SleepOut.com connects travellers with accommodation hosts in Africa. SleepOut has adapted existing peer-to-peer and hotel booking models for emerging markets. Offline payments, mobile money and pay later options extend SleepOut’s offering to the millions of Africans without credit cards (estimated at 99% of the population).
SleepOut.co.ke was launched in June 2012 originally serving only Kenya. SleepOut.com was thereafter launched in October 2013 and now lists 6,000+ accommodation options across 60 countries currently highly concentrated around East and Southern Africa.
SleepOut.com is a high performance, highly scalable custom-built PHP mobile web application with heavy reliance on test-driven development and clean code.
Built responsively, SleepOut uses SMS and email so that any host with a phone or email can publish their accommodation on the marketplace. Hosts can publish and fully manage their listings and bookings via their dashboard.