Hostfully Property Management Platform

RATING:

4.2

(214)

About Hostfully Property Management Platform

Hostfully Property Management Platform is a cloud-based software that helps vacation rental businesses handle and automate bookings across multiple channels. It enables users to accept payments on a centralized platform by facilitating integration with Stripe and PayPal. Hostfully Property Management Platform enables businesses to handle marketing campaigns, collect security deposits from clients and view the total number of bookings across specific dates. Other features include centralized calendar, contact database, expense management, reporting, team collaboration, instant messaging and more. Hostfully Property Management Platform facilitates integration with various third-party applications including HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Holidu, Booking.com and more. Pricing is ...

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Hostfully Property Management Platform Pricing

Starting at $119, please contact the Hostfully team for more pricing details.

Starting price: 

$119.00 per month

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Not Available

View and manage all reservations across all properties and channels in a central calendar that is constantly in sync across all platforms.
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Hostfully Property Management Platform Reviews

Overall Rating

4.2

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Hostfully Property Management Platform

1 - 5 of 214 Reviews

Jennifer

Hospitality, 2 - 10 employees

Used unspecified

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

Reviewed March 2024

Hostfully Review: Glad we chose Hostfully

User Profile

Ryan

Verified reviewer

Real Estate, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2019

Tried the rest...this is the best! Look no further

Everything about Hostfully shows a pattern of superior thought and workmanship. The Hostfully team members I have come in contact with have all showed me a unique desire to deliver a robust solution to the day to day struggles I deal with as a property manager. I have used 3 other "top rated" alternative property management solutions and they all fall flat and short. When I say I recommend "them"...Hostfully...I say that because you are not just getting software...you are getting a team dedicated to making their customers user experience a successful one! They understand their clients success (us) means their success. I am happily staying with this company because nobody else has come close to solving my challenges as they are currently doing.

PROS

Simple setup...really nice GUI...easy to navigate...no unnecessary clicks and extremely intuitive. The calendar is fabulous...you know where your bookings are coming from...it's easy to make contact with guests (due to the new inbox feature)...easy to make direct bookings...take payments...make changes...issue refunds...schedule housekeeping...I mean the team at Hostfully has thought of virtually everything to make your life easier. Not to mention distribution, channel management...all this is supposed to be cumbersome...not so anymore. My revenues have increased immensely not just as a direct result of better channel integration but for the simple fact that I have so much more free time! Free time equals more marketing, etc. The productivity that this software achieves must be worth checking out. Oh...and the support! ...due to the thoughtful design of the platform I find myself figuring things out on my own....however when you are in a bind...it seems the support is always there. Hostfully's support apparatus is easily twice as fast as the other platforms I have used. It's not even close frankly. In fact, I left another platform because of this very support problem that Hostfully has solved. Lastly, let's not forget value...the price. I think their pricing plans are competitive and more than reasonable when you think about how many problems they have solved.

CONS

While it's not a deal breaker...an app would be nice. Using alternative property management solutions, they all had "apps". But what's the point of an app whey they are broken, clunky and lacking in every way imaginable? That describes the "competitors" mobile offerings. Believe me I tried them...for years...each! Hostfully does not have an app...but their site is completely "mobile friendly". Initially I was concerned but it turns out I couldn't have been more wrong. I would rather have a mobile friendly site that achieves ALL than an app that claims to have all, most...or some...yet has nothing of real value. Hostfully's site is SUPER EASY on your mobile device. Don't worry about it! I'm extremely mobile and if it was a pain...I would have moved on by now...and I'm not...no way.

Joseph

Hospitality, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2023

Hostfully PMS, I'd recommend it

PROS

The customer service is good. They respond relatively quickly and typically solve the issues. The integrations are good. However, we've recently had issues with the Lynx integration so it seems like there's been some negative changes.

CONS

The app is painfully simple. Also, we cannot edit existing templates, simply delete them. Also, there are some bugs that have been an issue since day 1 - such as jobs being assigned to someone, even though we don't have that selected as an option and never have. Also, we don't get the notification bubble on our iPhone if we've received a notification on Hostfully (our settings are updated to receive these). Overall, there are bugs, but the app is easy enough to use so we will keep using Hostfully in the meantime.

Reason for choosing Hostfully Property Management Platform

Primarily price. But we also heard that it was easy to use. Also, customer service and getting questions solved quickly is SUPER important to us. The awards Hostfully won was also a factor.

Reasons for switching to Hostfully Property Management Platform

I had too many units to continue with them. Guesty for Pros was WAY too expensive

Vendor Response

Thank you for sharing your feedback and experiences with Hostfully, Joseph. We greatly value your insights. We're pleased to hear that you appreciate our customer service and integrations. Regarding the cons you mentioned, we understand your concerns about the simplicity of the app, the inability to edit system templates, please note you always have the option to create custom templates that you can edit! Your decision to choose Hostfully based on price, ease of use, and our customer service is truly appreciated. We're honored to have received your consideration among other platforms. Thank you for being a valued client, and please know that your feedback helps us in our continuous efforts to enhance your experience with Hostfully.

Replied November 2023

Claudia

Real Estate, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed August 2023

Generally satisfied

PROS

- I find extremely easy to edit the properties amenities, description in various languages, rules and any information that should appear on the listing across all channels. I have a good overview of ALL the fields and I can bulk edit certain infos. I have to say that this ability has greatly improved the quality of our listing and that is the most important. - I am generally happy with the enhanced reporting tool, although it needs some improvement.- I really appreciate the support team! Available at my fingertips via chat 24h/24h, they are friendly and helpful.- The pipeline allows me to check that all coming arrivals are processed (payment, contract, etc).

CONS

- Slow to load, a bit time consuming to navigate through the platform.- I find the owner reports tools are not robust enough or easy to implement. I feel like there's no permanent accounting, but airy reports. - We have to delete it completely if we don't want to pay for a property that is no longer for rent (or paused), therefore losing all the booking datas – and all datas. We cannot archive it.- Some bugs with the unified inbox tool- Not so easy to edit our customers list

Reason for choosing Hostfully Property Management Platform

The number of channels and the price/quality ratio.

Vendor Response

Thanks for sharing your comprehensive review, Claudia! It's great to hear that you find ease in managing property details across channels and value the support team. We are delighted to know that you find easy to edit the properties amenities, description in various languages, rules and any information that should appear on the listing across all channels, and to know that the Bulk edit has greatly improved the quality of our listing. Also we appreciate you enjoy our enhanced reporting tool, although it needs some improvement. We're actively working on improving platform speed and addressing the reported issues. Your insights on owner reports, data deletion, and customer list editing are noted, and we're continuously striving to enhance these aspects. Your feedback is instrumental in our ongoing efforts to provide a better experience. Thanks for choosing Hostfully!

Replied November 2023

Michele

Hospitality, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2024

Don't second guess Hostfully!

PROS

The onboarding was relatively easy and I had great support. The instant message system for support is great, which I use a lot!

CONS

I'm aware that there are some functions within Hostfully that I haven't utilized, and I'm interested in attending a Hostfully webinar designed for users like me. This session would help me better understand the functions I'm not currently using or might be using incorrectly once I'm up and running. There is a lot of information at the beginning so it is overwhelming.

Vendor Response

Hello Michele, It's great to hear you've had so much success working with our support team. Along with that, we understand there are a lot of features for people to learn on the platform. If you ever need more information on a webinar or would like to request extra help please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at support@hostfully.com or chat with us on help.hostfully.com.

Replied March 2024