We spoke to you last year of news that Sydney was opening its very own capsule hotel, and now we’re pleased to tell you it’s here. It’s called The Capsule Hotel (clever) and it’s way more futuristic than we imagined.
Japan has been mastering the art of a great capsule hotel since time immemorial. Japan invented them, popularised them, introduced numerous different versions of them and the Japanese are arguably the best at designing them.
Capsule hotels have become so popular that they’re popping up all around the world. Now, Australia has jumped on board with their first capsule hotel that combines all of the best bits.
Located just above the old site of Sydney’s favourite pre-drinks hang, Bar Century, Capsule Hotel infuses an art deco theme with a robots-taking-over-the-world vibe. In fact, the first two levels now house a much fancier Century Bar and nightclub that follow the same theme too.
I don’t know about you, but it seems a lot like Blade Runner to us.
All capsules come fitted with all the electronic fittings of a regular sized hotel room, including charging ports and a mini-safe for your belongings. You can find 72 capsules across three floors of the hotel.
Guests will have access to a private bathroom that is shared with their other pod-fellows. They’ll also get a locker for their luggage and be able to make use of the common area and self contained kitchen. So it’s kind of like a hostel, but not really.
Thankfully, the prices are more on the hostel end of the spectrum. You can grab a capsule for $50AUD per night for a single, and $65AUD per night for a double. Check out more details here.
Earn Qantas Points when you stay at The Capsule Hotel in Sydney.
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Josephine is a staff writer at Junkee Media. You can find her words on AWOL, The Cusp, food she bagsed in the fridge.