With Airport sleeping technologies specifically sleeping pods at Bangkok Airport, a layover in this Asian Airport isn’t too bad. You can now forget about uncomfortable long waits in chairs with armrests that make Bangkok Airport sleep unbearable.
Thanks to the introduction of sleeping pods!
Among the few airports in Asia that I found to have progressed significantly with innovative airport sleep technologies such as sleep pods, suites and capsule hotels is Bangok Airport. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport warmly accommodates overnight layover travelers, offering ample seating without armrests. Some of these seats are conveniently located in private and quieter areas.
What I found outright impressive is the capsule hotel found in its Terminal Basement. These 5 sleep capsules offered by Avagard have been a blessing for travelers who just need to rest and recharge during their layovers.
This guide provides detailed info on airport sleep technologies in Bangkok Airport with details on pricing, location, review and how to book. Let’s get started.
Are there sleeping pods at Bangkok Airport?
Yes, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport recently launched sleeping pods operated and branded Avagard Capsule Hotel which are located after immigration, customs, and baggage claim. If you’re arriving on an international flight, it may take you at least 30 minutes to reach here. However, what sets these Bangkok Airport sleep pods apart is their exceptional cleanliness, unlike the GoSleep pods at JFK that JetBlue had installed before discontinuing them.
What’s unique about Bangkok Airport’s Sleep Pods?
Unlike other airport sleep technologies such as those by GoSleep which designs a futuristic reclining chair with a partial or fully enclosed privacy hood, the Avagard capsules are spacious and designed to fit in a single queen-sized bed. These pods are also equipped with various amenities I have shared below.
Below is an image showing the inside of a typical pod you’ll find here;
I agree with Jordan Parker Erb of Insider Magazine who reviewed this pod exclaiming that the pod ” felt more like a spaceship from a sci-fi movie than a hotel room” in this review piece.
Below is an image that gives you an idea of what these sleep pods look like;
I found the pods to be similar to 9 hours Narita Sleep Capsules in Japan as they are stacked on each other unlike GoSleep pods which are individual standalone pods. More details on Japan’s Narita Airport capsule hotel here.
Amenities at Avagard Sleeping Pods Hotel at BKK
- USB charing ports.
- Bottled Water
- Free WiFi
- 2 pillow
- Ear plugs provided
- Flip flops – note that shoes are not allowed on the pods
- Lights: overhead lights, reading lights, and mirror lights(behind the mirror)
- Sleep mode button to turn off all the light
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary flip flops
- Complimentary locker measuring 54 by 54 by 77 cm to store your bags and comes with a 4-digit passcode which you set up. If you have a bigger bag, you can get an even bigger locker measuring 31 by 103 by 77 cm which can fit up to 3 suitcases.
Review of Bangkok Airport Sleeping Pod:
- Very clean -Unlike the GoSleep Pod by JetBlue at JFK, where travelers were required to clean their pods, the pods are disinfected for you.
- Plenty of lighting with ambient light and controls to easily adjust
- Quiet and idea to sleep in – Can barely hear movements outside
- Close to 711 – plenty of food options
- Full privacy with sliding opaque door
- Located far from most terminals but there is clear directions
- Lack of privacy until you get inside the pods – the pods are located right in the middle of the hallway
- No windows but it is well ventilated
- Some users complained that it is a bit pricey
- Some travelers complained of slow WiFi but this may be the case when you try to stream movies on Netflix
- No showers
- Only one guest allowed into the pod unlike Minute Suites which allow up to 4 guests in their suites.
- No bathroom as Minute Suites but the bathroom isn’t far from the pods
Bangkok Airport Sleeping Pod Price
You can stay up to 7 hours during the day or up to 15 hours overnight. The 7-hour day-use access is $20 and can book from 10 am to 5pm and overnight 15-hour access is $51 and can access it from 6pm to 9 am. Here is a link to book on Booking.com or can check out the reviews on Tripadvisor here.
Video Review of Avagrand Sleep Pods in Bangkok’s Airport:
Location of Bangkok Airport Sleep Pods:
This pod is conveniently located on Floor B in the basement, just a short walk from your gate. You’ll be able to reach this place in a matter of minutes, ensuring a smooth and efficient journey. It is situated on the Landside, Basement Floor, Airport Rail Link within Suvarnabhumi Airport, providing easy access to various transportation options and facilities within the airport premises.
Sleep Pods Alternatives in Bangkok Airport:
If you prefer not to use the Avagrand Sleep Pods, you have the option of choosing the Boxtel Sleep Rooms, conveniently located near the Avagrand Sleeping Pods. Boxtel can be found on the Basement (B) Floor, just a short walk from the Airport Link ticket center and shop, approximately 30 meters away. As you make your way, you’ll notice Boxtel on the left-hand side. Each of their rooms is soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning, a comfortable bed complete with a microgel blanket and pillow, complimentary WiFi, a work desk, an alarm clock, and key card access. Restrooms are shared among guests. The rental rates are around $31 for every 4-hour block of time.
Boxtel has a bit more room than Avagrand’s pod and has a desk and a shelf area with a traditional bed setup.
Miracle Transit Hotel:
If you prefer a more traditional hotel experience, consider the Miracle Transit Hotel located inside Bangkok Airport. Situated on the Airside of the 3rd Floor in the International Departures Hall, specifically Concourse A, this hotel offers day use rooms for 4 to 12 hours. Along with its convenient location, the hotel provides amenities such as a beauty salon, sauna, spa, free WiFi, and duty-free shops. It’s important to note that due to its placement inside Suvarnabhumi’s transit area, only passengers in the secure zone can access the hotel.
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