Sleep capsule in Mexico City's airport

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Mexico City, Mexico (Reuters / CBS Newspath) -- Catching forty winks in the airport is a little easier in Mexico City with its first capsule hotel, an ultra-economical and pod-style accommodation for the traveller on the go.

Catching forty winks in the airport is a little easier in Mexico City with its first capsule hotel, an ultra-economical and pod-style accommodation for the traveller on the go. And it's priced at about $30 U.S. dollars a capsule. Courtesy; Reuters / CBS Newspath

Each pod measures about two metres (over six feet) long and about one metre (three feet) in width and height. For passengers waiting for their transfers to Mexico's beach hotspots like Tulum or Baja California, the capsule hotel is a welcome alternative to slouching on airport seats.

And at about $30 U.S. dollars a capsule, the accessible price point makes it attractive for the millions passing through one of Latin America's biggest airports.

The concept of the capsule hotel is not a new one. The first such establishment opened in Japan in 1979 and has since grown in popularity amongst frugal travellers, expanding across Asia, Europe and now Latin America.