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  1. Daraius
    Daraius at |

    Very interesting – thanks for the pics! I’ve always wanted to try out a pod hotel, and may give it a try soon.

  2. anat0l
    anat0l at |

    I assume there was no problem with communication with the staff? (Unless you speak decent Japanese, of course…)

    I’d like to try a pod hotel, although probably not in the hottest months, as you’ve done. Another thing that works against me is that I’m typically traveling with a fairly big checked bag, which just doesn’t work in these cases (unless you’re desperate).

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  4. Kerwin
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    How was the smoking in the common area? :-).
    I’ve never stayed at one, but did check one out in Nagoya. They were more than our normal hotel, so we opted to not stay there. But I will do so at some point in the future.
    Also, were told that they are men-only, was that the case at yours?

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  6. Andrea
    Andrea at |

    This was really interesting, Ive booked two nights in a capsule in this hostel and moving to Kyoto after the second night. I know there is a storage area to leave your luggage but will I be able to leave my rucksack there for those two days while I go around in Tokyo? If that is actually possible is it safe enough? Thank you!