Would you ever stay at a capsule hotel?

♣Tanor Zeta Fa'ux♣ 2012/06/12 20:34:30
Yes, and I actually have before.
Yes, but haven't before.
No, never again.
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"The guest space is reduced in size to a modular plastic or fiberglass
block roughly 2 m by 1 m by 1.25 m, providing room to sleep. Facilities
range in entertainment offerings (most include a television, an
electronic console, and wireless internet
connection). These capsules are stacked side by side and two units top
to bottom, with steps providing access to the second level rooms.
Luggage is stored in a locker. Privacy is ensured by a curtain or a
fibreglass door at the open end of the capsule. Washrooms are communal
and some hotels include restaurants (or at least vending machines), pools, and other entertainment facilities.

This style of hotel accommodation was developed in Japan and has not
gained popularity outside of the country, although Western variants
known as "pod hotels" with larger accommodations and often private baths are being developed. Guests are asked not to smoke or eat in the capsules.

Capsule hotels vary widely in size, some having only fifty or so capsules and others over 700. Many are used primarily by men. There are also capsule hotels with separate male and female sleeping quarters. Clothes and shoes are sometimes exchanged for a yukata
gown and slippers on entry. A towel may also be provided. The benefit
of these hotels is convenience and price, usually around ¥ 2000-4000
(US$ 25–50) a night.

Certain visitors (especially on weekdays) are too inebriated to safely travel to their homes, or too embarrassed to face their spouses. With continued recession in Japan, as of early 2010 more and more guests—roughly 30% at the Capsule Hotel Shinjuku 510 in Tokyo—were either unemployed or underemployed and were renting capsules by the month.

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  • randomlou55 2012/08/17 21:45:14
  • Mike 2012/06/13 14:16:11
    looks a lot like a
    microwave oven
  • ♣Tanor ... Mike 2012/06/13 15:37:09
    ♣Tanor Zeta Fa'ux♣
    They're actually quite comfy though. =) If you're ever in New York City, or somewhere closer, check for a Pod Hotel. There's one in New York City and it's almost like a Capsule Hotel in Japan and other countries that have it. Except, in NYC, the rooms aren't exactly that way shown above. Pod Hotel New York City
    Pod Hotel New York City
  • Mike ♣Tanor ... 2012/06/13 15:40:29
    thats does not look so bad, but the one pictured looks horrible
  • beach bum 2012/06/13 14:08:35
    beach bum
  • Pat 2012/06/13 05:28:25
    No. I think I would be claustrophobic and feel as though I didn't have enough air.
  • Fighting4U 2012/06/13 03:47:25
    That would suck.
  • Gwen 2012/06/13 02:20:53
    Yes, but haven't before.
    I can imagine living there one night, but to live there day after day? That would be different.
  • retrograve 2012/06/12 21:13:21
    Yes, but haven't before.
  • swimmingswan 2012/06/12 21:02:10
    Yes, but haven't before.
    never heard of a capsule hotel dont have those here
  • ♣Tanor ... swimmin... 2012/06/12 21:10:25
    ♣Tanor Zeta Fa'ux♣
    Sorry Ireland ^^, I guess you'll have to wait till one arrives on your shores. They're also called Pod Hotels too. I know that London and New York City have one. They're from Japan, and seemed to have grown on other countries too.
  • Joe61 2012/06/12 20:43:23
    I think it would be just a tad claustrophobic.
  • ♣Tanor Zeta Fa'ux♣ 2012/06/12 20:39:45
    Yes, but haven't before.
    ♣Tanor Zeta Fa'ux♣
    Yeah, it might be fun to give it a try. =)

    Tanor himself stayed in a capsule hotel on Planet Endako before was able to stay at Clank's Apartment later. As after certain deadly events at Planet Snivelak's Orbit, Tanor needed a break and flew back to Endako renting out Clank's Apartment, later joined by Irona, Angela, Ratchet, and Clank.
  • Gwen ♣Tanor ... 2012/06/13 02:22:09
    who is Taner?
  • ♣Tanor ... Gwen 2012/06/13 02:34:33
    ♣Tanor Zeta Fa'ux♣
    Tanor's my character created in my series: Oltanis Z. =) Take a look at my profile for some info on him.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/12 20:38:31
    Yes, but haven't before.
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    If I was with somebody
  • Gwen the jud... 2012/06/13 02:22:50
    with somebody? I don't think they are for couples.

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