French Hotel Lets You Live Like a Hamster

Guest munch grain, sleep in haystacks
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2009 11:54 AM CST

(Newser) – So much for escaping the rat race: A French hotel offers guests the opportunity to act like, of all things, a hamster for the weekend—complete with grain to eat and a wheel to run in. The “Hamster Villa” also offers haystacks to sleep in for about $148 a night, Reuters reports. The owner—who was dressed as a hamster for the interview— says “often, the adults who come here have wanted or did have hamsters when they were small.”