9 Airbnb rentals that all true geeks will love
For the true geek, any trip can be more epic if your accommodations reflect the interests you hold dear. For many geeks, staying in a hotel is not enough. If you want to pack as much escapism as possible on your vacation, you need a place that celebrates your fandom, whether it’s Harry Potter or Game of Thrones, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.
Here we’ve listed 10 of our favorite Airbnb geeky places to stay, so next time you’re looking for a place to sleep, think outside the box.
You can book weekend, week or even month stays in this medieval castle. The master bedroom, the highest room in the castle, has been restored to its original state using traditional materials and state-of-the-art technology.
Hosted by Peter, this Airbnb castle is a national monument over 600 years old. It is a 25 minute drive from Galway city and is perfect for Game of Thrones fans. In fact, if you like period dramas and like The Crown, Bridgerton, Harlots, Downtown Abbey or North & South, you might well enjoy a stay here away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The castle offers an authentic Irish castle experience. You can expect to find spiral staircases, cobwebs, and modern amenities like fast Wi-Fi. And above all, you will have the peace and quiet you are looking for.
While there are plenty of Marvel-inspired Airbnb rentals around the world, this Avengers home in Lakewood, USA is perfect for a group of friends or family who are also big Marvel fans.
The living room features an Avengers wall, while the bedrooms have Marvel memorabilia. Plus, all spaces, including the kitchen and patio, have memorabilia dedicated to Marvel Warriors.
You’ll find Thor’s Hammer, Captain America’s Shield, Iron Man’s Heart, and several comics on display here. So if you’ve been enjoying MCU movies lately, this one is a no-brainer.
If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a villa, now you can stay in a villa that pays homage to Star Wars through and through. Located 4.51 km from Disney World, you can welcome yourself into a true Star Wars fan’s home. The foyer walls are lined with Star Wars photographs and artwork.
The King bedroom, Queen bedroom and second twin bedroom feature Star Wars decor. It also has a games room, swimming pool, spa and hot tub for you to relax on during your vacation.
Once you visit this Airbnb in Indian Creek, you will feel the force is strong with this one!
Inspired by JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, this fantastical dwelling is fitted with an iconic round doorway, natural stone walls and beautiful wood-beamed ceilings for a truly magical experience. This Airbnb mud house will appeal to hardcore Tolkien fans as well as inspiration seekers seeking solitude.
However, this accommodation is not for everyone. The hobbit house is an elevated “glamping” experience. You can live like Frodo, but this space won’t have all the amenities you’re used to at home, including heat, electricity, cellular connectivity, and Wi-Fi.
But you’ll have access to an outdoor hot shower, flush toilet, YETI cooler, small bar on wheels, and BBQ, among other things, to make your stay comfortable.
If the previous Airbnb Hobbit House is not on your to-do list due to lack of electricity and modern amenities, you can look at the Airbnb Hobbit House hosted by Monica in Montana. Nestled in the foothills of the Elkhorn Mountains, you will find this charming mud house built with clean Scandinavian-style decor.
The house includes four sleeping areas with reading lights and electrical outlets, as well as a private bedroom hidden behind a secret door. The shower is enclosed in a grown tree trunk with ceilings measuring almost 13 feet high.
If you like hiking, hunting, snowshoeing and mountain biking, this could be the perfect adventure. Plus, it’ll look more like Bag End than any other Hobbit house you’ll find.
Hosted by Alicia, this Airbnb is more of a studio that can accommodate up to four people at a time. It’s located very close to Olympic National Park and features geeky decorations, from Spider-Man curtains to the Star Wars-themed bed.
It’s a really cool place to stay, with themed bedding, a full LEGO set, board games and a fireplace. In addition, he has his own game hut. Although modest in size, you get modern amenities like high-speed Wi-Fi, which you can use to work remotely.
If you love the writings of American author Steinbeck, this charming historic studio might interest you. You have access to one of the three chalets on the property; it has a rich literary history, as it was owned by John Steinbeck in the early 1940s. It was his writing studio and he used it to work on his novels, including The Sea of Cortez.
It has a unique, sophisticated and romantic feel. That’s because the studio has retained its original 1920s architecture, including the short doors. So, be careful if you are a tall person. Plus, this place has another quirk: you have to book it for a minimum of 30 days, which isn’t ideal for those looking for a weekend getaway.
Ever wanted to have your own bookstore in a small town? If so, this is the first-ever Airbnb to give you a bookstore vacation experience, where you can play bookstore for a week or two in Scotland’s national book town.
The holiday home aims to celebrate books, independent bookshops and to welcome people from all over the world to Scotland’s national book town. Airbnb booking fees are low because it is run by a non-profit organization. You will also benefit from a laptop and WiFi during your stay. Isn’t it amazing?
If you are interested in art or poetry, you will find that you can visit the nearby Scottish Art Town and the home of Robert Burns.
The Wizarding Residence, located on The West Bow, was the actual inspiration for JK Rowling’s Diagon Alley. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll be delighted to live on the street that was home to the wizard of West Bow, renowned for his leadership of Edinburgh’s city guard, in the 1600s.
The Airbnb’s design is inspired by the Harry Potter books, which are set in parts of Edinburgh. Plus, the largest room mirrors the hallways of Hogwarts, while the bedroom resembles Hagrid’s hut, and the bathroom takes inspiration from Gringotts Bank with a vault-style door and silver floor!
Go ahead and geek it up with these Airbnbs
When it comes to finding a place to stay on Airbnb, fans of the nerdy side of life can rest a little easier knowing that there are plenty of options out there. So, click and see what suits you best.
Maybe you will find the house of your dreams, or maybe you will find just one room that you like. Either way, these geeky Airbnbs let residents express their personalities in ways that hotels can’t.
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