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Unusual Hotels: Sleeping in a Sewer Pipe

September 20, 2009

Austria Linz’s Sewer Pipe Das Park Hotel

Would you pay to sleep in a sewer pipe?  Maybe not.  What if it has the following features:-):

  • Comfortable interiors with full headroom
  • Double bed and storage
  • Woolly blanket and light cotton sleeping bag

Austria Linz Das Park Hotel

The Das Park Hotel rooms are small, but are safely secured by a code-lock door, and provide a comfortable two-person bed, blankets and sleeping bags, storage for your clothes and backpacks, and a small lamp for light.

Das Park Hotel Bed

The most unique part of this hotel is that you reserve your room, and pay as you wish.  Yes!  You pay what you want to pay for the room.

For toilets and showers, guests can visit a nearby “petrol” station to settle their sanitary necessities.  Restaurants for breakfast are just a short walk away.  The hotel is open only between May and October.

These 2 meter x 2.5 meter cement tubes are located on the lovely green grass of Rodlpark, in Ottensheim, Austria, where the annual Open Air Ottensheim music festival happens (making them a perfect place for concert goers to crash).

Austria Das Park Hotel

According to the Das Park Hotel site, check-out time is at 12 noon.  If you sleep past your check-out timing, you might end up in another part of Austria. :-)  Just kidding!

Das Park Hotel Sewer Pipe

Map of Das Park Hotel

Comments (26)

  • avontflex Reply

    September 20, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    my gawd it looks like it will really be moved by the crane…

  • Pett Reply

    September 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Hi there,
    Everything dynamic and very positively! :)
    Have a nice day

  • Intelligent Travel Blog Reply

    October 6, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Strange Planet: Sewer Pipe Hotel…

    If you ever find yourself traveling near Ottensheim, Austria, (located in Upper Austria just seven miles from Linz on the Danube River) in need of a place to rest your head, the Das Park Hotel offers an affordable night’s……

  • Strange Planet: Sewer Pipe Hotel » Travel Insights 100 Reply

    October 6, 2009 at 3:45 am

    […] on Rodlpark, the site of the annual Ottensheim Open Air music festival each summer in June. [Via Passportchop] Photo: Dietmar […]

  • Strange Planet: Sewer Pipe Hotel | Yuvablog Reply

    October 7, 2009 at 1:28 am

    […] If you ever find yourself traveling near Ottensheim, Austria, (located in Upper Austria just seven miles from Linz on the Danube River) in need of a place to rest your head, the Das Park Hotel offers an affordable night’s rest so long as you don’t mind sleeping in a former sewer pipe. The hotel, which is only open from May to October, has put cement pipes to unanticipated use with each pipe featuring a made-up double bed and enough room for backpack storage, but bathrooms and restaurants are not on site (it’s suggested that you use a nearby gas station should you need to go). The doors of the rooms come affixed with code locks and guests can choose how much they would like to pay for the room each night. The Das Park Hotel is located on Rodlpark, the site of the annual Ottensheim Open Air music festival each summer in June. [Via Passportchop]  […]

  • Hypnosisstories Reply

    November 28, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Very creative idea(!), but doesn’t it get cold at night ?
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    • Zhiqiang Reply

      November 28, 2009 at 7:59 am

      @Hypnosisstories, I suppose heating is available inside :-)

  • Travellers Castle Reply

    March 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    These little pods look cool. I’m sure it would attract visitors just for the novelty of staying in a drain pipe, lol. See the travellers castle for Cheap accommodation in cairns.
    Jon

  • Matt Reply

    May 12, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Its a great idea and cheap, But doesn’t it get cold at night?
    It’s a great start for new ideas for different types of motels.
    This way it can cut down the price to pay for supplies and save the trees.

    • Zhiqiang Reply

      May 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

      i guess it comes with heating so occupants are kept warm at night – definitely a very eco-friendly hotel option.

  • linjie Reply

    May 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Definitely very special
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  • Traverse City Hotels Reply

    July 29, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Reminds me of the hotels in Japan. Like the idea would be fun for one night. Kind of like camping but with out a tent.

  • János Lőrincz Reply

    August 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    What do you mean by saying “you oay what you want”. How can the government maintain it, then?

    • Zhiqiang & Tingyi Reply

      August 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      u mean “u pay what you want”? I guess its a private enterprise and occupants might be quite reasonable so far. Even then its just a large pipe hotel

  • Alyssa @ Femita Reply

    September 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    What a great concept! Not very comfortable, but an excellent choice if you’re looking for a unique experience instead of luxury.

  • rareretreats Reply

    September 19, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Might leave you feeling a little drained!!

  • Ashley Reply

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    That is a sweet idea ! I dont think i would want to stay in one of thouse for more than 1 night. (also i would have to talk to my Wife and see if she would even think of sleeping in that lol )

    • Zhiqiang & Tingyi Reply

      October 27, 2010 at 7:26 am

      “my Wife” – ashley, i thought you are the wife :-0 – the inside looks quite cozy plus its pay as you like – why not for the unique experience.

      • Ashley Reply

        October 31, 2010 at 4:56 am

        lol – Ya… Well I have no public comment to make on that matter lol … lets just say i didnt pick out my name : )

  • plumbis Reply

    March 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    The theme looks great, and it looks quite comfortable and cozy inside it. I want to go here during holidays for an unusual experience.

  • Simon Jones Reply

    April 5, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    This looks fantastic, but there seems to be only 3 rooms. I bet they’re booked up!

    • Zhiqiang & Tingyi Reply

      April 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      i bet they are – further you pay what you feel is right; it could be a bargain for some travelers!

  • buland singh Reply

    August 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    hello, boss i am impressed with your project, and want to make this type of project in my country ( INDIA) . i live in a place named Rishikesh situated in the bank of holy river ganges, situated in the mountain himalays.
    In this place tourist from european countries, and other continets were came in huge for living 1 to 6 months for learning Yoga , Meditationel , Spa and Ayurveda . and tourist want affordable hotel in this city . so i am planning to make this type of project in my city.
    so i want your help, their is land shortage in this city buti have a land for making this projet, and here raw material in very cheap, can you tell me what”s the size of pipe.

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