Weird Travel: The Most Unusual Accommodations You Can Stay in Around the World

Are you bored of ordinary travel or you’re not too keen on staying in hotels? Then we have just what you are looking for — a list of the most unusual accommodations that you can stay in across the world. From sleeping in a hotel sculpted entirely from salt to cozying up in a room shaped like a giant beagle — these places will elevate any travel experience. So, put your seatbelts on and let’s get started. 

Palacio de Sal (Salt Palace), Bolivia

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Constructed entirely from salt blocks sourced from the nearby salt flats, Palacio de Sal is one of the most unique accommodations that you can find in this part of Europe. What makes it so special? The fact that it’s located amidst the vast expanse of Salar de Uyuni. Situated at an altitude of 11,995 feet, this hotel features 30 rooms, a saltwater pool, and a gourmet restaurant serving Andean cuisine. You don’t have to go all out when it comes to your budget either, because prices start at around $150 per night for a standard room, with suites and deluxe accommodations available at higher rates.

Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho, USA

Nestled in the scenic countryside of Idaho, the Dog Bark Park Inn is the perfect retreat for any dog lovers out there. Especially the ones that also enjoy their fair share of eccentric travel. You’ll get the chance to spend the night inside Sweet Willy, a 30-foot tall beagle-shaped building, complete with dog-themed decor and cozy furnishings. Rates for a night at the Dog Bark Park Inn start at approximately $132 per night for double occupancy, including breakfast. And you guessed it — your pawtners in crime are welcomed to join you too!

Icehotel, Sweden

How could we talk about unusual accommodations and not mention the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Located in the gorgeous wilderness of Swedish Lapland, the Icehotel is a masterpiece of art and architecture sculpted entirely from ice and snow. Each winter, artists from around the world gather to create stunning ice sculptures and ice suites. Yes, you’ve read that right — the hotel is re-build every year! Which means that visiting it more than once is perfectly reasonable. Prices for a night at the Icehotel start at approximately 2,500 SEK ($290) per person for a cold room, with upgrades available to warmer accommodations.

Free Spirit Spheres, Canada

Tucked away in the peaceful forests of Vancouver Island, the Free Spirit Spheres are the perfect location for anyone looking to fulfill their childhood dreams of living in a treehouse. Except this isn’t exactly a treehouse, but a highly sophisticated sphere located on a tree. These cozy and eco-friendly accommodations allow guests to reconnect with nature while experiencing the magic of the Canadian forest. It’s truly one of the most unique places to stay at in North America, and perfectly suited for a digital detox. 

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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Set within 12 acres of private land, Giraffe Manor offers an exclusive safari experience where guests can dine and stay alongside graceful Rothschild giraffes, making it one of the most unusual accommodations around the world. With luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, and close encounters with these majestic creatures, Giraffe Manor gives you a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife adventure. Finally prices for a night at Giraffe Manor start at approximately $1,300 per night for double occupancy, including meals and selected activities.

Kanita is a wanderlust-fueled traveler with an inclination for unraveling the mysteries of history, the paranormal, and the bizarre world of medicine. As a true crime buff, Kanita's nights are often spent delving into the depths of chilling mysteries. Yet, it's not just the paranormal that captivates her—her background in medicine fuels a fascination with the weird and wonderful world of medical oddities, from twisted historical practices to the myths and legends that shroud the field. From exploring haunted locales to uncovering the strange and morbid tales of medical history, Kanita is your guide to the unconventional, the unexplained, and the downright eerie.

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