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These unique experiences are crafted by hosts who open their homes to share their passion, knowledge & skills with guests who are ready to go out and step into these rich, social experiences.
People are the essence of any place and we love meeting new people. Our goal is to create an ecosystem where people make meaningful connections, wherever they go, while having fun and being a part of something interesting.
FAQ
For Guest
For Host
How does OpenOut work?
Simple.
Explore interesting experiences around you, Request to join the ones that interest you, Pay and confirm post host approval, Join the OpenOut.
What kind of experiences can I find?
Hosts put a lot of personal attention to each experience and each OpenOut experiences turn out to be unique and different from one another.
Broadly these experiences fall under:
  • Food & Drinks: Specialized cuisines — regional and international, tastings and pairings, cocktail making, beer and barbecues , brunches, dinners
  • Live Performances: Stand-ups, Music gigs, Story-telling sessions
  • Entertainment: Sports screenings, Board games, Movies and Documentaries
  • Arts & Design: Painting, Origami, Architecture
  • Literature: Book reading and specific discussion led experiences
How long are these experiences, generally?
Ideal time for an OpenOut is 3 hours. Long enough for you to interact with people and sink in to the experience, short enough to not block your entire day :)
How many people is an OpenOut for?
OpenOuts generally stretch between 5 to 15 people, depending on the space, experience or host comfort. You will be able to see the spots remaining and confirmed ones while booking an OpenOut.
When do I get the complete address?
Before booking you will only see the location of the OpenOut. Once you request to join and the host approves it, you can pay and you can then again to go to MY OUTS and this time you will see the complete address of the host.
Why should I attend?
Well, apart from the reason that we would really love to see you in an OpenOut, here are some other reasons.
  • People: You meet a lot of new and interesting people from different fields. Ofcourse, they get to meet someone interesting like you too :)
  • Place: When you step into someone's home, you are also stepping into their lives, beliefs and culture they are sharing with you. Imagine exploring your city through a different side — its homes & their hosts.
  • Experience: Unique, rich, collective yet personal experiences where you are a part of the experience and a part of something new.
  • Stories: So many people, so many interesting things, so many stories, you will remember the day not with a place or an activity like ‘oh! I spent my day at this cafe/restaurant/movies' but ‘ I met so many interesting people, had so much fun, in such an informal environment, and was a part of such a cool experience hosted by this person. So many stories to tel
Where is OpenOut present?
We are in Bangalore now & we have loved it! We are eager to introduce OpenOut in other cities soon! Keep watching this space — Announcements or Nudge us or Support us.
How do I know who all are attending the OpenOut I am attending?
You will see the number of people who have been confirmed for any OpenOut when you click on the OpenOut experience. Post payment and confirmation you can see the general profiles of other guests attending your OpenOut.

Please note: Confirmation is only after payment is done.
What personal details do you share with hosts or guests?
We do not share any personal information with guests. Your general profile is the only thing they can see. Your number is only shared with the host.
Can I pay by cash?
Unfortunately, no. We have integrated safe & secure payment gateway partners within OpenOut, through which all payments need to be made.
I don’t have a home to host but I can host at my friends/relatives home, is that fine?
Yes! You can decide to host it at someone else’s place as long as the person knows you well and trusts you to manage it!
After an OpenOut gets over, is review mandatory?
The OpenOut community thrives on openness, trust and credibility.
As a guest, reviewing and rating the host experience is mandatory. By doing so, you are enriching the entire system and making it easier for the next guest to decide.
Please note that your ratings will not be visible to the host.
Although not mandatory, you may also decide to review other guests who attended your OpenOut.
Can’t make it to the OpenOut experience..can I get a refund?
There are no refunds in OpenOut since the host depends on the confirmation to prepare for it. At best, you can transfer it to your friend incase you let us know 48 hours in advance at [email protected]
Is there any other payment I need to do at the venue?
No whatever payment you make on the OpenOut platform is all inclusive. There is no payment to be done separately during or after an OpenOut experience!
I am always the curious one..I have some other queries too?
Drop us a mail at [email protected]
How does OpenOut work?
Simple.
Click on Host with OpenOut , Create your experience, Submit, Activate dates once approved. Start hosting a great experience!
What kind of experiences can I host?
As Hosts you put in a lot of personal attention to each experience and each OpenOut experience turns out to be unique and different from one another.
Broadly you can create experiences under:
  • Food & Drinks: Specialized cuisines — regional and international, tastings and pairings, cocktail making, beer and barbecues , brunches, dinners
  • Live Performances: Stand-ups, Music gigs, Story-telling sessions
  • Entertainment: Sports screenings, Board games, Movies and Documentaries
  • Arts & Design: Painting, Origami, Architecture
  • Literature: Book reading and specific discussion led experiences
Find something missing? let us know at [email protected]
How long is an OpenOut experience, generally?
Ideal time for an OpenOut is 3 hours from the time people come till they leave. You might have Longer ones but do take care that there is not much of idle time in your experience.
It should be enough for you to interact with your guests and allow them to sink in the experience & short enough to not block your entire day :)
How many people can I invite for an OpenOut?
Totally depends on the home and the kind of experience created.
Some experiences need high level of attention while some experiences make sense only if the number of people are high. Some require people to be seated all the time, some are more free-wheeling in nature and can comfortably have more people.
Remember, people come to not only meet other people but also to step into your home and understand what inspires you and hear your stories.
We have seen the number to be mostly in between 5 to 15.
Why should I host?
Well, apart from the fact that we are really eager to welcome you as a host on OpenOut, here are some other reasons
  • People: You get to meet a lot of new people who are interested in becoming a part of the experience you have created. You passion travels wide and far.
  • Passion: Spending time doing something you have always wanted to do more of feels very rewarding :)
  • Rewards: You not only earn financially by devoting time by doing things you love but also earn respect, admiration and a lot of love!
  • Comfort: You are meeting people. Creating experiences you are passionate about. Getting rewarded. All of this at the comfort of your home! No need to step out or managing things that are not directly related to what you are passionate about.
  • Improve and better: We know how passionate our hosts are, and how eager they are to take any feedback which can help them sharpen their skills. OpenOut provides a great mechanism for you to keep sharpening your skills. We know you will love it! Hear it from Kanishka.
How do you verify people?
Everyone has to go through a FB login and Mobile number verification before they can host or attend.Past reviews and ratings from other hosts & guests, also help you know more about other people.

We will keep adding deeper verification through Govt ids, references and other social profiles to ensure that OpenOut remains for only real people who are respectful, empathetic and considerate.
How do I know who all are attending the OpenOut I am hosting?
As a host every time someone requests to join your OpenOut, you will get a notification alerting you. Once approved and after they make the payment they are confirmed for your OpenOut.

Please note approving does not mean confirmed. Confirmation is only after payment is done.

As a creator of your experience, you have full control over who comes to your OpenOut. You will see the persons profile including other OpenOuts they have attended, reviews and ratings that they have received.
What personal details do you share with guests?
We share your phone number and address to only those guests who have paid and confirmed. Before paying they only see the location name.
How does OpenOut re-imburse me?
Within 3 days of successful completion of your experience, we send the money to your bank account through online transfers on the Bank account number you state. We can not transfer in cash.
I have a nice place and I would be happy to let someone host an experience over there. Is that possible?
Yes, absolutely. You could go to the co-host section and reach out to us. We will get in touch with you.
After an OpenOut gets over, is review mandatory?
As a host, yes! Reviews is something we take seriously and it enables to keep the OpenOut system healthy and trusted.
Your reviews will help every host in the community, to make a decision when guests request to join.
Moreover, reviewing a guest also encourages them to leave a review about your experience.
Can I cancel my upcoming OpenOut experience?
We take cancellations by host seriously. Incase, you want to cancel an OpenOut experience where none has paid yet, that is possible. But the moment someone pays, as a host, it is your responsibility to conduct the OpenOut.

Any cancellations without any notice, would lead to suspension of account.
What is a private review?
We realize that sometimes you might want to give certain feedback about others without sending it to them.
Private reviews come directly to OpenOut and we will pass on the message to the the intended recipient, anonymously, if appropriate.