Eco-friendly hotels are against the sterile and needlessly expensive environment, but they make up for it with heart and imagination. Some feature tent stays, countryside potter’s wheels, beaches, forest terrain and organic home cooking. The most important characteristic is the “off-the-grid” and recyclable approach the hotel takes, letting you feel good about your responsible vacation.
Eco-Friendly Hotels
District Hive  
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The ever-changing hotel scene innovates at an unprecedented pace. Its latest novelty is the autonomous podtel. District Hive is a state-of-the-art luxurious capsule that's the first of the many Podtel Colony hotels to be built worldwide. The module was developed by the Spanish firm Districthive, and its bold aim is …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Remote
Location: Gorafe  Spain  West Europe
Malakai  
Eco Lodge
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From the moment you arrive and are greeted by freshly squeezed juice in a jungle setting, you know you have found somewhere special. This is a place where you can relax the days away in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Watching the monkeys play amongst the palms from the comfort of the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Kitende  Uganda  Africa
Slow Cabins  
Lierde
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Slow Cabins plays with the fascinating concept of finding secret remote locations with no other buildings nearby, in the pristine nature to place their eco-cabins. It's aimed at the busy city dwellers to de-stress in a beautiful environment and positively impact their mental and physical health. So where are the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Remote
LeapRus  
Eco Hotel
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Situated 4000 meters above sea level, LEAPrus Eco Hotel is located on the slopes of Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe. A one of a kind eco-hotel, it offers astonishing panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks. Designed by a team of Italian architects specializing in making accommodations for extreme …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Eco-Friendly   Mountain
Location: Terskol  Russia  East Europe
Inkaterra Reserva  
Amazonica
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Nestled deep inside the remote territories of the Amazon rainforest, this spectacular eco-lodge is a fascinating escape from daily life. So deep, in fact, that the only way in is by a 45-minute boat ride. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge overlooks the Madre de Dios River and the lush forests of …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Nature   Remote
Earthship  
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Earthship is not a hotel but, rather, a new sustainable way of life. Created by Earthship Biotecture, these eco-lodgings are unlike any other. While Earthships can be found in all 50 states and more than 20 countries, there is only one site in which you can book a stay. Located …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Taos  USA  North America
Hostal  
Las Olas
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Heading to Copacabana? If you want to take a break from run-of-the-mill hotels, check out the quirky little place called Hostal Las Olas Guesthouse. It’s a complex of ten private villas, all of which come in different shapes and with unique interiors (my personal favorite is the seashell). Las Olas …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Fairytale   Nature
Greenhost  
Boutique Hotel
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Set in the heart of Yogyakarta, the Greenhost Boutique Hotel offers travelers a refreshing change from the traditional business hotel. Designed around the themes of innovation and sustainability, this hotel inspires every guest to live more cleanly and minimize their ecological impact as part of a cooperative effort. These ideals …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
Limalimo  
Lodge
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Limalimo’s location is an indisputable 10/10. Perched on the edge of a cliff in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, it has it all: panoramic views, untouched nature, and a bit of a thrill. It’s also easily accessible by road and located just a few kilometers away from Debark, the main …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Debark  Ethiopia  Africa
Les Collines  
De Niassam
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Imagine waking up in a little treehouse perched on top of a baobab tree with the sun gently soaking through the curtains. You look out the window and see nothing but the baby-blue water of the mangrove lagoon. Sounds magical? Well, in Les Collines de Niassam, an eco-lodge complex in …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Palmarin  Senegal  Africa
Rio Perdido  
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Located in Fortuna, Costa Rica, at the foot of the Miravalles Volcano, this ecolodge is unlike any other. The truly unique thing about staying at Rio Perdido is that the surrounding environment is, for the most part, untouched. From forests and canyons to natural hot springs, travelers will enjoy a …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Nature
Bulungula  
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The Bulungula Lodge (pronounced boo-lun-GOO-lah) is part backpacker’s roadtrip, part cultural immersion, and part package holiday. It was set up in 2005 as an experiment to see if eco-tourism could help the local economy, and it has been a resounding success. Getting there is part of the by train, bus, …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
Location: Nqileni  South Africa  Africa
Silky Oaks  
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The Silky Oaks Lodge presents guests with the unique opportunity to explore the lush tropical forests of North Queensland while enjoying all the benefits of a posh resort. In addition to the elegance and modern comforts, the lodge also proudly maintains its status as an “Eco-Certified Advanced Ecotourism” hotel. Perfectly …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Nature
Location: Mossman  Australia  Oceania
Bangkok  
Tree House
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When searching for a hotel in Bangkok, travelers are quickly overwhelmed by over 800 options spanning budget accommodations to exclusive resorts. However, the Bangkok Tree House is truly in a class all its own as a masterpiece of eco-friendly sustainability. Far removed from the congestion and bustle of the downtown …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
Hideout  
Bali
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Constructed in 2015, The Hideout is not a fancy hotel but an adventure seeker’s getaway hidden in a Balinese forest. Guests seeking solitude are sure to find it here, along with a fully equipped kitchen and a scooter that is free to use. Surrounding wildlife is abundant; travelers should be …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Treehouse
Location: Selat  Indonesia  Oceania
Pikaia Lodge  
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Hidden on top of an extinct volcano crater on the Galapagos Islands, the Pikaia Lodge is an incredible getaway for those looking for an environmentally-conscious retreat. The Lodge is carbon neutral and powered by alternative energy sources that don’t pollute or emit greenhouse gases. With just 29 rooms, folks at …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Luxury   Nature   Remote
Ecopod Boutique  
Retreat
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Certainly not a traditional hotel, the Ecopod Retreat offers guests a stay in one of two pods tucked away in a birch woodland setting in Scotland. Both light-filled domes are over 750 square feet and offer views of Castle Stalker (named from the Gaelic Stalcaire, which means hunter or falconer) …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Tent
Gyreum  
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One of the few venues that hosted an “end of the world party” on December 21st, 2012. Congratulations on surviving the apocalypse, and what better way to celebrate than to visit the Gyreum Ecolodge? Billed as the most extraordinary building in Ireland, the huge yurt-like structure is powered only by …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Hippie
Black Mountains  
Yurt
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Ever wondered if the Britain of Beatrix Potter still exists? If there still are parts of the island where people still live in harmony? Gentle countryside living is what you will get when you stay in the Black Mountain Yurt. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, your yurt …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature   Yurt
Daintree  
EcoLodge
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The Daintree Eco Lodge has won dozens of awards and is recognized as one of the best eco lodge destinations in the world. Set in the world’s oldest rainforest (it has existed continuously for 110 million years) and drawing inspiration from the Aboriginal culture that grew up there, the Eco …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Jungle   Nature
Location: Daintree  Australia  Oceania