Do you think people will be more likely to frequent a Bitcoin-themed business? This is because, right about now, there is a bitcoin hostel in Paraty, Brazil.
The bitcoin-themed hostel is located between the mountains and the sea very close to Rio de Janeiro, Paraty is known among travelers to Brazil for its scenic views. It features waterfalls, tropical beaches, an historic Portuguese colonial town.
The hostel bitcoin was founded by a man named Alessandro Santos. He’s an architect and engineer which has lived in the city for more than three years.
According to Alessandro Santos, all the services offered at the establishment, including meals and tours can be paid for with cryptocurrency. The decision to accept this new means of payment, said Santos, was born of the observation that the many foreigners who visit the area are interested in Bitcoin.
Santos said: “I am well on the route of the waterfalls, where several jeeps pass daily with these tourists and the attention they give to the theme is notorious,” he explained. “Some even ask the jeeps to stop to take photos of the inn,”
Initially only BTC will be accepted at Hostel Bitcoin, but the owner said he plans to eventually accept whatever coins they “can get through a simple account of an exchange like Bitrex.”
There are also plans to sell crypto at the hostel, but the owner was not able to share more information just yet “because of a confidentiality agreement.”
The Hostel Bitcoin features a shared lounge and a bar, and provides access both to the historical town center and the hiking trails. Maybe you should go there for a visit already.