After a long journey, a rickety old cot inside a hostel dormitory seems about as appealing as a package of saltine crackers. Hotelier Michael Schloesser makes the traditional hostel a great deal more exciting with his venture, the BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel. Located in Bonn, Germany the lodgings houses travelers in old campers, Airstreams, and Pullman railcars.
Each of the vintage units are decorated to a theme by a professional interior designer possessing a background in film and TV sets. Lodgers can choose from 120 bed spots across 15 caravans clustered around a communal area. Styles range from Safari, Drag Queen, Flower Power, Space Shuttle and Nautilus. Each trailer features a fake lawn, unique appointments, and custom-fit mattresses. Reminiscent of the famous and quirky Madonna Inn, the hostel is just as much of a tourist destination as any landmark in the city.
Rates for Basecamp Hostel Bonn range from a 50 to 80 Euros a night, and reservations can be made through their website.