Sleeping in a bunk bed capsule is like being in a grave according to a few international travelers and one girl who toured Japan wrote that she felt like she was in a grave or a tomb when experiencing rest in a typical capsule type bunk bed and at one point began suffering from the effects of claustrophobia
The lack of openness, the feeling of being inside a box was so disturbing that she had not got any rest at all that evening even though the capsule had air conditioning and interior lighting. The many capsule type bunk beds in Japan which were originally designed for Japanese men would visit a large city or town, get drunk and need somewhere cheap to sleep in Pigeon hole type chambers.
OWNERS OF CAPSULE TYPE BUNK BEDS
In Japan the capsule type bunk bed took off to some extent in backpacker hostels though quite expensive the owners forswore that this could be a sure fire way of offering comfort, privacy and innovative design; however when using the capsule type bunk beds over traditional metal tube type bunk beds the problems soon started to appear.
MAJOR ISSUES WHEN USING CAPSULE TYPE BUNK BEDS
Listed below are just a few of the issues that capsule type bunk beds have according to hostel owners:
- Investment cost is higher when choosing capsule type bunk beds over traditional metal bunk beds
- It can be extremely beneficial to bed bugs to set up home in a capsule type bunk bed as it’s hard to find and eradicate these little creatures in such a confined space
- Mattresses have to be disposed of as this is a prime hiding place for bed bugs
- Janitorial duties are difficult as it’s hard to keep all the paneling clean on the outside and dust collects on the top of the capsule which is a potential air pollution issue
- Extra floor space in a dormitory is used when using capsule type bunk beds and floor space is vital for hostel revenue
The hostel capsule type bunk bed is attractive, looks modern and offers a certain degree of privacy and internal electrics; however this type of bunk bed is sometimes impractical in a backpacker hostel situation.
There are many practical solutions out there including the bed bug resistant equipment offered by ESS Universal who are in many countries.
Contact ESS Universal today to get sound advice on commercial bunk bed solutions.
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