Traveling can be so expensive. Just paying for a flight somewhere can cost you a fortune, let alone finding a hotel that won’t make you go completely bankrupt.
But if you happen to be traveling outside of the country to Germany, there’s a budget-friendly place where you can stay in all sorts of vintage trailers, vans, motorhomes and campers.
Basecamp Hostel is set in a former warehouse in the western city of Bonn, and it’s full of quirky, one-of-a-kind RVs that are individually designed to reflect different eras and themes. Check it out:
Willkommen to Basecamp Hostel Bonn!
At this unique lodging, you’ll find 16 vintage caravans, two Volkswagen camper vans, two old sleeping carriages, and four Airstream trailers. The cozy options range in size and capacity, but each of them are complete with their own small bathroom, kitchen and sleeping area.
They’re not just any RVs, though – they all feature their own special themes, designed by an actual movie set decorator.
In the simulated sky background, you may even spot airplanes passing by or hot air balloons gently floating past. And like the real sky above, it begins to fade dark as it becomes nighttime, dotted with bright, glimmering stars.
Every RV comes with its own yard. Here are a few of the distinct options:
Hunting and camping lover? This one’s for you. Some of the yards come with vibrant rugs, while others have themed decor, pod swings and comfy cushions. You probably won’t want to start a campfire here, though.
Feel like royalty in this option. With the provided set of chairs, you can even sit and enjoy an exquisite tea party out front.
Decorated with vintage records and a fake palm tree, this RV takes on a whole new meaning to the phrase “tropical paradise”.
Skip out on sunbathing in the yard – you may be asked to put your clothes back on.
This one’s for the ladies. Or really, any RVer who’s in touch with their feminine side. It’s so glamorous, you have to wonder why there isn’t a long waiting list.
Some aren’t as elaborate, but still just as awesome. This rusty one will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time.
These campers provide all the amenities you could dream of.
Free WiFi? Check. Dog-friendly? You bet. And the free breakfast? Absolutely delicious.
The prices vary depending on the size and sleeping capacity, but they average about EUR 54 per night, which is roughly $61.45 in USD.
And worth every penny, of course. Where else are you going to experience something like this?
Curious, but can’t make it all the way out to Germany? Check out this short walk-through tour of Base Camp:
What do you think? Would you like to stay in a themed RV at this German hostel?