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The world's first zero-starred hotel.

Trust The Economist blogs to come up with something to make you smile!

Gulliver, their travel blogger, picked up a story, complete with slide show, from The Wall Street Journal about The world's first zero star hotel:
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Housed in a subterranean fallout shelter in Switzerland, the Null Stern Hotel bills itself as the world's first zero-star hotel. Accommodations are cheap but spartan: No TV, no private bathrooms and, most jarring of all, no daylight. The official opening isn't until 2009, but the hotel recently hosted volunteers for a test run.
Anyone care to make a reservation there?
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Old 26.11.2008, 22:26
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

Not my cup of tea but a good place to put up family and friends.
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Old 26.11.2008, 23:52
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

GACK! Photo #2 looks like my ex mother-in-law.

Otherwise, no thanx- I'll pass on the concrete-underground-camping-experience.
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Old 27.11.2008, 09:21
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

Any info on what the price will be? It looks like a fun place.
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Old 27.11.2008, 09:43
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Any info on what the price will be? It looks like a fun place.
6 - 18 Euros per night according to the description on Photo 1.
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Old 27.11.2008, 11:31
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

Does it have a somewhat ramshackle sign outside saying "Farty Owls"?
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Old 27.11.2008, 11:36
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

Wireless internet please
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Old 27.11.2008, 11:41
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

It's about time. To many expensive hotels in Switzerland and not enough is offered in the "budget traveler" price range. To bad it's not super close to any spectacular skiing, etc. Or is it...?
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Old 27.11.2008, 11:53
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

Ok it just looks like any random youth hostel to be honest although its situated in a Nuclear shelter. The zero star thing is just hype. I'd stay there without a problem.
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Old 27.11.2008, 23:21
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

I would not totally rule it out if I were looking for budget accomodation in that part of the country. As brianb_ie mentioned, it doesn't look much different to hostel accomodation. It is also a fair bit cheaper than the ones that I have seen advertised.
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Old 28.11.2008, 00:20
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

Not your cup of tea ? Try this ( Sweden ):
http://www.jumbohostel.com/DynPage.a...64660&mn1=5291
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Old 28.11.2008, 07:52
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Re: The world's first zero-starred hotel.

If you feel like putting yourself on ice for a night you could always sleep here.

Not sure about zero star, but certainly sub-zero.
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Sexy hotel in switzerland

http://travel.msn.com/Guides/article...7799&gt1=41000 switzerland is in the top 8th

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Swatches, impenetrable bank accounts, instant cocoa—the Swiss have made many indispensable contributions to global culture. But the Null Stern (Zero Star) Hotel, fashioned from a nuclear bunker beneath the small town of Sevelen, about 70 miles southwest of Zürich, is unlikely to inspire copycats. Still, the notion of a hot night in a former atomic-blast-proof facility will certainly appeal to those into (extremely) safe sex. Brothers and artists Frank and Patrik Riklin have converted a seldom used fallout shelter and old concrete-walled factory into a high-concept lodging, with screens in lieu of a view (live footage from outside is projected onto the walls to create mock windows). While you and your partner survey the modest but certainly novel accommodations (a bargain at about $9 a night), you can imagine that civilization has been destroyed and it's up to you to repopulate the planet (come on, like you haven't used that line before). After opening for a trial period, during which it saw only a dozen guests, the Zero Star is scheduled to open more widely soon. Check the town's website for updates.
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Old 17.03.2009, 13:51
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Re: Sexy hotel in switzerland

Have you booked your bunker yet cannut ?
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Re: Sexy hotel in switzerland

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For some reason, I read this headline in a dutch accent and was expecting a different list.
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Old 17.03.2009, 13:58
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Have you booked your bunker yet cannut ?
Only if bunker up with me
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Old 17.03.2009, 14:18
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Re: Sexy hotel in switzerland

At $9 per night, now even *I* can afford to live in Switzerland!

(Now where'd Mrs Texaner hide the suitcases...)
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Old 17.03.2009, 14:34
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Re: Sexy hotel in switzerland

I think they are bloody ugly, you better go and camp out somewhere unless you too are loud and need a place like that for hiding

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Old 17.03.2009, 14:40
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At $9 per night, now even *I* can afford to live in Switzerland!

(Now where'd Mrs Texaner hide the suitcases...)
good place for all the newcomer to switzerland
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Old 17.03.2009, 14:54
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Re: Sexy hotel in switzerland

It was previously discussed in this thread.
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