Star Wars fans can stay in their very own Jedi hut to celebrate the upcoming Rise of Skywalker with these amazing Hostels from around the world.
You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to immerse yourself in places that are breathtakingly out of this world and they are all on beautiful planet earth. Hostelworld, the global hostel-focussed booking platform, highlights the best places in the world to become one with the force.
Isle of Skye, UK
Filming location: Originally rumoured to be the site of Luke Skywalker’s reclusive hideaway, Isle of Skye is no stranger to sci-fi films. The island has been the backdrop for legendary films, such as Prometheus, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall.
- Rating: 9.6
- From £64 per night
The force is strong with this hostel. This hostel is a must for any diehard Star Wars fan, and even if you’re not the most devoted fan the unique landscapes will win you over. Spend the night staring up at galaxies far, far away in the awe-inspiring Solardome. Choose from a range of private rooms, dorm rooms, and ‘Skyewalker Jedi Huts’ (That would even make Yoda jealous!)
As for outside the hostel, explore the Cuillin Mountains, swim in the magical Fairy Pools, tour the famous Talisker whisky distillery, spot a sea eagle or a shooting star and see for yourself the spectacular, wild landscapes that make the Isle of Skye a world class destination.
Filming location: Iceland has served as the filming site of multiple planets in the Star Wars universe, most recently the snowy landscapes were used to for the infamous Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens.
- Rating: 8.9
- From £37.92 per night
Get away from the norm and stay in futuristic space pods that could easily belong in any Star Wars movie. Don’t worry these pods won’t freeze you in carbonite. Relax in the movie room, sip some beer at the bar or make some new mates in the social lounge all while exploring some of the planets most ‘alien’ landscapes. The hostel is just a short 15-minute walk away from Laugardalur where you can expect a range of activities from a swimming pool, a zoo with Icelandic animals, flower garden and a skating rink and more.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Filming location: After 10 years the greatest sci-fi saga was rebooted with The Force Awakens, and echoing the very first film fans were introduced to a new trio and a new desert planet – Jakku. Filmmakers used the United Arab Emirates Liwa desert as the backdrop for Rey’s isolated desert homeworld.
- Rating: 9.2
- From £24.11 per night
Have you ever stayed in a hostel on the 66th floor? Now you can in this world first. Located in the lively Dubai Marina district, enjoy the stunning views of the city day and night. Experience Dubai’s electrifying nightlife or go explore its main attractions with a free walking tour. This hostel acts as the perfect base for those who want to venture out into the desert to see the rolling dunes (and maybe rogue Stormtrooper FN-2187 aka Finn and his crashed tie fighter?)
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Filming location: The sweeping, red-washed desert is often compared to the barren, rocky landscapes of Mars. These red dunes were used as the backdrop for the scene setting moon, Jedha, from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- Rating: 9.3
- From £9.26 per night
A traditional Bedouin camp located in a picturesque valley within the Wadi Rum protected area. Any Star Wars fan knows desert planets are a staple of the galaxy far, far away, from Tatooine to Jakku. Feel like Jyn Erso, with the desert right outside your window as you spend the night under the milky way in traditional Bedouin tents, and the days exploring the unique Jordanian terrain. This hostel offers the best of the traditional Bedouin experience and the comforts of a modern hostel in one place.
Filming location: Norway has always been a top destination for wanderlusters seeking to see the northern lights and spectacular glaciers. But for Star Wars fans it’s also the setting for the iconic Battle of Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back.
- Rating: 8.7
- From £23.10 per night
Located in the Bergenhus district of Bergen, Marken Guesthouse is a great place to base yourself if you want to go exploring the surrounding natural landscapes. From Bergen you can make the jump to lightspeed on one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, to the Hardangerjøkulen glacier, to see where one of the most anticipated movies of all time was filmed.
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