People with spare places to rent always feel a need of a platform through which they can advertise their space. Similarly some visitors are not always interested in staying at hotels, they search for a place like a house or a small cottage. Keeping this in mind, a startup called as Room n House was created by Rakesh Singh and Amit Solanki which serves as a re-defined search engine for people who plan to list their properties and for guests who wish to look for an easier, unambiguous and secure alternative to expensive hotels
It is a startup connecting people who need a place to stay and people who have a spare space.
Its USP “Travel easy, Stay easier” defines it to be a startup aiming to search, discover, list and make use of the ultimate locations in any area of their choice. It’s a common man’s destination place. Whether you need to rent out your private space to earn a quick penny, or you are in desperate needs of a place to match your requirements, be it a small get-together, a family or a business function, or just need an accommodation for your next visit; Room n House is the place where you need to be. It helps you to search for private properties all over the India.
The startup is a tightly-knit group of professionals seeking to bridge a gap between travelers and hosts. Room n House spans travelers to unique experiences, at any price point, across the nation. And with world-class customer service, Room n House is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to the outside world, all for the cost of absolutely nothing.
Room n House works on dual functionality,ie it serves as a refined search engine for people who plan to list their properties and for guests who wish to look for an easier, unambiguous and secure alternative to expensive hotels.
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It offers Accommodation service for individual/vacationers, Corporate Stay Services and Hassle free Booking for Events &Conferences (Assigned Hospitality Manager) and Concierge Services (Events).
Adding on, the startup has also included cancellation policies to provide an easy service to their users. There is also a section called ’for a cause’ in which it aims to provide shelter to the needy ones.
A guest looking a for accommodation just need to search and book a place, and its done!
Seed funded by Euphoria Ventures (undisclosed), Room n House charges 8-12% booking fee from travellers. They have made listing free for hosts. Also, hosts can communicate with their guests before booking until host becomes 100% confident of the guests.
Out of the total travel and tourism market in India, share of startups like Room n House is ought to be about 15-20%. Since its launch in 2012, Room n House has already managed to sell over 5000+ nights and currently has around 2000+ listings on the platform.
The startup aims to achieve for its beautiful concept of connecting the hosts and the guests. It not only serves for the profit purposes but it also includes purposes of serving the ones in need by connecting the needy to the kind hosts.
Based out in Mumbai, Room n House is currently working with a six member team.