The most unusual hostels on the planet

Simmons hall

Simmons hall

This is Simmons Hall, the most elite and expensive campus of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A room in this hostel costs no less than renting a one-room apartment in expensive Boston, a city of students. However, the list of those wishing to move in is scheduled for years. The building is often called a “sponge” for its unusual shape. There are 344 rooms in Simmons Hall, mostly undergraduates and graduate students live here, such a neighborhood with the future elite of the United States is considered very prestigious.

Cite a docks

Cite a docks

Cite A Docks. This is Le Havre, a famous French port. Unsurprisingly, sea freight containers were chosen to build a dormitory for students at the city’s new university. The campus turned out to be inexpensive, with a beautiful view of the English Channel, with excellent living conditions, so the project turned out to be very successful.

Oxford

Oxford

Oxford. One of the most prestigious educational institutions on the planet, which carefully follows the best traditions, but does not shy away from anything new. The campuses of the University of Oxford are home to 30 thousand people annually, there are several campuses here, there are separate buildings for staff and teachers. The atmosphere of mixing old and new is impressive.

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Dormitory at the University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow, Scotland. Libraries that are very many years old, but what are there – centuries, the general atmosphere of antiquity, traditions, long dining rooms, but very modern conveniences. Along with the Oxford campuses, this Scottish campus has served as the inspiration for the movie Hogwarts. Students from 140 states study here, there is a theater, a cinema, more than 100 clubs for all sorts of interests, a swimming pool and sports sections.

Elevator as a student residence in Johannesburg

Elevator as a student residence in Johannesburg

In Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa, overpopulation is one of the main problems. For the leadership of the local university, placement of students became a headache, but they found a way out. The campus is located in a former elevator conveniently located near the center of the South African capital. It is noteworthy that freight containers were also used to expand the living space. Mill Junction currently has about 400 students.

Tietgenkollegiet - hostel in Copenhagen

Tietgenkollegiet - hostel in Copenhagen

The student town of Tietgen, Copenhagen, Denmark, or rather – a suburb of the capital – Orestad. This campus, which by no means can be called a hostel, is recognized as one of the best and most student-friendly on the planet. The building is round, seven stories high, and has 400 students. In Tietgen, for the services of students, there are not only cozy modern rooms, but also gyms, common spacious kitchens, libraries. There is a mini lake, football and basketball fields, landscaped terraces, bike paths.

Bikuben Kollegiet

Bikuben Kollegiet

Copenhagen again. Bikuben Kollegiet caused bewilderment and even discontent among local residents, but the students were very pleased with it. The building in the style of cubism immediately attracts the eye, but inside everything is very modern, there is everything that students need for a comfortable stay and pleasant leisure.

Campus in Valga, Estonia

Campus in Valga, Estonia

Estonia, Valga town, border with Latvia. Not so long ago, the campus of the Vocational Training Center was built here, which immediately attracts attention with its “bee” design. There are 410 windows on the facade of the building and all are in the form of hexagons, honeycombs, like in a hive. In addition, the building is very bright, sharply out of the general architecture of a modest Estonian city..

Jaegersborg Water Tower

Jaegersborg Water Tower

Jaegersborg Water Tower

Jaegersborg Water Tower, Denmark, city of Gentofte. This is a water tower, which at one time served as both a restaurant and an exhibition center, and as a result, it became a hostel for students. The tower has ten levels, a gym, a cafe, a library and 40 living rooms. The upper floors delight residents with stunning views of the surrounding area.

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