Couple Friendly Rooms: Oyo Rooms v/s StayUncle


Couple Friendly rooms in India has gained an eye-raising attention amongst the audience. Thanks to these new startups, we currently know there’s no law which might stop an unmarried couple from booking a room.

Many of the hotel establishments in India hesitate to provide couple friendly rooms. The hotels would insist on presenting the marriage certificate to a couple before providing a room. Many cases appear where the adults getting caught for misbehaving in public. This makes it painful for people who just want some private time away from the snoopy eyes.

So, when it comes to choosing a secure and happy experience which one should a couple choose? Let us dig into the reviews of the two giants battling in the segment of couple friendly hotels.

Oyo Rooms V/s StayUncle

Unmarried couples who wish to rent a room cannot do so as the ‘sex’ talk becomes a tricky topic in India even today. After StayUncle, OYO Rooms has also plunged into the game of providing couple friendly hotels. Take a brief look on the image below to understand the process of How to Activate Relationship Mode of OYO Rooms?


With the ‘Relationship Mode,’ on the website, OYO has managed to attract a lot of audience towards them. But, will they succeed? Read ahead to find out.

Does OYO sound better than StayUncle?

Unfortunately, NO. After reading a couple of experiences online, not many sounded happy with the OYO hotel experience. In some instances,  one could not find the hotel itself, forget to enjoy any other facilities. Many instances listed online mentioned that the customers could not complete a booking.

On the contrary, StayUncle’s services appeared satisfactory. It has tie-ups with only those hotels who allow ‘unmarried couples to share a room’. Whereas, OYO caters all kinds of audience. This might lead to confusion about the different policies of the hotels.


Hotels with 3 and 4 stars look for full occupancy and StayUncle provides them as long as you have an identity proof. Many couples who have tried the place, find the services satisfactory. Starting from booking a hotel to checking in. No hassle seemed on the reception whereas many couples do feel awkward.

According to various sources on the net, StayUncle seems to bag away many points. The booking service startup enjoys the tie-ups with some of the major hotel brand names which enjoy 3 or 4-star ratings.

Will the concept stay or wither away with time?

It’s too early to predict anything. With changing times, people will get used to the idea of couple friendly rooms. If the service provides a safe and workable environment, then the adults should not feel awkward. As the companies fight to enter the niche sector, both the companies have to deal with the morality of society. Not just with parents, but also the local government bodies and hoteliers also. We as Indians, need to understand the maturity of the concept. We find issues even when a guy and a girl hold hands, let alone staying together in a hotel room.

The majority of Indian population known to fall under age-group of 25-40. The older generation should accept the change they bring with open arms. It may sound difficult to accept, but parents should let the kids make the life decisions themselves. Why do Indian parents feel comfortable in their kids getting married to an absolute stranger and not someone they actually love? A question for thought, isn’t it?

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Manu Mathur
Manu Mathur
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    yes it is true
    my booking was denied though I booked a couple friendly hotel with locad ids accepted. I have asked your customer executive before booking a hotel. And today when i checkd in at hotel, they denied my booking by saying unmarried couples are not allowed. It was a worst experience. I will never choose oyo ever for any booking.

    • Hello Rajesh,

      Sorry to hear about your experience with OYO Rooms.

      Though I won’t favour any particular service here, yet I would request you and all my readers to be aware of all the pros and cons before making any reservations to avoid such unfortunate situations.

    • Dear Rajesh,

      We understand that no amount of apologies can make up for the experience that you had to go through. For the same we request you to kindly inbox us your booking ID/contact details on the following e-mail id :- so that we can help you at the earliest.

      Rajesh, At OYO our guest are our most important priority. And the same has been recognized across industry as we were recently recognized for our innovations in customer experience. We intend to learn more and more to delight our guests and provide them with best experience ever. It will be great if you can tell a suitable time to connect with you so that we can further strengthen our customer experience. You can also call us at :- +919313931393 and our team will be more than happy to assist you.

      Please visit the following link in order to book couple friendly OYO’s and to experience beautiful living spaces at low cost.

      Team OYO

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