Choosing vacation rental management software can be overwhelming. Many services have similar features; some apps offer an excessive feature list. How to ensure you get the best value for your business and do not pay for elements you don’t need? Let’s take a look at a smart Lodgify alternative—Hospitable.com—and compare these apps.
If you want to be in control and look for an app that provides advanced analytics, reports, and channel management functions, you should consider Lodgify. If your ultimate goal is improving guest experience by streamlining communication and avoiding double bookings, Hospitable is the way to go.
Both services offer direct booking website builders and allow working outside OTAs. You can also send automated messages based on triggers, adjust messages based on special conditions, and use shortcodes for personalization on both platforms.
Hospitable offers excellent communication automation and protection from double bookings. But most importantly, it has something that no other Lodgify competitor can’t offer—proactive communication—for example, to send upsell offers to your guests. Another unique feature that Hospitable can offer is detecting questions in guests’ messages on 20+ topics and responding to them automatically.
One more thing that distinguishes Hospitable from other Lodgify alternatives is the reviews management. You can publish personalized 5-star reviews, follow up with a guest to get a review and publish bad reviews at the last moment.
Many Hospitable users notice the ease of connecting the account and starting to use the app within minutes.
|Best for||Excellent communication automation, double-booking protection||Advanced analytics and channel management functions|
|Platforms||Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo||Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo, Expedia|
|Triggers||Check-in, check-out, confirmation, question, inquiry, cancellation, day of the week.||Check-in, check-out, confirmation, inquiry, payment, cancellation.|
|Preview before sending||Automated or preview||Automated or preview|
|Adjust message based on special conditions||Yes||Yes|
|Proactive communication||Offer an extended stay based on availability||No|
|Reactive communication||Detects questions on 20+ topics and responds automatically||No|
|Shortcodes for personalization||Yes||Yes|
|Publish personalized 5-star review||Yes||Yes|
|Publish bad review at the last moment||Yes||No|
|Follow-up with a guest to get a review||Yes||No|
|Payment processing||Coming soon||Yes|
|Channels||Email, SMS||Email, SMS|
|Custom messages for every team member||Yes||Yes|
|Pricing||$40 per two listings||$117 per two listings|
The choice of vacation rental management software should be made based on the things you are looking for. Hospitable is smart Lodgify alternative providing seamless communication automation for the hosts.
As for now, Hospitable doesn’t have payment processing, but it will be available very soon. Hospitable is more affordable than Lodgify—$40 per two listings compared to $117 per two listings on Lodgify.
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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