Press Coverage about SimplyGuest


ಮನೆ ಹುಡುಕುವವರ ಚಿಂತೆ ದೂರಾಗಿಸಿದ ಕೋಲಾರ ಹುಡುಗ್ರು... ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗರಿಗೆ ವರವಾಯ್ತು ಸಿಂಪ್ಲಿ ಗೆಸ್ಟ್
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ಮನೆ ಹುಡುಕುವವರ ಚಿಂತೆ ದೂರಾಗಿಸಿದ ಕೋಲಾರ ಹುಡುಗ್ರು... ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗರಿಗೆ ವರವಾಯ್ತು ಸಿಂಪ್ಲಿ ಗೆಸ್ಟ್

Chanukya, May 26, 2019

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಹೊಸತಾಗಿ ಬರೋರಿಗೆ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮನೆ ಬಾಡಿಗೆಗೆ ಪಡೆಯೋದೇ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕೆಲಸ. ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ಯುವತಿಯರಿಗಂತೂ ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಸೇಫ್ಟಿಯದ್ದೇ ಚಿಂತೆ. ಸದ್ಯ ಈ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗೆ ಮೂವರು ಉತ್ಸಾಹಿ ಯುವಕರ ತಂಡವೊಂದು ಪರಿಹಾರ ಕಂಡುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಕೆಲಸ ಹುಡುಕಿಕೊಂಡು ದಿನಕ್ಕೆ ಅದೆಷ್ಟೋ ಮಂದಿ ಸಿಲಿಕಾನ್​ ಸಿಟಿ ಕಡೆಗೆ ಬರುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹೀಗೆ ಬರುವ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಾಕಾಂಕ್ಷಿಗಳು ಉಳಿಯಲು ನೆಲೆ ಹುಡುಕುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಎಷ್ಟೋ ದುಡ್ಡು ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಬಿಡೋಣ ಜಾಗ ಸಿಕ್ರೆ ಸಾಕು ಎನ್ನುವ ಮನಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಅವರದ್ದು.

ಇದನ್ನೇ ಬಂಡವಾಳವಾಗಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ರಿಯಲ್​ ಎಸ್ಟೇಟ್​ ಡೀಲರ್​ಗಳು ಕಮಿಷನ್​ ಆಸೆಗೆ ಮೋಸ ಮಾಡುವ ವರದಿಗಳಾಗಿವೆ. ತಾವಿರುವ ಜಾಗ ಎಂಥದ್ದು, ಅವರ ಮನಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳೇನೋ, ಅಲ್ಲ ತಾವು ಸೇಫಾಗಿದ್ದೀವಾ ಇಷ್ಟೆಲ್ಲ ಯೋಚನೆಗಳ ಮಧ್ಯೆಯೇ ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಜೀವನ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.

ಕೋಲಾರ ಮೂಲದ ಉತ್ಸಾಹಿ ಯುವಕರಾದ ಸುಬ್ಬು ಅತ್ತಿಕುಂಟೆ, ಅಂಬರೀಶ್​ ಅತ್ತಿಕುಂಟೆ ಹಾಗೂ ರಾಜಸ್ಥಾನ ಮೂಲದ ಮಾಯಾಂಕ್​ ಅವರು ಶುರುಮಾಡಿರುವ ಸಿಂಪ್ಲಿ ಗೆಸ್ಟ್​ ಹೆಸರಿನ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್​ಅಪ್​ (ನವೋದ್ಯಮ) ಇಂಥ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಪರಿಹಾರ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದೆ.

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Can SimplyGuest Fight Off OYO, StayAbode, NestAway And Cos In Tight Co-Living Market?
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Can SimplyGuest Fight Off OYO, StayAbode, NestAway And Cos In Tight Co-Living Market?

Yatti Soni, Apr 26, 2019

Of course, living in an apartment is quite different to just renting a temporary accommodation. In addition to housing rentals, SimplyGuest has exclusive offerings for its customers such as the option to rent bicycles, car parking spaces, and expense management tool for individual tenants co-living in a house for which it takes a nominal fee. For instance, car parking costs about INR 1,500 per month.

“We are always thinking of how to make living in our flats better. Short distance transport is a challenge in cities. We have realised from our guest’s feedback that commuting 1-3 kilometers is an annoying problem for our guests,” Athikunte said.

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Millennials are opting to rent but with some perks
The Economic Times

Millennials are opting to rent but with some perks

Feb 12, 2019

As added perks, some companies offer discounts to members from food delivery, restaurant and healthcare brands via partnerships.

Unlike co-living spaces abroad, many companies in India separate their offerings by gender. However, unlike most PGs, people of the opposite gender can come into common spaces. In Bengaluru-based SimplyGuest’s spaces, men and women can go to each other rooms too, as long as others living in the apartment don’t have a problem with it, said co-founder Subbu Athikunte. "People don’t like restrictions or moral policing."

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Co-living space in demand, offers biz potential worth $93 billion per year
MoneyControl

Co-living space in demand, offers biz potential worth $93 billion per year

Feb 10, 2019
After decent growth of co-working segment in last few years, it's now co-living space which is creating buzz in India and has potential to become USD 93 billion market annually on rising demand from students and professionals, according to a study.
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The co-living space boom
Man's World

The co-living space boom

Tushar Burman, January 2019, Print Edition
In line with their, focus SimplyGuest decided to tackle three key areas for urban migrants: lodging, commuting, and food. By making available properties that are close to high-tech hubs, they eliminate long commutes, even providing bicycles at a small fee. They have an internal food delivery service - started by the tenant, no less - that sorts out food, if you’re unmotivated, or just needs to get as much sleep as possible. Pokharna sees it as a beginning of a platform, one that can plug in other related services in the future. SimplyGuest takes “living-as-a-service” quite seriously. Once services are decided everything is billed once a month in one invoice per tenant (shared, or independent housing). Even bill splits for other expenses can be managed within their app, and settled in the next billing cycle; this can include the food bills via the internal service. SimplyGuest goes as far as to custom design their own furniture, to be functional and bombproof. Well, almost. Read Coverage
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Making The Co-Living Biz Efficient? The Real Deal
CNBC TV 18

Making The Co-Living Biz Efficient? The Real Deal

Manisha Natarajan, November 23, 2018
Making The Co-Living Biz Efficient? The Real Deal

No more landlord woes: Why co-living could be the next big thing among Indian millennials
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No more landlord woes: Why co-living could be the next big thing among Indian millennials

Reem Khokhar, October 24, 2018
SimplyGuest, started in 2015, is a technology-based platform for private and shared rental spaces. The founders, Subbu Athikunte and Mayank Pokharna, see co-living as a solution to the dearth of suitable accommodation for single people.
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SimplyGuest launched Parking Marketplace to solve Parking Woes of Bangaloreans
openPR

SimplyGuest launched Parking Marketplace to solve Parking Woes of Bangaloreans

Sep 10, 2018

If you don’t have a safe, covered parking space for your car at home, SimplyGuest is a platform through which you can find owners willing to rent out such spaces in several major locations.

With the monsoon all set to roll into the city soon, you might be worried about not having a safe covered parking spot for your car at your home. Fret not, for the folks at SimplyGuest will link you up with somebody in the city who might have some space to spare! SimplyGuest is a platform that primarily deals with renting out fully furnished accommodation for bachelors and young working professionals in Central and South Bangalore. Recently, they discovered that despite high demand, there is no real parking service provider in the city. Fast forward a few months, and they are now a marketplace for both owners and potential tenants of such covered parking lots. They follow an end-to-end approach and take care of all verifications and other requirements. The lots are gated, covered, convenient and accessible- and all for an affordable monthly rent starting as low as 1500 bucks!

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SimplyGuest with Mayank – Udaipur student engineers a PG startup
Udaipur Times

SimplyGuest with Mayank – Udaipur student engineers a PG startup

Mar 24, 2018
The entrepreneurial bug bites, and when it bites, it stays. Mayank Pokharna, a graduate of CTAE (2013) and alumnus of St Paul’s Udaipur, began his career with startups and graduate to one of his own. He is a team of three tech graduates, who identified the need for comfortable living at optimal costs in metros and after a thorough research led themselves to their Eureka moment – SimplyGuest.
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Just Moved To Bangalore? This Folks Will Find You A Home And Settle You In Smoothly
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Just Moved To Bangalore? This Folks Will Find You A Home And Settle You In Smoothly

Suzanna , March 14, 2018
If you’re on the quest of finding the perfect spot for you to rent out and live in, then you will find a helpful friend in SimplyGuest. An online service and aggregator, the website rounds up a list of places to shack up in, in different neighbourhoods, which makes house hunting a whole lot easier. And in a city like Bangalore where brokers aren’t as easily accessible as in Mumbai, this service is bae. A service mainly for singles and couples {sorry families}, you can find anything from hostels and 1BHK flats to studio apartments and a few villas too, all fully furnished, and ready to rent. Sticking to a budget? Well then, you’ll be pleased to hear that the rents fall between INR 9,000 and INR 25,000, depending on the accommodation and the neighbourhood it is set in. What’s more, they’ll even throw in services like maintenance and housekeeping, that are included in your monthly rent. And for an additional cost, you can get home-cooked meals delivered home too. Yeah, it’s a pretty sweet set up alright.
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SimplyGuest - A Technology-based Platform for Private and Shared Rental Spaces
BW Disrupt

SimplyGuest - A Technology-based Platform for Private and Shared Rental Spaces

Sujata Sangwan, March 12, 2018
...Bengaluru-based SimplyGuest provides fully-furnished homes to singles, working professionals, and couples in close proximity to their workplaces. The accommodation is completely managed and hassle-free; rent is inclusive of all monthly bills including electricity, water, 20-100mbps WiFi, DTH, unlimited LPG, domestic help, repairs and maintenance. SimplyGuest takes care of finding qualified flatmates as well as their entries and exits. Tenants can move in to any house in our network at no extra cost when they change jobs or workplaces. SimplyGuest also provides bicycles on rent for an easy commute and recommends a curated list of cooks and maids to the people living at SimplyGuest homes.
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SimplyGuest ties up with Gati to offer logistic services to its tenants
MediaInfoline

SimplyGuest ties up with Gati to offer logistic services to its tenants

Feb 22, 2018
SimplyGuest recently tied up with Gati to offer its tenants a hassle-free move in and move out experience from its homes in Bangalore. With this tie-up, Gati now becomes an exclusive logistics partner of SimplyGuest. Our objective is to give positive and value-added logistics services that are relevant to our tenants and making movements across houses easier.
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Simply Head To SimplyGuest For The Best In Home Rentals
Be Bold People

Simply Head To SimplyGuest For The Best In Home Rentals

Mayukha Deepak, Feb 22, 2018
Where do you go when you want an affordable, comfortable, fully equipped crib to crash in after a hard day’s work? Why SimplyGuest, of course! simplyguest.com provides fully-furnished, fully managed, comfortable and safe 2 and 3 BHK homes for working professionals either on a sharing or per room basis. You can even opt for a 1 BHK or a studio with 1 kitchen for more privacy. Their homes come with high-speed WiFi, DTH, unlimited LPG, housekeeping and all the other essential facilities. These accommodations are completely managed and rent is inclusive of monthly bills. You don’t have to worry about finding a flatmate or worry about the upkeep of the house because you’ll pay just your rent and for the services utilized while the owners manage the property completely. It’s as simple as that at SimplyGuest!
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BangaloreInsider

BangaloreInsider

SimplyGuest can help you find your accommodation near your workplace.

Bhumika Ambwani, Feb 7, 2018
SimplyGuest is a Bengaluru-based startup founder by Subbu, Ambareesha Athikunte and Mayank Pokharna. SimplyGuest was established in 2015. They provide fully furnished homes to working professionals near to their workplace with all essential amenities like high-speed wi-fi, water, LPG, DTH and lot more. They have also started a hostel with high-quality facilities including food. They also conduct an audit on a monthly basis to check the quality of services which they are providing are in line with commitments or not.
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YourStory

A home away from home, which happens to be close to work - this is one thing any young professional or student looks for, and is exactly what Bengaluru-based SimplyGuest provides.

Sindhu Kashyap, Jan 15, 2018
...[SimplyGuest] started off with housing rentals, but why it stands out is because you don't just rent the house. SimplyGuest works with the landlord to take care of other basic requirements like hiring domestic help, getting DTH and Internet connections in place, and even help you rent a cycle, if you want. The idea is not just to save you the hassle of arranging all these things, but also to provide unified billing for all of them.
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SimplyGuest पर अपने कार्यक्षेत्र के पास रहने के लिए जगह खोजें
Dainik Bhaskar (दैनिक भास्कर)

SimplyGuest पर अपने कार्यक्षेत्र के पास रहने के लिए जगह खोजें

January 23, 2018
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How SimplyGuest Wants to Build A Different Kind of Hostel
NDTV Gadgets

How SimplyGuest Wants to Build A Different Kind of Hostel

Gopal Sathe November 24, 2017
...[SimplyGuest] started off with housing rentals, but why it stands out is because you don't just rent the house. SimplyGuest works with the landlord to take care of other basic requirements like hiring domestic help, getting DTH and Internet connections in place, and even help you rent a cycle, if you want. The idea is not just to save you the hassle of arranging all these things, but also to provide unified billing for all of them.
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Probing landlords make renting house a harrowing experience
Times of India

Probing landlords make renting house a harrowing experience

Shilpa Baburaj, May 12, 2016
Unlike a broker who will leave the tenant at the mercy of the landlord and walk away with his commission of one month's rent, we first enter into a services agreement with the owner. The owner does not come in contact with the tenant, so there is no possibility of outrageous conditions coming up. Our commission is a part of the rent, so this is settled between us and the owner.
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Karnataka follows the archaic rent act, exorbitant security deposit a nightmare for tenants
Times of India

Karnataka follows the archaic rent act, exorbitant security deposit a nightmare for tenants

Shilpa Baburaj, May 12, 2016
Subbu Athikunte, a software engineer who started SimplyGuest, said, “Unlike a broker who will leave the tenant at the mercy of the landlord and walk away with his commission of one month’s rent, we first enter into a services agreement with the owner. The owner does not come in contact with the tenant at all and thus there is no possibility of outrageous conditions coming up. Our commission in fact is a part of the rent that the tenant pays the owner and this is settled between us and the owner.”
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They give what singles want
Bangalore Mirror

They give what singles want

Sudha Pillai, Dec 29, 2015
...[SimplyGuest is] addressing a ubiquitous problem faced by single men and women in this city — "finding a suitable house on rent". Eight-months ago they started Simplyguest, which Subbu says is the antithesis of PG accommodation. He insists that they are neither "conventional brokers nor service apartment providers".
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