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Indian Railway's First 'Pod Hotel' At Mumbai Railway Station Will Offer Unique Experience; Deets Inside!

Take a peek inside Mumbai Central Railway Station's chic pod hotel and get mesmerized.
Published -17 Nov 2021, 16:38 ISTUpdated -17 Nov 2021, 17:01 IST
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The Ministry of Railways recently tweeted and shared a glimpse of the new pod hotel, which was inaugurated today at Mumbai Central railway station, which looked all swanky and chic.

The Mumbai's pod hotel is Indian Railways’ first pod hotel which was inaugurated at Mumbai Central railway station today, on Wednesday, by Raosaheb Danve, the minister of state for railways.

About The Pod Hotel

Pod hotels are also called the capsule hotel which has a number of pods or small rooms with a single bed each.

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The pod hotel at Mumbai station has a mezzanine floor and is approximately 3000 square feet in size. It is located on the first floor of Mumbai Central Railway Station and contains 48 capsule-like rooms which include classic pods, private pods as well as separate pods for women and the differently-abled. The pod hotel offers a number of miniature bed-sized capsules that will offer affordable stay to the travellers. The pod hotel is categorized into three—30 classic pods, 7 ladies only, 10 private pods and one for differently-abled passengers.

The Hotel Pictures

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The stunning pictures of the chick pod hotel were shared by the Ministry of Railways. 

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The swanky new pod rooms at Mumbai Central are done up in muted shades of beige, brown, and white, as shown in the images. The pods have a single bed, a mirror and a personal safe, among many amenities. 

The classic pods and ladies-only pods will comfortably accommodate one guest, the private pod will have private space within the room, and the pods for differently-abled will comfortably fit two guests and a wheelchair which can move around. Passengers can take advantage of all the modern amenities here at an affordable cost.

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Booking Details

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Passengers can book the pod hotel room for Rs. 999 for 12 hours and for Rs. 1,999 for 24 hours. Private pods, however, have varying pricing. It costs Rs. 1,249 for 12 hours and Rs. 2,499 for 24 hours in a private pod.

Booking pod also gives you access to free Wi-Fi, washrooms, and shower rooms in the hotel's common area. Inside the hotel's air-conditioned pod capsules, you'll find televisions, mobile charging stations, reading lights, etc.

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India's First Pod Hotel

A private firm in Andheri was the first to introduce the concept of capsule hotels in India in 2017. It is, however, no longer working.

The concept of pod hotels first originated in Japan, where the emphasis  was on optimum use of space while  providing travellers with affordable and chic accommodation.

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