Budget travel has just got waaaay cooler. Capsule beds have just landed in LONDON! St Christopher’s Inns is the first UK hostel to offer its guests the true capsule bed experience. Breaking boundaries in budget travel, this trendy concept was inspired by the rise of capsule beds in hostels around China, Japan and Singapore - so we decided to bring them to the heart of London and installed 26 capsule beds at our award-winning hostel in London Bridge.
The capsules at The Original St Christopher's Inn are hot on quality, design and space, built with the young 21st century backpacker in mind. Tailoring to the needs and demands of the new-generation traveller, we’ve maxed out the capsules with the latest technology and coolest gadgets. Serious hostel goals.
Here are 10 reasons why you NEED to test them out on your next London visit ASAP...
1 THE ULTRA COOL GADGETS
The most eye catching feature has got to be the mood lighting. At the touch of the LED wheel inside, you capsule will glow with whatever colour you heart desires. There’s literally every colour on the spectrum available. We’ve also installed a special ventilation system in each one to keep your capsule cool while you snooze.
2 CHARGE YOUR PHONE AND YOUR LAPTOP AT THE SAME TIME
With Free Wifi in the capsule, plus two charging points and USB ports inside your bed, you can watch endless movies on your laptop and recharge your phone at the same time. You can even Facetime your family and friends from the comfort of your capsule.
3 THEY ARE SUPER SOCIABLE
There are 26 capsule beds in the room, with a cosy chill-out area overlooking Borough High Street, so if you’re looking to meet other travellers and make new friends from all over the world, there’s no better place to break the ice.
4 WHILST ALSO PROVIDING TONNES OF PRIVACY
Each capsule has a curtain for the ultimate privacy. Facetime your friends and family, take a day time nap or even get dressed within the privacy of your capsule. Getting ready in a dorm room full of people you’ve just met has never been easier. It’s a hostel revolution!
5 SO MUCH ROOM...
Sit ups, starfish, practice yoga, board games... The possibilities are endless.
6 SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN FIT IN ONE CAPSULE
Stuck for something to do on a rainy day? Why not see how many of your new friends you can fit into one capsule? (Or, you know, pack an umbrella. Your call.)
7 ROLL OUT OF YOUR CAPSULE AND INTO THE HEART OF LONDON
Our location could not be better. After a good night sleep in one of the cosiest beds in the city, set foot outside and you’ll find the iconic Tower Bridge, the famous and biggest food market in London, Borough Market, the Shard and two tube links right on the doorstep.
8 FREE BREAKFAST AND FREE WALKING TOURS
Who doesn’t love free food?! Especially when it’s the most important meal of the day. Stuff yourself on a free all-you-can-eat continental breakfast every morning of your stay when you book through us directly. Then, burn it all off on the hostel’s free walking tour of London!
9 PARTY IN THE HOSTEL BAR, SLEEP IT OFF UPSTAIRS
Our on-site bar Belushi’s is just downstairs, meaning you can party until closing time and stumble back to bed without the hassle of taxis and night tubes! Trust us, you’ll sleep like a baby.
10 THEY’RE CHEAP
£25 a night for a brand new, high-tec capsule bed like this in London? SOLD. You can also book a bed without putting down a deposit. Just pay on arrival et voila! If you download the St Christopher’s Inns App you can also check-in online from the tap of your phone.
Photos by Ellie Roberts