Eccentric Structures Turned Into Hostels Partner Up with HostelsClub

Uniquely designed buildings and structures that have converted into hostels now join HostelsClub to increase awareness to unconventional accommodations.

Venice, Italy, April 08, 2009 --( Choosing an exotic destination is sometimes the toughest part for travelers with all the options out there from sandy beaches to famous capital cities, but happens when you are also given choices of accommodation which are not your typical structures? HostelsClub has made staying at hotels and hostels around the world even more of an adventure.

HostelsClub has signed up with Jumbo Hostel, for example, which was built inside an actual 747-200 jumbo jet from an old Swedish airline that went bankrupt and decided to make good use of the decommissioned model. There is also Santos Express Train Lodge in Mossel Bay, South Africa which is an exclusive train hostel. It is a real six-coach train parked right on the beach. There are boat hostels and hotels in Budapest and Amsterdam which range from having private rooms in the captain's room to dorm bed facilities located in the hull.

Aside from modes of transportation, there are former prisons, courthouses and caves which have been converted into hostel lodging. Hostel Celica, a former prison in Slovenia or Clink in Hostel located in London still have bars on the doors and windows and HostelsClub provides an online booking method to choose your type of accommodation.

There are even natural formations which have turned into hostels such as Travellers Cave Pension in Goreme, Turkey. This natural wonder is located just five minutes from the Goreme bus station and has breathtaking surroundings and panoramic views of the rock formations which can be seen from their cave room. Yes, that's right, this lodging has single to quad dormitory rooms dug inside an above-ground Turkish fairy chimney. Radeka Downunder Underground Backpackers Inn & Motel in South Australia provides an option to really sleep under the Earth's surface. This underground facility, originally an Opal Mine from the 1960s in the Aussie Desert, has four to twenty-one bed dorm rooms located literally 6.5 meters underground.

Sleeping abroad now has new meaning at these locations.

Bianca Reyes