Budget hotel concept Yotel has opened its first property at Gatwick Airport.


The budget hotel concept, which is a mix between a Japanese capsule hotel and a first-class airline cabin, is the brainchild of Simon Woodroffe, the man behind Yo! Sushi.


Woodroffe claims the Gatwick Yotel, which has 46 cabins and is based at the airport’s South Terminal, is the first hotel to be located inside a UK airport terminal.


A second Yotel is due to open at Heathrow Airport in August.


The cabins come in three classes – premium, standard and economy – the top two of which have en-suite bathrooms. Other features include free Wifi, ‘techno wall’ entertainment systems, and beds that double as couches.


Yotel CEO Gerard Greene said the new concept was “designed to offer a solution to boring and expensive hotels around the globe”.


The design concept even extends to the staff, who have been provided with funky uniforms by Field Grey.


Guests can book the cabins by the night or for just a few hours while they wait for their flight. They can also order room service via the TV system or in person at a 24/7 ‘Galley’ area.


Prices start from £25 for four hours and £55 overnight. Bookings can be made from July 1 either online or by calling 0207 1001100.