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Can Pod Hotels Save You Money When You Are Traveling?

Aug 19, 2008
Pod hotels are not a new phenomenon. They have been around for many years, but most travelers have never heard of them. They had their beginnings in Japan as "capsule hotels", that were, and are still being used mainly by businessmen on stopovers. However, pod hotels are becoming more and more popular with vacation travelers as well, because they are convenient and cost less than regular hotels.

The pod hotel concept is in its infancy in the U.S. and Europe, but it is growing by leaps and bounds as more and more travelers demand this unique service. A number of entrepreneurs are building small, pod-like hotel rooms that are usually rented by the hour, or number of hours.

Most pod hotel rooms are small, but comfortable and convenient, and they can have all the amenities of a regular hotel room at a fraction of the cost. They can be a good choice for budget-conscious travelers and vacationers.

Some pod hotels are in airports such as the ones at Yotel.com, at London's Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

EasyHotels.com have pod hotels in London, Zurich, Basal, and Budapest. GBIHotels.com have pod hotels located in Amsterdam and Antwerp. A New York pod hotel is the PickwickArms.com
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