Y-Combinator backed Stayflexi launches hotel bidding app Bidflexi

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Stayflexi, a Y-Combinator-backed hotel management platform, launched Bidflexi, a hotel bidding app to book last-minute stays by placing bids.

"The usage is similar to when you book a car on an app like Uber... you request a car and get it. We are attempting to do the same with hotel stays," Stayflexi Co-founder Venkatesh Sakamuri told YourStory on Monday. Through Bidflexi, consumers can bid for hotels in a city of their choice across three categories—luxury, premium, and budget—based on their requirements. Sakamuri said the prices on the app, which has a hotelier version and a consumer version, will be at least 50% cheaper than the hotel's website. "We make sure that whatever the price of a hotel is, it is at least 30-40% cheap on Bidflexi," he added.

At present, the app is available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for users with codes available. To start with, the Bidflexi app will be available for those looking for stays in Bengaluru.