How Would You Like to Sleep in a Nuclear Bunker?

New hotel keeps guests safe and sound.

August 3, 2016 9:00 am

Switzerland: famous for banking, mountains, chocolate … and some interesting hotels.

First they rolled out this room — a bed right on top of the Swiss Alps. A bizarre but appealing concept.

The same Swiss hotel chain is behind a new concept that seems like an ideal commentary on our very dangerous times: a hotel built inside an old nuclear bunker. Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it?

The latest Null Stern Hotel is a cozy little concept in the city of St. Gallen. With six single beds and four doubles, it can host up to 14 people at a time (maybe a few more in a real emergency).

While it’s not the most conventional hotel, adventurers, history buffs and hardcore survivalists might enjoy taking refuge in the eerie space, built in a converted bunker. Patrick and Frank Riklin started the project in 2008, sprucing up decommissioned bomb shelters originally built at government insistance to stave off Cold War jitters. 

A stay at the less-than-luxurious hotel will set you back about thirty dollars a night (a bargain, if it means you get to survive a nuclear apocalypse). Hot water bottles and slippers are provided, to get you through those cold nuclear winters.

You’ll want to bring your own music. Our suggestion: Fall Out Boy.

Images via: Null Stern Hotel


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