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15 Hotels So Bizarre, We Can't Believe They're Real

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    There are all kinds of hotels in this world: There are luxurious hotels and expensive hotels. There are budget hotels and spa hotels. But there are also unconventional hotels that border on the absurd.

    We're talking about hotels in igloos and hanging from trees. Hotels with themes that could quite possibly creep you out. But at the end of the day, all of these hotels have thrown conventional thinking out the window to create truly unique — and often awesome — experiences for their visitors.

    After all, what's more memorable: a nice hotel with soft pillows, or one that requires you to hike up a mountain just to get in your bed? Memorability is key. And it's only achieved by properties that are one-of-a-kind, unique, kooky, and totally original. Here are 15 hotels that meet that criteria and then some.

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    Montaña Mágica Lodge, Chile
    If you've been dreaming of a stay at The Shire, this could be the hotel for you. The Magic Mountain Lodge in the middle of the Chilean Patagonian Rainforest is a privately owned Huilo-Huilo nature reserve. It is built to resemble a water-spewing volcano, and Chile's real-life Arenal Volcano can be seen from the hotel. There's plenty of fairy-tale charm thanks to nearby waterfalls and the woodland decor. The lodge also has hot tubs made out of giant tree trunks, a monkey bridge, and a beautiful view of the rainforest.

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    Natura Vive's Skylodge Adventure Suites, Peru
    Adrenaline junkies, listen up. If you've ever dreamed of mountain climbing in the Peruvian Andes, there's a convenient hotel located on the mountainside. That's right three little sleeping pods with a bathroom and dining area, all on the side of a mountain. Skylodge Adventure Suites looks terrifying, but also incredible. You access the pods by climbing 1,400 iron rungs with a steel cable tied around your body, or by zip-lining 1,000 feet to the cliffside suites. You enter through a roof hatch. And you get a beautiful view of Peru's Sacred Valley.

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