These two decommissioned underground train cars have been turned into a comfortable new hostel.
The idea to use the cars to create a hotel was put together by architects in the Ukrainian city of Kiev.
The outside of the two vehicles, located on the city’s Novokonstantinovskaya Street, are decorated with brightly coloured graffiti, although inside they have a traditional sleeper carriage look and feel that is true to their original roots.
That includes bunk beds, as well as wardrobes, shower and air conditioning together with plugs for phones and computers.
Hostel manager Elena Zabrodskaya said: “We want to make people as comfortable as possible, so although it may feel like a sleeper train carriage we have effectively removed and replaced everything that was there before.”
The cars are divided into mini-rooms, each designed for four people. In each carriage there are eight rooms.
Guests are warned “not to lean out of the windows” although even though the trains do still have wheels, they are not going anywhere.
Netizen ‘David Gotsman’ commented: “This is something new, a second life for metro cars instead of decommissioning” and ‘Oleksandr Kopyshchik’ added: “I would love to stay there.”
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