Surrounded by the local harbour and shipyard near the town centre of Warnemünde, Germany’s first up-cycling hostel was created. The idea to build a hostel out of vacant overseas containers, which look back on a fulfilled life at sea, is unprecedented. The interior design captures the rough charm of its surroundings, the industrial look of the harbour is playfully paired with urban nonchalance and a maritime feel. Well-placed cabinetwork divides the unusual layout of the containers (12 x 2.5 m) into useful sections, even integrating a separate bathroom space. Cosy upholstery made of natural materials in muted colours round off the atmosphere. The hostel has 64 rooms with a total of 188 beds in four different types of containers. An open restaurant, a galley and a spa add even more vibrance to this unusual house. It comes as no surprise that the hostel was already awarded the German Tourism Prize and the Marketing Award.