Subspace Hostel in downtown Zagreb has been named the best hostel in Central and Eastern Europe at the International Hospitality Awards.
Subspace Hostel, which was the first space capsule hostel to open in Croatia, picked up the award in the best newly-opened hostel category at the awards held in Kiev.
Subspace hostel, located in Tesla street in the Croatian capital, provides guest with an opportunity to feel like they are on board a spaceship.
There are 20 capsules at the hostel, each one 2 metres long and 1.2 metres wide and high. Each capsule is equipped with a bed, monitor for internet surfing, a safe, USB chargers, and a mirror.
The capsule ceilings are painted to show a view of the night sky and constellations. Toilet and bathroom facilities are also enclosed in capsules.
The idea behind creating a spaceship experience in the form of a hostel originated in Japan, where they have been around for decades due also to the lack of space in cities.