We've all stayed in some interesting places while traveling, and often it's those experiences that make the best memories. Today on GoAbroad we bring you a guest post from Harriet Pagan of Wimdu.co.uk, featuring five of the quirkiest places to stay abroad. What are your favorites?
The world that we live in is unquestionably jammed packed with culture and exciting places to visit. Having many budget airlines operating across the globe, makes travelling from one country to the next very easy indeed!
The fact that you can simply take a rucksack on board, makes your ticket cheaper and enables you to go off somewhere for a weekend. Choosing to travel, whether its backpacking or hostel hopping, can definitely be something to consider, especially if you like to experience different cultures from your own. However, now there are some other accommodation choices to consider , to give your next trip a bit of a twist Here is a list of the top 5 unusual places, that we recommend to stay throughout the world.
Ever fancied visiting Sweden before? Get the real travelling experience, by staying in a cockpit of a plane for your next break away! Situated in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, and being able to accommodate 2 guests – makes this a great place to consider staying with that special someone or with a close friend. Equipped with a flat screen TV and panoramic views, you will never be without something to watch! If you have never been in this area of a plane before, now is your chance to spend a night or two in there to see how a pilot would feel.
A visit to Harlingen in the Netherlands can truly make your trip here something to remember. It has taken 2 years for the Harbour Crane to be fully restored. Staying in this crane is an experience like no other at 17 metres above the pier. The Harlingen Harbour Crane was built in 1967 and has since been a crucial building in the Harlingen skyline. Breakfast is included in your stay here, and pets are not permitted for safety reasons. There are 3 cabins in the crane, all available to accommodate 2 guests in each one.
Now there is the opportunity to spend an entire night at the cinema, near the Champs-Elysées – which is has a good selection of the tourist attractions in the capital of France. This style of lodging is perfect for those who wish to combine their love of film with a fantastic night in Paris. However, a night here doesn’t come cheap! Accommodating 2 guests and being located in the centre of Paris, makes this a perfect set up for you and that special someone. You can even choose a film to watch in this cinema all to yourselves.
This cosy cottage accommodates up to 4 people and is very child friendly, making this perfect for an exciting trip away the family. The actual building is made from all natural products and recycled materials. 30 small oak trees was the main resource for building the frame of the house. This environmentally house is situated in the first eco-village in Wales. The price per night is around £72, however, you could potentially be staying with the host or other guests during your time there.
This is the only place in the world where you can eat your breakfast with giraffes. This is one of Nairobi’s most historical and well known buildings, dating back to the 1930s. Some of the interior reflects the time when it was built, however the atmosphere that exists throughout this accommodation can be compared to non-other. There are 10 luxury rooms, all having an en suite and family friendly. Overall it can accommodate 26 people, however the residence is closed in May for maintenance. This is the top place to stay if you really fancy a different experience whilst travelling around Africa.
What are some other quirky places you've stayed around the world? Share your stories with us in the comments!
Harriet Pagan has written this post on behalf of Wimdu GmbH - an online platform agency offering short term accommodation in over 100 different countries across the globe. Popular amongst passionate travellers, this style of accommodation allows for a better insight into local culture. Harriet has a passion for writing about anything travel related and loves to explore and learn about different places around the world.