- Sleeps: Varies
- Bedroom: Varies
- Minimum stay: 1 night
Whether you’re a vintage fan, an adventurous explorer or simply love a holiday served with a huge slice of fun, you’ll absolutely adore BaseCamp Bonn. Found in a former storage facility just a 6-minute underground ride from the centre of the former German capital, this incredible youth hostel features no fewer than 15 fantastically themed retro caravans, two sleeper trains, four Airstreams, and more besides for unforgettable indoor camping!
When you step inside this mind-blowing space, your jaw will drop with the sight that greets you. Rows of brightly coloured, incredibly designed vintage caravans – each one individually themed and featuring a complementary furnished ‘front lawn’ – wait to be explored, loved and lived in. You won’t be surprised that each one has been beautifully outfitted by Marion Seul, an acclaimed German TV and film set designer, whose talents clearly extend to retro caravans too!
Perhaps you’re ready to step back in time with a stay in ‘Rockabilly’ – the fabulous 50s-themed caravan? Or maybe the 1960s-inspired ‘Flower Power’, where the walls are adorned with record sleeves by The Who and David Bowie. Enjoy a taste of Blighty in ‘Ben Ben’, where British touches will leave you feeling like the Queen of England, or escape to the Serengeti with a stay in ‘Safari’! Then there’s the fabulous ‘Hausboot’ – a nautical-themed boat caravan, and let’s not forget ‘Jägerhütte’ – the hunter’s hut where it’s deer season all year round!
This is just a snapshot of BaseCamp Bonn’s fantastic caravans – but rest assured, there are nine more equally fabulous ones to choose from! Each sleeps between one and four people, making them perfect for couples or single travellers who like a bit more space. And, if there are more of you, why not hire a few together to accommodate everybody? All caravans feature a small kitchen and tea- and coffee-making facilities. (no, these are shared as well and on the balcony) There’re also perfectly positioned for BaseCamp Bonn’s toilet and shower facilities.
For something a little bit different, why not stay in one of the night sleeper trains? You’ll find one of these inside BaseCamp Bonn, offering twin compartments with washing facilities (perfect for couples or single travellers), while the other is found outside – giving you the chance to wake with the sunrise in your three-bed sleeper compartment!
There are also a couple of totally cool, flower-power-themed VW Transporters inviting you and your friends to peace out, while the four Airstreams offer BaseCamp Bonn’s answer to the ‘Presidential Suite’! Maybe you want to live the life of a rock star on the Tourbus (with room for up to 16 of you!), while families can completely relax in the kiddie-friendly Familienkutsche. Or, if you’re looking for a completely crazy camping experience, spend a night in a tent on top of an original GDR Trabant – the only way to camp East German-style! (there are two original pieces of THE Berlin Wall outside of Basecamp actually)
Whatever your preference and group size, there really is something at BaseCamp Bonn to suit everyone. Even better, your stay includes a yummy breakfast every morning, and the option to use of the outdoor area with a BBQ, sports facilities and spaces to relax. Drinks and snacks are available just a few steps from your caravan, while a snack shop outside serves up tasty dishes for hungry guests.Keep reading
At a glance
- Amazing indoor campground featuring fabulously outfitted retro accommodation
- 120 beds in total; choose from:
- 15 individually themed retro caravans
- 2 railway night sleepers
- 4 Airstreams
- 2 VW Transporters
- Familienkutsche (family-friendly trailer/tent)
- GDR Trabant with tent on top!
- An original mountain cable car from Switzerland
- Each designed and furnished by TV and film set designer Marion Seul
- Breakfast included; food shop outside
- Excellent facilities and space for relaxing, dining and socialising
- A fantastic take on youth hostelling for single travellers, couples, families and groups
- Just 6-min underground ride from centre of Bonn
- Family Friendly
- Large Groups
Base Camp Bonn offer a wide variety of caravans, night sleepers and oddities each with their own facilities – please refer to the property website for full details on each option. Prices include bed linen & breakfast. Wi-Fi is available inside and outside the hall. A small kitchen with fridge, microwave, sink and drinking water is available for use.
Museums, markets, concerts, galleries, walks, cycling, shopping, breweries.
BaseCamp Bonn can also arrange custom tours, giving you the chance to see both the popular and more unusual sights in the city – and you couldn’t be better placed for it! A quick trip on the U-Bahn takes you to the centre of Bonn, rated one of the top destinations in Europe. Oozing with history and overflowing with culture, you’re spoiled for choice with things to do, see, taste and learn. Visit the five museums on the world-famous Museumsmile, pay a visit to Beethoven’s birthplace or board a pleasure boat for a cruise up and down the romantic Rhine River.
The cathedral city of Cologne is just a 30-minute train ride away, while 25 minutes on a tram will take you to beautiful Königswinter. Or why not escape city life completely and go for a hike or train ride to the unforgettable Drachenfels Castle in the hills of the Siebengebirge Nature Park?
In short, your visit to this fabulous city and superb indoor campground promises to be one of the most unforgettable of your life! So whether you’re backpacking, city-hopping or just looking for a super cool holiday and a whole heap of fun, you’ve found it at BaseCamp Bonn.
Things to note
Check in is from 2pm, there is a luggage store facility available for early arrivals or late departures. Consumption of your own alcohol is not permitted, no smoking permitted, free parking spaces are available by the property. Breakfast included, + 5% local city tax.