HAIKOU, China - As of Wednesday, you can stay in a capsule hotel room in China for only $10.
The tiny hotels that originally became famous in Japan have made it to China's southern province Hainan. The hotel has 26 capsules stacked in two rows, and each room is the length and width of a single bed.
Each room is equipped with ventilating fans, flat-panel televisions and foldable tables. Wi-Fi and utilities are included, however the bathroom areas are communal.
The idea behind capsule hotels was originally to offer working men in Japan with an affordable opportunity if they missed the last train home because taxis were so expensive at the time. The first capsule hotel was built in 1979. Due to harder economic times, some people rent capsules on a monthly basis.
There is a capsule hotel in Russia, along with the New York's pod hotel, which is not as small as the capsule hotel.
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