Are you looking for some of the weirdest hotels in the world for your next getaway? Hang tight, I’ve compiled a list of some of the weirdest ones.
Some of the hotels on our list are really weird, but some are really unique and a must-see at least once in your life. Sleeping under the sea, under a starry sky, or hanging in the air is on our bucket list.
20 WEIRDEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD
Here’s the list of the 20 weirdest hotels in the world for you to choose from:
In this hotel, you can sleep in small capsules 2 x 2 meters or so small rooms that you have the impression that you sleep in a hive. If you visit Tokyo, treat yourself to one evening, purely because of the unusual experience, due to the fact that many Japanese know how to spend the night in such hotels after a hard day’s work, too tired to return home after work (both karaoke and after work sake).
Each hotel guest has their own private capsule for themselves, equipped with a bed and a TV. The bathroom, sauna, lockers and restaurant are shared with other hotel guests. Each capsule is also equipped with electrical outlets and Wi-Fi.
The hotel is located in Shinjuku, Kabukicho, a part of Tokyo that is filled with entertainment, shopping options, whether clothing or electronic gadgets.
The only drawback of the hotel is that it accepts exclusively male clientele. It’s probably not suitable for men over 180 cm in height.
There are dozens of refurbished fortresses and palaces in the world that offer luxury accommodation, but this one in the Rajasthan desert is certainly one of the most unusual.
Built on the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, Mihir Garh (or in translation Sun Fortress), consists of 9 large apartments of about 160 square meters, each with its own pool, fireplace and decorative furniture from Jodhpur. This hotel definitely deserves to be on our list of the weirdest hotels in the world.
Well, this is called glamping! Designer Pierre Stépnae envisioned these transparent bubbles as a new experience for campers, with the intention of leaving users with minimal impact on the environment. The opportunity was seen by French entrepreneurs who, just 12 km from Marseilles, opened a hotel made up of these prefabricated tents, in the middle of the Bouches-du-Rhone forest.
Each tent is equipped with beautiful furniture, and depending on the time of year, you can enjoy in the hot tub. The nearby restaurant offers delicious French specialties, and a night in this super tent is € 119 and € 149 depending on the season.
And now something completely different! Sleeping under the sea! This resort isn’t the only one in the world offering this option, but it’s unique because you literally, as mobsters would say, sleep with fish.
Underwater room is a three-story apartment that floats next to a beautiful coral reef and its master bedroom is located under the sea surface, at a depth of 12 meters, so that guests can observe the local marine flora and fauna directly from the bed (360 ° view).
The upper two floors consist of a living room at sea level and a dining room, and on the top floor you can sunbathe or enjoy stargazing at night.
The price per night is $ 1840.
Would you spend the night in a sewer pipe? While this may sound like the worst possible option in the world at first, this hotel will make you change your mind. Well-deserved spot on our list of the weirdest hotels in the world!
A truly unique hotel offer consists of several rooms that make up the converted drainage pipes. Industrial concrete pipes are really strong and durable, which also means that once discarded they can still last for decades. The smart Austrians figured out how to get building materials for their hotel cheaply and took advantage of what literally just needed to be taken.
The hotel is quite simple – each pipe, or room, is equipped with a bed, furniture for storing things, but also a skylight that lets in night light inside the room.
If you want quality sleep, then this hotel should not be your choice. But if you’re looking for a unique experience (and you’ll fall asleep when you die), then you’ll have a good time here. The hotel has 31 rooms, and the bravest can spend the night in a prison cell, or, as we have already mentioned, sleeping when you die, in a coffin with the lid closed.
The hotel also has an upside-down room, where the furniture hangs from the ceiling so that guests sleep in boxes under the floorboards.
The Berlin hotel was designed by German artist Lars Stroschen, so it also makes a great art installation, so guests sleep in a real work of art!
The hotel is temporarily closed but we hope they will reopen soon.
This magnificent hotel offers a truly unique experience of staying in one of the most unusual interiors. Imagine sleeping in the most natural environment possible, redesigned by Mother Nature every year! It takes 5 weeks each year, 500 tons of ice and 15,000 tons of snow to make the Ice Hotel, whose ceilings are 5.5 meters high and whose walls are decorated with original artistic handicrafts made of ice blocks.
Chilling at this cool hotel will cost you $ 369 per night. But you must admit, it’s so cool!
Would you sleep in a kennel? And in the big beagle? This American bed & breakfast was built in 1997, and the money for its construction was raised by selling a huge number of dog decorative miniature figurines. Of course, this Trojan, hmmm, a dog named Sweet Willy can fit up to 5 people, and shortly after its construction it also got a smaller companion, Toby. It can accommodate 4 people, located in the head of the beagle, and all the decorations are dog motifs.
Sweet Willy is open from April to the end of October for guests, and the park with dog sculptures is open for sightseeing all year round. Isn’t this one of the weirdest hotels in the world?
Three hanging transparent capsules hover over Peru’s sacred Cuzco Valley and guests need to climb them along a path that includes crossing a suspension bridge some 200 meters above the valley, or using a zipline system, before enjoying the stunning views of a mystical valley.
Capsules 7 meters long and 2.5 meters wide and high are handmade from aluminum, which is used to make spacecraft and weather-resistant polycarbonates. Each capsule has 4 beds, a dining area and a bathroom separate from the sleeping area, altogether using the energy of solar panels. Not for those who are afraid of heights.
Gamirasu is a restored cave house that consists of 18 rooms and was once both a prison and a monastery for monks. It is located in the village of Azvali, near Urgup in Cappadocia and forms a complex of 6 cave houses, in perfect harmony with the natural environment, but also with all the amenities of a luxury modern hotel.
The old Byzantine monastery is located near the Romanesque Catholic Church and until recently was used by Christian priests, so in fact, a lot of care and effort was invested in fitting into the historic ambiance, to preserve the traditional style of construction and original appearance characteristic of the climate. But still, it is a luxurious accommodation that will offer guests all the comforts of home when they are away from home.
After the Guggenheim in Bilbao, it seemed as a perfectly normal sequence for Frank Ghery to mark another Spanish province, this time Rioja, with his architectural achievement, in order to promote Spanish winemaking.
The Marqués de Riscal winery, founded in 1858, received a makeover with Ghery’s stamp by transforming it into a complex that can be called a wine city, which also includes a luxury five-star hotel, spa, wine museum and wine shop.
Ghery said he was inspired for this performance by the personality of the province itself, and the exterior winding titanium facade in pink tones actually evokes the gentle tones of Rioja, indigenous grape varieties from the area, the silver binds to the cork and gold tones to all Marqués de Riscal bottles.
Prices per night range from € 475 upwards.
The impressive 7-star building is located deep in a green valley, 30 minutes away from Ubud, Bali and from its terraces shoot extraordinary views. The step-by-step complex in the rainforest offers facilities for visitors on several levels, and on the lowest one overlooking the Ayung River, there is a large spa area.
There are two cable cars that guests can use when navigating the complex, but what definitely justifies this luxury status of the hotel are the two infinity pools where you swim face to face with the canopy of the surrounding rainforest trees. In addition to these two, each room has a private infinity pool and on each terrace, you can relax and sunbathe on sun loungers and beds. Good Indonesian food is eaten here, but there is also a western restaurant with a quality menu.
Patagonia (or the southernmost point of the world where people live) has been inhabited since the Neolithic era, as evidenced by the amazing cave drawings on the walls of the Cueva de las Manos, more than 8000 years old and located in the remote Andes. ,
This is one of the reasons why the Torres del Paine National Park is located here, which includes the Salto Chico Hotel. The idea of this hotel is that the guest is not isolated from the surroundings, but that the guest is allowed to get to know the surroundings. There are stables and specialty bred riding horses, which will make the experience of staying in this fairytale nature even more unforgettable. Rooms are equipped with spa baths and unusual luxury details: they do not have a TV.
Prices start at $ 767 (3 nights minimum).
The Huilo-Huilo Reserve is a natural habitat for the smallest species of deer in the world, and also the site of the longest zipline in South America. And in the middle of this beautiful setting, you can find this fantastic hotel that looks like it was built by very hardworking and ambitious hobbits.
It looks like a volcano or even a waterfall because from its topwater flows between the windows of hotel rooms, among the thick grassy facade planted on the surface of this cone. To make matters even weird, a suspension bridge made of rope leads to the top where the entrance to the hotel is located.
Each of the rooms is named after a local bird species, and the hotel offer includes all the amenities that less distant luxury hotels have.
The reserve is a two-hour drive from the nearest airport, but it’s definitely worth paying a visit.
This beach hotel is located in Newfoundland and the atmosphere dictates the mood of the North Atlantic every day, but this place is a real home, filled with things that are handmade by locals – traditional furniture, bedspreads and woven rugs. All craft products that fade a bit here were given new life and purpose, to preserve one of Canada’s oldest rural cultures. All earnings from the hotel go to the local community.
The hotel has 29 individually decorated apartments and on the roof terrace there are northern European saunas and hot tubs. In addition, the hotel has a huge library and cinema, common lounges equipped with fireplaces, but also two very nice tenants: Make and Break, two Newfoundlanders (of course!), Who are considered favorites of the hotel.
The hotel also has a Community Host program that includes locals as experts who guide guests into the traditions and life of the locals on the island.
After hobbits, caves and ice, it’s time for the salt! Yes, this Bolivian hotel is built of salt. Its walls, floors, ceilings, as well as most of the furniture, are all salty!
The hotel is located near the Salar de Uyuni (salt desert), also the largest natural mirror in the world, and allows visitors to enjoy the natural phenomena and amazing sunsets (located at 3650 meters above sea level) in an unusual environment.
The hobbit hotel is located in Woodlyn Park in Waiton and at first sight, shows a homely warm atmosphere of home. The world’s first hobbit hotel has that fantastic Tolkien look, probably because of the round windows that look like huge spies on the door.
Although it may seem small from the outside, the hotel rooms are really spacious and can accommodate up to 6 people. The entire complex is built of polystyrene blocks that heat easily in winter and cool quickly in summer.
Believe it or not, Trojan horse variations seem to be a really popular concept when building unusual hotels. This one is located in Durbuy, Belgium, and consists of ten fairytale rooms, decorated as if they were designed by Tim Burton. The fantastic world of mythical and fairy-tale creatures here is quite justified because the motto of the hotel is: “Everything you can imagine is real.”
The apartments are equipped with wooden furniture, and the ceilings are made to resemble the night sky and sparkle in the dark. So, you can choose whether to spend the night with a troll or a mermaid, and the price of that pleasure will be 145 euros per night.
“Sleeping in my car…”, it is no wonder that Roxette will be your first association when you take a look at the V8 hotel near Stuttgart because Captain Sleepy and Dream Patrol are literally patrolling here. So V8 Hotel has replicas of cars, and 10 rooms are decorated according to car culture, such as car washes, drive-in cinemas and racetracks. Here it is OK to fall asleep behind the wheel. 🙂
An alpine shelter for hikers could be called a beautiful mountain lodge rather than a hotel, but it certainly deserves its place on our list. The work of Italian architects from the LEAPfactory bureau, who are also experts in modular architecture for hard-to-reach places, is located at 2835 m above sea level on the Frebouze glacier, on the Mont Blanc massif.
The space of 30 square meters includes a sleeping area (accommodates 12 people = living room, but also a dining area. Anyone who dares to climb from Val Ferret is welcome. The shelter is powered by solar energy, it has internet access and is truly an amazing alternative for the older wooden version that was previously located on this site.
Hope you liked our list of the 20 weirdest hotels in the world. Let us know in the comments if you have visited any of them? Which one do you like the most?