Guesty and Lodgify are famous vacation rental automation platforms with years of presence on the market. Still, the two of them do not fully represent the spectrum of short-term rental hosts’ needs. We will enrich the comparison by adding Hospitable to the review.
If you wanted to compare these solutions to computer software:
|Famous for||Property management solutions||Direct booking websites||Communication automation|
|Best fit for||Property management companies||Individual hosts who prefer the depth of analysis||Individual hosts who prefer simplicity|
|Cost||Enterprise pricing||4 tiers, 2 schemes. Popular option: $384/year||$40/month for 2 properties|
|G2 Crowd ratings||4.1/5||3.6/5||4.9/5|
Guesty is a solution for property management professionals. Unlike the other two, it has complex finance features like revenue management. Essentially, it’s the enterprise-class software that comes with respective price and setup complexity. Though, if you’re managing a portfolio of 100+ properties and need an all-in-one property management solution, Guesty is worth considering.
Lodgify is a good option for individual hosts who are good with numbers and want to dive deep into detail. On top of automation features, Lodgify offers rather detailed accounting and reporting. Once, with the help of a support team, you get to learn how the system operates, it offers solid performance. Like Guesty, it will provide communication automation, channel management, direct booking website builder, and team management.
Hospitable is the system that will be up and running 15 minutes after you sign-up. Even though it offers the most advanced communication automation with vast customization opportunities, it comes with all the necessary templates from the box. It will protect you from double bookings, sync pricing and availability, send tasks to your team, and offer a beautiful and simple direct booking website builder.
|Triggers||Check-in, check-out, confirmation, inquiry, payment, cancellation.||Check-in, check-out, confirmation.||Check-in, check-out, confirmation, question, inquiry, cancellation, day of the week.|
|Preview before sending||Automated or preview||Automated or preview||Automated or preview|
|Adjust message based on special conditions||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Proactive communication||No||No||Offer an extended stay based on availability|
|Reactive communication||No||No||Detects questions on 20+ topics and responds automatically|
|Shortcodes for personalization||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Publish personalized 5-star review||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Publish bad review at the last moment||No||No||Yes|
|Follow-up with a guest to get a review||Yes||No||Yes|
|Channels||Email, SMS||Email, SMS||Email, SMS|
|Custom messages for every team member||Yes||Yes||Yes|
If you are new to short-term rentals, Hospitable will be the easiest to live with, saving you a lot of time.
Lodgify is the one to consider if you lack the analytical tools with your current solution.
Gusety is a good option if you’re managing an extensive portfolio of properties and need an all-around solution.
Hospitable.com helps you automate messaging, team, and operations management, and run all your Airbnb, Booking.com, and Vrbo properties from one convenient dashboard.
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