Capsule hotels originating from Japan are a new trend of quirky and affordable stays. Their compact design allows many people to stay in the same room, but with the added privacy of fully closing doors. The sleeping pods have enough space for a good night's sleep, but large personal belongings are stored below the capsules. The newest capsule hotels offer the luxury of a 5-star hotel, like fancy bars and restaurants or spas, but at a much lower price point. So, are you willing to share your space with others? Below is the list of our favorite capsule hotels.
Capsule Hotels
Panda Pod  
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Vancouver's property prices became a well-known phenomenon when average apartments started costing millions. To try and stop this trend, Canada proposes a 2-year ban on buying real estate for foreigners. Thus we arrived at the brilliant capsule hotel concept that solves the aforementioned problem and which we dearly love for …
Accommodation types: Capsule
MyCUBE  
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With soaring property prices in Japan's capital, hotels are forced to innovate and squeeze out the most of each square foot of space. While traditional hostels might scare away the more conservative crowd, MyCUBE does not compromise essential privacy. Their fully enclosable capsules are spacious and well equipped. The unique …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Petra Capsules  
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The capsule hotel craze has reached Petra, Jordan's most popular tourist site. The hostel is in the heart of the new town, Wadi Musa, right next to the 5th century BC capital of the Nabataean Kingdom. The location makes it perfect for an overnight stay to discover the ancient history …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
Optimi Rooms  
Bilbao
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The capsule hotel movement originating from Japan is spreading through the whole world. Originally started as a means to drive down the accommodation prices, it has now entered a new era. Travelers are no longer satisfied with cheap but crowded and overly simple rooms. Optimi Rooms in Balbao is set …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design   Hostel
Location: Bilbao  Spain  West Europe
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  
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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
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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
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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  
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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
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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
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The recently opened Hotel Zen Tokyo has taken the popular capsule-style accommodation from Japan and brought 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  
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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
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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  
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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  
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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  
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
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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
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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
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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  
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