China’s very first capsule hotel has checked into the city of Shanghai, offering low-budget travellers another option with very attractive room rates.
Located near Shanghai’s Railway Station, the Xi Tai Capsule Hotel is China’s very first capsule hotel, modelled after those in Japan. Xi Tai Capsule Hotel owner Ta Zan said: “We are officially the first capsule hotel in mainland China.
The 68-room no-frills hotel provides free lockers, a public lavatory, showers and a smoking room. Measuring 1.1 metres in breadth and height and 2.2 metres in length, a capsule room — which can be booked by the hour — can comfortably accommodate one person. It also comes with its own flat screen TV and free wireless Internet service. “The basic check-in fee is US$4.40 (28 yuan) and then it’s US$0.60 per hour,” Mr Ta said. “The guest will be charged a maximum of US$13.30 if he stays between 15 and 24 hours.”