So if you are studying in Europe, your travels will usually have a layover in either London Gatwick or Heathrow Airport. While it has world reclaim for being a confusing airport to get around, I had no problems getting terminal to terminal thanks to free rail service between terminals (they don’t run from midnight to 5am though!)
Another great feature that both Gatwick and Heathrow have is something called a Yotel. I needed somewhere to stay because my layover was about ten hours long. I knew that after getting through border check and finding my way through the airport that would leave me with about eight hours. I landed at night as well so booking a hostel and travelling to London would have been foolish (London is about a thirty minute taxi ride from Heathrow). I ended up researching up hostels in the Heathrow area and came across a Yotel, located in the airport!
Yotel, to me, was a hybrid between a hotel and a hostel. It was an individual bedroom with an elevated capsule-style bed (compare it to a train sleep cabin). Inside of the capsule was a TV at the foot of the bed, which was awesome because it had Family Guy! To the opposite end of the room was a joint monsoon shower and toilet, separated from the room by a glass sliding door and curtain. Let me reiterate the individual emphasis on the bedroom. In total, it’s only about twelve feet by eight feet in area.