Capsule hotels are Japan's quirky contribution to architecture; a hotel of very small unit, or in some cases just one bed in a tube. The capsule provided cheap overnight accommodation and lacks the amenities of traditional hotels. However, some capsule hotels are quaint, and may suspend you in a tree, or even let you sleep in a renovated old sewer pipe.
Capsule Hotels
Capsule Inn Osaka - The First Capsule Hotel In The World
'21oct19
Capsule Inn  
Osaka
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The first capsule hotel in the world, Capsule Inn Osaka (New Japan Umeda), opened in 1979 and has been enticing guests ever since. But, sorry ladies, this accommodation is for men-only. While many modern capsule hotels are co-ed, the original Capsule Inn Osaka – located in Japan – was intended …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
KINN Capsule Hotel - Japanese Zen & Boutique-Level Comfort In Singapore
'21jun4
KINN Capsule  
Hotel
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The elegant and minimalist KINN Capsule Hotel is located in the heart of Singapore. It follows the Japanese design language of MUJI, also known as "no-brand quality goods." It was influenced by the Japanese Zen philosophy, focusing on simplicity and the essence of well-being. The interior design is vivid reminiscent …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Minimalist Poshtel - Japanese-Style Capsules And Scandinavian Suites In New Delhi
'21apr20
Minimalist  
Poshtel
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The new creation of Poshtel is located in Hauz Khas Village's green neighborhood. It's the twin brother of the LetsBunk Boutique Hotel right across the road. Poshtel manages to cleverly fuse classic Swedish and Japanese minimalist interiors in a pleasant package for a wide array of travelers. The posh hostel …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: New Delhi  India  South Asia
Steel House Copenhagen - Fun Industrial-Design Hostel
'21apr12
Steel House  
Copenhagen
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The brand new world of backpacking opens up new prospects for hostels, one that is not afraid to be bold. Taking inspiration from the hotels in New York, the facade is covered by corten steel, and the industrial design continues to be dominant inside. Progressive thinking went into the concept …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel   Industrial
Tokyo Kiba Hotel - A Capsule Hotel With A Double Opinion
'20nov12
Tokyo Kiba  
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Different from most capsule hotels because it offers double rooms and couples accommodation. It also provides you the unusual experience of buying fresh underwear from a vending machine… which is a novelty if you are a Westerner. Also uncommon for foreigners is that bathing suits are banned from single-sex showers …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
LeapRus Eco Hotel - Capsule On The High Slopes Of Mount Elbrus
'20oct27
LeapRus  
Eco Hotel
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Situated 4000 meters above sea level, LEAPrus Eco Hotel is located on the slopes of Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Europe. A one of a kind eco-hotel, it offers astonishing panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks. Designed by a team of Italian architects specializing in making accommodations for extreme …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Eco-Friendly   Mountain
Location: Terskol  Russia  East Europe
Hotel Zen Tokyo - Luxury Zen Pods
'19oct16
Hotel Zen  
Tokyo
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The recently opened Hotel Zen Tokyo has taken the popular capsule-style accommodation from Japan and brings it to a new level. Located in Nihonbashi Ningyocho, or "Doll town" as the locals call it, it's one of the most traditional parts of Tokyo, and it's got a great connection with the …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Pangea Pod Hotel - Hip Pod Hotel In The Heart Of Whistler, Canada
'19jul23
Pangea Pod  
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If you’re traveling to Whistler, Canada’s prime skiing resort, Pangea Pod is a good choice for accommodation that’s both well-located and affordable. Situated just 200 meters from Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas and right on the Village Stroll, Pangea is right in the center of all the ski and – more …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
Capsule Hotel Lucerne - Switzerland’s First Capsule Hotel Is Affordable And Futuristic
'19jan24
Capsule Hotel  
Lucerne
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If you’ve been putting that Swiss holiday away because of the high prices, here’s some good news. Switzerland just got its very first capsule hotel with a pretty affordable price tag! Capsule Hotel Lucerne is located right on the edge of the historic city center and just 10 minutes on …
Accommodation types: Capsule
InBox Capsule Hotel - Designer Capsule Hotel In St. Petersburg
'18jun7
inBox  
Capsule Hotel
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The capsule hotels, originally introduced in Japan, are finally taking off in Europe to the great satisfaction of those who value good prices and privacy. inBox Capsule Hotel in St. Petersburg skillfully combines modern interiors, comfort, and clever use of space to provide you with your own personal space for …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design
CityHub Amsterdam - Capsule Hotel For Digital Natives In Amsterdam
'18may29
CityHub Amsterdam  
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The Japanese capsule hotels are taking Europe by storm! Amsterdam’s CityHub deserves particular attention with its mission to cater for travel in the digital age. Not only does each hub (as they call them here) have an excellent Wi-Fi connection, built-in speakers, and app-controlled lighting – you can actually take …
Accommodation types: Capsule
The Bubble Suite At Gites Insolites De Sologne - La Bulle Suite De L'étang
'18apr4
The Bubble Suite  
de Sologne
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Stargazers rejoice! The Insolites de Sologne, located in France, is known for its unique, clear “bubble” suites. The Pond’s Bubble is the second largest bubble in France and offers luxury accommodations for up to two guests. The suite is actually made up of two bubbles and is located on the …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Nature
Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel - Served By Robots
'18mar2
Pengheng Space  
Capsules Hotel
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Whether you are a tech nerd or just have a dream to live in a world where robots cater to your every need, the Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel is the choice for you. This hotel made news all over the world and took the internet by storm, and for a …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
Location: Shenzhen  China  East Asia
New Japan Capsule Hotel Cabana in Osaka - Male Only Capsule Hotel
'18feb23
New Japan  
Capsule Hotel Cabana
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A mere four-minute walk from the Namba Subway Station in Osaka is Japan’s famous spa capsule hotel. Unlike normal hotels where you book a self-contained room, the Capsule Hotel offers brand-new spacious sleeping capsules with a bed and wall-mounted television. You will also get a locker to stow your luggage …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia
First Cabin Tsukiji - Aviation-Themed, Japanese-Style Pod Hotel In Tokyo
'18feb6
First Cabin  
Tsukiji
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The First Cabin Tsukiji in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese-style pod hotel with an aviation theme that houses 160 people. There are 119 male cabins and 41 female cabins. Tsukiji’s pods are equipped with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, electric plugs, AC, house slippers, and toiletries. In addition, the hotel offers a …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel In Singapore - Oh My Pod
'18jan11
The Pod  
Singapore
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You might not get views of Sydney opera house or herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plains, but you do get a good night’s sleep in Singapore’s chic answer to the Japanese pod hotels. Each pod is luxuriously accommodated with 300 thread-count sateen cotton sheets, fluffy duvet, and blind. …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
Skylodge Adventure Suites - Sleeping In A Transparent Hanging Capsule On The Mountain
'17nov2
Skylodge Adventure  
Suites
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Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be a bird, sitting high above the rest in a cozy nest, overlooking the vast beauty of nature’s surroundings? If so, you’re in for a treat! The Skylodge Adventure Suites in Cusco, Peru offer an incredible travel experience unlike any other. Accessible …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Mountain   Nature
Location: Cusco  Peru  South America
Book and Bed Tokyo - Hostel & Library Hybrid
'15dec30
Book and Bed  
Tokyo
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Book lovers rejoice! A self-proclaimed “accommodation bookshop,” Book and Bed Tokyo is essentially a library that guests can snooze in. This affordable hostel has room for 30 guests and a selection of 1,700 books in both Japanese and English. Those looking for Japanese literature will find English translations of works …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Sauna & Capsule Hotel Rumor Plaza - Capsules & Spa In Kyoto
'15may18
Capsule Hotel  
Rumor Plaza
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Japan is known for its eccentricities and unique innovations. One such innovation is their use of limited space as seen in the Capsule Hotel Rumor Plaza. It is a male-only hotel with a communal sauna as well as a shared bathroom, lounge, smoking area, and dining area. Rather than booking …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia
VATC SleepPod - Airport Capsule Hotel In Vietnam
'15mar13
VATC  
SleepPod
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Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC) is a relatively new venture that is aimed at revolutionizing the aviation and tourism industry. The SleepPod service is a mini-hotel venture in the Noi Bai International Airport. While Vietnam is not the first country to offer SleepPods in its airports, the VATC SleepPods were …
Accommodation types: Capsule