Container Hotel Penang
Scandinavian design meets Japanese aesthetics at Penang's first capsule hotel. With branches in Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, Container Hotel is fast becoming popular among backpackers with an eye for the unique.
After checking in at reception, guests are led to mixed or female-only dorms, where they can get cosy in pods fashioned from recycled shipping containers. Each pod is equipped with a foldable table stand, a reading light and ventilation. There are even twin pods for travelling duos and love birds.
If you need more room to stretch out, hang out in the contemporary common area that looks like something straight out of an interior design magazine. The avant-garde entertainment centre is so neat that it steals the television's thunder.
If you prize your privacy, stay in one of the hotel's private rooms. The White Room is furnished with a queen-sized while the White Suite comes with two – perfect for three or four friends or family members.