Normally associated with overworked sometimes inebriated Japanese salary men, capsule hotels squeeze a lot of humanity into a small space.
From the 5 November 2018, residents of Switzerland will no longer need to travel to Tokyo to experience a night in a 3 cubic metre space. Instead they will be able to travel to Luzern, where Switzerland’s first capsule hotel opens its small doors to a compact new world.
The hotel, which is a 9-minute walk from Luzern’s main train station, offers 19 small capsules for CHF 48 per night and a few larger premium ones with windows. Along with bedding, the private compartments contain a television, safe, ventilation and a high speed internet connection.
In addition to these compact personal spaces, the hotel provides separate bathroom facilities and a community room. An extra CHF 30 a day buys access to shared a workspace run by the Hirschengraben Coworking and Innovations Space, a coworking space aimed at digital nomads.
Capsule hotel website (in English)