Yes, we have a compact table top one. We bought it when we lived in a flat with a small kitchen but lots of cupboards in the hallway - so stored it in there. It was great when we had to dry baby clothes in the winter. Have just started using it again now that I have another baby. It probably does cost more to run but it works perfectly well and I don't want to buy a full size one til this one conks out.
I had one in my flat - my sis in law now has it and it is still going after 15 years! It was handy, but you need to split a full washing machine load into two dryer loads. Was much better than having stuff hanging around the house.