(Sorry the photos are not great, they are from my phone which is damaged!)
A short-ish layover in KILA 2 (Kuala Lumpur) back to Melbourne, Australia from Seoul, South Korea was late at night with a morning flight out. Going into KL was out of the question, the 2 hotels at the terminal were pricey for the time I required and sleeping on the floor in the airport looked uncomfortable however there was a capsule hotel using converted shipping containers.
Now in my mind, I thought it would be a cool japan style capsule filled with technology and gadgets but I guess I was wrong (and shouldn’t have expected that much for less than $20 AUD for 6-hour stay)
Given it has showers and toilet facilities this is a good choice for a quick rest and freshen up with a little bit of privacy and a proper mattress to sleep on. Beats sleeping on the floor unshowered!
Note it does get a bit stuffy though and if you are claustrophobic this is definitely not for you.
- Stay for 6, 9 and 12 hours (prices vary with time of course)
- There is a small bar
- There’s a pretty sizable library if you want to read
- Given the capsule is so small they have locker rentals
- You get to hear other people snore due to proximity and only a piece of fabric separating you from the outside.
This is what threw me, its outside immigration out by the taxi area. So yes you need to clear immigration again to go get your flight.