What is the meaning / definition of Capsule Hotel?

A hotel that provides accommodation in form of a small clear capsule rooms, which are as large as a single bed.

These hotels originated in Japan in the core business districts. They were originally meant for business professionals to sleep close to populated business districts without the large price tag.

Capsule hotels are meant to be cheap accommodation for travellers. The first capsule hotel charges $19-$38 (USD) a night. It provides an alternative accommodation for travellers who want to stay in the core of Japan’s cities, but may not be able to afford the expensive traditional hotel rooms.

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