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First introduced in Japan, capsule hotel also known as pod hotel, is a type of hotel that simplifies the average hotel experience to the very basics of what we need – a small room with space for people to rest.

It is basically a cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require the services offered by more conventional hotels.


So if you’re a minimalist who would like a good night’s rest at rock-bottom prices, then a capsule hotel is the dream.

At first, some people scoff at the idea of sliding into such a tiny space to rest your weary body after a day of work or sightseeing, but nowadays, capsule hotels are, surprisingly, growing in popularity.

What’s more, today’s capsule hotels are sleek, stylish, and have all kinds of extras, slotted into the tiny spaces, just so you have more than you really need.

There are plenty of capsule hotels in Japan, and even all of over the world, but today, we are going to show you some of the best ones from Southeast Asia – behold!

1. Time Capsule Retreat – Pahang, Malaysia 

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(Photo sources: wixsite.com, fadzaandninatravel.wordpress.com, Leslie Png’s Tumblr)

2. CAPSULE by Container Hotel – Selangor, Malaysia

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(Photo sources:  agoda.com, tripadvisor.com, malaysiaairports.com.my, klia2.info)

3. Riccarton Capsule Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

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(Photo sources:  Dillashafiee’s Twitter, weekendtreat.blogspot.my, riccarton.com.my)

4. M Qube Hotel – Penang, Malaysia 

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(Photo sources: mqube.com.my)

5. Container Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

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(Photo sources: containerhotel.my)

6. SKYPOD Hostel – Sabah, Malaysia 

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(Photo sources: airasiago.com.my, priceline.com, tripadvisor.com)

7. Tubotel – Langkawi, Malaysia 

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(Photo sources: tubotel.com)

8. Wink Hostel – Singapore 

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(Photo sources: winkhostel.com, straitstimes.com)

9. The Pod – Singapore 

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(Photo sources: booking.com, the coolist.com, wowozine.com)

10. Cube – Boutique Capsule Hotel – Singapore 

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(Photo sources: booking.com, wotif.com)

11. Vintage Inn – Singapore 

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(Photo sources: tripadvisor.com, hostels.com, hostelworld.com, priceline.com)

12. Woke Home Capsule Hostel – Singapore 

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(Photo sources: hotelscombined.com)

13. Capsule Hotel Old Batavia / New Seminyak – Jakarta / Bali, Indonesia 

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(Photo sources: tripadvisor.com, booking.com, priceline.com)

14. My Bed – Bangkok, Thailand 

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(Photo sources: mybedbangkok.com)

15. 3Howw Hostel – Bangkok, Thailand 

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(Photo sources: 3howw-hostel-sukhumvit-21.bangkokshotels.com, hostelword.com, travelfish.org)

16. Phuket Capsule and Hidden Pool Bar – Phuket, Thailand 

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(Photo sources: agoda.net, booking .com)

17. WhyNot Backpackers – Phuket, Thailand 

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(Photo sources:  asiawebdirect.com)

18. Tambayan Capsule Hotel – Manila, Philippines 

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(Photo sources:  destinia.co.uk, tambayanhostel.com)

19. Kabayan Hotel – Manila, Philippines 

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(Photo sources: kabayanhotel.com.ph)

20. Oasis Capsules Hostel – Siem Reap, Cambodia 

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(Photo sources: hopolla.com, khmerbird.com)

21. Galaxy Capsule hotel – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 

(Photo sources: booked.net, booking.com)

22. Hong Kong Kaiteki Hotel – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 

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(Photo sources: tripadvisor.com, agoda.net, hell-saigon.com)

23. Pod Hotel – Hanoi, Vietnam 

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(Photo sources: vforum.vn)