For the real fairy tale feeling, why not stay in our Stayokay Heemskerk Hostel, an impressive 13th century castle, complete with a moat, turret rooms and royal décor. The hostels central location in North Holland makes it a great base for tourists, as well being close to shops, cafes and a national park.

Prices start from £22.67 per night.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Stayokay Heemskerk Hostel

On The Beach

You may have stayed near the beach before or maybe within walking distance, but perhaps not directly on the beach, within reaching distance of the waves. Our Kaikoura YHA Hostel in New Zealand, located directly on the beachfront, maintains a glass exterior, allowing guests to enjoy the stunning surroundings in their full glory. Animal lovers can also walk along the beach to experience the fur seal colonies, or take a marine cruise, which sets off nearby.

Prices start from £17.44 per night.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Kaikoura YHA Hostel

A Lighthouse

Built in 1875 to work as a fog signal station, this gorgeous lighthouse building has been lovingly preserved and refurbished by HI to now offer 45 beds to guests. The hostel has its very own secluded beach, with a four-mile stretch of tide pools, as well as a bar and landscaped gardens. The coast side location also makes the hostel a perfect base for horse riding, surfing, kayaking and surfing.

Prices start from £16.44 per night.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel

A Cube

In the centre a bustling city (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Stayokay Rotterdam is situated in striking cube houses, overlooking the river. The unusual accommodation, designed by the Dutch architect Piet Blom in 1984, offers stylish private rooms, family rooms and multi-share rooms in your very own cube!

Prices start from £19.19 per night.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Stayokay Rotterdam Hostel

On A Husky Farm

Located next to the Karasjohka River, close to the Arctic Circle, the Karasjok hostel is in the perfect location to view the Northern Lights whilst also offering guests a variety of unique activities to enjoy. Nestled within a Husky Farm, the hostel is fantastic in welcoming families and animal loving groups, who are encouraged to join in the all-year-round puppy and dog training workshops.

Prices start from £46.95 per room, per night.

To view more information about this hostel or to book, please visit Hostel Karasjok (sorry – not available anymore)

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2 Comments. Leave new

Awesome post, I put them all on my To-Travel List

Gabrielle Van Massenhove
Thursday January 3rd, 2013 10:31 PM

My stay at the dutch castle hostel was one of the highlights of my trip to Holland! The pictures don’t do it justice. I have to say I’m intrigued by the prison hostel, but the treehouse looks like heaven. Thanks for posting.

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