What a month September was at Nomads St Kilda Hostel. 120 Pods beds assembled over two weeks with a team of twenty, including managers, maintenance, social media, housekeeping and travel staff from all 5 properties in Melbourne.
These things are huge, heavy and difficult to assemble. We went from spending much of the first day scratching our heads and arguing about allen keys to a well-oiled machine throwing up 25 units per day. Did I mention it rained the whole time? They say the best friendships are formed in the face of adversity. This was certainly the case during this fortnight of hard labour.
What is a Pod Bed you ask? A Pod Bed can be best described as a luxurious Dorm Bed equipped with your very own privacy curtain (don't get any naughty ideas), your very own USB charging station, reading light and under bed locker. The Pod Bed is designed to offer that little bit of extra comfort you may need after a long haul flight or a big night out.
After a lengthy development and production process the St Kilda crew have received the delivery of their new Pod Beds. The new revolutionary design includes under bed lockers with lockable hydraulic opening mechanism, a 'power bar' with a light, 2 power points and 2 usb charging ports, privacy curtains and the sturdiness of a mountain goat!
These new bunks are going to set the bar for backpacker comfort in St Kilda and the rest of the country!
Love from the NSKB Crew!