We’ve all slummed it in cramped and dingy hostels at some point in our lives – usually on a stag do – but if there’s one thing the Inbox Capsule Hotel proves, it’s that small doesn’t need to be drab. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese concept, this St Petersburg-located abode is an introvert-friendly way to get the hostel experience.

Take a Look Inside the Sleek & Minimalist Inbox Capsule Hotel

The Inbox Capsule Hotel in St Petersburg does exactly what it says on the tin. Guests can stay in capsule rooms which are stacked on top of each other to essentially get in as many guests as possible. Communal spaces are open and bathrooms are also shared among the hostel’s inhabitants. But unlike most shared dorms, the Inbox makes up for it in style.

There are three ways to stay at the Inbox, with its most economical option being the SmartBox. The dorm-style rooms offer 6 to 16 plywood-lined pods that come with individually controlled ventilation and A/C, a personal locker, and a roller shade to give you some privacy from other guests.


But if you want a little more seclusion, the MonoBox is compact two-level single room which comes with your very own WC. There’s no window and no shower, but the room is equipped with LED TV and the beds are a little bigger. The DoubleBox, however, is the swankiest option and comes with an en-suite bathroom and queen size bed. Whatever room you choose, you’ll still be met with the same sleek, minimalist aesthetic.

Located in the heart of St Petersburg, within walking distance of the Church on Spilled Blood and Chernyshevskaya Metro Station, prices at the Inbox Capsule Hotel start at only 599₽ with breakfast included. If you don’t know your Ruble, that’s the equivalent of just £7. So, it’s cheap. Find out more at the Inbox Hotel Website.


On a similar theme, earlier this year we featured a stunning capsule hotel in Tokyo called ℃ or ‘Do-C’. The project was completed by Schemata Architects who renovated a former eight storey Shibuya hotel, pairing old sleeping cabins with a suite of timber-lined saunas.



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