Capsule Hotel Means Revolution in Costly Moscow

By Henry Meyer & Stepan Kravchenko - 2013-02-13T10:13:26Z

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A short walk from Belorusskaya railway station, a 35-minute train ride from the airport, Moscow's first Japanese-style capsule hotel is offering travelers a night's accommodation in the city center for as little as $85.

For Moscow, ranked as the world's most expensive hotel destination in a U.K. study last month, the arrival of the box- like sleeping quarters with a size of less than four square meters constitutes a revolution for business visitors.

Left, one of the $85 per-night rooms at Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya, Moscow's first capsule hotel.