In this paper, we study soft hypergroupoids. Firstly, we introduce the notion of soft hypergroupoids, and some examples are given. Also, we show that soft hypergroupoids are closely related to L-subhypergroupoid. Secondly, using the notion of soft hypergroupoid, some new properties of soft hypergroupoids are obtained. Lastly, we investigate some properties of soft subhypergroupoids. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.