Press Kit

What Is TripHappy?

Location is one of the top priorities travelers look for when booking accommodation online, yet the big booking sites today completely fail at conveying these details. We built TripHappy to provide that information directly during the booking process.

Our mission is to help all travelers discover the area that is perfect for them, according to their own personal preferences. Party animals, backpackers, families, business travelers, foodies, and museum buffs can all now easily book accommodation in the neighborhood that appeals to them.

TripHappy was born out of a need for better location information during the accommodation booking process. As travelers ourselves, we were too often disappointed by the neighborhoods around our accommodation in, and wanted a way to find out those details before showing up at the hotel, hostel, or vacation rental.

Stop worrying about the neighborhoods you are booking in and start staying near the things you want to do.

Key Facts

  • 2,000+ cities and 6,000+ neighborhoods covered

  • 2.4 million accommodations available to book

  • 100,000+ trips created on our site

  • 20,000 travel guides created using user submitted info and big data

The Team

Ben Granas

Calvin Hawkes

Carl Grafmuller


Ben Granas, Calvin Hawkes, and Carl Grafmuller met while studying at New York University. After a few years of living and working in New York City post-graduation, the trio decided to leave the city to begin building TripHappy while also traveling full time.

The journey has so far taken them through 6 continents, 9 countries, dozens of cities, and countless neighborhoods. The team currently resides in Santiago, Chile, where they are taking part in the 17th generation of Start-Up Chile, a technology accelerator for leading global startups.


For interview requests or further information contact our marketing team: hello [at] triphappy [dot] com