The online accommodation booking site Booking.com presents five capsule hotels for travelers who are looking for an alternative travel experience.
Capsule hotels are popping up all over the world. They have the particularity of optimizing the space and the rooms, being limited just to a simple cabin-bed. They are ideal for a short stay or for budget-conscious travelers.
Capsule hotels have sprung up in Japan. These unique accommodations with a particular design will not hurt the purses of those planning a trip to this bustling city. Travelers love the Japanese capital for its culture, delicious cuisine and offbeat fashion. Booking.com customers, especially from China, Taiwan and Australia, recommend it especially for food, efficient public transport and shopping. A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without taking a picture of the city at the top of a skyscraper, exploring the lanes of Harajuku and discovering Michelin-starred restaurants.
Where to stay: The Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Shinjuku is located in the heart of Tokyo, a 2-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station and a 10-minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The property has an internet café, sauna, hydromassage bath and massage chair. Green tea will be offered to guests.
Australia is the youngest to join the family of capsule hotels. Indeed, the first of Japanese inspiration was inaugurated this year. Sydney is an amazing city to visit day or night, whether for sightseeing, shopping or surfing. New restaurants and bars open constantly and the beaches will satisfy the sportsmen as lovers of relaxation. Not far from the city it is possible to discover hidden treasures like the Blue Mountains. Booking.com travelers recommend Sydney for its scenery, ports and shopping.
Where to stay: The Pod is located right in the center of Sydney’s central business district, and only a 10-minute walk from Central Station, close to the Capitol Theater and Darling Harbor which is home to a variety of restaurants and shopping malls. Each capsule is air-conditioned and features a king-size king bed and an individual reading light. Shared bathrooms, a kitchen and a shared lounge are available for guests.
Singapore is becoming a destination increasingly embracing sustainable and green solutions. Other assets include a variety of boutiques, an efficient transportation network and a kitchen worthy of appearing on Instagram. Outside the city center, hiking enthusiasts will be satiated and will be able to stroll through the botanical gardens. After a day rich in emotions, it is necessary to relax in a cocoon nice and clean, a capsule!
Where to stay: The Capsule Pod Boutique Hostelis located next to the Chinatown Heritage Center Museum, and Sri Mariamman Temple. The property offers clean, comfortable and inexpensive accommodation, making it an ideal base for exploring the city. Each guest enjoys a personal locker, luxurious bed linen and kitchen access and rooftop terrace. There is also a family capsule for those traveling with children.
Taipei is the new trend destination for fine palates. Numerous night markets and restaurants offer more extravagant dishes than other smelling all over the city. Watch out for the nose when you are savoring the “stinky tofu”! A breathtaking view of the city is offered to travelers from the top of the Taipei 101 tower. For culture-hungry tourists, the National Taiwan Museum and the Tianyuan Temple are must-haves.
Where to stay: UZ HostelTaipei is the new trend destination for fine palates. Numerous night markets and restaurants offer more extravagant dishes than other smelling all over the city. Watch out for the nose when you are savoring the “stinky tofu”! A breathtaking view of the city is offered to travelers from the top of the Taipei 101 tower. For culture-hungry tourists, the National Taiwan Museum and the Tianyuan Temple are must-sees.
Rich in history, culture and art, Moscow continues to impress its public. The Kremlin, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, countless museums make this city a world historical reference. The architecture amazes at every street corner and is full of surprises. Not to mention the artistic offer available to the Russian capital. To be added to the program of visits: attend a ballet at the Bolshoi Theater.
Where to stay: InterQUBE Chistye PrudyIt is just a 5-minute walk from Chistoprudny Boulevard and the Sovremennik Theater, known for its many cafes, restaurants and shops. The capsules can accommodate one to two people and are equipped with comfortable bedding, air conditioning, a safe and drawers for storing his belongings. What more