There's nothing creepy about hostels, despite what horror movies tell you, they're just cheap and they're actually becoming quite creative. You can choose from Japanese capsule hostels, airplane hostels, and even hostels hosted in former prison facility, depending on where you're staying. Hostels tend to have basic amenities but very impressive interiors, helpful staff and great company.
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Kirkjubaer  
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This was once home to lines of tough-faced worshippers from the local fishing village of Stöðvarfjörður. Now it is home to you while you explore Iceland’s volcano-carved east coast. There is plenty of room and the accommodation is warm and welcoming. There is a self-catering kitchen and the choice of …
Accommodation types: Church   Hostel
Ottawa Jail  
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The central location makes this hostel a perfect base for exploring Canada’s historic capital city and the nearby Great Lakes. The hostel is located in the converted Carleton County Gaol that used to house death-row inmates. Since opening to guests in 1972, there have been reports of ghosts and spooky …
Accommodation types: Hostel   Jail
Location: Ottawa  Canada  North America
Jumbo  
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For those of you who have not spent enough time crammed into Jumbo Jets, trying to rub the feeling back into your twisted legs, craving for the blackout of sleep but unable to relax because you are stuck in a rigid position while your ears are deafened by the constant …
Accommodation types: Airplane   Hostel
Location: Arlanda  Sweden  West Europe
Langholmen  
Hotel
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The activities available to guests and groups at the Langholmen Hotel are all about pretending to be a prisoner and making your escape from the island. You will learn skills such as teamwork, climbing, and marksmanship. Has no-one told the staff that Langholmen is not a prison any more? I …
Accommodation types: Hostel   Jail
Karosta Prison  
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Unchanged since Tsarist Russia, for 100 years this prison served to brutalize those who fell foul of the Tsar and Communist Party. The place is said to be haunted. Perhaps you feel brave enough to take their tour. Just don’t blame your captors… I mean hosts when you see a …
Accommodation types: Ghost   Hostel   Jail   Soviet
Location: Liepaja  Latvia  East Europe
Old Mount  
Gambier Gaol
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This building was used as a prison from 1866-1995. Now it is one of the more unusual hostels in the world. Cells have been converted into comfortable rooms and the old prison doors remain as they were, save for a lick of paint and the removal of spy holes. There …
Accommodation types: Hostel   Jail