Who are we?

4stay is an online marketplace for student housing. We help students, interns and professionals connect with local hosts, roommates and room providers. Our primary goal is to match the right guests with quality hosts. We ensure that every listing on our platform is real. We do our jobs with passion and enthusiasm. Our founders and the majority of our team experienced housing challenges themselves when they were students. 4stay has many student interns who remind us daily of our core mission: to help students easily find quality housing.

Our story

In 2007 and 2008, founders Akobir and Faridun came to the United States to pursue their education. One of the greatest challenges they faced as students was finding housing. Dorms were full or too expensive, apartment managers wanted to lock in a one-year lease, classified ad web pages weren't secure and off-campus roommate matching was a disaster. Guess what? Hundreds and thousands of students are still going through the same challenges. They seized the opportunity to help students one by one, doing it the hard way – offline! By the time of its inception, the founding team had helped more than 10,000 students in 15 different states representing 30+ countries.

4stay recently launched as an online marketplace to help even more students. It has been backed by some of the same Silicon Valley investors who invested in Dropbox, PayPal and LendingClub.

Our Team

Akobir Azamovich Co-founder & CEO
Faridun Nazarov Co-founder & COO
Gulnaz Sirojev Community Director
Vasily Samiev CTO
Kosim Shukurov Automation Engineer


Jason Fudin CEO of WhyHotel
Sam Meek CEO of Sandboxx
John Fanguy Founder of Irevu Serial Investor

Strategic Partners

We believe in creating strong relationships with schools, colleges, universities, institutions, organizations, companies, incubators and accelerators. 4stay is rapidly growing startup tech company and is expanding regionally, national and internationally. We are open for collaboration and partnership with similar companies for shared vision and mission of helping students and interns.

Proudly Serving

Through our sister company and partner companies, we have proudly served students, interns and professionals from very diverse backgrounds and walks of life, representing leading and reputable schools, colleges, institutions, programs and service providers. In doing so, we maintained high level of customer service, ensuring that our customers have positive experience.


4stay has been featured in stories on multiple media outlets. We reach students and hosts through the media to show how much better the student housing experience can be.


4stay is all about people. We have an individual approach to selecting top candidates with a startup background to join our team.