In mountain huts in the Alps, it is classically common that all guests share big beds in a Matratzenlager:

Does such accommodation exist in any other context, apart from mountain huts?

Matrazenlager at Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II. Source: Wikimedia Commons, user Svíčková.

  • This places requires sleeping bags, so I would assume that if any other place also requires sleeping bags, they have a possibility to offer this kind of beds?
    – uncovery
    Sep 25 '13 at 15:28
  • They require sleeping bags because all people share a mattress, I suppose other places would do the same. I don't really see how it matters for the question, though.
    – gerrit
    Sep 25 '13 at 16:24
  • I came to think ot Jjimjilbang - korean bath houses also used for sleeping. Found a a blog post about it.
    – froderik
    Dec 24 '13 at 10:21
  • @gerrit so for an answer, you'd be ok with any accommodation (in a hut or otherwise) on which many guests share the same bed/mattress, even if with individual sleeping bags?
    – Mark Mayo
    Jan 6 '14 at 1:15
  • @MarkMayo Correct
    – gerrit
    Jan 8 '14 at 22:48

One example that I've experienced was in Egypt, onboard fellucas, or yachts, while sailing on the Nile.

Night time - sharing the same mattress, with sleeping bags

Day time, with the curtains still down, for a  better view of the mattress

(both photos are my own).

  • Was this accommodation officially sold as such, or just a makeshift improvisation by travellers?
    – gerrit
    Jan 20 '14 at 11:31
  • @gerrit oh no, it's designed like that. I've had several friends do the same trip, and it's one of the highlights.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jan 20 '14 at 11:34

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