Inn Cube Taipei Minquan Capsule Hotel Review | TAIWAN
Capsule Hotel Stay in Taipei- Inn Cube Minquan Review
INN CUBE TAIPEI MINQUAN: INTRODUCTION
Inn Cube Minquan is one of many capsule hotels located in outside and inside Taipei’s city center.
What is a Capsule Hotel?
The concept of capsule hotels, or pod hotels, first started in Japan as a cheap way to provide basic accommodations to people. Capsule hotels are great for travelers who want a little more privacy than a hostel.
In a capsule hotel, you sacrifice space for a tiny more bit of privacy.
Inn Cube Minquan is located 2 minutes away from the Minquan W. Rd. MRT Station (捷運民權西路站). There are plenty of restaurants nearby, as well as 7-11’s and Family Marts. However, it is not close to the main nightlife areas.
Compared to the prices of hostels, Inn Cube’s is pretty similar. Rooms are between $13-$15 USD (NT$350-$450) per night for your own private capsule.
You get this really cool futuristic vibe at first glance! Each person gets their own private capsule, A/C, TV, and lock box. The LED lights inside are all individually controlled. Free headphones are also provided.
Like hostels. bathrooms are shared. Each gender has its own shared bathroom, sinks, and blow dryers. The bathrooms are not exactly high quality, but it is kept very clean.
Your pod door is the only separation between your space and the common walkway. The common lounge area is right outside the bathrooms, and there are desks with electrical outlets for you to work on.
Free fast WiFi is provided in both the capsule and the lounge area, though the WiFi connectivity is stronger in the lounge area. Free refillable water and tea packets are provided, but no breakfast is included.
The capsule walls are thin! You can occasionally hear people snore, and any huge sudden movements will vibrate the entire capsule. Also, don’t expect to bring any visitors here. Each person who enters the premises are required to show a key card.
Overall, I enjoyed my first experience at Inn Cube Minquan. You get the privacy of your own “room” without sacrificing the social aspect of hostels. Its location is convenient and pricing is affordable.