Unique and Unusual Hostels

Traveling the world gets expensive. Hostels can help cut back some of that cost and lets you meet people and experience things that you likely wouldn’t see if you took the more conventional vacation approach. But a cheap hostel doesn’t have to be a dingy room you share with everybody else in the country. To get all of the benefits of hostel hopping while still experiencing quality digs, check out these truly unique hostels.   1. Jumbo Stay, Stockholm, Sweden   If you’re in the middle of a long tour around the globe, climbing into a plane to spend the night is probably the last thing that you want to do. But this hostel will change your mind. This Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Jet has been converted into 26 rooms that give your plenty of room to stretch out and great views. The luxury suite up in the cockpit has an ensuite bathroom and the best view of all the planes coming and going out of Arlanda Airport, which is just a ten minute walk away. All of the rooms come with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi. The on-board big screen displays all the arrivals and departures at the airport, perfect if you’re catching a flight the next day. For more information, check out this site:      2. Anak Ranch, Mongolia, Mongolia As a world traveler, you should appreciate the nomadic lifestyle of the Mongolian tribes who lived in yurts or gers. And at Anak Ranch, you can imitate them. You’ll find yourself in the middle of the Mongolian wilderness, which is desolate and yet somehow beautiful. The price of a room includes a tour by horseback, so mount up and see the country the way it was meant to be seen. Then head back for the night and enjoy some of the authentic, homegrown food they’ll serve up to you. And while your yurt was designed to break down and move pretty easily, it’s more than sturdy enough to withstand anything nature throws at it while you get a good night’s sleep to prep for tomorrow’s adventure.  For more information, check out this site:    3. Zhangzhou Wei Qun Lou Inn, Zhangzhou, China  Once you get up into the mountains of China, everything is worth seeing, and this hostel is no exception. It is such a perfect representation of the local Hakka culture it’s been given UNESCO World Heritage status. The crazy layout, four circles around a square, was carefully planned to form the Hakka symbol for wisdom and diligence. The views from each of the rooms is amazing, complete with balcony. The interiors are decorated in traditional...

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