Between hotels, hostels, and Airbnb’s, there are plenty of accommodation options out there. But sometimes you just want to try something new. A monastery is a perfect place to stay for a unique vacation experience, full of peace and tranquillity. It might not be the first thing you think off, but monasteries are the original bed and breakfast. For centuries, monasteries have hosted weary pilgrims and travelers all over the world.
These days, you don’t need to be on a religious quest to stay the night at a monastery. Regular backpackers and vacationers are also welcome. Accommodation in a monastery usually means simple rooms, shared facilities, and a curfew. Most of them are remote and lack technology. This makes booking a monastery stay a little tricky as most don’t have websites. Luckily, some websites can help such as Monastery Stays, Good Night, and God Bless, and Santa Susanna.
Alternatively, some monasteries and convents have been turned into full-fledged hotels which you can book online. Although they are considerably more comfortable, you won’t get the same immersive experience. Whether you are looking to get away from it all, a spiritual retreat, or just a new way of traveling. Here are some of the best places to stay in a monastery all over the world:
A stay in a monastery can be both a spiritual experience or a unique travel experience. Whether you stay in a luxurious former convent turned hotel or a traditional monastery retreat, this is something you just have to try. So the next time you are in any of the above countries, why not add a monastery stay to your itinerary? It’s the perfect place to relax, recharge, and connect with your spirituality.