BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel: A Quirky Vintage Indoor Camper Park

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Friday, October 11, 2013
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BASECAMP BONN YOUNG HOSTEL. (COURTESEY BONN YOUNG HOSTEL)

Germans have taken on a unique approach to hospitality. This past August, hotelier Michael Schloesser introduced an innovative type of lodging two miles from the city center of Bonn. By converting an old storage facility into an indoor campground, Schloesser has created what he calls the world’s first camping trailer hotel: BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel. Inside the warehouse, numerous trailers, vintage vans, sleeping cars and motorhomes are arranged to create a typical campground setup.

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BONN YOUNG HOSTEL INDOOR CAMPGROUND. {COURTESY BONN YOUNG HOSTEL)

This unconventional hostel offers 120 beds across fifteen camping caravans. Marion Seul, film and TV outfitter, salvaged vintage mid-century American Airstreams, Pullman coaches, and camping caravans, which she then individually customized. The trailers come with faux-front lawns in order for campers to mingle with neighbors, and are each equipped with outdoor chairs and tables. Each trailer is designed after amusing themes such as “flower power” or  “safari.”

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BRITISH THEMED RV. (COURTESY BONN YOUNG HOSTEL)

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BASECAMP’S VINTAGE RV’S. (COURTESY BONN YOUNG HOSTEL)

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NIGHT SETS AT BASECAMP. (COURTESY BONN YOUNG HOSTEL)

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NAUTICAL THEMED RV. (COURTESY BONN YOUNG HOSTEL)

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