Pod Hotels – Affordable And Convenient

Have you heard of pod hotels? Pod hotels are the newest trend in budget accommodation for the people on the go who are willing to stay in a small room with basic amenities.

Pod hotels have been patterned after the Japanese capsule hotels which is the practical way of getting through the day in a different place with only a bed. The typical size of a capsule cabin is just 2 m (6 ft 7 in) by 1 m (3 ft 3 in) by 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in)* and if you’re the claustrophobic kind then capsule accommodation is not the right one for you. You can try the pod hotel then.

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Pod hotels are bigger in terms of size and can accommodate a maximum of two depending on the pod hotel’s design and size per pods. A typical double room pod will have a double bed size sleeping area, a flat tv, a tiny desk, hooks on the wall for clothing and jackets to be hung and a small bathroom. Gone are the mini-bar in the pod hotels because every space is maximized and the sole intention is to provide comfort with a low price. I think this is great for solo traveler, business folks and couples who do not mind sleeping in small rooms or even sharing a communal bathroom.

  • Josiet June 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    They're like Tune Hotels of AirAsia, small but clean and tidy! We've stayed in Tune Hotel in Malaysia one time because we had a long layover and it was okay. Better than staying in the airport 🙂

  • Ria Cervantes July 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I haven't tried any pod hotels yet but I'm willing to give it a go when we visit Manhattan again. I want to actually stay in one and review it. 🙂 Thanks for the comment!