If you’ve ever fancied something a little different to the usual B&B or all-inclusive hotel with kiddie pool, this list will inspire you to throw caution to the wind. Discover the quirkiest and most unique accommodation in Europe to make your next holiday something to remember. (Most prices are based on a seven night stay for two adults and two children.)

Train hostel brussels

1/9 Train Hostel, Brussels, Belgium, £444

These adorable boutique train carriages are conveniently situated in a historic part of Brussels; perfect for a family city break. There is a selection of family carriages and hostel-style compartments as well as a rooftop penthouse suite for luxury lovers. The Train Hostel is just a two-minute walk from the tram and mainline railway station that connect directly to Brussels Midi and Zavantem airport, so parents don’t have to worry about lugging tired kids and luggage for miles after they touch down on the runway. Nearby attractions include Brussels Grand Place surrounded by beautiful architecture, the very funky Atomium and the Train World Museum where kids can have their own personal guided tour.

What: 7 nights’ self-catering in a family carriage (sleeps 4)

When: 7-14 August 2017

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Price: £444

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