Give A Brief Information About Your Start-Up?
Datstop Hostel, urban social space for professionals, millennials, and backpackers with a special section dedicated to female voyagers.
We’ve got all your backpacker-needs covered: from a safe, accessible location, comfortable beds and spotless bathrooms to a passion for showing you the best Hostel experience. When you feel like taking a break from the city, we’ve got a rooftop garden restaurant along with the best gaming experience to have fun with your friends.
We constantly strive to provide you with quality hospitality in the most efficient manner so as to also make your trip to the city easy on your pocket. As locals, the team at the hostel knows Delhi inside out and is always there to help you experience the city less as tourists, and more as a part of the crowd. Need help planning an itinerary beyond Delhi? We’ve got you covered. From motorcycle rentals to affordable travel fares, there’s nothing that we won’t do.
In Datstop you can choose a bed in mixed dormitory, a private room or a bed in female dormitory located on a separate floor dedicated to female voyagers. Pink Lane is a unique concept floor created for women backpackers and women traveling alone who would prefer to stay with fellow female travelers. Pink Lane has attached terrace for ladies where you can enjoy chit-chatting with a view, read a book or practice yoga. Datstop is wo voyage verified women-friendly property.
What Made You Start Your Start-Up And What Problem Does It Solve?
Backpacking and travel have been a very important part of my life. When I decided to start my business, I was more inclined to do something with tourism. I started researching the industry and found a market gap and an opportunity in the backpacking hostel space. The major problem it solves is making accommodation affordable for backpackers.
How Hard Is It To Have A Work-Life Balance As A Startup Founder And How Do You Manage It?
Time management and choosing the right priorities are very important as a founder. I have been able to manage it well in terms of work-life as I am very passionate about the backpacking space and my family and my partners have been a huge support to me.
Have You Raised Funding? If Yes, Then We Would Like To Know The Details. If No, Then Please Tell Us If You Are Looking To Raise.
Yes, We have raised a funding undisclosed amount of funding from Mr.Shabir Momin, MD & CTO, Zenga TV, OneDigital Entertainment and many other ventures along with Mr.Saurabh Pathak, Founder, Digital Democracy.
What Gets You Excited About This Company?
The vision of the company and the future goals that we have keeps me excited and motivated. The backpacking industry in India has a lot of scope in the future. Building a startup, understanding the customer, innovating keeps me and the employees excited.
Please Throw Some Light On Your Plans For Your Start-Up?
We are still focused despite the tourism industry taking a big hit. We plan to open 3 hostels by May 2021, with the focus on domestic tourism. We are on a researching on how to implement technology to serve our customers better.
Would Like To Share A Piece Of Advice For Budding Entrepreneurs?
Important advice I would like to give to budding entrepreneurs is to believe in yourself and the problem you want to solve but simultaneously also be logical and realistic. Have a holistic approach take feedback from industry experts, talk to mentors should be an essential part of the startup.
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