Five Capsule Hotels to Stay at in Manila
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Five of the Coolest Capsule Hotels to Stay at in Manila

Capsule Hotels Manila Photo by Facebook/Dormitos

Capsule hotels, also known as pod hotels, are budget-friendly, unique accommodations. They feature minimalist capsules (bed-sized pods) that are big enough for one person to sleep in. In Manila, there is a slew of capsule hotels tailor-fitted for millennial travelers and backpackers looking to have an overnight stay or two. If you’re unsure of where to stay, check out this list of the coolest capsule hotels in Manila.


Dormitos

Capsule Hotels to Stay at in Manila
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Dormitos is a Japanese-inspired hotel catered to those in search of both short-term and long-term stays. With its spaceship-like interiors, this capsule hotel will make you feel like an astronaut traveling in space. Facilities like toilets and showers are shared. Guests can also access Wi-Fi and personal lockers at no extra charge. The hotel is just a short walk to shopping malls such as Gateway and Ali Mall. Price is P800 per night.

Location: Dormitos, Harvard Street 1109, Quezon City, National Capital Region


Kabayan Hotel

Capsule Hotels to Stay at in Manila
Photo by Website/Kabayan Hotel

Just a five-minute drive from Mall of Asia is Kabayan Hotel, one of the oldest accommodations in the Philippines. It features minimalist capsules and common areas where guests can chill and have a drink. Another advantage of staying in this capsule hotel is that you’re in Pasay, which is home to some of the best shopping centers, nightclubs, and dining places in Manila. Capsules are priced at P1,050 per night.

Location: Kabayan Hotel, 423 Barangay 98, EDSA, Pasay City, Philippines 1300


Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar

Capsule Hotels to Stay at in Manila
Photo by Website/Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar

If you’re planning to stay in the heart of Manila, book at Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar, a lodging and speakeasy all in one. It’s a restored mansion that boasts big rooms with spacious bed pods that can fit at least two guests. It’s also home to a bar where you can indulge in Filipino culinary delights, cocktails, and beers. One capsule is P976 per night.

Location: Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar, 1607 Bocobo Street, 1004 Metro Manila


Aurora’s Private Cabin

Capsule Hotels to Stay at in Manila
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Aurora’s Private Cabin is famous among locals and tourists as it’s homey and affordable. For P500 (based on 2020 prices), you can enjoy a single-person capsule with a comfy mattress and a flora-themed bedsheet. All the usual amenities such as a bathroom, locker, and towels are available to make your stay comfy and home-like.

Location: Aurora’s Private Cabin, 6938 Washington Street, Makati, Luzon 1230


Airpod@Crowne Bay Tower

Capsule Hotels to Stay at in Manila
Photo by Website/Airpod@Crowne Bay Tower

Only a 20-minute drive from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is a cozy lodging called Airpod@Crown Bay Tower. Each room features six futuristic-type capsules with mirrors and USB ports. Guests are also allowed to access the pool area from 8 AM to 11 PM daily. Whether you’re looking for a private space to kill time while waiting for your flight or just want to have a quick staycation, this capsule hotel is your best bet. An overnight stay costs P539 (based on 2019 prices).

Location: Airpod@Crowne Bay Tower, #157 Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque City

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