Not long ago, the thought of staying in a trailer evoked images of toothless, meth-addled men with shotguns, and pregnant women in Daisy Dukes -- a definite step down from a night at a lush hotel. But today, hotels around the world are making happy campers by capitalizing on the retro-romantic idea of traversing the country in a shiny Airstream. Check out some of the world's coolest mobile motels.
Trailer trash treasures: the world’s coolest Airstream hotels
1. BaseCamp Young Hostel BonnIn der Raste 1, Bonn
2. El Cosmico802 S. Highland Ave., Marfa
3. Hotel DanielLandstraßer Gürtel 5, Vienna
4. The Grand Daddy38 Long Street, Cape Town
5. Kate's Lazy Desert58380 Botkin Road, Landers
6. Shooting Star Drive-In2020 West Highway 12, Escalante
7. Belrepayre Airstream Retro Trailer ParkMirepoix, Midi-Pyrenees
8. The Shady Dell1 Old Douglas Rd, Bisbee
This German hostel is comprised of travel trailers arranged within a large warehouse space that used to be owned by Lancome. Basically, this means that you're promised a totally unique experience, regardless of which trailer you choose to stay in.
If Coachella had a lovechild with a trailer park, this'd be it: a super-cool “18-acre nomadic hotel and campground” with restored trailers, teepees, tents and a hammock grove.
This super swank, super minimalist hotel in the heart of Vienna has a room that's a converted 50s Airstream.
Known for its Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park, The Grand Daddy also sports a restaurant, two bars and its own event venue. There's even an open-air movie theater on its roof that screens classic/cult favorites, complete with comfy chairs and a popcorn machine.
Kate, of B-52’s fame, creates her very own Love Shacks in the form of six super stylin', converted vintage Airstreams.
This resort's fully pimped-out with plush Airstream trailers, furnished with high-thread-count sheets, fully-equipped kitchens, and private decks.
This airstream trailer park has its own general store, in case you need to pick up some essentials. There's also a ping pong table, wash rooms, hot showers, and bicycles for hire!