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10 Design Capsule Hotels and Hostels

Small but sleek: Capsule hotels are popping up everywhere. We’ve picked out the most fun and stylish ones around the world – all of which make a lot out of a little.*

Yor Yak Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand

Yor Yak Hostel in Bangkok

Yor Yak Hostel in Bangkok

The sleeping capsules at Yor Yak Hostel are cozy pods with calm, neutral tones, sleek design, and true convenience. This relaxing theme continues throughout the hostel’s shared areas, complemented by bursts of color and street art-inspired decor. The effect is both soothing and energizing. Continental and Thai-style breakfasts promise to get guests ready for a full day of exploring. Thailand’s bustling capital city.

Funky Sport Capsule Hostel in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Funky Sport Capsule Hostel in Saint Petersburg

Funky Sport Capsule Hostel in Saint Petersburg

Funky Sport is an eco-friendly capsule hostel in the heart of Saint Petersburg that combines fun, upbeat decor with thoughtful details like soundproof sleeping pods. The multilingual staff is always eager to introduce guests to Saint Petersburg, promising recommendations for every type of traveler, as well as offering to book restaurants and tours.

Linker Partyhouse in Andong, South Korea

Linker Partyhouse in Andong

Linker Partyhouse in Andong

Linker Partyhouse has 20 capsule rooms decorated in whites and pastels, finished off with a variety of playful touches. The capsules feature convenient shelves, hidden drawers, and handy night lights. The shared areas are full of local crafts and naturally printed fabrics, partly inspired by the nearby Traditional Culture Contents Museum, Andong Craftwork Culture Exhibition Hall, and Andong Folk Museum.

The Millennials Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan

The Millennials Kyoto in Kyoto

The Millennials Kyoto in Kyoto

The Millennials Kyoto is a modern capsule hotel featuring a shared workspace – perfect for digital nomads. The productive atmosphere of the workspace is balanced out by the hotel’s calm color scheme. When guests get to their sleeping pods, the natural earth tones and great soundproofing are sure to soothe any workday stress.

Comicap Kyoto in Kyoto, Japan

Comicap Kyoto in Kyoto

Comicap Kyoto in Kyoto

This comic-themed capsule hotel is only a 15-minute bus ride from the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Its capsule beds are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling bookshelves full of both classic and contemporary comics. A shared seating area—complete with a room-length sofa—is the perfect spot to catch up on your reading and meet other comic fans.

Capsule Hotel InterQUBE Chistye Prudy in Moscow, Russia

Capsule Hotel InterQUBE Chistye Prudy in Basmanny

Capsule Hotel InterQUBE Chistye Prudy in Basmanny

The Capsule Hotel InterQUBE Chistye Prudy is based in the Basmanny district of Moscow and offers services just as convenient as its location. Single and double sleeping pods are available with blackout curtains, memory foam mattresses, and safety deposit boxes big enough to fit suitcases and bulky backpacks.

Sleeep in Hong Kong

Sleeep in Hong Kong

Sleeep in Hong Kong

Sleeep capsule hotel’s sci-fi design is focused on the future and has won awards for its sustainable ethos. The hotel is a minimalist’s dream, thanks to the subtle, circadian lighting that creates a warm glow throughout the building, along with the lush, living plant walls. Also, fingerprint door keys to every sleeping pod promises an extra layer of security.

Station 1 in Fujinomiya, Japan

Station 1 in Fujinomiya

Station 1 in Fujinomiya

Every sleeping pod at Station 1 is designed in the style of a traditional Japanese ryokan. The floors are covered in tatami mat and comfy futon beds, the walls are paper (yet still soundproof), and the communal area is designed like a Japanese stone garden. There’s also a Western-style dining room, complete with cozy leather sofas and recliners.

Cabin & Capsule Hotel J-SHIP Osaka Namba in Osaka, Japan

Cabin & Capsule Hotel J-SHIP Osaka Namba in Osaka

Cabin & Capsule Hotel J-SHIP Osaka Namba in Osaka

J-SHIP is a capsule hotel that takes the traditional aspects capsule hotels to a new level. With dozens of immaculate sleeping pods and communal areas you might find in a fancy hotel, J-SHIP is ideal for people who are new to these type of accommodations.

Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn in Yamanashi, Japan

Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn in Yamanashi

Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn in Yamanashi

The Cabin & Lounge Highland Station Inn is less than an hour drive from Mount Fuji, and many climbers stop here before climbing Japan’s tallest peak. It’s easy to see the appeal since this capsule hotel offers every amenity and comfort, including toothbrushes and towels. The staff strives to make everything convenient and their local insights are invaluable to even the most experienced climbers.