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Pod Central, is based in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. The site has 16 pods for sleeping, each stacked in pairs and measuring up to 1.3mx 2.2m. Guests will receive free Wi-Fi as well as bedding, storage lockers, towels and a USB port, outlets, reading lights, earplugs, and fans.

Eco-friendly toiletries will also be available on site, and shared showers, toilets and hairdryers are also available.

Pod Central’s chief executive, Mia Preston, has lived in the seaside town for over 15 years. She said: “This is something new to the region, offering budget accommodation for young people, single parents, retirees – anyone looking for ‘no frills’ accommodation in a central location, whether for work, study or tourism.

“I had this funny idea when I was taking my son to explore universities across the country and it was hard to find cheap accommodation.”

Mia Having worked in renovation and property management for several years. Mia ran a clinical aromatherapy business helping clients relax and unwind.

Pod hotels were first made famous in Japan over 40 years ago, providing basic, inexpensive accommodation for guests that are typically made from wood, metal, plastic, or fiberglass.

Pod Central opened on June 21 and complies with UK government guidelines for the coronavirus pandemic.

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