Need an easy, conveniently located and affordable place to crash for the night? Check out Hong Kong’s capsule hotels! Originating in Osaka, Japan, capsule hotels usually offer small chambers with enough space for a one- or two-person bed and some basic necessities, such as air conditioning and power sockets. Bathrooms and other extra services, like lounges, snack bars, entertainment and even storage are often communal or outside the room.

This makes capsule hotels the ideal space to stay overnight if you’re strapped for cash or even unique long-term accommodation. This trend has travelled around the world, and here is your list of the most value-for-money capsule hotels in Hong Kong, which offer some of the most budget-friendly overnight living quarters.

The Nap Tsim Sha Tsui

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The Nap TST’s calm-inducing colour palette (© TripAdvisor)

Located in the heart of Hong Kong, just steps away from iSQUARE, Avenue of the Stars and TST ferry pier, everything you could possibly need for a homey night’s stay is at your fingertips at The Nap. They offer an option of a double capsule, which can comfortably host two people. Or if you’re looking for a roomier space, you can also get the queen capsule with 1.7m single deck height and full meteoric ceiling. Each capsule is equipped with next-gen soundproofing technology, comfy bed linens and outstanding toiletries, and of course, free Wi-Fi, all carefully curated for your comfort.  They also have a co-working space where you can grab a coffee, print or photocopy your materials and make all calls necessary.

Unit B, 4/F,  Lyton Building, 42 Mody Rd, Yau Tsim Mong District | +852 6143 6106

The Nap Mong Kok

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The Nap in Mong Kok’s sleep & chill pods offer multiple charging outlets (© Skyler Ngai)

If you are looking for something in the Mong Kok area, look no further than The Nap’s second Kowloon location. Perfectly located within walking distance from the Ladies’ Market and the Mong Kong MTR, this is truly a place to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. The Mong Kok branch offers single capsules for one person, and double capsules for two people that are 130cm x 190cm in area. They also have three unisex bathrooms to share amongst just 12 rooms, so you won’t be waiting for long! Also available for communal sharing is a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, kettle, hairdryer and a lot more!

Flat A, 4/F, Kingland Apartments, 737-741C Nathan Rd, Mong Kok | +852 6143 6106

L’etoile de Mer

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L’etoile de Mer’s space-inspired capsules (© Agoda)

Another great option on Kowloon side is L’etoile de Mer, a convenient capsule hotel located close to Prince Edward MTR station. Whether you’re looking to do some quick shopping, or sit and work at a café, you will find something close to your hotel. With 14 rooms, including 7 one-person business capsules on the upper level and 7 two-person premium business capsules on the lower level, along with 2 shared bathrooms, there are options for all kinds of travellers. Bathrooms include a complimentary shower, slippers, toiletries and hairdryers. And the welcoming common area is a great space to relax, have a coffee or watch some TV!

Unit B, 5/F, Lung Shing Mansion,  753 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok | +852 6143 6106

Tsim Sha Tsui Capsule

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Tsim Sha Tsui Capsule, one of Hong Kong’s newest pod hotels (© Booking)

Also located in TST close to iSQUARE and the MTR station, this 12 room capsule hotel is another great place to crash for the night. Along with the basic amenities, such as air conditioning, bedding and TV, they also have shared access to a bathroom, microwave, fridge, kettle and a desk. While all the rooms are single-bed, they do have female-only capsules in addition to unisex capsules. And be sure to carry a book or a download some movies, as they do not offer Wi-fi. Also, just five minutes away is the Daikiya Japanese Restaurant, where you can head for a quick, satisfying meal that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to Japan!

3/F, 80 Nathan Road, Yau Tsim Mong District | +852 5446 5218

SLEEEP Sheung Wan

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SLEEEP’s minimal, futuristic sleep capsules (© SLEEEP Sheung Wan)

The first capsule hotel in Hong Kong, opened in 2016, SLEEEP’s flagship location is an award-winning space that features minimalism and eco-friendly design, along with the comfort and varied choice of pillows, mattresses and duvets. They are revolutionizing the way we approach sleep, known as the shrine, with their patented capsule technology equipped with USB and plug sockets along with responsive lighting and felt blackout. They have truly thought about the details, from the under-floor bathroom heating to the essential oils that help you relax. SLEEEP is more than a capsule hotel; it’s a sanctuary.

1/F, 242 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan | +852 9604 6049

SLEEEP Causeway Bay

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SLEEEP’s two locales offer high-quality amenities and bedding (© SLEEEP Causeway Bay)

Expanding from their hotel in Sheung Wan, SLEEEP also has a conveniently located branch in Causeway Bay, just minutes away from Times Square and Hysan Place. Also, if you’re just looking for a quick sleep or shower in the middle of the day, SLEEEP offers bookings for as short as 45 minutes – perfect for that power nap or mid-day refresh. There are 10 rooms, which also feature the patented capsules, along with all the modern comforts such as clothes hanger, locker, slippers, Dyson dryers and organic towels. Keeping their theme of minimalism and sustainability, the Causeway Bay branch also offers a serene, relaxing environment for you to get your much-needed rest.

61 Russell St, Lai Yuen Apartment, Causeway Bay | +852 9604 6049

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