The seed for Hostfully was created when San Francisco neighbors David and Stephan were separately running their own short term rental operations in San Francisco, Point Reyes, and the French Alps. Both were struck by how hard it was to support the guest experience and manage their business, and asked themselves: “Why does this have to be so hard?” From that moment forward, they sought out the best team they could find to build the business. David met Margot at the preschool both their kids attended, and the rest is history.
Together as a team, they got to work on how to make the most valuable offering for short term rental managers and Hostfully became what it is today.
We care deeply about the work we are doing to bring value to our customers. We are on the side of caring “too much” versus “not enough”.
We believe that every relationship, whether it is with an employee, customer, partner, or investor, is a priority. We also believe this is a key market differentiator.
We exist because of our customers. Instead of telling our customers about our products, we ask them how we can help.
We strive to create a safe space that is inclusive and welcoming, where differences are celebrated and enrich the moments created by the guests of our customers.
This means that we are paying for carbon offsets for each of our employees and the resources that they consume. It’s a small but necessary first step for us and you can track our progress here.
We encourage our users in over 80 countries to participate in eco-friendly programs such as buying carbon offsets for their guests, or inviting their guests to participate in local or global eco-friendly initiatives.
We help vacation rental companies know what they can do to stop climate change. We also help our customers be loud and proud about their efforts, by making it easy to showcase what they’re doing in their digital guidebooks and customer messaging.
Hostfully is a proud participant of Tourism Declares, a global community of 279 organizations, companies and professionals working together to plan a better future for tourism. We have also partnered with Sustonica and EnviroRental, two organizations that are passionate about helping vacation rentals achieve sustainability. Plus, we are a certified B-Corp organization.
With these efforts and partnerships, we aim to become a beacon for other companies in our industry to help make meaningful change in the way they operate, in how they treat employees, in what their environmental footprint is, and in how they do good for their communities.
At Hostfully, we celebrate diversity because we know that it sparks the brightest and most creative ideas. We love working with people from all around the world — customers, employees, and partners.
With open doors, we cherish people, regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or perspective. Even if you think Hamilton is overrated.
Hostfully team members
Babies born to Hostfully parents
of team identify as people of color
of team identify as LGBTQIA+
First Gen college students
Countries where team members live