Travel – Short Stay in Hours at Hotels Now Possible


Transit stay is one of the reasons we avoid taking a break during our travel.  Specifically when we travel by car, what we would need is a refresh point and a mild rest which would be just few hours.  As we normally travel as a family, we look for a decent accommodation and we end up paying a good sum for the whole day though we use up hardly few hours. Now it is good news for transit passengers, roadies, and day travelers.   If microblogging has taken the world by storm, here is an addition, welcome to the new concept of Microstays. We can book hourly stay for a minimum of 3 hours, 6 hours and 12 hours. The best part of it is the places available for stay are not some obscure lodges or inns but leading budget, boutique and star hotels.

The website, 19 months since it came to being has seen 14,000 micro-stay bookings at 2-, 3- and 4-star hotels across 20 cities.  The reason behind compulsory 24 hour stays is attributed to the room remaining vacant and the pattern of check-in by travelers.  With the advent of online commerce and change in travel patterns, it is possible for hotels to rent out the rooms in hourly packages and make better money for the day. So it is a win-win situation for both the hotels and travelers.





Microstay options are available at Park properties in Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and star hotels from Gurgaon, Mumbai have introduced such options after inquiries from business travelers.  ChaturMusafir offers accommodation in 15 cities that includes tier-2 cities too. Few things to keep in mind while using ChaturMusafir –

  • Guest has to verify their account in advance before getting this facility.

  • Unmarried couples are not entertained.

  • Hourly Based and Last Minute Hotel booking are available to members who sign up with Facebook or Google and verify their account in advance.

  • There is no list of hotels displayed on the site based on your inputs. Hotels options will be emailed or texted to you within 60 minutes with option to pay through a link and confirm the booking.

  • Hourly booking is possible for the same day too.

  • ChaturMusafir also provides an option to do last minute booking of hotels (days) for today, tomorrow and day after tomorrow.


Posted on April 29, 2016, in Stay, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is definitely a good news for the transit travelers but I really hope that they live up to their promises….’from booking to the services’, it should be a smooth flow.

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