Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Airbnb Offers a Free Night Stay at Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania for Halloween

Shifali Singh | October 18, 2016 5:45 pm Print
If Halloween is the holiday you look forward to, Airbnb has found a way to make it the best day of your life

Word is out that Airbnb is hosting a competition, this Halloween, the winners of which will get a chance to spend a night at the Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, Romania. But that’s not the end of it! The winners of the competition get avail the stay and services free of cost.

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In collaboration with Dacre Stoker, who is the goat grandnephew of the author Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula, Airbnb is going to provide all the Halloween lovers, who crave spooky experiences, to spend night of 31 October 2016, at Bran Castle, which is also known as Dracula’s castle.

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Tourists will be provided with the services of horse-drawn cradles, for transportation purposes. Upon their arrival to the castle, they will be lead through a secret passage that will lead them to dark, squeaky, hallways and stair cases, and to their rooms. The guests will be made to sleep in their crypts, tucked into their velvety coffins. The guests can explore through all 57 rooms of the mansion, at their own risk of course, as unknown strange creatures await to welcome them into their spooky world.

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A vampire expert, Dacre, will accompany the guests, narrating folklores about Dracula and his teeth cluttering incidents. This experience is going to give the tourists an opportunity to experience Jonathan Harker’s story in person, as was narrated by Stoker himself.

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They have also been warned on the “unexpected guests” who will”come knocking in the moonlit hours.”

These guests will receive meals, just as they were described by Bram Stoker “robber beef steak and paprika hendl chicken”. The breakfast will also be hosted at the terrace.

Of course, considering that it is Dracula’s own adobe, there are certain rules that the tourists need to abide by. First and foremost, garlic is strictly prohibited and so are silver ornaments and anything religious. Additionally, visitors are expected to draw all curtains before the break of dawn and are suppose to blow-off all candles prior to their good night sleep in their respective coffins.

The organisers are warning these eager tourists to beware of the unknown, and the wolfs that will howl through the night!


To participate in the contest register at: https://www.airbnb.ae/night-at/dracula

Shifali Singh
Shifali Singh covers fashion, entertainment and lifestyle. Travelling and food are her passion, and she takes keen interest in writing about the same.