Would You Stay in This Crazy Rock Hostel?

Anyone who has ever attempted to travel through Europe on a budget has probably ended up staying in some fairly strange places. But nothing we’ve ever experienced can top this proposal for “Barcelona Rock,” Poland-based UGO Architecture‘s entry in an international competition to design a “bohemian hostel for backpackers.” While from the outside the building looks like a strange part of the natural landscape, the structure contains fifty rooms with windows, a swimming pool, spa, gym, cinema, pub, and a small climbing wall for beginners (advanced climbers are meant to scale the hostel’s exterior). Click through for additional images and let us know in the comments what you think of the concept.


A typical room


The structure


Rock climbing on the side of the tower


Viewing deck


Street level

All images via designboom.