• A capsule hotel in Japan, where this accommodation style is a popular option. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Take a look inside the Tokyo-inspired accommodation, which is a hybrid between a hotel and backpackers.
By
Sarah Norton

21 Jun 2016 - 1:23 PM  UPDATED 21 Jun 2016 - 2:43 PM

Sydney will be the first city in Australia to adopt the popular Japanese accommodation choice - the capsule hotel.

A capsule hotel will replace the space where George St's Bar Century used to be in November. Giant Design Consultants are working on the interiors as part of the capsule hotel venture.

The hotel's design will have two separate offerings - two 'bar' levels will feature a cocktail bar, nightclub and gaming facilities while the top three floors will offer luxury capsule accommodation.

The design for the bar inside the capsule hotel.

Giant Design Consultants tell SBS via email that they have been developing their idea for about a year and can't wait for the space to be up and running.

“The accommodation which is not quite a hotel nor a hostel is aimed at solo travellers looking for something more private than a typical backpacker’s, and those who want the designer hotel experience on a budget,” Giant Design Consultants says.

The accommodation will host 72 beds ranging in size from single to deluxe style. The price will range from $40 - $60. Each capsule contains a large LED screen and entertainment system with WiFi, mood lighting and a secure enclosure.

“The heritage building will retain its vintage feel with a vibe of Soho House in London and New York,” the Design Company says.

In addition to the capsule, guests will have access to communal facilities with a self-catering kitchen, breakfast bar, rooftop terrace and individual bathrooms.

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