India gets its first ‘pod hotel’ in Mumbai

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Mumbai: For those travelling on a tight budget, finding affordable accommodation can be a tiresome experience. Well, pod hotels have finally arrived in India for those who want a comfortable place to stay for the night without spending a bomb.
Mumbai’s UrbanPod hotel in Andheri offers ‘pods’ that are equipped with a plasma TV, air conditioning, charging points, dressers, safety lockers, reading lights, and even free WiFi. It was opened in March this year and has 140 pod units or rooms, according to the MakeMyTrip website. They also offer women-only pods.
Pod hotels or capsule hotels originated in Japan for tourists who choose not spend hefty amounts of money on hotel rooms.

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