April is the month when the tulips bloom in Keukenhof, and travellers travel from across the globe to see it, April is the month when Europe is at its best. Though spring and summer happen to be the best time to visit Europe, the hotel tariffs reach a high. Is a European holiday on the cards? Quirky hostels in Europe are aplenty! And a stay here might be equally satisfying and often better! Especially if quirk is the middle name for those hostels, it will give you some bragging rights too.
Check out these cool, unusual and Quirky Hostels in Europe that will make your trip even more awesome!
#1 Karosta Prison Hostel, Latvia
Once the prison for death row inmates, today tourists pay for a night to be a prisoner Karosta Prison. Be aware, this not just a fancy place where you sleep behind the bars, they actually offer a full prison like environment and to be a part of it, guests have to sign a contract before checking in. According to the contract, guests will be treated as inmates, they will have to follow orders, can be verbally insulted, undergo physical exercises and eat prison food. Ahem, not exactly a relaxing vacation is it? But remember it is up to you. You can forgo the contract and opt for a normal stay as well!
Tariff: 15 Euro for a night
#2 Kadir’s Tree House, Olympos, Turkey
Ever fancied staying in a tree house? That also for just a few buck? Kadir’s Treehouse has different kind of rooms that includes bungalows and dorms abut the most popular one is the tree house hostel where you will be sleeping with strangers on top of a tree.
Tariff: 11 Euros for a night
#3 Das Park, Austria
Have you ever fancied staying a drain pipe? It can’t get any more quaint than this! Stay inside a robust drain pipe at Das Park, sleep in a cozy intimate space. And the best part, hold your breath, pay as you like!
Tariff: As much as you can pay
#4 Jumbo stay, Arlanda Airport, Sweden
Located outside Stockholm Airport, as the name suggests, you will find your hostel in a converted Boeing 747 airliner. Inside Jumbo Stay,there are several suites, private rooms, and dorms as well. The most interesting suite is the cockpit suite, and it also happens to be the most expensive one.
Tariff: 49 Euros for a night
#5 Beagle Houseboat, Amsterdam
Who doesn’t know about the famous canals of Amsterdam, now imagine staying in one of those boats for a night? You think it’s expensive? You are so wrong! Beagle Houseboat happens to be a boat with 4 beds in the bedroom and a small living room to be shared with the captain on the top floor. The houseboat is centrally heated and hot shower is available among other basic amenities.
Tariff: 39 Euros for a night
#6 OOPS! Hostel, Paris
A chic boutique place to stay in a city where nothing comes cheap. Oops Hostel is a great budget place to stay with designer rooms and incredibly helpful staff who will give you some insider tips. It is located just where Latin Quarters begin.
Tariff: 27 Euros for a night (Dorm)
#8 Cube Hostel, Belgium
If retro is your thing, think no more! Cube Belgium offers a quaint retr0-vintage experience in the heart of Leuven. Facilities are many and the chill out lounge has a small library for the guests.
Tariff: 23 Euros for a night (Dorm)
A short walk from London’s King’s Cross station and you will be in this quirky Victorian courthouse that has been transformed into Clink78 hostel. The main courtroom serves as the salon for chilling out while the police cells are private rooms. All done in cheerful colors to do away with the former gloominess.
Tariff: 23 Euros for a night (Dorm)
#10 Praakli Farm, Estonia
Praakli Farm is located in the parish of Karla, Saarema, close to national parks, a castle, and a museum. The farm is just beside a lake, where one can camp, fish or swim. Perfect place for families with kids, as lots of activities nearby.
Tariff: 21 Euros for a night