Design lovers looking for unique vacation lodging: add this camper hotel in Berlin, Germany to your bucket list, stat. Located in the hip, artsy neighborhood of Neukölln, the Huettenpalast Hotel brings camping indoors with quirky caravans and wooden huts.
Founders Silke Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer built the hotel in a former vacuum cleaner factory, taking advantage of the large factory windows and open spaces to think outside the box. There are 12 different campers available for nightly rentals, each renovated and then decorated with kitschy-chic vintage items and an eye towards sustainability.
The campers sit in a wide-open communal room outfitted with tables, chairs, and a lounge area. Most are small and only sleep 1 to 2 people, but the reasonable prices (around 69 euros per night, depending on which one you choose) also include breakfast, free wireless, and separate shower and bathroom facilities. The Huettenpalast also boasts six traditional hotel rooms and a garden that was once the storage space for the old factory. The room-within-a-room design is reminiscent of many European hostels, but the Huettenpalast’s playfulness makes this hotel a step above other budget options.