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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live like bees, surrounded by four walls and just enough space to move around with only one exit? Some may think that it’s the closest experience to being in a coffin, but others might say that it’s a smart way of saving space.
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Capsule hotels are well known for its bee-hive looking exterior with a small entrance that opens up to a chamber space just enough for people to sit up. And similar to bunk beds, the chambers are usually stacked on top of each other and arranged side by side.
We even have a few of them in Malaysia! Thanks to its simplicity and low budget costings, PLUS Highway is planning to introduce capsule hotels at its Rest and Relax (R&R) stops along the north-south expressway next year, according to the director Azman Ismail. He said it is a better option for truck drivers and long distance drivers who are stopping by for a short rest instead of an overnight sleep.
In the meantime, here are 5 unique capsule hotels around the world.
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The amenities in these chamber-like rooms usually include an air conditioning system, a small television, a few power sockets and an electronic console.
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For those who have lengthy transits, this is a low budget alternative for a quick rest compared to a regular hotel room. However, you have to settle for bare minimum amenities.
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Situated at the Ski Village of Whistler in Canada, Pangea Pod was the first ever capsule hotel built in the country. Located on a mountain village, it overlooks a scenic view of snow-capped tops.
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Tired of the typical fluorescent lighting in a hotel room? This neon-themed capsule hotel, equipped with all the fancy-looking buttons and a cool ambience will definitely give you an outer space experience.
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Located near London Bridge, this capsule hotel is ideal for backpackers who want to be in the heart of the city’s landmarks. Would you care to try out this washing machine concept of a pod?
So, would you be up for an adventure in a capsule hotel instead of other traditional accommodation?