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Shipping Container Hotel in Germany Offers a Unique, Nautical Experience to Travelers

Shipping Container Hotel in Rostock, Germany

Are you looking for a unique place to stay and an unforgettable experience during your next trip to Germany? Well, look no further. ThDOCK INN Hostel is one of the most impressive shipping container hotels we’ve seen, offering tourists a quirky, eco-friendly alternative to traditional hotel options.  

This container hotel consists of a multiplex of containers that have been arranged to form a stylish, modern hostel, offering travelers their choice of chic, nautical-themed rooms. 

Located in Warnemünde, a seaside resort and a district of the city of Rostock in Mecklenburg, Germany, the design of this unconventional hostel was inspired by the old industrial port area surrounding it and is the first of its kind to open in Germany.  

The use of shipping containeris nothing new. However, with the recent adoption of eco-tourism, the use of containers as sustainable building material is on the rise. Using recycled and repurposed shipping containers, businesses can build eco-friendly, spacious, and unique structures that are relatively inexpensive, compared to brick-and-mortar buildings. This is the case with the shipping container hostel in Warnemünde. 

Designed by a Berlin-based architectural firm and an interdisciplinary team of architects, Kinzo, this shipping container hostel takes on some maritime themes and provides a comfortable place to rest your head. The 8-bed dorms contain amazing nautical themes with naval inspired bunk beds and decorative details. As the first upcycled hostel in all of Germany, the hostel captures the spirited charm of the harbor and shipyard surrounding it. The wide, open lobby is cozy with high ceilings and big windows, giving a bright and spacious feel. What more could you ask for? 

The Kinzo team states that “The idea to build a hostel out of vacant overseas containers, which look back on a fulfilled life at sea, is unprecedented…” and that “the industrial look of the harbor is playfully paired with urban nonchalance and a maritime feel.”  

Surely this is the case, and the hostel is a great success at meeting those goals. With a galley and cozy dwelling area, this hostel proves once and for all that shipping containers can be used to create comfortable, hospitable dwellings. We’d stop by for a snooze. 

Check out our travel blog posts to learn more about shipping container hotels, and how this eco-friendly, small hotel designs trend is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. 


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