The coolest trailer hotels for the aspiring nomad

The coolest trailer hotels for the aspiring nomad

Escapade on wheels

Text: Janice Sim

Calling all happy campers — hop on board for the adventure of a lifetime

Let's be honest, you might shudder at the thought of a night's stay in a trailer out in the middle of nowhere. Thanks to films like Eli Roth's Cabin Fever and B-rated productions of drug lords hiding out, the idea of camping outdoors has unfortunately been typecasted into an ominous one. But there's good reason why they're termed fiction.

In reality, living out of a trailer is equivalent to a hipster dream coming true (your likes will top any holographic doughnut on your Instagram feed) — so we've rounded up some of the coolest Airstreams in stunning countries like Germany, Austria, and the USA. Sure, you might miss the typical hotel amenities like a gym and swimming pool, but to make up for all that is a newfangled nomadic travel experience to remember. Opening the doors to the middle of a picturesque view? We'll glady make the switch any day.  

El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas, USA

Located in the middle of a sandy desert in Marfa, El Cosmico features seven different kinds of colourful trailers, varying in shapes and themes. Communal spaces include a hammock grove, outdoor kitchen, dining area, and reading room, which are available to all guests. Looking to take your adventure up a notch? Opt to stay in their teepees or traditionally-built yurts to make your stay a memorable experience.  

Hotel Daniel, Vienna, Austria 

Hotel Daniel might only have a single trailer to check in at, but that also comes with exclusivity. Not to mention, it's a luxurious 22-feet long Airstream that boasts a queen-sized bed, air-conditioner, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a free-standing tub with a stunning view of luscious greenery. Design-wise? A clean, minimalist palette — close to what you might find in any 5-star hotel. 

Basecamp Young Hostel, Bonn, Germany

If you're travelling with your homies, Basecamp Young Hostel Bonn is the ultimate trailer park for you. Situated in an old warehouse in Germany, take your pick from the various mobile homes each fitted with a ostentatious theme — whether it be a fur-clad Hunter's Hut or pretty pink Drag Queen. It all boils down to your personal preference.