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Book a spooky stay with HostelBookers

11th October 2010 Print

With Halloween fast approaching, HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, highlights a few of the world’s best haunted hostels to suit all spooky tastes. Castles, pirate bases, brothels and old prisons may not guarantee the best sleep, but will certainly provide customers with an unforgettable journey!

In San Diego, USA Hostels, located near a range of bars and restaurants in the heart of the Gaslamp District, is renowned for housing a brothel in the late 18th century. It is common to hear stories about the lights going on and off without reason, unexplained breezes and more. Also, if you happen to be a fan of old western gunfights at the Ok Corral, this might be the best place for you! It’s said that the ghost of Sheriff Wyatt Earp still wanders around seeking revenge for his friend Doc Holliday…

Centrally located in Canada’s capital, Hi-Ottawa Jail delivers a unique overnight experience. It just so happens to be the only hostel in North America located in a former prison (one that operated for over 100 years!). Sleeping in former jail cells, the prison hospital, or maybe even in the governor’s quarters, guests will experience what life was really like for prison inmates…and find out for themselves if this jail hostel really is haunted.

Set in a creepy old Scottish castle in Europe, Carbisdale is an authentic haunted hostel. The grounds are rumoured to be visited by a mysterious lady in white, while the mournful wail of bagpipes are said to be heard wafting through the air. Its setting, on a rocky outcrop overlooking a stunning river valley, is incredibly dramatic! And the Highlands of Scotland, although beautiful, are bleak and lonely, a region of windswept moors, still lochs and whispering forests.

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