About BookingSync

BookingSync is a cloud-based vacation rental management solution that helps hotel and apartment managers to handle multiple rentals. Key features include booking, payment, guest and channel management.

BookingSync allows property owners to design websites using pre-defined templates that can be customized. It also lets property managers grant role-based permissions to access property information.

BookingSync’s payment management feature helps rental managers manage due payments, down payments and rental security. Users can make payments via credit cards and after each payment guests receive confirmation messages for their bookings.

BookingSync is priced on a per month subscription basis. Support is offered through a knowledge base.


Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

49 Reviews of BookingSync

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.55 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(36)

36

4 stars

(8)

8

3 stars

(3)

3

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(2)

2

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 49 results

October 2018

Andrew from Drew Pearson

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

The customer support we're all looking for.

Pros

Besides the technical benefits - my most favorite thing is the outstanding customer support. In terms of property management software, BookingSync is WAY ahead of the competition when it comes to customer support.

Cons

Can't think of anything right now - my only small complaint is that sometimes the admin area is slow to load.

Response from BookingSync

Replied September 2019

Hi Andrew, Many thanks for that great review. Glad to see that you enjoy our customer support! This team is really committed to meeting your needs and providing you with the best possible support. Aurore

February 2017

Kenan from Sea & Ski Hospitality, Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2017

Great product and great service

What I like most about BookingSync is the ability to customize it (most of it) for our needs; including synchronization to other distribution channels and websites, pulling data into our backend database with their free API and using Apps such as Notifications to automate communications with our guests and owners. Plus having complete control to customize our website as we see fit is a huge benefit. There are a few features that are missing, such as a advanced property management, a more in-depth guest management and housekeeping, but their list of Apps is growing and hopefully in the future they will offer something. In the mean time, we are able to get around this with their data synchronization to our in house applications. The fee for the service is a fair monthly fee based on number of properties in your account, which I feel is a much better method vs taking a large commission from our bookings like some competitors do. Their support - even while being through a messaging app without the ability to call in, is also top notch. I feel their documentation for some features, such as the Notifications app for example needs improvement, but they are quickly adding features and I know they will update their documentation in the future. Overall, they have been a great team to work with and have helped us out when needed. I highly recommend bookingSync for any vacation rental company or individual home owner of multiple units. The common features are easy to use and quick to setup.

Pros

Ability to customize it for our needs. The biggest winner is the ability to customize our own website as we see fit.

Cons

Needs more documentation and a larger app section, which I know will come in time. The home owners section needs expansion, Notifications is a little confusing and needs documentation and we need more in-depth guest management (for instance fields for spouse, children, anniversaries, - more so than the one notes field).

Response from BookingSync

Replied October 2017

Thanks Kenan for these words. Your feedback is very valuable for us. We already started to work on our documentation improvement. As you say, we still work on some Apps new features (Owners, Notifications). It's very important for us to allow you maximum of customization, with your website and also through our API. Feel free to give us your feedback, we're also working on a solution to co-create our product with our customers, stay tuned ;)

September 2017

Gianluca from Immobiliare Relux srl

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

September 2017

Terrible - full of bugs - the customer support doesn't exist !! Slow/not effective !!

Bookingsync is trying to grow becoming a full feature PMS and become a Channel Manager too. Every potential customer probably is looking for a good, not expensive one step solution. Vacation Rental business is booming so probably their business is booming too. From all these facts probably starts the problem. I started to be an Host on Airbnb 6 years ago and at that time I was romantic … My customer should appreciate my rentals because so ….. nice and different !!!! Also if not really ,,,, Now we have procedures giving a service level as 5 stars hotels and we invest a lot of money every year to improve… I hope Bookingsync will grow enough to improve their procedures. Actually they are not big enough for what they want to be and don’t have a good customer service. Is difficult to have a good customer service if you don’t have well trained/skilled people or the good one is busy …. but remember!!!! if after one month your ticket is not solved don’t try to make pressure. Go to be against your interest because they are touchy. I usually suppose that if I’m paying i'm the customer and someone is the service (is usually named customer service) and a customer have some rights too …. but is not a general rule…..

Cons

Working with Bookingsync I discovered that if something is going wrong you easily loose more money than what you pay for them!!! I had wrong prices for bookings - has been so difficult to complete a cancellation procedure to have the calendar free again - I had rentals disappeared on Airbnb (offline) without a warning from anyone (I discovered by myself) because a “general error from Airbnb” (Airbnb has been for so long my main income so to be offline in April in Airbnb means to have a true problem). And anyone will ever recognize his mistake!!!! Or hurry up if something is really urgent !!!! Also for small things takes time. At the beginning I was not able to see the lateral menu in the browser (both Chrome and Safari) in portrait view on my iPad. Has taken more than one month to arrange !! I liked so much HomeAway because they are professionals: after the connection someone has TESTED everything with me: calendar - prices - payments - procedures. In Bookingsync they suppose to be perfect and anyone will ever test anything before to go on production !!! I had the feeling to be alone. And testing myself I found so many bugs !!! Connecting Booking.com I had the "extra guest fee” set wrong for 2 months. So I sold a rental for half the right price many times. I discovered the problem by myself !!! The notification system of Bookingsync is a good idea but you don’t really control what’s happening. You don’t know if the customer receive the message in his mail or inside the communication system of the channel and how he visualize the message. So if you have an hyperlink in html version the message can be viewed as plain text !!! and the hyperlink not working. I’m living everyday running behind my customer trying to get always 5 stars reviews to be a SuperHost on Airbnb. Do you want to know the end of my story??!! I made a bad review on Capterra where at the beginning I found Bookingsync and after 2 days they asked me to close my account in 4 days.

Response from BookingSync

Replied January 2018

Hello Gianluca, First of all, we thank you for taking time to give your feedback, even if it's mostly negative, it's important for us to listen to our customers. As you say, it's sometimes difficult to get everything properly synced and we work each day with our official OTAs partners to allow our customer to benefit the most reliable and fast sync. About your exchanges with our customer support, I see many replies, actions and help coming from our team on your different requests. About our Notifications App, delivery status are available in the App and regarding the delivery method it depends on each channel. As a conclusion, I must say that I'm not fully agree with your vision of BookingSync, our strategy and the way of progress. you describe. But we learned a lot having you as a customer, since your experience we worked a lot on our customer support and we now share with more transparency our strategy and roadmap. We wish you the best for your business this year

March 2017

Andrew from Apartment International

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2017

Everything we needed, and there's plenty more to come!

We are another one of the ex-Kigo companies that got abruptly put out of work due to platform failure last year. In hindsight it was a blessing. In our search to find another platform I came here to Capterra and looked through all the reviews, studied each one, did a trial version of several and eventually settled on Bookingsync. We've never looked back. The first thing about Bookingsync that struck me was the ease of use and intuitive nature of the dashboard. Setting up a booking platform from scratch is a daunting prospect but I found myself very easily navigating around and getting setup with the minimum of fuss. When I did need help, there a chat box right inside the dashboard with staff ready to answer questions immediately. The customer care is awesome! We have 175+ properties across several cities and we like to push the boundaries of what's possible with technology so I had a lot of questions. Even though I'm a whole time zone away (I'm in South America, they are based out of Europe) I get excellent, timely responses to all my questions. When things get technically challenging, like our recent site migration, the CEO of the company personally handled my case and sat through the process with me over Skype. Support doesn't get much better than that! One of the things I like the most about the product is the way that is gives your the basic tools for running any sized business, then gives you the option to add applications as you need them. You can choose to add a website, channel management, revenue management, an owner portal and many other options, but only if your business needs to use them, otherwise it stays as a lean, simple to use product for a single home or a large property management company like ourselves. I especially like the Zapier integration that allows us to push booking data into Salesforce and seamlessly work with third parties. I really can't recommend them highly enough, and the best thing is they are still a young company that are developing more tools and integrations all the time. It's also cheaper than what we were paying for Kigo, for a much better product in my opinion.

Pros

Ease of use and getting setup quickly Excellent customer support Flexibility of add-on software and integrations Great looking website out of the box with excellent SEO functionality built in

Cons

Needs more features like reporting (but that's coming)

Response from BookingSync

Replied October 2017

Many thanks for that great review Andrew, we're proud to have you as a customer. Glad to see that you like our quick setup, customer support and flexibility with our App Center with great partners apps!

November 2016

Leonard from Bergviewhaus

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2016

Super system (Very well designed)

Ive been in the Travel business the last 20 years and since the last 10 years, I have opened up an apartment house. But having found booking sync , it really has been great. I am young and fairly fluent with Computers and checked and tested numerous booking software ( and used Kigo for over 2years). With booking sync they are fairly priced (fee is fixed, not like others charging per room per night) The service is great , as the chat function is within your system which is handy and its partially 24hr. I had a lot of technical issues due to migrating my bookings, which the team resolved easily and now offer a service to make this easier for new customers. (they are also thinking ahead)The beauty about the system is its automated from payments to notifications, to synchronising with channels. It really has given me more time to concentrate with my second job. When I get a booking, I know its safely imported and payment is taken automatically and notifications have been issued. There website builder is great(clean and modern !) and it cost very little per month) The other thing I like about the system is they have an app store , which means there is always something new in the pipline ! Along with a you tube channel and froms, I couldn't ask for more. Thanks Maud,Delia, Aline and all the team.

Pros

Its Affordable. Service is great. Website builder is easy to use. It works fluently and covers all aspects off rental price structures.

Cons

There is none Everything is covered in this well designed Software !