- Capsule hotels originated in Japan, so I insisted on staying in one on my first trip to the country.
- The capsule I slept in was small but also affordable.
- I’d likely pay a bit more for a hotel next time, but I don’t regret trying out the unusual experience.
Capsule hotels fascinate me. As a traveler, they combine both my biggest desires and largest fears.
First, they’re cheap. They typically cost the same as a hostel, but they offer the privacy most hostels lack.
However, I also think capsule hotels have an eerie resemblance to coffins. The idea of being claustrophobic in a tiny rectangular box is something from my nightmares.
Unfortunately, my budget (or lack of one) wins, and if I were ever going to sleep in a capsule hotel, Japan would be the place.