Digital Guidebook Examples

Real examples of short-term and vacation rental managers harnessing the power of Hostfully Digital Guidebooks to boost the guest experience, eliminate repetitive tasks, and create new revenue streams.

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01. Custom branding and colors

See how Cuevas Helena Holidays used Hostfully’s custom branding feature to push their company’s branding even further, attracting repeat guests because of their consistent presence and branding.  

  • Imports venue hours of operation
  • Google Places API-ready
  • Use your logo anywhere

02. Self check-in

Yann of Mtl Vacation Rentals used Hostfully’s Digital Guidebooks to implement self check-in for his guests. All he had to do was provide detailed and easy-to-follow instructions. 

  • Multi-lingual
  • Visual access details
  • Precise transportation instructions

03. House manual

The last thing guests want at check-in is to get an earful on house rules or a PhD-level course on how to use the washing machine. So here’s how Auntie Belham’s let Hostfully’s Digital Guidebooks do the talking. 

  • Polished look and feel
  • Custom categories
  • Unique descriptions

04. Embedding videos

Pedro takes advantage of the fact that you can leave detailed instructions or recommendations in video format to make it even easier and more entertaining for guests. 

  • Custom recommendations
  • Detailed house manual
  • Easy setup

05. Multi-language

Here’s how Tara of Heart of Cape Cod caters to guests in 5 different languages using Hostfully’s Digital Guidebooks.

  • Unlimited recommendations
  • Dynamic map view
  • Mobile-friendly

06. Upsell products and services

Lori from Take Me To Myrtle Beach created additional revenue streams through the Hostfully Marketplace by offering additional experiences and services to guests. 

  • Clear check-out information
  • Visual house manual
  • Printable PDF option

07. Voice-activated concierge

With Hostfully’s Virtual Concierge Service integration, guests can ask Alexa devices any property-related information as well as recommendations. Here’s how Jeff of Summit Vacations offers virtual concierge perks to guests.

  • Multi-property templates
  • Searchable content
  • Google Maps integrated

08. Custom categories

See how SwissHut created unique categories to reflect the uniqueness of their property.

  • Share by QR code
  • One-link download
  • Easy to edit

09. How-tos using GIFs

Philip from California Bauhaus got a little creative and incorporated GIFs to explain to his guests how to use certain household appliances. The result? A very entertaining guidebook.
  • Visual house manual
  • Unique look and feel
  • Custom categories

10. Capture guest email

Here’s how Hostfully co-founder & president, David Jacoby, used Digital Guidebooks at his vacation rental property to level-up his remarketing game.
  • Custom branding
  • Use of images
  • Upsell additional services

11. Aligning guidebook branding with business

See how Congdon & Coleman used Hostfully’s custom branding feature to ensure it’s look matches their own brand colors.
  • Video house manual
  • Use your logo anywhere
  • Weather widget

12. Splash screen enabled

Ocean Holidays Cornwall uses Hostfully’s Splash Screen feature to capture guest details & acknowledge house policies.
  • Custom categories
  • Precise transport instructions
  • Detailed house manual

13. Videos & images on all cards

Pacific Palms Holidays really takes their guidebook to a whole new level with eye-catching visuals that explain everything to their guests.
  • Smooth browsing experience
  • Capture guest details
  • Visual access details

Bonus: All features activated

Curious to see what a fully-loaded Hostfully Digital Guidebook looks like?  From the marketplace, to custom categories, and even the ‘Book Again’ feature, here’s how Truyen of Saigon Living (and Hostfully employee) woos his guests and boosts his bottom-line. 

  • Branded
  • Repeat business-ready
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