The Most Unusual Hotels in Europe

If you are looking for something really different for your vacation, you can decorate yours and your family memories with a visit or a stay in some of the weirdest hotels in Europe.



Not all of them offer five-star comforts but with their unusual appearance, the unique architecture or services they offer, your holiday could really be an unforgettable experience. If you are bored to stay at the ordinary, just “normal” accommodations then some these hotels can simply be a great choice for your next trip or vacation.

Some of them are luxurious, others definitely intriguing, and third just odd.Or weird.


See what some of the strangest hotels in Europe look like and where you can find them:


1.Welcome to an incredible overnight stay in Kirkenes Snow Hotel




This extraordinary hotel, build for first time in 2006 is made entirely of ice and snow, but every summer the entire building with 20 rooms melts down. Then, in December, when the winter comes around again, they have to rebuild the hotel.Although the temperatures in the Snow hotel rooms are about minus 4 degrees Celcius you will still feel comfortable during the nights due to the warm sleeping bags.

Pricing:‎$573 - $721 from TripAdvisor


2. A Night like a hamster in La Villa "Hamster" Nantes, France


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If you stereotype for French is just "fine", you can now add "eccentric". In the French city of Nantes, you can spend the night or more in ... a hamster cage.A room in the unusual “La Villa "Hamster” has all the of authentic gadgets that can be found in a normal cage for hamster –of course a carousel, plus a giant metal water tube that can be activated by a foot lever, another container  filled with organic grains, a double bed only reachable by step ladder, a crawl space and even hay to lay on and so on.The bathroom is covered by wood chips. Upon registration, you can get a hamster costume for immersion in the daily lives of these rodents. The bizarre accommodation was opened in 2009 by an idea of the french scenographer Yann Falquerho and the interior design was a brainchild of the french architect Frédéric Tabary.An update: the hotel was closed in 2012 to give a way to other innovational and original concepts. Do you fancy being a hamster?

More Photos and Videos from La Villa Hamster.


3.Sleeping on a train? Nothing unusual, but sleeping in Controversy Tram Inn in Hoogwoud, the Netherlands is a different story.

 One innovative Dutch couple came up with the original idea to convert city trams and railcar into B&B( Bed and Breakfast) hotel rooms.The farm of Frank and Irma Appel where is also Controversy Tram Inn,  is a museum to reclaimed vehicles: everything from a restored Cadillac from 1958 to a Russian fighter jet MIG. - See more here




Controversy Tram Hotel consist of 4 wonderfully themed tram bedrooms at either end of two city-center tram railcars, that used to run on the streets of Amsterdam and Germany in the past.

 Sometimes sleeping in a real train can be funnier than usual.

Pricing: About 40 $ for an Adult and 30 $ for a Kid per night


4.If you plan to go for a romantic trip without kids and pets you might be interested in Attrap Reves Bubble Hotel.

Located about 30km away from Marseille airport this unusual hotel is a brilliant idea for couples who are celebrating their anniversary or an original gift for a wedding.



The transparent bubbles provide all the comfort of a hotel room, plus the unforgettable experience to sleep under the stars in a romantic environment with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Pricing: About 115 $ to 265 $ per a Buble for a couple per night


5. Unique proposal for the Art lovers is the Gruft-Propeller Island City Lodge hotel in Berlin, Germany.

This hotel is definitely amongst the most bizarre in Europe. 




 The offer is for a variety of 30 interesting rooms, including the Gothic room with beds which are coffins, the Mirror room and one that is facing Up-side-down. Maybe you'd like the room where the bedroom is situated in a common bathroom, or the Padded cell, furnished entirely in a green skin?Some of the other interesting options are the "Chicken Curry" room, in which the bed is located on the floor, beneath a “garage door” and the suite of the hotel “The Lions Room” in which you will find two dual real size cages for…lions.The motto of the hotel is “Live in a Work of Art”, which you would probably agree, is well deserved.

Pricing: You will pay from 79 Euros-190 Euros per person, per night and each additional person in a room pays 15 Euros only.


6.Maybe not exactly romantic, but certainly very exotic place to stop by is Das Park hotel.

Or at least extraordinary, because the rooms for the guests of the Austrian hotel in Ottensheim are made of real sewage pipes.




This uncommon accommodation is suitable for travelers looking for an overnight stay in a special place.Das Park hotel is located in a pleasant camping along the river Danube, near Linz and it was created and built by an idea of Andi Strauss.The inside of the rooms, or actually the pipes is surprisingly cosy and they will provide you with a maximum comfort in a minimal amount of space.Unlike other hotels at the end of their stay the customers „pay what they think is justified".Sweet dreams in a sewage drain pipe? Why not?

More photos and video from Das Park Hotel.


7.As you know one of the things Belgium is famous for is the chocolate.

If you don’t find the Austrian Das Par Hotel extravagant enough, then Hotel KasAnus in Belgium might grab your attention.




 This name of this outrageous hotel is not random, but absolutely correct.The project resembling a human colon is a creation of the Dutch Designer Joep Van Lieshout and is a part of a collection consisting of several elements, exhibited in a park.The hotel is located next to a lake near Antwerp, Belgium. For a greater accuracy at one end of the work, there is a sculpture of feces with impressive sizes, also part of the exhibition. Some of the customers who have spent a night inside this hotel site said they were doing just fine because nobody interfered with sleep, surrounded by nature.Except for the accommodation a breakfast can be ordered, and you try to imagine what would be like having a breakfast inside the large intestine.Inside the room, you can find everything you need for a comfortable stay - a shower and heating, plus two beds.This unforgettable experience will cost you something about 120 Euros per night.


8.A hotel high in the Skies.Eco-hotel LEAPrus 3912 

One of the most incredible Alpine hotels and the highest eco-hotel in the world is located on the southern slope of Europe’s highest mountain Mount Elbrus, on the side of a dormant volcano, at an altitude of 3912 m.




 The modern eco-hotel LEAPrus 3912  guest modules resemble capsules of a spacecraft and offer accommodation for up to 49 people.The bedrooms are designed for 12-18 people.All energy for the hotel comes from solar panels and the Italian designers from LEAPfactory have integrated also other technologies into the structures to utilize the available resources as much as possible.If you are a mountain climber, skier or just an enthusiast who is keen to visit a hotel, which is not for everyone, then LEAPrus 3912 worth to go in your list.



 9.If you fancy an exiting hide-out in a forest you could visit the Mirrorcube Tree House Hotel in Sweden.

This picturesque accommodation is unique of its type, well hidden among the trees and offers an outstanding experience for visitors ant tourists in the middle of nowhere.




 The Mirrorcube and the other cages offered by Treehotel are suitable for everyone who dreams to literally blend with nature and to escape from the noise and people in the big city.The hotel offers excellent accommodation through all the year and everything you would receive as service in a “normal”  hotel –free Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar sauna and much more.

Pricing: Starts from 500 Euros for 2 people per night.


10.The magical La Balade des Gnomes is another bizarre hotel in Europe and it was designed and built by Dominique Noël.




The hotel located in Durbuy, Belgium resembles the Troyan horse and is truly fairy tale place as per its visitors and customers.

Defying normal classification, the 10 differently themed rooms of the B&B hotel highlight unique imagination, attention to detail and incredible atmosphere created just to delight guests.

If you like this nonstandart suggestion for a stay or vacation you can book from here.


Did you like these extravagant hotels as suggestions for your next trip?

If you want to see even more check out 10 Strangest Hotels in Europe and 8 Unusual Hotels in Europe


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