Top 8 Capsule And Pod Hotels In Manhattan, New York, USA - Updated 2024

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Known as the most famous borough of New York, Manhattan is surrounded by several rivers and creeks. It’s divided into different districts, such as Harlem, Lower Manhattan, Upper Manhattan, Midtown Manhattan, and Washington Heights. You can explore the outdoor space of Central Park or visit the iconic Empire State Building. Be sure to click postcard images with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. After that, catch up on all the fun at Times Square and book a Viator tour to explore all of the city. If you’re visiting here with your family, you splurge on a luxury hotel. However, backpackers who like to spend money on New York City’s famous dishes can stay in pod or capsule hotels to save up.

The concept of a capsule hotel originated in Japan. But, since the trend caught on, travelers can find plenty of them in NYC. Continue reading to learn about the top capsule and pod hotels in Manhattan, New York, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Pod 51 (from USD 97)

Located just steps from the Rockefeller Center, this tiny hotel in NYC offers its guests a unique, fully-curated immersive experience during their stay in the city. The standard rooms feature bunk beds with shared access to a common bathroom. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen HD TV. There is a concierge service that guests can avail of. Relax on the rooftop terrace or lounge at Clinton Hall, the in-house cafe that serves breakfast.

You can choose between Queen pod, which sleeps two guests, or Studio pod, which has one double bed and two single beds to accommodate four people. For extra space, you can stay in Veranda pod.

Guests can also participate in daily outings or enjoy one of the many multi-day trips that Pod 51 organizes. Experience this unusual style of living without compromising location or luxury.

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Pod 51

Address: 230 E 51st St
875 meters (0.6 ft) from Rockefeller Center

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2. Pod 39 (from USD 221)

This eclectic pod hotel mixes modern decor with bright pops of color and eclectic pieces of art and furniture to give guests an experience they will never forget. Guests have the option to book the mini bunk bedroom if traveling solo, or the bunk room or a larger group. Each room is air-conditioned with a private bathroom. The different amenities available for use include a laptop-friendly workspace, free wifi, a safety deposit box, and a flat-screen TV among others. Guests can also enjoy cocktails and tacos at the hotel’s signature rooftop bar overlooking the sparkling lights of New York City.

While the bunk pod, queen pod, and full pod can comfortably accommodate two guests, solo travelers can stay in single pod. Should you need extra space, book queen + bunk accommodation.

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Pod 39

Wifi Available

Address: 145 East 39th Street
1.07 km (0.7 mi) from Rockefeller Center

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Pod Times Square (from USD 293)

This pod hotel near Times Square, New York, is located just steps from Restaurant Row and is an ideal oasis for the traveling foodie looking to explore the variety of flavors that New York City has to offer–from nice restaurants to the best cafes.

The main feature of this hotel is its modern utilitarian style, allowing guests to relax in comfort and simplicity. The standard bunk rooms feature a private bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms even have a private seating area. The hotel has a 24-hr front desk manned by friendly and courteous staff. We recommend the Pod Times Square for its enviable location.

The Standard one bed + one bath pod pad features a kitchen and the large one bed + one bath pod pad comes with a work desk. If you’re coming with your family of four, stay in a deluxe two bed + two bath pod pad or standard two bed + two bath pod pad.

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Pod Times Square

Wifi Available

Address: 400 West 42nd Street
1.22 km (0.8 mi) from Rockefeller Center

Parking Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift

4. YOTEL New York Times Square (from USD 319)

This futuristic hotel invites guests to experience New York at its innovative best. The YOBOT, this hotel’s robotic storage system, stores your bags for you and each room is equipped with a safe for your electronics. This capsule hotel in Manhattan also offers a terrace, a lounge, and a Mediterranean restaurant for its guests to enjoy during their stay. Just steps from Bryant Park and located at a short distance from three subway stations, travelers can experience all that New York has to offer just outside their rooms.

The Premium rooms, Penthouse King Suite View, and First Class King Junior Suite are some of the popular rooms here. The units come with Wi-Fi and select units offer city and skyline views.

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YOTEL New York Times Square

Wifi Available

Address: 570 10th Avenue
1.42 km (0.9 mi) from Rockefeller Center

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

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5. Pod Brooklyn (from USD 252)

Pod Brooklyn is an interconnected web of all-inclusive experiences for its guests to enjoy. The rooms offered to guests are located in four buildings connected by bridges and overlooking a central courtyard. Features of this hotel include the availability of international cuisine at all times of the day and a cafe with an accompanying workstation for traveling businesspeople. Guests interested in visiting Manhattan or any other borough of the city can find the subway station just a few minutes away.

While the Queen pod, accessible is ideal for guests with mobility issues, Mini suite is apt for a small family or group of four.

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Pod Brooklyn

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 247 Metropolitan Avenue
5.15 km (3.2 mi) from Rockefeller Center

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

6. Nap York Central Park Sleep Station (from USD 101)

One of the affordable places to stay in Manhattan is Nap York Youth Hostel in Midtown. With 24-hour front desk services, the simple hostel offers shared dormitories equipped with air-conditioning, free wifi, lockers, and a bathroom. If you want to stay and explore the borough without having to break the bank, Nap York is certainly a great choice.

The property has an Economy pod for two to six guests with mixed or female only rooms. The Business pods can accommodate two guests of any gender. For extra privacy, book a Private Cabin with one bed and a bathroom.

Both Central Park and Times Square are within 10 minutes by foot, while Broadway, MoMA, and Rockefeller Center are 10 to 15 minutes away. There are also bars, cafes, and farm-to-table restaurants nearby.

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Nap York Central Park Sleep Station

8.2 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 940 8th Avenue
860 meters (0.6 ft) from Rockefeller Center

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out Heating Luggage storage

7. Chelsea Cabins New York

The conscientious traveler will enjoy their stay at this vegetarian sleeping pod in NYC which is just steps away from Madison Square Garden. Featuring bright artwork and natural wood, these small spaces speak volumes of New York’s eclectic heritage. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast spread every morning.

Chelsea Cabins feature single rooms with shared bathrooms and offer guests luggage storage space. Alternatively, you can stay in Single room - non-smoking, featuring towels and a desk!

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Chelsea Cabins New York

7.7 User Rating Wheelchair accessible

Address: 370 8th ave Third Floor (walk up), Chelsea, New York (NY), United States, 10001
1.83 km (1.2 mi) from Rockefeller Center

Accommodations with bunk beds

8. The Jane Hotel (from USD 231)

Located in the West Village neighborhood of New York, The Jane Hotel features Bunk Bed Cabins, which can accommodate a maximum of two adults, and Standard Cabins, which can fit one guest. Both accommodations have shared bathrooms.

Each air-conditioned unit boasts wifi to keep you connected with the world and a TV for indoor entertainment. The hotel also offers slippers and bathrobes so guests can discreetly visit the shared bathrooms. In addition, the 24-hour front desk is available to answer your queries and offer assistance.

Art enthusiasts can visit the Whitney Museum of American Art, around a 3-minute walk, while nature lovers can stroll in NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle, a 10-minute walk from here.

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The Jane Hotel

7.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 113 Jane Street
3.46 km (2.2 mi) from Rockefeller Center

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating Fax/photocopying Luggage storage

Explore the big city on a tiny scale

While there are many vacation rentals in Manhattan that will take care of your accommodation needs, travelers looking to experience all that NYC has to offer should consider staying at an innovative pod-style hotel. It’s a budget-friendly option as compared to Airbnb vacation rentals. So, book one of the best options from the above list for a comfortable stay.

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