The O Pod
The progressive O Pod capsule hotel takes a prime seafront location in Tel Aviv in a place that formerly lacked the cosmopolitan vibe the Israeli city is famous for. But things have changed.
It is neighbored by the flourishing Neve Tzedek district - Tel Aviv's oldest part with charming houses hiding some of the best cafés, restaurants, and bars, and Jaffa from the north, where ancient architecture, tasty Arabic food, and a repurposed harbor await you.
The O Pod Hotel takes up two floors in the Textile and Fashion Center building of the 20-story tall modernist tower built in 1978.
The former glass facade office was a clever choice for opening a unique hotel. A bright space awaits you when you step inside its lobby.
A hidden spot behind the reception is decorated with retro posters from bottom to top depicting Tel Aviv's life.
The spacious, centrally located communal space has double-floor floor-to-ceiling windows facing the sea and Jaffa.
Along the large glass panels, a co-working space is created where you can live your digital nomad life while staring out at the beach.
And if you get bored of work, Tel Aviv's beautiful sandy coastline is across the road.
The O Pod is equipped with private storage dedicated to each pod to store your personal belongings.
Just like in a luxurious beachfront hotel, there is a Meditteranean-style sunbathing lounger, and green plants cover the walls.
It's not just the location that's unique about the O Pod Hotel. It is the first to offer sea view capsules in Israel and the first to have proper locks.
Traditional capsule hotels have curtains or some other type of shading to provide privacy, but you can lock your pod here. So nobody can mistakenly enter your private space.
There are many capsule variants to fit all travelers.
You can have a single or double pod, and if you have slight claustrophobia, you can opt for the standing capsules.
The best are the ones with a sea view. Instead of a hostel-like experience where all you can stare at are the bunk beds of your fellow travelers, at O Pod Hotel, you have a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea.
When you open the darkening curtains in the morning, you can awaken your sleepy eyes to the sight of the breaking waves of Tel Aviv's beautiful beach.
The top-of-the-range room is the O Grand, with space to store your luggage inside and a private balcony overlooking the sea.
The trendy Charles Clore Beach and the beautiful limestone Jaffa Clock Tower are visible from the private and public terraces.
Apart from affordability, the O Pod's main selling point is the spectacular views along its large windows facing the sea.
The large sea view terrace is a public space where you can read your favorite book, grab a drink, and watch the spectacular sunsets above Jaffa and the Mediterranean sea.
Tel Aviv's iconic beach promenade is right by O Pod Hotel and is the perfect place for evening strolls. Walking towards Jaffa, you can visit the district's landmark building, the Clock Tower.
The nearby Charles Clore Beach is Tel Aviv's hipster surfing and sunbathing spot.