The Dasparkhotel in Austria offers “maximum comfort in a minimal amount of space,” a charitable way of describing the relatively cramped interior of an old drain pipe. However, the drain-pipe accommodations, situated in a grassy park, offer a new twist on affordability: With a “pay as you wish” policy, guests can determine their own bills.
At the Sand Hotel in Dorset, England, guests can stay in outdoor rooms constructed entirely of sand. You sleep under the stars, and wake as the “tide laps through your door.” There’s no bathroom, but that’s what the ocean’s for, right?
The world’s most bizarre hotels: A slideshow