10 Weirdest Hotels Around The World For A Unique Vacation - Updated 2024

hotels worth staying: 10 weirdest hotels for a change
Adrian Chew
Adrian Chew 
| 7 min read

Looking for a hotel that’s unique, unusual and tickles your fancy? Here’s a list of the 10 weirdest hotels that will make your stay memorable.

Holiday season is the best time to go for vacation, and tourists and visitors do not just enjoy vacations for the towns and cities they visit. It is a modern world and there are hotels, hostels, resorts and homestays to choose from. But not many people know that there are some quirky accommodations around the world that are worth experiencing. Each of them are unique and are based on some funky and unusual themes, as you will see below!

Read on to find out about the weirdest hotels in the world:

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 13, 2024.

1. Treehotel, Sweden (from USD 506)

Do you want to stay like a modern day Tarzan? This hotel can be found easily as it is around 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Lulea airport. It is located in Harads, a village which is near the Lule River. The good thing about Treehotel is you get to breathe in fresh air and enjoy the beautiful scenery and unspoiled nature. Sit back and relax while enjoying your vacation at Harads, minus the hustle and bustle of city life.

The design of the hotel is indeed out of this world. There are 7 different rooms for you to choose from. Among them are The 7th room, The Cabin, The Dragonfly, The UFO, The Bird’s Nest, The Mirrorcube and The Blue Cone. Each of the rooms are very weird and you will be curious to discover what is in each one. There are a few ways you can reach the tree rooms, either by electric stairs, ramp or by bridge. It’s a fantastic place to stay, and if you plan to stay at Treehotel, you need to book in advance.


Wifi Available

Address: Edeforsvägen 2 A
2053.93 km (1276.3 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH

Parking Restaurant Bar Sauna Non-smoking rooms Fishing Skiing Family rooms

2. V8 Hotel, Germany (from USD 165)

From the outside, you will think it is a museum. Yes, in a way it is, but it is more than that. It is an exhibition complex and also a hotel. It is located in Stuttgart, Bolingen and is a Volkswagen Beetle themed hotel. Car enthusiasts and classic car collectors will definitely fall in love with this place. Each of the rooms have their own theme, among them Route 66, racing, gas station, workshop and many others. You can choose the various suites and rooms available but do not forget to book in advance. Imagine yourself staying in this hotel! Looking at its interior will make you want to stay here forever, so book your holiday now.

V8 HOTEL Classic Motorworld Region Stuttgart

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1
1.2 km (0.8 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

3. dasparkhotel, Austria

Source: Photo by user foam used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Time for a change. How about staying in a hotel you could never imagine? This is one of the most unusual ones in the world. It is built from giant sewage pipes, and yes, it sounds weird. Book a night at Das Park Hotel and stay there during your summer vacation. The rooms are not ordinary ones, yet they are cozy too. This hotel is an outdoor accommodation as it is located in a park. It is not the usual indoor hotel you stay in. Don’t worry, as you will still have privacy. If you plan to visit Linz in Austria, then stay at this unique hotel.


Address: Rodlstraße 21, 4100 Ottensheim, Austria

Price: from 336.98 USD

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4. Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, China (from USD 161)

Fancy staying at a resort? This is a great chance to, but it is not the usual resort you stay in. This super weird resort is located in Huzhou, China. How weird is it? Since its opening, there has been various nicknames for this hotels, such as “Doughnut Hotel” as well as “Horseshoe Hotel”. This is due to its doughnut-shaped architecture. The good thing about this resort is you will get to see the beautiful scenery as it is located facing Lake Taihu. Besides, you will see the doughnut-shaped resort glowing at night; it is a sight to behold. There are various rooms to choose from, including villas and suites. Therefore, plan a trip to Huzhou and book your room at this hotel.

Sheraton Huzhou Taihu Lake Hot Spring Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: No.5858 Taihu Road,
8839.05 km (5492.4 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

5. The Caves, Jamaica

If you want to experience how a caveman lived during their times, this is the place for you. Located in Negril, Jamaica, The Caves is another unique place to stay. It is an ultimate gateway for pure romance and relaxation. Bring your family, friends or loved ones here. Enjoy the charm of the island, the hospitality of the Jamaican people and the surroundings by staying at this hotel. From private villas to cliffside cottages, this will be a memorable experience you will not get in other parts of the world. Apart from that, it is an ideal place for lovebirds to have their honeymoon vacation.

The Caves

Wifi Available

Address: Light House
8301.71 km (5158.5 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Sauna Garden Terrace Airport shuttle

6. Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile (from USD 266)

Embark on an exciting journey to Chile. The focus is not about the country, it is about its awesome hotel. Montaña Mágica Lodge, also known as Magic Mountain Hotel, is located in Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in the Patagonian Rainforest, Chile. This place looks more like a place for Hobbits and Elves to hang out in, but it is not. It is rather unique because the lodge is shaped like a volcano spewing out water.

There are various accommodations to suit different needs. Whether you are a backpacker, a couple traveling together or with family and friends, this is a place to enjoy the beauty and nature surrounding it. Montaña Mágica Lodge is located in the jungle and you need to plan your journey wisely. Do not worry as you can refer to the website on how to get there. Be prepared to experience the jungle like the Amazon tribes and also explore the flora and fauna here.

Huilo Huilo Montaña Mágica

8.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Camino Internacional Panguipulli, Neltume
12639.04 km (7853.6 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

7. Crane Hotel Faralda, The Netherlands (from USD 1418)

At first thought, you will never imagine such a hotel exists. Crane Hotel Faralda is located in Amsterdam, and it is normally a private hang out place for Royals, DJs, CEOs as well as VIPs. It is strategically located on the banks of River IJ. If you want to have a great view of the city and a private holiday, then this is the place for you. You can opt for the various suites available, ranging from Mystique and Spa Pool to Secret and Free Spirit. Since it is a very popular hotel you need to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Crane Hotel Faralda

Wifi Available

Address: NDSM-plein 78
503.7 km (313.0 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

8. No Man's Fort, United Kingdom (from USD 449)

Get ready to discover one of the most unique and isolated forts. It is a historical fort for tourists and visitors to stay in. If you plan to come here you must book your room in advance and also do not forget to book a ferry ride, as this hotel is located off the coast of the Isle of Wight. Choose from its four different rooms, namely The Lighthouse, Executive Room, Superior Suite and Junior Suite. Take pictures of the majestic fort as well as enjoy the enchanting seaview from the luxurious Lighthouse Suite. No Man’s Fort is an ideal place not just for families, friends and honeymooners, but it’s also suitable for parties, banquet dinners and weddings. Staying at this hotel is just like the war times and a memorable experience for everyone.

9. Dog Bark Park Inn, United States

Toby and Sweet Willie Dog Bark Park Inn
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Graystock used under CC BY-SA 3.0

This is one of the coolest inns in the world. Welcome to the Dog Bark Park Inn. It is the World’s Biggest Beagle after all. It is located in a park in Idaho, and you might want to bring your kids too. This bed and breakfast guesthouse is an ideal place to stay for summer. For visitors and tourist with pets, you can bring them here too, but you need to inform the owners first. Everything here is so quirky and unique. From the exterior to its interiors, everything here is super cool.

Head up to the highest level in the head of the dog and you will see a cozy alcove in the muzzle. Besides, there is also a loft room with additional sleeping space. Apart from that, you will also notice the unique carvings on most of its furnishings if you stay here. They are designed by chainsaw artists Dennis & Frances. What are you waiting for? Book a room and stay in this cool inn.

Cottonwood, Idaho, United States
8226.52 km (5111.8 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH
75 reviews  
Entire bed and breakfast 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
frances and dennis are great and the amenities snacks and breakfast were big hits especially with the kids
the space was comfortable and well decorated and we loved the deck overlooking the surrounding area
inside we found roomy cozy space that was perfect for our family
not only is it a fun building to look at it's actually quite comfortable
frances left us a lovely selection of food for snacks and breakfast
the place is very clean incredibly cute and entirely comfortable
the fridge and microwave were very handy the rooms were really clean and the grounds were a haven
fun it was a neat experience to spend the night in the belly of a giant dog
it was clean and comfy and hosts were friendly and easy to reach
dennis and frances were great hosts they were very responsive to all my questions
francis and dennis were very helpful and an absolute joy to meet
very nice and friendly hosts
amazing place to stay with the best host
dennis and frances are super nice people and great hosts
it is completely unique yet a very comfortable place to stay
our kids loved walking around the dogs outside and around the land
the place is so cute it brings back memories as a kid and is very cozy
it's a unique place and we highly recommend to all
very unique and fun place to stay
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10. SiloStay, New Zealand (from USD 138)

This is yet another unusual place to stay. It is actually apartments in the shape of a silo, just like the ones used to store grains by farmers. SiloStay is about 50 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and the city centre and you can find your way here easily. If you feel hungry, there are various options available as you can dine in at the hotel, cook for yourself or get yourself take-away meals. You can refer to the website to see the mouth-watering meals available.

You can either choose the Accessible Silo or the One Bedroom Silo. There are various amenities for your needs so you do not need to worry about your stay here. Just enjoy your holiday and take a walk outside while you are here. You will feel like you’re staying in the comfort of your own home. Time to head over to Little River!


Wifi Available

Address: 4243 Christchurch Akaroa Road
18657.82 km (11593.5 mi) from SENSAPOLIS GmbH

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

More than just a place to stay

Hotels are not just a place for tourists and visitors to sleep during their holidays. It is a place to socialize with friends, families and your loved ones. Each country is unique in its own way, and the hotels in each of those countries are also different. So, the next time you plan to stay somewhere or are looking for accommodation, look for some unique options. It could be anything from an underground hotel to a pre-war bunker, the options are endless!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Adrian, originally hailing from the small town of Muar in Johor, Malaysia, was born and raised there. Following his parents' marriage, he made the transition to Kuala Lumpur and now resides in...Read more

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