Innovation That Matters

Hotel uses tech perks to draw youthful travellers

Travel & Tourism

Technology-enabled hotels seem to be popping up all around the globe, and recently one of our spotters alerted us to a new one in Germany that’s aimed specifically at budget-oriented youthful travellers. Similar in many ways to New York City’s Pod Hotel and Parisian Mama Shelter—both of which we’ve featured in the past year—Superbude is a hotel, hostel and lounge located in the heart of Hamburg. Both double and quadruple rooms are available in the six-floor hotel, with the option of adding extra beds, and a defining design colour for each prevents them all from looking the same. Rooms all feature flat-screen TVs and connections for a variety of tech gadgets, while cordless Skype phones are available for rent at a minimal charge. Superbude also boasts a private theater, Nintendo DS and a Wii sports room, and the self-serve kitchen features three packed fridges from which guests can choose and pay for only what they’d like to eat. Superbude’s prices begin at EUR 59 for a double room. When targeting young travellers, low budget and high connectivity would have to be a winning combination, particularly when presented with a bright, playful style. One to emulate in a tourist destination near you… ? (Related: Hotel offers each guest a favourite book, on KindleHigh design, low touch hotelNew no-frills chic hotel chain opens in Amsterdam.) Spotted by: Franziska Luh



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