If you're travelling around the world on a budget but are looking for some exciting places to stay that are a little out of the ordinary, then these boutique hostels will be up your alley. Offering more than your everyday bunk rooms, these spots are creative, fun and don't follow preconceptions of what the average hostel entails.
Be sure to book yourself a bed in one of these amazing locations on your next trip.
Jumbo Stay, situated at the entrance to the Arlanda Airport, houses guests in a real Boeing jumbo jet plane, which was stripped of its seating and revamped to accommodate up to 76 guests.
An opal mine was transformed in the mid 1980s into 10 motel rooms, 12 budget rooms & 12 dormitories, with some rooms as far as 6.5 metres underground.
This award winning holiday stay on the majestic Mediterranean coastline caters for those yearning to sleep in an adult treehouse.
Near Sydney's Central Station lies a YHA Hostel which allows guests to stay in the funky railway carriages of former Platform Zero.
The Carbisdale Castle was built between 1906-1917 for the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland after her step-son effectively kicked her out of their castle. The castle was gifted in 1945 to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association and has since been housing backpackers who can marvel at the 365 windows, magnificent marble statues or priceless paintings.
The charm of this vibrant eco-hostel is almost unparalleled due to its location away from crowded tourist spots, surrounded by Guinardo Park.
A stunning marvel of architecture, the modern buildings in the mountainous areas of Fujian Tulou in China were originally built in 1802 as a symbol of the wisdom and diligence of the Hakka people.
Each room at the Hostel Celica, a former military prison, has its own unique mosaics, artistry and architectural design.
Originally established as a fog signal station in 1875, this hostel provides a little taste of history by allowing guests to stay in the former Coast Guard's quarters or the fog signal building.
Known as 'The Pine Hut', this one-of-a-kind rustic Norwegian hostel has two cabins, which house 5 or 6 persons, that are perched 25 feet high on the branches of a 250 year old pine tree.
July 16, 2012 by Greta Mayr