The World’s Most Unique Accommodations

I’ve recently have been on the lookout for an out of this world unique vacation – not your average all inclusive but something that I can literally write home about. The great thing about planning a vacation is that picking the destination can be half of the fun. After scouring the internet, I managed to find exactly what I was looking for. Have you ever wanted to fall asleep in a tree house or hibernate in an igloo? Hotels are not what they used to be and online sites like are making it easier for people like me to find these gems. Some of the world’s most unusual accommodations on the planet including igloos, teepees, tree houses, prisons, caves, and even boats and planes can be found amongst their database of over 500,000 accommodations. Here are a few of the ones that really stuck out for me. Treehouse for the night anyone?


Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel – Located 12 miles from the center of Alta in Norway, along the Alta River, this 21,530 ft² structure is made entirely from snow and ice every year to offer guests a completely unique experience. With constant temperatures between -4 and -7 °C, each guest room contains a reindeer leather sleeping pads and ultra-warm sleeping bags to warm your toes.



Treehotel – Located among the trees in Harrads, Sweden, this cutting-edge hotel perfectly blends impressive architectural design with the comforts of home.  Each eco-friendly room features the latest in design and home décor, with breathtaking views of the forest and surrounding countryside.


HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

 HI-Ottawa Jail HostelThis restored jailhouse located in Ottawa, Canada, gives visitors the option to live the full jailbird experience, with cell-block rooms and common lounges to watch TV.  But don’t be mistaken, the Victorian-style architecture and hard-wood floors add an heir of elegance to this unique spot.


Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita

Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita – Located in the Sassi area Matera, Italy, this hotel is made entirely from the land – all rooms and suites are in large caves, and feature stone floors and antique furniture. Not only if this au natural hotel made for any weather, but it also offers panoramic terraces that overlook the Murgia National Park.


Gladstone Art Hotel

Gladstone Art Hotel – Situated in Toronto, Canada, the Gladstone Hotel is a boutique art hotel which features 37 artist-designed suites. Each room represents a new artist’s vision and no room is ever the same. Fall asleep in their Parlour of Twilight Room, complete with neon lights, a tin ceiling and 1940’s inspired furniture or perhaps wake up in their Puzzle Room, a room covered with jigsaw art emphasizing a beautiful skyline.



Boatel on the Water

Boatel on the Water  – Docked in Ventura Harbor in Ventura, CA, this boat provides guests with the opportunity to stay in a dockside setting. Surrounded by Ventura’s flora and fauna, this boat hotel allows visitors to step outside the movement of the city and enjoy the calming movement of the subtle waves.


V8 Motel Motorworld Region

V8 Motel Motorworld Region
Have you ever wanted to fall asleep in a car but not wake up with a cramped neck the next morning? If you’ve answered yes, the V8 Motel Motorworld Region Stuttgart in Böblingen, Germany is the hotel for you! Complete with luxury car themed suites, this hotel is every car lover’s dream come true.


Fantasyland Hotel

Fantasyland Hotel – Located in the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Canada, Fantasyland is a one-of-a-kind themed hotel with 120 fantasy themed rooms. Each room is designed to represent a place or a specific time era. Sleep like royalty in their Roman Century themed suite or relax in a stagecoach in their western themed room. Whichever room you choose, you’re sure to have a great time.


Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge
Become one with nature at the Kolarbyn Eco Lodge in Sweden. The hotel is made up of traditional forest huts. You won’t find WiFi, running water or electricity at this accommodation but you will fall asleep to the crackling of your own wood stove and awake to the singing of nature’s alarm.


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