If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next trip that’s slightly out of the ordinary, the five quirky hotels we’ve found for you should do very nicely. Offering much more than the usual accommodations, all five are unique and offer visitors something out of the ordinary. If you do get the itch to travel to one of these quirky hotels, remember to get the right kind of travel insurance.
1. Jumbo Stay Hostel
If you’d like to join the mile high club but have a fear of flying, the Jumbo Stay Hostel in Stockholm, Sweden is the ticket you need. Formerly a fully functional Boeing 747, the Jumbo Stay has been transformed into a place to stay that, while it won’t be flying you to any exotic locations, does offer a panoramic view of the Stockholm airport from a cockpit that still is mostly intact. Accommodations vary from quad dormitories to luxury suites and best of all, there’s no need to pay attention to those annoying flight instructions.
2. Igloo Village Kakslauttanen
If you’ve ever wondered what it must be like to live like an Inuit, the Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Lapland, Finland is bound to be super cool. When you are there you’ll have the choice between a traditional snow igloo, an individual log cabin or one of their fantastic glass igloos that offer an incredible view of Finland’s night sky. Even though it’s cold there are outdoor activities aplenty including snowmobiling, ice fishing, dogsled rides and more. As long as you remember to avoid the yellow snow, you’ll have a great time.
3. Hotel Everland
If you’d like to see Europe and wanted to stay in the most unique (and quirky) hotel, you’ll first have to find the Hotel Everland, a one room movable hotel that changes location every few months. The hotel is an artistic project that was started by a pair of artists who go by the name L/B. You can only stay for one night and reservations are booked for months in advance, proving that practically anything can be passed off as ‘art’ these days. (And that Europeans are very adventurous.)
4. Quinta Real
If you’d like to indulge your inner matador, the Quinta Real in Zacatecas, Mexico is the place for you. Built into the grandstands of the San Pedro bullfighting ring, there are 49 spacious and beautifully decorated suites that all have views on the ring and all the beauty and character that a restored 19th century bullfighting ring has to offer. The Quinta Real offers first-class dining service and luxury amenities, proving that in Zacatecas, stylish accommodations are no bull.
5. Martin’s Patershof
Belgium has long-standing Catholic traditions and some of the most amazing churches in all of Europe. In the town of Mechelen you’ll find the Martin’s Patershof, a 19th century Catholic church that’s been converted into a stylish and relaxing hotel. If having a cocktail and flirting with a pretty waitress is something you’ve always wanted to do in church, make sure Martin’s Patershof is on your list. With its original stained-glass windows and mosaics and its ornate archways and luminous ceilings, you’ll sleep like you died and went to heaven.
If quirky is something you treasure in your travel plans, make sure to visit all five of these incredible locations at least once. Speak to one of our airfare experts to find the best travel deals 1 877 967 5302.