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About Hostfully

Hostfully products give property managers the tools they need to automate their business, earn more money, and deliver a 5-star guest experience.

The Property Management Platform lets you automate and simplify the complex management tasks of running a vacation rental. With award-winning and industry-leading features such as a channel manager, central calendar, unified inbox, triggers and templates for automated communication, payment processing, analytics & reporting, smart home management, and more, you can run your business with less effort and more success.

Hostfully’s award-winning Digital Guidebooks are easy to build and manage. You will offer guests all the information they need before they ask, which means you’ll receive fewer repetitive questions and reduce out-of-hours communications. Guidebooks simplify how you share local recommendations, the house manual, check-in instructions, and more! Other features include the ability to upsell products and services and share unique PIN codes to smart locks.
Hostfully is for vacation rental, short term rental, and corporate housing property managers. Hostfully can also be used by boutique hotels, people hosting events or guests, or property owners seeking to document key information about their location and property.

Whether you’re only listing on Airbnb, or just opening up your portfolio to bookings platforms other than your own site, Hostfully can help you reach more potential customers and optimize how you run your business.

Whether you have one listing or a thousand, Hostfully can help. We currently help property managers in more than 80 countries.

Multi-lingual? We have you covered. The Hostfully Property Management Platform is available in English with the ability to localize automated guest messaging. Since Hostfully Guidebooks are guest-facing, we offer a wide range of languages with a ton of flexibility to customize as well – including Spanish, French, Chinese (Complex and Simplified), German, Portuguese (BR and PT), Italian, Polish, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic.
Hostfully has been in business since 2016, when the company launched Digital Guidebooks. In 2018, the company merged with Orbirental and launched the Property Management Platform, bringing the combined solution of the property management platform and digital guidebooks to the market.
Well, not to brag, but our Property Management Platform has won a bunch of awards. We’re one of the only companies to have won back-to-back VRMB Keystone Awards (2019 and 2021) and to have won a Shortyz (2022).

We take culture very seriously. Each person you interact with at Hostfully cares deeply about the customer experience and improving what we bring to the market. Our international team has deep and diverse insights about the vacation and short term rental industry and we will always do our best to serve every customer. Many customers choose to work with us solely based on our customer care experience.

Finally, we’re the perfect choice for companies looking to scale and grow. Hostfully is one of the few management tools that is flexible enough to help a single-property manager and help them scale up to hundreds or thousands of units. We have many customers who have grown their business 200-300% while working with us. This is due to our flexible platform architecture and ease of integration with other best in class software tools for short term rentals.
Hostfully provides premium channel distribution to over 17 booking platforms and OTAs. We are one of the few companies in the world to hold Preferred Partner Status with the top three booking platforms for vacation rentals: Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com. We connect with other listing sites and OTAs through direct API (we don’t rely on a separate manager to sync). This makes Hostfully one of the most stable channel management providers in the industry.

Hostfully’s unique pipeline view gives managers a birds eye view of the business. Easily track incoming leads, unpaid deposits, upcoming check-ins and check-outs, and operations. From the same screen, assign tasks to team members with just a few clicks.

Hostfully offers the most flexibility to use third-party vacation rental software. We have direct integrations with the industry’s leading software providers, giving you the option to pick and choose software that’s right for you. Each business is unique, and so should the software used to run it.

Hostfully invests in and provides world-class customer service. Our 1:1 onboarding sessions limit downtime or disruptions to your operations. Afterwards, we have regular check-ins with our Customer Success Team. And if you’re ever stuck, we offer 200+ help articles and chat or email access to our 24/7 in-house Customer Support Team. You can check out our reviews here.
Yes we do. We know running a hospitality business is not easy and that time is luxury. This is why we don’t ask you to commit to attending on a certain day, giving you the freedom to choose a slot that suits you. During the webinar, our customer success specialist will demonstrate how the Hostfully suite of tools are helping thousands of hosts to automate and streamline their vacation rental business.

Once we’ve shown you what our software can do, we will hold an informal Q & A session, where you can share any questions you have. That’s not all, we have loads of pre-recorded webinars we have hosted with other vacation rental industry professionals centered around various topics to help you learn more about the industry and how you can capitalize on certain trends. You can check them out here.
Hostfully is available in all countries where there is a reliable internet connection and you can receive payments using one of our three payment processors: Stripe, Paypal, or Vacation Rent Payment. So far, we have not been unable to support any particular country.
Wow, thanks for considering us for your next gig – we are honored! We’re always on the lookout for people who could help our team, and we are very selective because we want it to be a mutually successful outcome for both the staff person and the company. Please check out our careers page for any open positions and apply there. If none of them suit you but you’d still like to chat about joining, email your CV and cover letter to careers@hostfully.com.

Onboarding

For the Property Management Platform, every new customer receives three live onboarding calls and a personal onboarding contact for the first 45 days of their time with Hostfully. During that time, Hostfully will help you set up properties, configure listing sites and OTAs, show you how to automate processes with templates and triggers, and get started with pricing.

Please note that the set up time to import and list properties on listing sites varies. Some take under 24 hours, while others take up to two weeks or longer. This is outside any software company’s control. However, due to Hostfully’s preferred partner status with Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com, we can track your status progress and get faster access if an unforeseen problem happens.

After the three one-hours calls, additional onboarding services can be purchased for $150 per hour.
Once you’ve completed your onboarding, you’ll be ready to use the basic functionality of Hostfully. To help you extend your knowledge of the platform or maximize its use, we’ll also invite you to our users group community. We also offer a customer success portal that includes 200+ help and DIY articles complete with step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and even videos.
Hostfully can only bring in reservation data on a limited basis, and this is dependent on the quality of the data and also the bookings channels currently in use. One method for data upload is via CSV file, but this method can require manual validation and testing in order to work properly. Typical upload time for this method is 7-10 business days.

Technology

We are rapidly innovating and typically make weekly updates to our products. Some updates are major features but others may be minor fixes to previously released functionality. When a big feature is released (as an update or a new feature) we have a comprehensive email campaign to notify customers and provide help documentation. We will also make announcements via social media, our blog, community channels, and more.

We love getting feedback on our products, especially via User Voice. User Voice is a place to submit feedback that can be combined with other similar feedback. This helps us prioritize our product roadmap and understand the relative priority of our customers’ needs.
Zip, zero, nada! All you have to do is keep paying your monthly subscription cost.
Yes. We have direct API connections and preferred partnership status with the three major booking platforms: Airbnb, VRBO and Booking.com. We also offer distribution on a handful of other niche booking platforms including GoLightly, Yonder, VacayMyWay, and GetAwayGoGo – please see the complete list in our integration zone. If a property manager wants to gain a wider net for distribution, they can use a channel manager with one of our channel manager partners.
Yes, Hostfully has built an open in-house API to integrate your external tools and systems, giving you the flexibility to connect and sync with preferred vendors and get the most out of our Property Management Platform. It’s customizable according to your business needs.

Tech savvy? You can review the latest documentation for the Hostfully API here.
Yes, and this is because our Property Management Platform has a single, centralized calendar that allows you to view all your bookings from multiple channels from start to finish. Double bookings are a thing of the past.
Yes to this too! We provide every client with a free custom SEO-friendly website building tool to enable direct bookings and help strengthen your brand. With your own website, you won’t be losing hard earned money in booking commissions to OTAs. If you already have an existing personal website, it can easily be linked to your custom Hostfully website in order to sync bookings with Hostfully’s platform.
Yes we have integrated with Paypal, Stripe, and Vacation Rent Payment. These solutions give you the option to collect payments via credit cards and blend them seamlessly with other marketplace and accounting integrations.
Yes! Our mobile app helps you manage your critical and time-sensitive tasks from the palm of your hand. It is available for both iPhone & Android.
Of course. You can refer to our Privacy Policy for more details about how we use the information you provide us.

Accounts & pricing

We debit your credit card each month. Currently we accept Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.
Currently we offer a 10% discount if you subscribe to our annual plans.

Discounts are not available for Starter, Pro, and Pro Plus subscription plans for the Property Management Platform and for Power Host, Prime, and Prime Plus for Hostfully Guidebooks. Professional and Enterprise pricing are determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the size of your portfolio.
We offer two products. For the Property Management Platform, if you have up to 19 properties, you will likely choose one of our three tiers: Starter, Pro, and Pro Plus. If you have 20 or more properties, then you’ll need to connect with our Sales team to determine your Enterprise Pricing.

For Hostfully Guidebooks, you will pay per guidebook. For up to 10 guidebooks you can select Power Host, Prime, or Prime Plus, and once you’d like 11 guidebooks you’ll move into Premium Pricing which is also pay by guidebook.
For the Property Management Platform, if you add properties so that the number of properties exceeds the amount provisioned for your subscription, then you will need to pay for those additional properties. If your subscription is annual then you will be billed the next month for the prorated amount for the year. If you are on a monthly subscription, then you will be charged for the additional property during the next monthly billing cycle.
You can remove a property at any time. However, if you’d like to downgrade your subscription, then you’ll need to contact someone on our support team to let us know.

Your card is charged at the beginning of each billing cycle. If you remove a rental, your subscription payment will be consistent with the previous billing cycle unless you contact us.
Hostfully charges a 1% fee on all transactions facilitated by Stripe or Paypal. We do not charge any additional commissions on transactions facilitated by our platform. Please note that some distribution channels will require that you use your own payment processor when connecting via API. In this case, additional fees may be applied if you use Stripe or PayPal as your payment processor. Please contact the sales team about how this relates to your business.
We offer annual and monthly subscriptions that automatically renew.
Yes, we will miss you, but we give you the total flexibility to cancel at any time.
No, there are no cancellation fees.

When you cancel your user account will be closed immediately, although you’ll still be billed for the full month as your credit card is charged at the start of the billing period. Please note that this will not be refunded.
We don’t offer free trials, however we do offer a free one-on-one personalized software demo where you can see exactly how Hostfully will be of benefit to you. Want to try a demo? Click here to get started.
Easy. Click here to chat to one of our sales reps.
Aside from the subscription cost, the only other additional cost is the payment processing fee (1%) when using Stripe or PayPal. Please contact the sales team about how this relates to your business.

Customer support

Easy. Click the chat bubble you see below and chat with our team. You have an entire customer support team to help you! You can also visit our customer support page.

Hostfully customer support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Get in touch

Please feel free to get in touch with our team via email hello@hostfully.com or just via the live chat below!

Why Hostfully

Free training for new members

Our solutions are easy to use and will automate your everyday tasks. Plus, during onboarding you get free training, and our team will stay with you until you’re comfortable and everything is running smoothly.

A company with a purpose

We do more than just provide a tool. Through partnerships with Sustonica, EnviroRental, Ecologi and others, we help others in our industry make meaningful changes in the way they operate, to make a positive impact on the community and environment.

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We share our insight and knowledge

Our team has years of experience in the business, learning best practices from leading brands. And we love sharing our knowledge with you. Come say hi to our team during the big vacation rental conferences, or tune into our free webinars.

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