Would You Stay In Dracula’s Castle This Halloween?

This isn’t your average Airbnb…


by Danielle Fowler |
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Halloween is never what we hope for. From last minute cat outfits to failed nights out, it hasn’t been the same since our trick or treating days.

And with the day slowly creeping up on us, we’ve been frantically scouring the internet for last minute deals promising to offer a fright-filled night.

But Airbnb have surpassed all of our expectations with a competition enabling two lucky (undoubtedly brave) people to spend the night in Dracula’s castle. Yes, seriously.

Hosted by no other than Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great grand-nephew (and expert in ‘Transylvanian lore’), you are guaranteed to experience an unforgettable Halloween.

According to the listing, you will be led to Bran Castle on a horse-drawn carriage through the misty mountains of Transylvania. On arrival, you’re welcome to wander the grounds and take a sneak peek in all fifty-seven rooms. But be warned, as once darkness arrives so do unexpected guests.

Spend a night in Dracula's crypt this Halloween* ©Airbnb

Come evening (if you haven’t already fled in fright) you will find a candlelit dinner prepared just as described in the famous novel, tucked away behind a secret passage. Following the ‘blood-enriching’ meal, you will be left to sleep in velvet-trimmed coffins resting in Dracula’s crypt. Cosy.

A candlelit dinner will await, just as described in the famous novel ©Airbnb

To enter, you need to be over the age of 18 and prepared to adhere to the house rules. Remember to leave all garlic-scented items, cutlery and mirrors at home. The Count lists that he is not a fan of mirror selfies.

And the chance to win relies on your answer to one crucial question: 'What would you say to the Count if you were to come face-to-fang with him in his own castle?' Winners will then be flown to Transylvania for a Halloween to remember.

Just make sure to think twice before entering, as the listing emphasises that this is the lair of vampires therefore ‘you cannot leave until dawn’...

For full information on how you can enter, visit the Airbnb website.

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