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 even 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
Skylodge Adventure  
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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
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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
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
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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
Adler Luxury  
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Hostels are not always the grungy and dirty places people tend to think of when they hear the word hostel. However, Adler Luxury hostel, located in the heart of historic Chinatown in Singapore, has proven the stereotype wrong. About two years ago, the Adler was established and built on the …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
Tubohotel  
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This hotel does exactly what it says on the tin, I mean, tube. Ever wanted to sleep in a concrete tube? No? Well you wouldn’t be unusual in that respect but these aren’t just any concrete tubes, they are the latest in hotel design with glass fronting that open straight …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Eco-Friendly   Hostel
Attrap’  
Rêves
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Camping hasn’t changed much since the Israelites traveled around the desert carrying animal skin dwellings on their backs. About time, then, for designer Pierre Stephane Dumas to create these amazing bubble-dwellings that allow you the unparalleled experience of slumbering beneath the stars while still being able to see the little …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Nature   Tent
Location: Allauch  France  West Europe
Nakagin Capsule  
Tower
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This historical building is an example of metabolism, a movement in Japanese architecture that drew inspiration from how living organisms arrange themselves. Metabolists viewed society as an organism and the Nakagin Tower, built in 1972, is one of the few remaining examples of their work. Each capsule is like a …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Movie
Location: Tokyo  Japan  East Asia
Suneta Hostel  
Khaosan
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A combination of the Western backpacker hostel and the Japanese pod hotel; this unique venue is aimed at the backpacker community that congregates on the famous Khaosan road in Bangkok. It is built completely from wood in the traditional style of the Bangkok old town. Your sleeping pods come with …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel
SwissTubes  
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SwissTubes and the attached campsite are located on the shores of Lake Thun surrounded by snow-capped mountains. A nearby nature reserve will convince you that all those writers and philosophers who came to this location over the centuries were right – it really is a place of inspiration. The tubes …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Hostel   Nature
Free Spirit  
Spheres
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In cult 1960s show, ‘The Prisoner’ if you tried to escape from The Village a Machiavellian sphere would swallow you up. Luckily, these spheres are not the tools of a creepy fascist state. Just look at them, suspended in a web of ropes in the fertile treetops, they wouldn’t harm …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Nature   Treehouse
The Jane  
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In 1908 if you were a tired seadog taking a well-earned shore leave, you would stay in the Seaman's Relief Centre. Immature snickers aside, the building was built by the famous architect William A Boring and is a fine example of turn of the century neoclassicism. It once housed the …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Ghost   Traditional
Location: New York  USA  North America
Singapore Airlines  
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You’ve got business class, world traveler class, first-class, premium class; well this must be called super awesome class. Yes, in fact, that is what I’m calling it from now on. So take a ride in Singapore Airline’s new ‘Super Awesome Class’. * Let’s start with your leather armchair, it is …
Accommodation types: Airplane   Capsule   Luxury
CitizenM  
Amsterdam
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When you arrive at Citizen M, the unusual check-in is the first thing you notice. Rather like online check-in for flights, you just enter your details into a computer terminal and you are then issued with your room key. The ‘M’ stands for ‘Mobile Citizen of the World’ – it …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design
Das Park  
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Ever wondered what it might be like to live in a sewer pipe? No? Me neither. But the clever people at Das Park Hotel did and now they have opened a hotel where the rooms are made from old sewer pipes. Very green. Or should that be brown? To be …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Concept   Nature
Location: Bottrop  Germany  West Europe
Rotel  
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Capsule hotels are in vogue right now. The German tour company, Rotel was always ahead of the game by providing capsule [hotels on wheels](https://www.uniqhotels.com/bus-hotels) since 1945. No matter how much you might enjoy staying in a five-star hotel, you will always be stationary, trapped in one district. So, to feed …
Accommodation types: Bus   Capsule   Moving
9 Hours  
Capsule Hotel
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The idea behind this trendy [capsule hotel](https://www.uniqhotels.com/capsule-hotels) chain in Kyoto, Narita, and Tokyo is that you get to sleep for ‘9 hours’. Of course, if sleeping for 9 hours is your idea of ultimate luxury, you work too hard. Anyway, the concept here is simplicity and traditional Japanese hospitality. You …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design
Location: Kyoto  Japan  East Asia
Capsule Inn  
Sapporo
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This capsule hotel is unusual because it is male-only. Sorry girls. I’m not sure why it is single-sex but aside from that, this capsule hotel is fairly typical of its kind. Expect to leave your shoes at the door, put your things in the locker room, and take advantage of …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Sapporo  Japan  East Asia
Yotel  
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At Yotel, you get to spend the night in a luxury yacht cabin while having all the advantages of being in London, New York, or Amsterdam. Seasickness will not be a problem here, Captain! Each tiny room is a triumph of design. The queen-sized beds are retractable, and some rooms …
Accommodation types: Capsule   Design
Location: New York  USA  North America
Capsule Hotel  
Asahi Plaza
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Popular with travelers and drunk businessmen, the Japanese capsule hotel has caught imaginations all around the world and this is the original – first opening its doors in 1979. You will need to put your shoes away and change into slippers on arrival and then you are shown to your …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Location: Osaka  Japan  East Asia