It has been many years since I last stayed in a backpacker's hostel, perhaps because they never looked quite like this. Nils Holger Moormann has made the communal accommodation in a converted bakery look quite inviting, although doors or bedcurtains would be nice too.
According to Wallpaper, all of the units except for
a ‘sleep cell’ designed purely for backpackers – are self-catering and all are blissfully void of any communication device including computers, phones or even televisions. Instead guests are offered a well-stocked library and a communal ‘Gute Stube’ – a space to cook, socialize and work together around an open fire - for entertainment.
The design is in keeping with Moormann’s signature style - natural, simple and warm. Wood and stone are the predominant materials while key design pieces from the collection stand out against the simplicity of the environment.
13 units plus the backpacker suite are located in a bakery building that dates back to 1671 in Aschau, near the Austro-German border.
Wallpaper via DesignBoom
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