The latest concept hotel in KL is playing with the idea of steel containers – the same kind used in cargo shipments. Inspired by the Japanese concept of ‘Kyosho Jutaki’ which means living large on a tiny footprint, Container Hotel is also an eco-friendly hotel that is built with sustainable recycled materials. Naturally, these air-conditioned containers are not spacious. Rooms only come in three different sizes – Outgoing, Adventure and Conservative. For those who are budget-conscious, Outgoing (RM80) is your best bet – with single beds arranged dorm-style; Adventure rooms (RM120) come with super single mattress in a cave-like container and while Conservative rooms (RM200) have a twin-sized bed if you’d like to enjoy some ‘luxury’.
1 Jalan Delima, Kuala Lumpur. (03 2110 4388/www.containerhotel.com.my)
Popularised in Japan, tube or capsule hotels provide a cheap, basic but comfortable place to stay. Here's where you can find them in Malaysia.