Pod hostels originated in Japan, and they’re becoming increasingly popular with travelers with a limited budget. Sleeping in your own private capsule may not be the best idea if you’re claustrophobics, but if that’s not the case – here’s why you should consider giving them a try.
One thing that makes capsule hostels different from all the other ones is the fact that you can have full privacy inside your pod. Once you close the doors, you’ll be free to read a book, sleep or watch a movie without anyone bothering you, in case you’re not in the mood to socialize with other guests.
Staying at a pod hostel is quite affordable, but it still looks like a lot was invested in designing them. Owners of such establishments are constantly coming up with new ideas to make their hostel unique, and some of them look quite visionary.
Sleeping in a pod feels like having your own tiny spaceship, and it’s definitely a kind of experience you can’t get anywhere else. Even if it doesn’t sound like something you would like to do long-term, spending a night and seeing how it feels like is still worthwhile.