Pirates in Saint Augustine
I stumbled upon this pirate-themed hostel (Pirate Haus Inn & Hostel) a few weeks ago during a weekend trip to Saint Augustine, Florida. I don’t know much about their business, but we did meet a young guy who was staying there for the week. He said group rooms were about twenty bucks a night. Unlike traditional western hotels, hostels generally have room for more people who share a group room. What struck me was both: a. I’ve never seen a real hostel in the US, and b. this particular one had some really fun hand-illustrated typography on the stairs leading up to the rooms. I really enjoy the simple touches (even on a budget) of the rope lighting and calligraphy that add so much to this place’s character. Aargh… it looks like a great place to rest your bones!