Space Capsule Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

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It’s clean and affords you the privacy you need at a budget, this space capsule hotel in Kota Kinabalu is highly recommended.

I have to confess. I don’t like staying in hostels. I’m not just comfortable sleeping in a dorm room with complete strangers. That’s why, I always go for a hotel room. But if budget or time is scarce, then I will go for a capsule hotel. Not just any other capsule hotel like the one I first tried in Tokyo, for that matter, but a space capsule hotel. And I’ve stayed in these in Kuala Lumpur as well as in Yogyakarta.

What is a space capsule hotel?

It’s basically a sleeping pod. But unlike the usual capsule hotels out there, it’s in a futuristic design, although its made of plastic. It has a sliding door that you open with a key card, just like what you use in a typical hotel. You can lock the door, adjust the lighting, light color, or turn on/off the reading lights. There’s a large mirror too with a ring light and best f all, it’s airconditioned and spacious.

Space capsule hotel in Kota Kinabalu

When I traveled to Kota Kinabalu for a few days, and as I was on a budget, I opted to book at the Space Cap Hotel. It’s cheap and well appointed. Although it has no mini TV compared to the one I got in Kuala Lumpur, it was clean and comfortable. You’re also provided with a locker where I place most of my things but I have my day pack with me inside the capsule. Like hostels, it has shared bathrooms and toilets which are clean too. Staff is friendly and there’s a receiving as well as reading area where you can hang out.

This space capsule hotel in Kota Kinabalu is just located at the Central Business District and a few minutes walk to the popular markets near the sea as well as to Gaya Street where the weekend market is. There are lots of restaurants.

space capsule hotel in kota kinabalu
It’s spacious and bright
space capsule hotel in kota kinabalu
A dashboard where you can adjust everything from mood lighting, air conditioning, charge gadgets, key card slot to turn on the interior as well as lock, unlock the sliding door
space capsule hotel in kota kinabalu
From the inside looking out
space capsule hotel in kota kinabalu
Capsules inside the room
Space Cap Hotel
Central Business District
Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
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