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    Default Inside the 'zero star hotel'


    Renowned for its high-altitude ski chalets, Switzerland's newest hotel offers a distinctly subterranean experience - inside a Cold War-era bunker.


    The Null Stern Hotel ("Zero Star Hotel") was developed by artists and brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin, who originally conceived of it as an art project but have been inspired by the interest taken in the project to make it a full-time hotel.


    In these cash-strapped times, it comes at a price that will suit – seven euros (about £5.90) will buy you a night in a dormitory-style bed.


    Bathrooms are shared...


    ...facilities spartan...


    ...and the walls consist of unpainted concrete.


    It would be prohibitively expensive to heat the underground bunker so guests are provided with hot water bottles to keep them cosy.


    “We want to be the opposite of seven-star palaces in Dubai,” said Patrik Riklin.


    Guests are also offered complimentary slippers to venture across the cold concrete floors...


    ...and admire the bizarre artwork.


    The bunker’s ventilation system is noisy - so on every pillow will be a set of earplugs.


    Null Stern Hotel, Sevelen, Switzerland (www.null-stern-hotel.ch)


    Inside the 'zero star hotel' - Telegraph

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    It looks like a mental institution. It makes Motel 6 look like freaking Bellagio in Vegas.
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    and do they also serve breakfast?

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    You couldn't pay me to stay there. Looks like prison.

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    I guess if this kind of place appeals to you... couldn't pay me to stay there, though.

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    If I needed to travel that cheaply, I'd stay home.

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    that's cool. i like the idea.
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    it's called a fucking hostel...nothing new!

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    No room service?
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    i've been married for 17 yrs and i can barely sleep with my own husband in the same room, i cant imagine trying to sleep in that place.
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    Fuck that shit. I'll stay home, and be warmer.

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    I'd rather camp out in a tent than sleep there.
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    lol switzerland is full of these cold war era bunkers. every building and school was required to have them. we stayed in them when i was in school and we went to zermatt for a week on exchange to experience school in swiss german. and when i was in high school all of us in the arts section got to take over one of them and it was our studio space and place to hang out. the doors are all cement and like a half metre thick.
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    I like it. It kills me to pay 100 a night for a room that I am simply going to sleep and shower in before going on my way.

    As long as it is clean, I'd stay there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post



    Dude on the edge of the bed is scaring the shit out of me with the creepy smirk.

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