Living below the ground's surface in natural or manmade structures and caves is not something we are used to anymore, even though prehistoric humans were cave dwellers. Check out all the quirky underground dwellings in the list below.
Underground Hotels
Wieliczka  
Salt Mine
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The salt mine in Wieliczka is a significant tourist attraction and is visited yearly by over a million people. Operation of the mine ceased in 1996, after over 750 years of continuous operation. It's one of Europe's oldest salt mines and consists of a labyrinth of tunnels of over 124 …
Accommodation types: Underground
Villa Vals  
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Tucked away under the snow-capped mountains in the green meadows of the Swiss village of Vals lies the ultimate hidden villa. This house is carved into the mountainside in a flawless design to leave the natural surroundings unharmed. Villa Vals can accommodate up to ten people and is set within …
Accommodation types: Underground
La Claustra  
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Forget about simply visiting the Swiss Alps; now, you can stay in a former army fortress nestled within the mountain's rocky face. La Claustra in Switzerland is a treasure trove of discovery and uniqueness extended in an area of 4000 m2. Here you will find an atmosphere like no other …
Accommodation types: Cave   Mountain   Underground
Sala  
Silvergruva
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Lounge on your luxury leather chair underneath a delicate chandelier that hangs from the roof of a room that has been tunneled out of a pure rock, 509 feet (155 meters) below the surface. As if you were Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Except for the massively wealthy and …
Accommodation types: Cave   Underground
Location: Sala  Sweden  West Europe
Desert Cave  
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Coober Pedy is a small mining town in the Australian Outback. Because of the extreme temperatures (40ºC in summer), many inhabitants live in underground houses called ‘dugouts’. In fact, the name, ‘Coober Pedy’ comes from the Aboriginal name for the town, ‘kupa-piti’ which means 'white man's hole'. The area has …
Accommodation types: Cave   Desert   Underground
Null Stern  
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The Null Stern is a concept hotel by artistic entrepreneur brothers, Frank and Patrik Riklin. It ran for one year from 2009 to 2010 before being turned into a museum. ‘Null Stern’ means ‘no stars’. This does not mean it is crummy, far from it. The name is meant as …
Accommodation types: Concept   Underground