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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Stay the night at a hostel built entirely from shipping containers
Images: Facebook / Ccasa Hostel
You’ll see them instantly, brightly coloured shipping containers stacked on top of each just like at any regular dock or trucking station. But the ones here at Ccasa Hostel aren’t housing goods for sale, they’re housing people.
It may sound austere and claustrophobic, but the Nha Trang backpackers in Vietnam has designed each of the three containers to feel like a luxury train cabin. Split into 10 rooms with enough room to sleep four or six people, the containers are fitted with light timbers, patterned floors, personal lockers and, most importantly, a good amount windows providing natural light and airflow.
The rooms are available to book for about $10, which is slightly more expensive than the average Nha Trang hostel, but considering the free breakfasts, Wi-Fi, and open, shared spaces, it’s nothing to be concerned about.
As you’d probably expect from a hostel recycling shipping containers into dorm rooms, the common spaces aren’t exactly standard, either. The rooftop space holds two large, pillowy nets, not for any unscrupulous bird-catching or due to budgetary issues, but for lounging and star-gazing.
Downstairs, Ccasa (pronounced C-Casa) is more traditional, with an open-air (but covered) shared kitchen, barbecue, and table with by a vine-covered backdrop.
Read more at http://elsewhere.nine.com.au/2017/03/14/16/27/ccasa-hostel-vietnam-nha-trang-made-with-shipping-containers#JrSR5VQAVhiTwJM4.99