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Advantages of using a hostel channel manager

Connection to virtually unlimited online booking channels, giving you increased visibility across potential guests

Manage all channels in one place at the same time, saving you valuable time and energy from manually updating each connected channel

Avoid troublesome double bookings by distributing all available rooms across multiple channels simultaneously

Centralise property management with two-way integration, making it easier for you to manage not just booking channels but also reservations.

Must-have features of a hostel channel manager

Ensure that your provider has the capability to offer you a channel manager with the necessary features.

Pooled inventory

This ensures your hostel inventory is shared and updated automatically in real-time across all channels.

Channel performance reporting

You should be able to see which channels are delivering the best results, so you can leverage them and optimize other channels to perform better.

Pricing control and yield management

Know what pricing decisions to make and exactly when, especially during peak and off seasons, so you can maximise revenue.

Two-way integration between PMS and booking channels

This makes updates much quicker and easier, ensuring data is always secure, accurate, and up-to-date.

Why choose Little Hotelier as your hostel channel manager?

Trusted by more small independent properties globally than any other provider

Superior coverage with more than 400 connected booking channels

User-friendly features and interface designed specifically for small property operators

Double-bookings a thing of the past with pooled inventory

Frequently asked questions about hostel channel managers

Why do I need a hostel channel manager?

Hostel operators need to greatly reduce the time they spend on repetitive manual work while running their property. A hostel channel manager makes it easier to do routine admin tasks such as updating room availability and rates, enabling you to have more time for other important aspects of your operations such as guest experience and yield management. Using a channel manager can help simplify your workload and increase your revenue, making it a smart investment for your hostel business.

How does a channel manager help my hostel business?

Without a channel manager, managing and updating different booking platforms like Booking.com, Expedia, and Airbnb can be really time-consuming and overwhelming. A hostel channel manager helps in managing your bookings and pricing across multiple online travel agencies (OTAs) and other distribution channels. Hostel managers can easily adjust their pricing strategy across all platforms at once, which helps in staying competitive and attracting more reservations.

What should I look for in a hostel channel manager?

A good channel manager should enable hostel operators to use centralised inventory management, customizable pricing and restrictions, real-time channel updates, and rate parity management, or ensuring prices remain consistent across all channels. By automating hostel channel management together with reservations, communications, invoicing, reporting, and more in an all-in-one software solution like Little Hotelier, you’ll own the direct relationship with your guests and have more freedom back in your day.

How do I choose the right channel manager for my hostel?

Choosing the right channel manager can be a critical decision for the success of your hostel business. Weigh up your potential provider against a list of goals and desired features you have in mind such as compatibility, user interface, and pricing, among others. If you’re still stuck between a few options, look at the reputation and experience a provider has in the industry and with your property type.

Is there a free hostel channel manager?

Yes, you can try Little Hotelier’s hostel management system with built-in channel manager for free for 30 days. Learn how the easy-to-use system works and maximise all the benefits with no lock-in contract or credit card needed.

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