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Top 4 Most Interesting European Capsule Hotels

Dasparkhotel hotel in Germany
Photo taken by facebook.com/dasparkhotel?fref=nf.  Dasparkhotel hotel in Germany

Small capsule hotels are becoming more popular not just in Asia, where they’ve been commercially successful for a long time now, but also in Europe. A few decades ago, small hotels rose to popularity in Japan, and now they’re also built in Russia, China, the Netherlands and Germany, as well as close to some airports. Here are top 4 European hotels-capsules, which are not only good for saving space and decreasing accommodation costs, but can also make for an interesting experience.

1. The Capsule Hotel, Hague, the Netherlands

Capsule Hotel in Netherlands Exterior
Photo taken by capsulehotel.info.  Capsule Hotel in Netherlands Exterior

The strange Capsule Hotel is located in the Dutch city of Hague. It’s a tourist accommodation establishment, set up in a bright orange oil-rig survivor pods, floating on water. These pods were manufactured in 1972 and used on oil platforms. What’s interesting is that they remained almost completely intact even after being adapted to the hotel’s uses – they’re still 4.25 metres in diameter, and contain only the most indispensable items and equipment. The pods now have exterior locks and toilets on the inside, which can be used in cases of emergency.

Interior of Capsule hotel in Netherlands
Photo taken by capsulehotel.info.  Interior of Capsule hotel in Netherlands

The first time these pods were used for accommodation was back in 2004. The man behind this art project is Denis Oudendijk, who currently owns 8 of these ready-to-use capsules and is now trying to get a permit to install them in central Amsterdam and the city of Nantes in France. If you want to enjoy this unusual, yet fascinating experience, a night in a pod like this will set you back 90 to 240 EUR. Each of the capsules can hold up to three people at any one time.

www.capsulehotel.info

2. Das Parkhotel, Austria

Dasparkhotel hotel in Germany
Photo taken by facebook.com/dasparkhotel?fref=nf.  Dasparkhotel hotel in Germany

Das Parkhotel – an excellent campsite-type hotel – is located on the shores of the River Danube in Northern Austria, near the city of Linz. The hotel, located at the address Rodlstraße 21, 4100 Ottensheim, offers a stay in especially small, yet incredibly cosy rooms, shaped not unlike sewer pipes or bunkers. The interior of the numbers is truly minimalist: each of the “apartments” consist of nothing more than a bed, and if you brought any things, you can simply put them underneath. Each room has a few lamps and electric sockets – everything else can be found only in the main building. Just like the infamous cave-hotels, Das Parkhotel is only open May through October.

Dasparkhotel hotel in Germany
Photo taken by facebook.com/dasparkhotel?fref=nf.  Dasparkhotel hotel in Germany

The hotel’s pricing policy is quite interesting – the official website states that every guest pays whatever he or she can afford. All collected funds go to various art and open space projects.

http://www.dasparkhotel.net/

3. Citizen M, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Citizen M hotel in Netherlands
Photo taken by facebook.com/citizenMamsterdam?fref=ts.  Citizen M hotel in Netherlands

This hotel-capsule, located in Amsterdam, boasts such tiny everyday conveniences as fast Internet connection and the opportunity to watch the latest movies for free. All the furniture of the hotel’s capsules is tremendously functional, yet oddly-shaped. The hotel building itself is reminiscent of the 70s and of humanity’s desire to conquer the entire universe: the rooms are almost absurdly narrow – even the shower and toilet are located right by the bed.

Citizen M hotel in Netherlands
Photo taken by facebook.com/citizenMamsterdam?fref=ts.  Citizen M hotel in Netherlands

Since the rooms are meant almost exclusively for rest, all of the other premises are common. Here you will find a spacious meeting hall, a recreational zone and a few other necessities. A double room here starts at 89 EUR per night.

http://www.citizenm.com/destinations/amsterdam/amsterdam-hotel

4. Sleepbox, Moscow, Russia

Sleepbox hotel in Moscow, Russia
Photo taken by facebook.com/SleepboxHotel.  Sleepbox hotel in Moscow, Russia

Sleepbox, located just 10 minutes away from the Red Square, was designed by Japanese architects. The hotel is situated in the Tverskaja–Yamskaja Street, near the Belorusskaja underground station. The place of the hotel was selected specifically for those who come to Moscow only to change trains or buses. Sleepbox has 46 wooden double-capsules and 10 single capsules made from aluminium and plastic. Each capsule has a bed, a small cupboard, a mirror and a few electric sockets. Showers and bathrooms (five on each floor) are common. The third floor has a laundry room and a smoking zone. The guests can also use wireless Internet and even rent an iPad. A night at the hotel costs around 70 EUR.

Sleepbox hotel in Moscow, Russia
Photo taken by facebook.com/SleepboxHotel.  Sleepbox hotel in Moscow, Russia

Comments (4)

Arianna   2 years ago  Edited
A cool capsule hotel in Dutch style?
Steve   2 years ago
can even I send a comment ? I dont believe...
Astonished! I can   2 years ago
Astonished! I can...Im interesting of the capsl.hotels operation. I can t find the details on how the sink garbage and toilet collection is operated usually
Steve   2 years ago
Where disappeared my yesterday comments to?