The main difference is in the private room, but a capsule hotel has great merits in its rates, spacious common baths, lounges and other facilities. Recently, in particular, capsule hotels are not only equipped with just sauna facilities, but also theatre rooms and almost 3000 manga and magazines etc.
The facilities offered are almost unbelievable for the price, which is one of the best characteristics of the capsule hotel.
The main difference is in the quality of sleep.
A manga café is usually equppied with darts and billiards, which can be noisy. You also have to sleep on a chair or tatami, which is not the best place to have a good night’s sleep.
Also, just as the term “net café refugees” has proliferated, manga cafés are so full of people lately that you can hardly find a free spot inside.
The greatest difference is definitely in the price.
The average amount of money an office worker in town pays per taxi ride is said to be around 10,000 yen.
Furthermore, queues may be so long you would have to wait much longer than expected if you were going to take a cab after midnight. While you will be well rested at home when taking a taxi home, it comes with the price of expensive fares and effort.