Hostaway - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

Hostaway Review
ITQlick Score: 90/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.4/5)
Pricing: 2.8/10 - low cost
Category: Hotel Management -> Hostaway -> Hostaway competitors
Ranking:Ranked 3 out of 125 Hotel Management systems
Company: Hostaway
Pricing: starts at $100 per month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Hostaway review, Hostaway alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 21, 2022

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Hostaway faces competition in the property management and vacation rental software category from the following brands: Guesty, Hosthub, Lodgify, and Cloudbeds. In the following aspects, Hostaway is compared to its top alternatives below:
  • Cloud/On-premise: Hostaway is a cloud-based property management software solution. Hostaway and its top competitors are all fully cloud-based options compared to its top alternatives.
  • Cost: Hostaway pricing starts at $100 per month and is based on factors like company size/number of properties. In comparison, Lodgify pricing starts at $12 per property per month for 1 property, Hosthub pricing starts at $19 per month per property for 1 rental, and Cloudbeds pricing starts at $80 per month per private hotel room. Guesty does not disclose its pricing schedule.
  • Customers/Industries: Hostaway targets customers in property management and the hospitality industry like home managers, vacation rentals, etc. In comparison, Cloudbeds also targets property managers that operate hotels and private hostels, while the other top alternatives target similar customers and industries as Hostaway.
  • Functionality: Hostaway has the features of typical property and vacation management software like occupancy reporting, owner portal, and guest portal. When compared to its top competitors, Hostaway has built-in accounting tools which Guesty does not offer, while Cloudbeds does not offer maintenance management features that are available on Hostaway.
  • Popularity: Hostaway was founded in 2015, and is a privately-owned software company that serves thousands of users worldwide. In comparison, Cloudbeds has over 22,000 customers, while Guesty has over 20,000 clients.
  • Scalability: Hostaway is scalable for unit managers with any number of units, from 5 to 1000+. In comparison, Lodgify and other top Hostaway competitors are scalable software options, supporting property managers with units from 1-1000+.
  • Support: Hostaway support is available through the following channels: email, phone, chat, forum, FAQ, a knowledge base, and 24/7 support. Compared to its alternatives, Hostaway offers phone support unavailable on Lodgify and Cloudbeds.

Hostaway alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Hostaway that are worth checking out: Cloudbeds for SMBs, eZee Absolute for large size business, Guesty for growing companies, and Properly for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Hostaway
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$100 per month
Functionality
5
Best for SMBs
Cloudbeds
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$75 per user/month
Functionality
10
Best for Enterprise
eZee Abs...
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$45 per month
Functionality
4
Growing
Guesty
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
89/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
5
Review
Free version
Properly
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
77/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$12 per license
Functionality
5

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.