Sunday, January 13, 2008

Your Chance to Spend the Night In an Abandoned Drain Pipe

In a park just outside of Linz, Austria, you'll find one of the world's most unusual hotels. Each of the "rooms" in Dasparkhotel was constructed from a piece of abandoned drain pipe. Artist Andreas Strauss oversaw the project, ensuring that each of the chambers was comfortable and stylish.

According to the hotel's website, the accomodations include: double bed, storage, light, power, woolly blanket and light cotton sleeping bag. All other facilities (toilets, showers, minibar, cafe, etc) are supplied by the surrounding public space.

The best thing about Daskparkhotel, however, may be the price. You just pay what you wish. Unfortunately, they're only open during the summer, so you might want to make your reservations now.

One of this blog's readers sent me this link, but I can't find the original comment! Sorry about that, dear reader, and thanks so much for the tip! (UPDATE: Thanks Nina aka Claire!)


Blogger chocokiss said...

I went to your undergound cities of the world section of this website, and I noticed that you don't have the old city of Kosice (KOE SHEETS UH), Slovakia on the list. I live here in Slovakia and there is an underground museum under the mainstreet it has sewage pipes, rooms and it shows where all the city walls were in medivel (however you spell it!) times.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Chocokiss: Wow, that sounds really amazing! I'm going to check that out today. (Online, unfortunately.)

2:01 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

WOW!!!!!! I am BEGGING my mom to go to Austria this Summer.


2:07 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

oh- and Chocokiss, you live in Slovakia?

I have always wanted to live somewhere INTERESTING (with a cool name)...unlike the U.S. .

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Because everybody loves to sleep in the sewers!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Hey, Ananka, is Stephenie Miller (it says on the Shadow City Store page that she's the artist of the tees) your sister?

2:28 PM  
Anonymous SAME ANANYMOUS said...

i still havent goten my copy of kiki strike in rustion

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Lara said...

oh wow that really cool.....i've stayed in a little wooden hut on the beach in Thailand but never a draipipe.....

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Jin Ai said...

Shoot, I wish my dad could have gone there when he went to Austria!
Pay what you wish? Awesome!!
ROFL. "Your Chance to Spend the Night In an Abandoned Drain Pipe!!"
You should upload the picture of the Russian Kiki Strike on your facebook-I can't find a picture anywhere on the web.

3:29 PM  
Blogger theatre said...

why am I always the last commentor???? I have stayed in my fair share of creepy and unusual places some of them hotels, but a drain pipe would be awesome

5:20 PM  
Anonymous seashel said...

i want to sleep in that, but im closterphbic so i dunno......... who do u think will win the presidential election?

5:27 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Patsee: No, but she's a friend of my sister!

Jin Ai: Great idea.

Seashel: I don't know, but it's going to be interesting, don't you think? Who do you think will win?

7:38 PM  
Anonymous rage said...

I once stayed in The Velvet Cloak Inn. Very old. Raliegh, North C USA. You should go in to the Machine Room!

8:12 PM  
Blogger theatre said...

psh Huckabee's going to win, absoluty, it's going to come down to him and McCain, vs OBama

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Nina a.k.a Claire said...

I left it on one of your old comments pages because i couldn't find your email so I put it on there

9:03 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Theatre: Interesting prediction. I'm still undecided, myself.

Rage: Tell me about the machine room! I can't find anything online.

11:07 PM  
Blogger chocokiss said...

I ran a search of Kosice, Slovakia on Yahoo and I found this website that gives a great description of where I live. I live just a few blocks away from the Hlavna Ulica.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Kad said...

I know this sounds stupid but i think that one day that there will be a Kiki Strike Movie and Kiki Strike computer games. But i am actually kind of glad there is not any Kiki Strike movie or computer games because everything seems to be about the computer and television now adays and not about going out in the world and finding adventure or exploring the world. I mean we need to get off our butts and doing somthing else for a change. Go on the computer less(Of course when going on, have to check Kiki Strike site.) Come on people, BE DANGEROUS!


11:20 AM  
Anonymous theatre(to lazy to sign in) said...

KAD::: ME TOO! dude It's like cyberosity has taken over the world and corrupted the minds of businesses and marketing to thinking that a franchise won't survive unless it's has mainstream substance like video games and thru-the roof graphics.
And Everyone could absolutely use a little more danger in there lives, besides my brother who just broke his arm being "dangerous"

2:29 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Thanks, Chocokiss! I'll have to write a post on Kosice.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Maddi said...

kiki strike would make the BEST movie! tons of people would go to see it.
and i for one am totally in love with my computer. i am a result of the new computer-obbsessed generation, but i too try to live dangerously. im just not very good at it when i live in a uber-safe neighboorhood. another reason why im moving to NYC when i turn eighteen.
the old drain pipes hotel is a really cool idea, but i still would'nt be able to get much sleep when i think of what used to pass through it. ew!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Jin Ai said...

It's funny. Most people swear that when they grow up they're going to leave ___(insert name of tiny rural town)___ and move to New York, but I'd like to try school in one of those towns. I've never actually gone to a *normal* school in my life, just some weirdo "gifted" school on the Upper East Side...xD
Hey, we could trade places for a day! Just promise me you won't go out and buy one of those 'I ♥ NY' shirts! *shudder*

lol. What's it like in an actual "neighborhood?" Haha...the closest I've come to a neighborhood is knowing a few people on my floor.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Awww... I can't. I'm claustrophobic.. Or something like that. "Scared of tight places" I think. DANG IT!!! I'll have to force my self. XD

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

*puts hand over eyes like Hermione and grabs nearby table to steady herself* You... you pay WHATEVER YOU WANT?!

1:53 AM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Living dangerously is EASY.

Find a guy with a mohawk, and tail him to see where he lives. (I was surprised to find that the wierd pink house on Pine Street was HIS!!!)

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Maddi said...

*sigh* if only those men with mohawks didn't hang out in bars all day. maybe i can steal someones id or something. thats VERY dangerous.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Maddi said...

and i would totally trade places for a day, jin ai! living in a small-town neighborhood is close-knit, but extremely boring.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

I wish I were dangerous. Maybe I could take up kung-fu or something.

11:02 AM  

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