Here is a list of our recommendations for high-quality capsule hotels that offer an alternative to getting a hotel room. They are clean, cheap, and comfortable!
Capsule hotels have been popular among foreign travelers recently for its affordability and uniqueness. Although, not all capsule hotels are created equal, or clean. Some capsule hotels use a shared restroom and shower area for men and women, which may be uncomfortable to some. However, there are capsule hotels that offer a more private option that have a women-only area for restrooms and bathing. Here is a list of our recommendations for high-quality capsule hotels that offer a cheap alternative to getting a hotel room, while allowing you to have your privacy in a clean and well-maintained environment.
No.4 CENTURION CABIN & SPA AKASAKA
Centurion Cabin & Spa is a luxurious complete women-only capsule hotel and spa. They offer many spa/stay plans starting at 1,000 yen. Also, it’s only 2 minutes away from the closest station. Why not get extra relaxation at a luxurious bathroom and spa when you can?
You think this fancy bathroom is pretty great for a capsule hotel?
Wait! They also have a sauna!
Access:Akasaka Lee Building 2F 4-2-4 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo Hours: 24 hours *Cabin course check-in 2:00pm, check-out 11:00am Fee: ・Foot Bath 1,000 yen~ ・Short course 1,500 yen~ ・3 hour course 2,000 yen~ ・6 hour course 3,000 yen~ ・Day free course (10 hours from your check-in time) 4,000 yen~ ・Night free course (10 hours from your check-in time) 4,500 yen~ ・Cabin course 5,500 yen~ Facilities and Service: lounge, public bath, sauna, massage chair, TV, phone charger, free drink counter Tel: +81 (0)3-6441-3381 Website: Centrion Cabin&Spa (Japanese)
No.3 FIRST CABIN TOKYO HANEDA
Located at the Haneda Airport, First cabin is a unique capsule hotel with the concept of an airplane cabin. From the luxurious looks of the hotel, it is hard to believe that this capsule hotel is located inside an airport. Plus, you won’t have to worry about missing your early morning/late night flight.
First class rooms. 120cm-wide bed, TV, table, outlets, wifi, and a safe. The comfy spacious bed will give you enough space to stretch out while resting from your travel.
Business class rooms. 100cm-wide bed, TV, outlets, wifi, and a safe. Tough it’s cheaper than the First class, this provides enough comfort to rest and relax.
Their other facilities are also luxurious. There are separate facilities for men and women.
Address: 3-3-2 Haneda Airport, Ota Tokyo Hours: check-in 7:00pm, check-out 10:00am First class: ・Stay 6,000 yen ・Short stay 1,000 yen/1 hour ・Early morning short stay 3,000 yen/3 hours Business class: ・Stay 5,000 yen ・Short stay 800 yen/1 hour ・Facilities lounge, public bath, shower booths, powder room, women-only lounge, changing room, etc. Amenities: lounge wear, towels, toothbrush, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. (face wash, makeup remover, face lotion, etc are also provided in women facility) Irons and outlet adapters can be checked out for free at the front. Tel: +81 (0)3-5757-8755 Website: First Cabin Tokyo Haneda
Other Locations:First Cabin Tokyo Akihabara First Cabin Tokyo Tsukiji First Cabin Tokyo Atagoyama First Cabin Tokyo Akasaka First Cabin Kyoto First Cabin Osaka First Cabin Fukuoka
No.2 GIRDS AKIHABARA
If you are looking for something more than just a lone sleeping pod of capsule hotels, Grids Akihabara is the place to go. With a modern-style lounge, a cafeteria, and bar, Grids Akihabara provides you with opportunities to meet other travelers from all over the world. Also, they have different types of room plans such as, dormitory, family rooms, and even a room with tatami.
Dormitory rooms are perfect for group travelers. Each room comes with 4 beds, a couch, and a sink.
Family rooms come with 4 beds along with a shower and toilet. You have complete privacy to spend time with your family and friends.
The powder room is located on the women only floor. Perfect for getting ready for the day or a fun night out in Tokyo.
Address: 2-8-16 Higashi Kanda,Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Hours: 24 hours Fee: 1 Pod 3,300 yen ~ Amenities may vary according to your room plan. *There is a women-only floor. Some rooms offer a shower and toilet. The common room on the 7th floor has a mini kitchen with a fridge and other appliances. Tel: +81 (0)3 5822 6236 Website: Grids Akihabara Other Locations: Grids Nihombashi East
No.1 9H NINE HOURS KYOTO
Walking into this capsule hotel gives you a feeling of being in a Sci-fi movie. This stylish hotel won a famous design award in Japan in 2010, and it has been very popular for its futuristic features. With their minimalist concept of accommodation focusing mainly on the quality of sleep and rest, they offer luxurious stays at cheaper prices. The pictures below are from Kyoto, but they also have facilities in Narita and Sendai.
There are separate facilities for men and women. Once you are checked in, you can drop off your personal belongings in your locker where a towel, tooth brush, and pajamas are prepared for you. Shampoo, conditioner and soap are also available for free in the shower room.
Obviously, this is the fun part. these cozy ‘pods’ will provide the comfort and the rest to help you get ready for an adventure in the city the next day.
Address: 588 Teianmaeno-cho, Shijyo, Teramachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8031 Hours: check-in 12:00pm, check-out 10:00am Fee: Shower 800 yen Nap 1,000 yen ~ Over night stay 4,900 yen ~ Amenities: Bath towel, face towel, pajamas, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, soap are provided. Tel: +81 (0)75-353-7337 Website: Nine Hours Other Locations: Nine Hours Narita Nine Hours Sendai