St Christopher’s Inn have opened up the first ever capsule hostel in the UK at their award-winning At the Village in London Bridge.
Over a month of travelling around Japan on a JR Rail pass, I stayed at quite a few capsule hostels along the way.
So when I heard St Christopher’s Inn were bringing capsule hostels to my hometown, I was very interested to see how the concept would work in London.
Generally, the more alternative, central and affordable your accommodation is in London, the better.
It’s a win win for travellers to have these kind of cheap and convenient options, especially when it’s super fun to be right in the centre of the city too.
Budget travellers always get to have some of the most fun in my opinion.
Here is my review of how my stay went and why you should give the capsule room a try on your next trip to London.
Getting to St Christopher’s Inn, London Bridge
St Christopher’s Inn, London Bridge is perfectly located in the heart of the city of London. Simply head to London Bridge tube station and take an easy 6 minute walk past Borough market.
For those travelling from London Heathrow Airport, grab the Piccadilly line to Green Park then switch to the Jubilee line to reach London Bridge.
Awesome gadgets at your bed side
Want to charge your phone or laptop? Each pod has its own plugs and USB ports so you can make sure your batteries are fully charged for your adventure around town.
Each pod has a funky LED moonlight ambient panel, so you can change the colour of your pod to match your mood.
Each pod also contains an automatic ventilation system to keep your pod cool as you snooze away in dream land.
Easy to chat with other fellow travellers
From my experience with capsule hostels in Japan I’ve found them to be not very social, as you normally have to remain quiet in the pod room and keep the lights down which makes it hard to meet others.
St Christopher’s Inn have designed their room with 26 sleeping pods to be pleasantly social for travellers who want to meet others by creating a common area at the front of the pod room.
This gives you plenty of space to meet and chat with some other travellers.
Super cool – as this is what you want to do when you travel around Europe right? Meeting new friends from around the world and chatting about future travel plans and what to do around London is one of the best parts of any trip.
You have your own private space
Each pod has a privacy curtain creating your own private space to snooze or Facetime with your family back home. I like the size of the pods as you have a lot of space to move around.
It’s like you have your own private space within a hostel all to yourself. I’ve heard some other travellers have even used the space to do morning yoga!
The pod room also has it’s own bathroom area with showers, toilets and hair dryers for you to use.
Free breakfast in the morning
Want to know a little trick? If you book your St Christopher’s Inn room via the St Christopher’s Inn app you automatically unlock free breakfast for your stay.
Not only do you get free breakfast but the best prices are available using the app, so be sure to have a look when making your booking.
You can also find a free daily walking tour that departs from the hostel if you fancy getting your introduction to London by foot.
Belushis London Bridge is the place to be
The hostel is located above one of the best bars in the London bridge area – Belushis. Great food, drinks and entertainment are waiting, and its an awesome venue for catching up with sports games you don’t want to miss out on.
Use your room card to grab some discounts and meet other travellers over a bite to eat.
Starting from £25 upwards depending on the dates, you’ve found yourself a wonderful and affordable option for your next stay in London. I had a wonderful stay, and it definitely wasn’t boring at all!
Be sure to book a capsule at St Christopher’s At The Village in London Bridge on your next stay in London.