Antwerp Student Hostel offers something really new for Belgium. After its introduction in London and Amsterdam airports, Singapore, Moscow and New York, the Japanese capsule hotel concept has appeared in this European country. The hotel’s soft launch happened when it was selected as home for volunteers of the European Special Olympics, one of main sporting events in Belgium in 2014.
A capsule hotel offers high-end shared rooms and private capsules. Each capsule comes with a locker, private ventilation, and sound-proof insulation. Shower in the hotel is shared, same as communal kitchen. Designed as student accommodation, the hotel has many shared spaces that are fun and pleasant to stay in, so youth from all over the world can easily find new friends while travelling. Guests, who do not want to sleep in capsules, can choose traditional bunk beds. The hotel also has a garden and a laundromat.
As it is expected from such a hotel, Antwerp Student Hostel offers very democratic rates and accepts both short term and long term guests. The ASH has 63 rooms and 48 hostel beds with rates starting from 24 euro per night. The hotel has already started partnership with The Antwerp Management School that will put in the hotel its students from the 3 Continents programme.