What Exactly are Capsule Hotels.

Capsule hotels are not something new entirely. A capsule hotel as the name suggests is a set of small bed rooms , ideally like a capsule. Capsule hotels have been around for several years, but most vacationers haven’t heard of them.

The concept started in Japan also known as “pod hotels”, Traveling businessmen mainly use them on stopovers.

capsule hotel Anshin Oyado Kyoto Japan
Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado, Kyoto, Japan / Booking.com


However, capsule hotels are becoming more and more popular with vacationers, backpackers and holiday travelers since they are convenient. Also budgetwise, capsule hotels cost less than regular hotels and booking such hotels is very cheap.

The capsule hotel concept is growing by leaps and bounds as more and more travelers demand this unique service which is very popular amongst backpackers.

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Where are the capsule hotels located usually ?

You can find capsule hotels mainly in US, Britain, Europe, and Asia. Usually they are located in dense city center, or around the airports.

Some capsule hotels are located at airports like those at Yotel, situated in London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

EasyHotels have capsule hotels in London, Zurich, Basal, and Budapest. The QBICHotels have their capsule hotels located in Amsterdam and Antwerp.

Most capsule hotel rooms are small, but comfortable and convenient.They have all the amenities of a daily bedroom and they are a good choice for budget-conscious business travelers and vacationers.


Metronap Sleep Pods

There is a great concept in capsule hotels called Metronap Sleep Pods. These time styled pods are coming up not only on the concourses of airports, but in strategic locations in office buildings.

They are perfect for tourists and business travelers, as tired people and executives just want to have a quick nap.

Even though these sleep pods are out in the open, they are covered partially for privacy, but they aren’t claustrophobic.

They are also equipped with noise canceling headphones. The rental cost is by the hour and is fairly priced.

sleep pods helsinki airport
Sleep Pods in Helsinki International Airport .Source / travelling-blogger

Entrepreneurs create very small, pod-like hotel rooms that they usually rent by the hour, or number of hours at a fraction of the worth of normal hotel rooms.


The Jumbo Hostel

If you are on a stopover or visiting Stockholm you need to check out the Jumbo Hostel. This fresh sleeping accommodation is basically a hostel and not technically a capsule hotel. Its worth trying especially if you’re traveling with one or two people.

There is a good reason for that name “Jumbo Hostel’. It is an actual real Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet airplane which has been converted into a twenty-five room hostel. Each room has three beds.

The rooms are approximately six square meters (a little larger than six square yards) in size and about three meters high (about nine feet) from the bottom to the ceiling. Each of the rooms features a flat screen TV and access to wireless broadband.

There is also a luxury suite located within the converted cockpit that has a panoramic view of all the air traffic at the airport. You don’t need to take a taxi to catch your flight as it’s only a short walk to the main terminal.

And if you are not going to stay at the Jumbo Hostel, it would be an adventure, especially if you’re with children, to visit this big bird and have breakfast or a meal or just a cup of coffee in the café.


coolest hotels The Jumbo HostelJumbo Hostel in Arlanda International Airport, Stockholm, Sweden  / BusinessInsider.com

And guess where you can find this cool Jumbo Jet airliner landmark ?.  At the doorway to Stockholm’s Arlanda International airport where over seventeen million travelers pass annually .

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The famous entrepreneur Oscar Dioes created this concept and it is Arlanda’s first hostel.

This is probably the only airliner within the planet where travelers dont worry about overcoming the fear of flying. To find out out more about this unique hostel, visit  Jumbostay