The concept of capsule hotels has finally made its foray into the Indian milieu, and the city of Mumbai has emerged as a pioneer for the trend! Originated in Japan, capsule living puts emphasis on optimum use of space and offer affordable and chic accommodation for travellers who check into a hotel just to rest their tired bones.Urban Pod

Say hello to Urbanpod—India’s first pod hotel that brings in a never-seen-before combination of affordable living, trendy space and European hostel-like atmosphere! Urbanpod has a total of 140 pods and rooms that come under three distinct heads. The Classic Pods are single occupancy pods with personal TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, power socket, USB ports, mood lighting, and personal safe.Urban Pod 2

Located in a large room with 12-18 pods, every Classic Pod occupant gets baggage lockers outside the pod and complimentary breakfast. Of the 124 Classic Pods, 18 are women only and are housed in one room. The second category is that of the Private Pods, which get a bit of extra space as compared to the previous ones. The in-pod amenities however remain the same as the Classic Pods. The suites are double occupancy spaces with a window-facing queen sized bed and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Urbanpod offers two business centre desks, where guests can work while having a hot cup of coffee. The cafe at Urbanpod serves a twin purpose—a food joint where you can have your meals till 10 PM and a place to sit back and enjoy an evening, either reading a book or having a conversation with a friend.

Urban pod 3Located in Andheri East near Seepz Bus Depot, Urbanpod occupies the first floor of Opus Park, a commercial centre. Andheri railway station is just 4 km away from here and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located at some 4.4 km south of the hotel.

Urban pod 4Seems like times are changing fast and with the rising number of backpackers, both Indian and international, the need for cost-effective and self-sufficient hotels will see a surge. The advent of capsule living with Urbanpod is likely to herald in a new chapter of travel accommodation in India.

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