Staying at your favorite graffiti artist’s hotel is not only a possibility now, it’s also ultra-affordable. That is, if you can make it all the way to Bethlehem, Palestine. For a cool USD $30/night, The Walled Off Hotel, has a fascinating marketing slogan: “the worst view in the world.” In fact, the worst view is a profound one for those interested in facing the wall which separates Israel from the Palestinian West Bank.
Set to open on March 20, each of the seven rooms is designed by Banksy himself. Hence instilling the entire property to double as an art gallery and an art hotel. The lobby floor includes a gallery selling Palestinian art, a museum which focuses on the history of West Bank and a chimpanzee bellboy waiting to snap an Instagram post with you.
It’s clear the hotel isn’t meant to be a money-making machine but to declare a powerful statement. Banksy says:
[The hotel] offers a warm welcome to people from all sides of the conflict and across the world.
Photos: The Walled Off Hotel
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As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!