I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels in my time. Party hostels, quiet hostels, boutique hostels, dirty hostels… But never have I stayed in a hostel like MET A Space Pod Hostel in Singapore. Here instead of a dorm full of bunkbeds, there is a dorm full of space pods. Yep, I wrote that right, space pods.
You get your own ‘pod’ for the night instead of a bunk and it is filled with all of the necessities you could ask for. A mirror surrounded by lights is perfect for doing your make-up in, there’s a shelf for all of your essentials, a plug for charging your phone or camera and even your own personal aircon!
And as a total luxury you get your own personal TV which folds down from the top of your pod! You can only listen to it by plugging in your earphones so you won’t disturb any other pods, but to be honest there’s not a massive choice in channels. It’s good if you have a hard-drive on you though as you can plug and play.
To add to the space theme there’s futuristic lighting in the pods so it feels extra spaceship-y!
And there’s a blind for total privacy in your pod. This means the hostel isn’t massively sociable. Everyone is tucked away in their own personal pod so you’re not likely to make any pals here. But I quite like that. Sometimes you need a break from the socialising, especially for an introvert like me! And it’s a busy city full of people outside, you need a break from the chaos.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t it claustrophobic? Not even a little bit. In fact there was a lot more room than you would get on a bottom bunk. You can quite easily sit up to do your make-up or change your clothes in there with plenty of room.
It’s a bit tight in the space between the pods but who cares, you’re just walking through, right?
There are lockers for your backpack with combination locks, so no need to bring your own. There are also personal safes in the pods for your valuables. I definitely felt like my stuff was safe there.
The bathrooms are co-ed and are nothing special but they do the job. But the location of MET is great though. A few minutes from Raffles Place MRT, it is easy to get to and is on a strip full of bars and restaurants overlooking the bay. It’s even situated over a backpacker bar, Prince of Wales.
I would definitely recommend staying at MET A Space Pod Hostel, it’s super fun and a nice break from the manic city of Singapore outside!
Have you ever stayed in a pod hostel? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @HeelsInBackpack!
Total blogger transparency: I accepted free accommodation at MET A Space Pod Hostel but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I wouldn’t play you like that shorty.