Asher Hunt had newly established this travel start up. The idea actually originated when Hunt flew to New York in mid-July. What happened was Hunt had no idea where he would be staying that night. Basically, Overnight pairs last-minute travelers with local hosts for same-day stays. Guests then have the option to browse through the various hosts that have agreed to host them, and book instantly.
Now, Overnight is available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, and is extended to the East Coast.
Overnight enables users to find last-minute accommodations, ranging from couches to rooms to entire homes. A new version of its app now has the ability to book single or multiple nights. The app is something of a cross between HotelTonight and Airbnb, connecting users with hosts who have accommodations available at the last minute. Overnight has about 4,000 hosts.
Users download the app for free and sign in through Facebook. They must provide a phone number, valid government-issued identification, and a credit card. IDs and credit cards are verified through Jumio, a third-party company.
Overnight actually offers $25 off your first booking right after sign-up. The travel app is only available for iOS or Apple users. Since Overnight is a mobile booking app, the official site of Overnight is merely an introduction and advertisement of the travel app. Like Airbnb, Overnight gives customers the option to choose either to provide last-minute accommodation as a host or book last-minute room for tonight as a guest. Since the travel app can be accessed on iOS, Apple Pay is the best option of payment which makes transactions quick, easy, and convenient.
Overnight App Reviews of Customers
We tried making random searches for Overnight App reviews online. Since the term “Overnight” is too general, several results were shown which are unrelated to the travel app itself. However, on iTunes, Overnight had garnered an overall score 5 stars, which means, the travel app seems to be reliable. One reviewer even compared Airbnb to Overnight when he said:
“At first, I didn’t really understand the difference between this and Airbnb, to be honest (big Airbnb fan) and wasn’t sure how Overnight’s last minute focus is that special… Until I needed it one day my flight was cancelled. Not only did I find a host within minutes (no emailing, no negotiating, no stress) and didn’t have to pay crazy hotel prices, I was happy to see how welcoming she was.”
Another page caught our attention; when we clicked on it, we saw an article titled “Overnight Profit APP Review; Is the Software Scam?” This page alone answered all the questions and doubts we are looking over Overnight. Read this as well and feel free to be the judge.
An on-demand accommodation booking iOS app that could book a place to stay tonight: Overnight being faster, cheaper, and with just the drop of a pin. Their mission is to make travel more accessible to more people. Overnight breaks down the barriers of last-minute travel by encouraging spontaneous adventure and allowing for same-day stays from local hosts.
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