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Finding a place to stay in Vancouver can be a hellish experience.
You’d have to be desperate to stay in this creepy house spotted on Airbnb.
As most locals can attest, securing a home to rent can be harrowing. Out-of-towners are also discovering it a challenge to get a “not-so-scary” place to rest their head in the Lower Mainland.
Spotted this week on the popular online accommodations marketplace, this “dilapidated cabin” is now available starting at $35 a night. The listing offers 13 single beds in 13 bedrooms, and only one bathroom.
From the looks of it, the hosts have had lots of people for dinner, and the kitchen hasn’t been cleaned in a while. Some might find the fireplace a cozy feature, but this one resembles an incinerator. You’ll have to forgive the disrepair and broken windows.
Based on the photos and the description that boasts “a perfect view of the Hellevator,” it’s safe to assume that “The ‘Shed” is located in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, close to Playland at the PNE. Needless to say, you’ll probably want to sleep with the lights on.
Anyone who dares stay here is probably in for a memorable experience. One shouldn’t expect a quiet night’s sleep with lots of screaming at Fright Nights at this time of year.
Fright Nights is Western Canada’s most highly anticipated Halloween event, which runs on select nights from October 4 through October 31.
It’s where mysterious monsters and mutants roam the shadows of the dark park, striking terror for guests of Playland. Fright Nights features 20 blood-chilling rides, gripping live shows, eight haunted houses, mini golf and much more.
Introduced in 2017, the Bloodshed is welcomes only the bravest of souls. This haunted “house” is home to a family of ruthless cannibals.
For those seeking a paranormal experience, Materia Medica promises thrills and chills not for the faint- of-heart, while the 3D experience of Car-n-Evil will leave guests with all the requisite symptoms of panic, terror and dread.
Keepers Doll Factory features a creepy line-up of cloaked giants covered in scars, porcelain doll faces and missing appendages. Watch out, because they roam the halls in search of human sacrifices from which they can harvest limbs.
In addition to the houses, riding the Beast, Wooden Roller Coaster, and AtmosFear in the dark are guaranteed to provide a terrifying experience.
This year, the creepy commissaries are serving up everyone’s favourite seasonal flavour in the form of Pumpkin Spice mini donuts, kettle corn, and candy floss.
When: Select dates between October 4 and 31, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm, midnight, or later (closing hour depends on the day)
Where: Playland at the PNE – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: General admission tickets start at $25, available online or at the gate (online discount available)
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Fright Nights at Playland