Nuclear Bunker Converted Into ‘World’s First Zero-Star Hotel’

Travel Blog  •  Valerie Conners  •  10.13.08 | 2:09 PM ET

Photo by Fortyseven via Flickr (Creative Commons).

I’m not really sure staying in either a nuclear bunker or a zero-star hotel sounds like a super tempting vacation plan, but folks in Sevelen, Switzerland have embraced the concept, turning an underground bunker into a hotel complete with “artistic decoration and real hotel duvets.”

The plan is still in a trial phase, awaiting final approval from the town. At $9 to $13 per night, it would be an affordable option for visitors on a budget (and those who clearly don’t suffer from claustrophobia).

Truth be told, less the whole “underground” factor, it could be nicer than any number of hostels I’ve found myself patronizing over the years. And nationalists with security concerns can breathe easy: In the event of an emergency, the space can be reconverted into a bunker within 24 hours.

Valerie Conners

Valerie Conners is the senior producer and editor at World Hum.

1 Comment for Nuclear Bunker Converted Into ‘World’s First Zero-Star Hotel’

Ling 10.14.08 | 8:52 AM ET

You know what would happen if you told VP Dick Cheney to wait for 24 hours for a bunker to become available? The guy standing next to you would get sprayed with shotgun pellets.

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