Hey all. I want to work on some content for HostelManagement that compares options we have for running our hostels. Everything from booking engines to locks.
One area I'm particularly curious to gain a better idea about is how hostels accept their direct bookings. Not how you get them in terms of marketing, prices, etc. but what you actually use (software, widgets, etc).
Do you use a booking page from your PMS?
Do you use a booking widget from a chanel manager?
Do you use a booking widget from an OTA, like HostelWorld?
Do you use your own booking page on a website you built?
What PMS/CM/etc do you use, and what is the cost to you? Is it a percentage, flat rate, vary on total bed number, etc?