The world’s last Blockbuster is available to rent on Airbnb

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Guests can stay at this movie store via Airbnb © Airbnb

This unique rental is in Bend, Oregon.

If you fancy a night away somewhere unique and live local to Bend, Oregon, you could always try applying to stay at the world's last Blockbuster movie rental store. It will be listed on Airbnb for three individual, one-night reservations that will take place in September.

The living room at the Blockbuster Airbnb in Bend, OregonYou can enjoy a movie night during your stay © Airbnb


The stay will give guests the opportunity to experience a 90s-themed sleepover and relive the bygone Friday night tradition of movie night. The experience can be booked for $4 (€3.39) plus taxes and fees, which is great value when you consider that movie rentals cost $3.99 (€3.38). Store manager Sandi Harding is listing the store in appreciation of all the Bend community has done recently to support the last-of-its-kind store during these difficult times, and she will stock the shelves with all the movies guests desire before handing over the keys.

The bedroom at the Blockbuster Airbnb in Bend, OregonGuests can stay overnight at the Blockbuster store in Bend © Airbnb


While at the store, guests who book should adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines around wearing masks and social distancing in a public space. Interested guests should also note host rules that are in adherence with local guidelines, which include that those who request to book must be Bend residents and come from the same household to minimize risk. The store will be cleaned in advance of their arrival and prepared in accordance with CDC guidelines, consistent with the Airbnb enhanced cleaning protocol.

The video recorder machine at the Blockbuster Airbnb in Bend, OregonYou can watch movies for the evening © Airbnb


Those who don't manage to score a one-night stay can check out the living room space during store hours for a limited time after the final guests check out. If you want to request to book a stay on 18, 19 and 20 September, you can do from 17 August at 1pm PST on this link.


This story originally ran on our sister-site, Lonely Planet.

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