Halloween hotels, from low cost to luxury: where to spend a chilling night
Halloween is approaching, and so if you are looking for a spooky place to sleep-or are simply the incurable curious-these accommodations are for you. Haunted rooms, unsettling ghosts and strange and mysterious locations. Happy vacations. Spooky.
Celica Art Hostel – Ljubljana, Slovenia
One of a kind, this hostel was originally a military prison. Various local and non-local artists later got their hands on it using their talents to play a bit with its dark past, revolutionizing the structure. If you plan to experience a night behind bars catapult yourself here.
Hi-Ottawa Jail Hostel – Ottawa, Canada
We’re still talking about jails, but it’s a different story here. Located in the heart of this small Canadian town, what is now a hostel was long ago the scene of the last public hanging in the country’s history, which took place at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1869. Guests are given the opportunity to visit death row and stay in one of the cells. Legends tell that the ghost of Patrick James Whelan, the last man sentenced to death, still roams the halls.
Hotel Burchianti – Florence, Italy
If until now we have talked about facilities abroad, it is time to mention an all-Italian one. Right in magical Florence, within the walls of this charming hotel, the spirit of a housekeeper seems to roam about, tidying up the rooms… and dismissing guests with an affectionate kiss.
Stanley Hotel – Colorado, USA
Conveniently located overlooking Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the hotel is named after its founder and has hosted prominent people over the years. Renowned, yes, but mostly for its spooky nature: many guests and staff members tell of hearing strange noises and experiencing eerie happenings. And it was here, after staying, that horror king Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining.
Langham Hotel – London, United Kingdom
And finally, right in the Queen’s City, the Langham Hotel is considered one of the largest and perhaps among the scariest. In fact, the establishment, in full British style, is remembered for a terrible episode: the suicide of a German nobleman who jumped from the window of room 333. Staying here, you may run into the transparent guest.