Indoor Vintage Campground Is Bonn’s Newest Hostel

A new concept hostel has opened doors in Bonn, Germany. Located inside a former storage facility, the BaseCamp Young Hostel Bonn is a concept that lies between a campsite and a hostel. All the ‘rooms’ of the hotel are spiced-up camping trailers and other retro vehicles.

Altogether the hostel accommodates 120 beds across 15 caravans, two night sleepers and two Airstreams. Rates for a bed in the BaseCamp Hostel range from €54 up to €76. The hotel, an idea of the German hotelier Michael Schloesser, opened doors in August, but will not have to close during the winter. The concept is a good way to re-use vacant warehouses like these and offer guests a remarkable experience. The trailers, airstreams and caravans are all classic models that definitely remind many of the holiday experiences of their childhood.

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The various rooms are arranged in a circle and set up like a typical campground. To create a real camping vibe, the trailers all have a theme-based visual style and corresponding names such as Flower Power, Space Shuttle, Drag Queen, Safari and Nautilus. Chairs and tables can be found outside most of the rooms, like at a typical campsite. Contrary to most ‘real’ camping places, Wi-Fi is available.