Sometimes though, in the dead of the night when you’re shuffling over your uncomfortable mattress and your tent mate is on top of you, giving you dead arm and refusing to budge, you start to think about how good it would be if festival camping were a whole lot more like a hostel. Comfier beds, clean toilets and a cheery cup of coffee in the morning – that’s the dream. Well, if forking out for those uber expensive glamping tickets seems a little silly, there might be a solution.
The Nearby Hostel is set to be the world’s first mobile hostel and is planning on hitting all your favourite European festivals in no time. The Croatian firm behind the portable hub says it will provide cheap and easy accommodation at music festivals for those of us who wish to avoid “uncomfortable tents” and “overpriced and far away” hotels.
Currently in the early stages of fundraising, The Nearby Hostel will include comfy beds, clean toilets, a television, a fridge and even Wi-Fi, all inside a portable shipping container. Each container will include upwards of 14 beds, air conditioning and heating, sound and thermal insulation, a private locker and a welcome cup of coffee in the morning.
As of publication, they’ve only just hit one percent of their $109,450USD goal on IndieGoGo, with investors able to nab cheap accommodation when Nearby hits festivals like Ultra Music Europe, Exit Festival, Sziget Festival and others across Europe.
This could revolutionise festivals as we know it. Find out more and donate here.