World's first 'Sand Hostel' open in Australia

By Daniel Uria  |  Sept. 20, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A handful of lucky winners were given the opportunity to stay in a hostel made entirely out of sand in Australia.

Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon World production designer Jon Dowding designed the "Sand Hostel" open from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 on The Gold Coast, Kurrawa Terrace.

"Hostelworld North America and Destination Gold Coast have transformed beautiful Broadbeach into a hostel made out of sand - featuring everything your dream hostel would include: an outdoor bar, beach volleyball, comfy beds, good vibes, DJs and live music," the hostel's Facebook page states.

Denis "Sandman" Masoud used 24 tons of sand to craft the unique hostel featuring an eight-bed dorm and a private double room.

A total of 10 people were chosen to stay at the pop-up hostel, complete with free food, drinks and other luxuries.

"On arrival you'll receive a food token that can be redeemed at either Food Kartel or Zicatela Mexican and a drinks voucher so you can quench your thirst at Burleigh Brewing," the description states. "You'll also indulge in a free breakfast the next day from BSKT before getting involved in a free yoga and/or surf class."

While only a select few will actually be able to stay in the Sand Hostel, the property opened its doors from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

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