Travel Magazine

5 Craziest Airport Hotels

By Smartgirltravel @SmartGirlTravel

Backpacking longterm can mean staying in a lot of substandard, dingy hotels and guesthouse rooms. Anyone that has spent enough time in budget accommodation can tell you that it gets old. But if you’re just leaving modern comforts or want to come back to them in style, there are some great options. If you’ve saved money by buying cheap airline tickets and have a little leftover to spare, why not treat yourself to one of these five bizarre airport hotels:

5 Craziest Airport Hotels 3

1. Jumbo Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden

Yes, you’re seeing the photo correctly. It’s a hostel in a plane. An old 747, to be precise, that is securely anchored to the ground at the airport. There are 25 rooms inside with room for up to 79 people. The “Cockpit Suite” pictured here is the most expensive option, all other passengers use refitted airplane lavatories for their bathrooms.


2. Dubai International Airport, UAE

One word: SnoozeCube. Yep, they’re basically what they sound like. If real Dubai hotels are too expensive your budget, just snooze in a little cube! At $16 an hour they add up quickly, but you’re plugged directly into flight information so you can be sure to never miss your plane. There are ten of these compact white structures in Terminal 1 of the airport.


3. Kempinski Munich, Germany

400 rooms in a huge glass and steel building just outside the Munich International Airport great travelers arriving to one of Germany’s most fun cities. It is comfortable, stylish, and one of the highest customer-rated airport hotels in the world. Munich is a popular Lufthansa hub and gets around 40 million passengers each year.


4. Yotel London Heathrow, UK

If your British Airways reservations are leaving you with a stopover in London, don’t despair—you have the chance to stay in one of the weirder accommodations that I’ve seen. This compact, futuristic hotel offers neon, pod-like rooms that are often only big enough for one person (though larger ones are available). Brightly colored lights, spacey vibes, and overall weirdness are on display just steps from the reservation counter.


5. CitizenM, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

The name means Citizen Mobile, but the style of these rooms might not be appreciated by all kinds of citizens. The company that made these sleekly designed elite suites clearly had a Star Trek kind of mentality towards architecture and decorating. Stepping into the shower can be a little bit disconcerting, as you’re always wondering if you’re about to be beamed somewhere else.


These might all be expensive choices, but what better way to spend your layover than in extreme luxury, or at least extremely odd circumstances? Your backpacker tendencies might rebel, but it will always make for a great story.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Interesting Aspects of Martinique and Its Hotels

    Interesting Aspects Martinique Hotels

    The French Caribbean Island of Martinique is one of the top places in the region for vacations. You will find a number of quality Martinique hotels all... Read more

    By  Raffeeq
  • Honeymoon Resorts and Hotels in Alleppey

    Honeymoon Resorts Hotels Alleppey

    Alleppey is one of the enchanting tourist destinations in Kerala, the god’s own country. It is known for its backwater tourism and premier destination to visit. Read more

    By  Gibyjoseph
  • Three Great UK Honeymoon Hotels by the Sea

    Three Great Honeymoon Hotels

    Long, brisk walks along cliff paths, dipping your toes in the (admittedly chilly) sea, and harbourside fish-and-chip dinners – the UK coast is just perfect for... Read more

    By  Thehoneymoonproject
  • Sleeping in Hotels

    Sleeping Hotels

    This is Zoe! I have a bone to pick with my owners. I love to travel, but I also need my beauty sleep. When traveling, I like staying at La Quinta hotels. They... Read more

    By  Kenin Bassart
  • HOT HOTELS: Tree of Life, New Delhi, India

    HOTELS: Tree Life, Delhi, India

    What’s hot? I didn’t find this gem of a B&B from a guidebook, travel magazine or website. I was searching for recommended car hire companies before I had... Read more

    By  Monicasarkar
  • Stranded at the Airport

    Stranded Airport

    Are you are a seasoned traveler? Consider yourself lucky if you have never had the experience of being stuck at an airport. Chances are, you must have, at some... Read more

    By  Raghavmodi
  • The World of Designers Hotels 115: Pantone Hotel, Belgium

    World Designers Hotels 115: Pantone Hotel, Belgium

    Discover Brussels in a whole new lens, a colorful one if I must add. The Pantone Hotel invites you from the moment you arrive, your senses to an array of... Read more

    By  Nogarlicnoonions