Lonely Planet Writer

This upcycled hostel in Germany is made from shipping containers

There are all types of quirky accommodation options these days, and now you can even stay at a hostel built from stacked and upcycled wooden shipping containers. The Dock Inn in Warnemünde opened a few months ago and is the first of its type in Germany. The 64-room hostel sleeps 188 people in containers that are 25 square-metres in size, some of which have been welded together to form four- and eight-bed dorms.

The Dock Inn in Warnemünde. Germany, is built from stacked wooden shipping containers. Image: Dock Inn

Warnemünde is a busy port and seaside town in the city of Rostock in Mecklenburg. The hostel is situated 12 minutes’ walk from the beach, and terraces on the bedrooms offer a view of the shipyard and cranes. The theme of industrial ambience continues inside the building, with concrete walls and exposed pipes forming part of the decor.

The Dock Inn in Warnemünde. Germany, is built from stacked wooden shipping containers. Image: Dock Inn

There are 42 double rooms, two suites, 15 four-bed dorms and five eight-bed dorms, and the dorms have lockers for each guest. Each bedroom has a separate sleeping and living area and is equipped with smart TVs. Guests share two bathrooms in each container, and can either cook in the Galley kitchen or dine in the restaurant and bar container, which seats approximately 110 people.

The Dock Inn in Warnemünde. Germany, is built from stacked wooden shipping containers. Image: Dock Inn

There are even spa containers with a sauna on the roof. There is a cinema container for guests to enjoy, and also one for table football and other games. The hotel mainly runs on solar power, and free Wi-Fi is available for guests to use as well as public PCs.

The Dock Inn in Warnemünde. Germany, is built from stacked wooden shipping containers. Image: Dock Inn

Prices begin at €19 per person per night, and further information can be found here.