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Airbnb’s 5 Spookiest Places

I love when my friends discover spooky places and share them with me. Like my friend Jade. She subscribes to an email from Airbnb. It’s a site that lists rooms for travelers to rent, essentially.

Apparently they have a Haunted Homes category on their site. For Halloween, they put together a newsletter of the 5 spookiest places available for rent through their site. Jade forwarded the email to me. I’ve copy and pasted it below. It was too good not to share.

But I also had fun looking through the pics of all their haunted homes. The five that caught my eye were the:

  1. Private Cell/Room in Salem, MA
  2. UFO apartment in Lebus, Germany
  3. Haunted castle in Durhamstown, Ireland
  4. Black castle in Kiev, Ukraine
  5. Hollywood Mysterious Villa  in  Los Angeles, CA


Is there a chill running down your spine? It may be the approach of winter…or perhaps it’s something a bit more sinister.

With Halloween around the corner, we’ve gone ghost-hunting to bring you the most terrifying spaces on Airbnb. Be careful browsing these listings, lest they haunt your dreams.

Otherworldly hospitality

At Laura’s Cottage in Savannah, Georgia, welcoming Laura takes care of the little things: opening windows on sultry nights, turning off the dining-room lights, and dousing fireplaces. That would be unremarkable – except for the fact that Laura has been dead for more than 50 years. No wonder the cottage is a ghost-tour staple.

A spell in prison

If you think staying in the old jail of Salem, Massachusetts, is a bit creepy, you’ll be completely freaked out when you realize that this is where victims of the Salem Witch Trials were imprisoned prior to their executions. Views of the old graveyard just add to the captivating ambience.

An ominous Gettysburg address

What could possibly be wrong with this delightfully Civil War–era farmhouse in Pennsylvania? Well, possibly the fact that it is inhabited by “many” ghosties – some dating back to the Battle of Gettysburg. Hope they don’t take that whole “we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground” thing at face value.

Daemon near Dublin

Sue’s castle may be a hop and a skip from Ireland’s convivial capital, but once you’re there, the lurking medieval structure may make you feel like a lost soul. You’d be in good company, as the hallways have reportedly been haunted since the 1400s.

(A whiskey might come in handy.)

A healing feeling

If all those ghosts have you pining for karmic balance, you could try visiting the house of Daniel, a Swedish shaman and healer. Tucked away on a remote, “magical” island, the dwelling lacks internet, TV, or “disturbing energies.” You might just find your spiritual equilibrium here.

If these spaces have given you a taste for terror, take your torch over to our full Haunted Homes Wish List. Beware the shadows!

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Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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