Capsule hotels or pod hotels feature extremely small and basic rooms (called capsules) intended to provide basic overnight accommodation in large numbers. Developed in Japan and now slowly catching up to the other parts of the world as well, these hotels are becoming more and more popular as they are private and upscale, yet cheap. In Tokyo, they range from luxury to basic and are available at multiple price points catering to not just the budget traveller but also to the business and leisure traveller.
Check out some of the best capsule hotels near Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan here!
Located inside Narita Airport Terminal 2, Nine hours is an ultra-modern hotel providing air-conditioned capsule rooms with free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping and a 24-hour front desk. There are available in single twin bed and double twin bed options. Each of the pods has a panel, designed by Panasonic, which controls the lights and sound system. The alarm is designed to wake guests by gently by raising the lights.
Ideally catering to business travellers, the name is based on the fact that such travellers spend an average of nine hours at the hotel. Here, you don’t book per night. You get exactly nine hours — that’s an hour to shower, seven to sleep and one to relax.
The guests have shared access to the shower room and toilets and have access to personal lockers that can fit up to 2 large pieces of luggage. It is a strictly non-smoking property. Parking space is available at an additional cost.
nine hours Narita Airport
Address: Narita International Airport
Price: from 43 USD
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Access to health care professionals Lockers Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Express check-in/check-out Thermometers for guests provided by property Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Daily housekeeping
Located in Funabashi, this property comes with capsule rooms in three ranges — economy, standard, superior. The guests have access to a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities (at an additional charge), daily housekeeping facilities and are provided with private lockers and baggage storage facilities. Wi-Fi is available in all areas free of cost. Other amenities include a sauna, a VIP room.
Children cannot be accommodated at this capsule hotel near Narita airport. Smoking is not allowed at the property.
The Inn is a men-only capsule hotel located just a three-minute walk from the Chiba-Chuo Station. It offers sleeping capsules with air-conditioning, heating and an LCD television each. Guests can store their luggage in the lockers provided to them and have shared access to the bathroom facilities, the hot public bath, the sauna, the relaxation lounges, the DVD room and laundry facilities. This capsule hotel near Narita is also home to a large selection of Japanese comic books.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the property at no additional charge. There is a snack shop and drinks vending machine on-site as well. The Narita Airport can be reached by train in about an hour.
Capsule Hotel The Inn
Address: Chuo-ku, Shinjuku 2-6-6
Price: from 31 USD
Capsule hotels near Tokyo Station
Narita Airport is also just an hour’s train journey from Tokyo Station. And if you would rather not stay in one of the many hotels near Tokyo train station, but prefer a capsule hotel instead, you could choose from the options mentioned below.
Just a minute’s walk away from Kyobashi Subway Station, the First Inn offers two kinds of accommodation — capsule rooms and bunk beds in the dormitory room. The capsule rooms feature a bed, an alarm clock and a radio each. Additionally, guests have access to private lockers, laundry facilities, bathroom facilities, drink vending machines. Other amenities include a designated smoking area and parking space.
However, there is no Wi-Fi access and the property is closed on Sundays.
First Inn Kyobashi
Address: Chuo-ku Kyobashi 2-6-16
Price: from 33 USD
This hotel comes with capsule rooms in two ranges — standard and superior as well as double bedrooms, which is one of the few options for those looking for a capsule hotel for couples. All units at the property have air-conditioning, heating, an LCD television and a fan besides basic toiletries. Additionally, a trouser press, an iron and a smartphone charger can also be provided on request. Located at just a 10-minute walk from the Tokyo Station, this property houses a 24-hour front desk, free luggage storage and comes replete with amenities. From daily housekeeping, currency exchange, free Wi-Fi access and on-site vending machines to grocery deliveries, shared lounge areas, a cloakroom and meeting/banquet facilities, it has it all. There is also a designated smoking area on-site. There are several restaurants, cafes and convenience stores within a 5 minutes’ walk. The property is also disability-friendly and has a number of amenities to accommodate the requirements of the disabled. Thus, it is also counted among the best pod hotels in Tokyo, Japan.
First Cabin Kyobashi
Address: Chuo-ku Kyobashi 2-7
Price: from 50 USD
The capsules at the Ekimae Bay Hotel come in one and two-bed options, each with a power outlet and basic toiletries while some units have a personal television as well. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property free of cost. Located at a seven-minute walk away from the Tokyo Station, the hotel comes with a 24-hour front desk, ample locker space per unit, a large communal lounge with a microwave and an electric kettle, daily housekeeping, drink vending machines, laundry facilities.
Tokyo Nihonbashi BAY HOTEL
Address: Chuo-ku Nihombashi 3-8-13
Price: from 45 USD
A relatively new property that only opened in 2016, this hotel is located a 15-minute walk away from the Tokyo Station and offers single capsule rooms, double capsule rooms, triple capsule rooms and quadruple capsule rooms. Each unit at the hotel comes with air conditioning and heating, power outlets and the basic toiletries while some come with a personal television as well. Besides this, guests have shared access to the shower room, locker rooms, the lounge area with a microwave and kettle, the snack vending machines and the drink vending machines. The guests can also avail daily housekeeping and laundry facilities. There is a designated smoking area on-site. No parking is available.
Nihonbashi Muromachi Bay Hotel
Address: Chuo-ku, Nihombashi Honcho 2-4-7
Price: from 32 USD
Providing capsule accommodation for male guests only, the Capsulevalue Kanda Hotel comes with one and two-bed options. Each unit at this cheap capsule hotel near Narita airport comes with a television, a radio and an alarm clock along with free access to the Wi-Fi, to the computers and printers at the business center and the shared lounge. The property has air conditioning and heating, a designated smoking area, a 24-hour front desk, and drink vending machines as well.
Capsule hotels: the new trendy
Capsule hotels are increasingly becoming to identify with swanky, upscale, trendy inns unlike the shabby reputation they have in the travel world as being cheap, coffin-sized sleep spaces
An important thing to note, however, is that since capsule hotels are not really meant for long-term stay, you generally have to check out and then check in again every day. Check out time is usually at 10:00 am but can be extended for a fee of 300-500 Yen per hour.
Frequently asked questions about Best Capsule Hotels Near Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan
1. How much does it cost to stay in a capsule hotel near Narita Airport?
Capsule hotels in Tokyo range from luxury to basic and are available at multiple price points catering to the budget, business and leisure traveller. Capsule hotels near Narita Airport fall in the price range of 24 - 32 USD per night.
2. Which is the best area to stay near Narita Airport?
Funabashi and Chiba city are one of the best areas to stay near Narita Airport. Leo Yu Capsule Hotel is a great choice if you opt to stay in Funabashi. But if you can’t find any suitable accommodation in that area, then Tokyo Station is another excellent option since it is just an hour’s journey by train from Narita Airport.
3. What capsule hotels are close to Narita Airport?
Several amazing accommodation options are available near Narita Airport. But if you are looking for capsule hotels, then you should try Nine Hours Hotel, Leo Yu Capsule Hotel and Capsule Hotel The Inn, which are close to Narita Airport.
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