Typically smaller in both size and revenue when compared to a hotel, a hostel is no less in need of an effective property management system (PMS) that makes business more efficient, more profitable and much less stressful.
In fact, hostels are especially in need of a modern PMS; with complex inventory (private rooms, single-sex and mixed dorms, rooms that are sold as private or shared depending on demand), high occupancy, and often high staff turnover, hostels can be more complicated to run than a standard hotel.
For too long sophisticated PMS that automate and streamline daily operations have been beyond the budget of hostels. What’s more, most PMS out there are designed to sell hotel rooms, not dorm beds. But times are changing. Cloud technology is bringing powerful PMS solutions to hostels at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-premise systems.
But affordability is not the only advantage of cloud PMS: because cloud PMS are run online, all you need is a Web browser and Internet connection to access your system — this also means that you can access your system from anywhere and from any mobile device with a Web browser. System setup is fast and easy as no onsite installation is required. Online reservations are automatically integrated with telephone and walk-in reservations, and your data is protected at the highest level.
When we launched WebRezPro Cloud Property Management System in 2003, it didn’t take us long to realize there was still a gap between what hostels needed and what was available in the world of PMS. We quickly saw that a PMS designed for hotels doesn’t quite match the way a hostel works, so we set out to remedy that. WebRezPro’s hostel management system has been honed over the years thanks to the valuable input of our clients, and we’re proud to offer a tailor-made solution that makes running a hostel easier and fills more beds.
Through task automation, channel integration and direct online reservations, WebRezPro offers hostels an all-in-one system that streamlines operations, increases direct bookings and helps to improve customer service. From front desk to back office, it’s got you covered.
In addition to all the unique benefits of a cloud PMS, our hostel clients enjoy:
- >> Customizable hostel setup for dorm beds and private rooms
- >> A customized booking engine for room and dorm bed reservations
- >> Automated online distribution through Hostelworld, Expedia, Booking.com, Hostelling International, Siteminder and more
- >> Management of incidental sales (for padlocks, linen, Internet access, tours etc.)
- >> Unmatched rate flexibility
- >> A modern, simple and highly intuitive user interface.
To find out more about how WebRezPro can help you save time while operating your hostel more effectively, feel free to drop us a line.
The Cube Hotel in Revelstoke, BC, Canada, has just started using our cloud-based WebRezPro Property Management System to help manage their 17 private rooms and four dormitory rooms! This brand new hostel is situated in the downtown area, close to plenty of restaurants and shops. To see how they’re using our reservation system on their website, click the link below!