Smoobu Alternative for Making a Host's Life Easier

There are many vacation rental management solutions. To make the right choice, you must define the critical feature set for your business and assess which tool makes the best fit. Let’s compare two popular platforms among hosts and property managers—Hospitable and Smoobu.

Both platforms have double-booking protection and automatically sync calendars across multiple channels. They sync prices between channels and have integrations with smart pricing tools and smart locks. But there are some things that make Hospitable different from other Smoobu competitors.

Communication Tools No Other Smoobu Competitor Has

The one thing which makes Hospitable remarkable among other Smoobu alternatives is superb communication automation. Hospitable can trigger messages by special conditions, allowing you to automatically take the lead in communicating with your guests. Hospitable can even offer an extended stay based on availability. The system uses AI to detect questions on over 20 topics, and it responds to them automatically. Smoobu’s automatic messages work for basic scenarios.

They also differ when it comes to review management. Smoobu has limited functionality allowing the publication of personalized 5-star reviews. Hospitable will follow up with the guest to get a review if they haven’t left one yet. And for cases when things go South, Hospitable has a protocol to publish your negative review about a guest at the last moment.

The core difference is that Hospitable is the official partner of Google Vacation Rentals, enabling your direct booking website to appear on Google Travel and Google Maps.

Smoobu Competitor: Hospitable and Smoobu Fact Sheets Smoobu
Best for Excellent communication automation, double-booking protection. Advanced analytics, channel management, and accounting functions.
Platforms Airbnb,, Vrbo Airbnb,, Vrbo
iCal support Yes Yes
Manual reservations Yes Yes

Messaging Smoobu
Triggers Check-in, check-out, confirmation, question, inquiry, cancellation, day of the week. Check-in, check-out, confirmation, cancellation.
Preview before sending Automated or preview Automated or preview
Adjust message based on special conditions Yes No
Proactive communication Automated upsell No
Reactive communication Detects questions on 20+ topics and responds automatically No
Shortcodes for personalization Yes Yes
Delivery channel OTA messages, email OTA messages, email

Reviews Smoobu
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

Sync Smoobu
Calendars Yes Yes
Pricing Yes Yes

Direct booking Smoobu
Website builder Yes Yes
Payment processing Yes Yes
Google Vacation Rentals Partner Yes No

Integrations Smoobu
Accounting Yes Yes
Cleaning Yes Yes
Dynamic pricing Yes Yes
Email Yes Yes
Guest verification Yes Yes
Home automation Yes Yes
Marketing Yes Yes
Monitoring Yes Yes
Smart locks Yes Yes

Reporting Smoobu
Reporting Occupancy, taxes, team performance, reviews Occupancy

Team management Smoobu
Channels Email, SMS No
Custom messages for every team member Yes No
Task management Yes No

Pricing Smoobu
Pricing $59 per two listings $41 per two listings

Ratings Smoobu
G2 rating 4.9/5 3.6/5
Capterra rating 4.8/5 4.5/5

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G2 Leader
G2 Most Implementable
G2 best Relationship
G2 Best Results
G2 Best Usability
Fastest Growing
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GetApp Category Leaders 2022

Smoobu Alternative Offering Better Team Management

Like Hospitable, Smoobu offers a Shared Account feature, allowing you to share access with your team. However, team reminders are unavailable on Smoobu. Hospitable, you can send team reminders with custom messages for your cleaning and maintenance teams without forcing them to create accounts.

Hospitable users can get started within an hour and get quick support 24/7. Users note the setup speed and ease of use as remarkable.

Hospitable offers a more convenient reporting feature allowing you to look at different angles of your listings’ performance.

Hospitable offers much more for the price premium ($59 vs $41 per two listings): Google Vacation Rentals integration, robust analytics and team management.


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