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Italy’s ultra-cheap airport ‘capsule hotel’ lets you sleep in a pod while you wait for your plane

Leave it to one of the fashion capitals of the world to make the capsule hotel chic.

Italy’s ultra-cheap airport ‘capsule hotel’ lets you sleep in a pod while you wait for your plane

Japan may have pioneered the “capsule hotel,” where guests stay in no-frills micro-hotel rooms and sometimes pay by the hour, but Italy is making moves to perfect it.

The country’s first capsule hotel is open for business at Naples Capodichino International Airport. Each of the 42 capsule rooms at BenBo has soundproof walls, a window (which is important in such cramped quarters), a drop-down table, a TV, and dedicated shoe storage, as The Contemporist reports.

These photos show what it’s like to stay at BenBo.

All figures in U.S. dollars.

This gallery first appeared as a story by Business Insider here.

All photos courtesy of Business Insider.