What are short time microstays ?
Unlike regular hotel stays which are charged on the basis of 12 noon check-out or 24-hours check-out, short time micro-stays pertain to 3 to 12 hours stay in hotels. Such short duration stays are a great boon for business and transit travelers as well as day-trippers and roadies.
Micro-stays are a win-win proposition for travelers as well as for hotels. Travelers whose stay was shorter but yet had to pay 24-hours tariff, are now saving 50% to 75% of the tariff depending on the duration of their stays. In many instances, hotels have clients checking-in during evenings followed by checking-out in the morning and micro-stays ensure that the rooms which may remain vacant during say 10 am to 5 pm would fetch additional revenue for the hotels concerned. For hotels it is almost like doubling the revenue in a same-day cycle.
Urbanpod and Pod n Beyond are pod or capsule hotels has extremely small rooms ("pods" or "capsules"), intended to provide cheap, basic but comfortable stay for people working late or away from homes.
New websites and apps are here to offer micro-stays…
In Resources section below are the apps and websites which are solely focused on short time micro-stays. In turn, these apps and websites have tied up with hotels which range from budget hotels to five-star properties. It is possible to book with them even 30 minutes prior to arrival. However, do note that many of them do not accept unmarried couples, except for StayUncle. Most of the apps allow you to book for 3, 6 or 12 hours stay.