Is it the same as a by-the-hour hotel reservation? September 17, 2018 13:31 Updated Yes! A microstay is a hotel reservation for a few hours, where you get to choose the check-in time and only pay for the time you use. Related articles What could I need a microstay for? What is a Microstay? What type of Hotels can I book? What is BYHOURS? How many hours can I book? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.