Host Tools Pricing Explained

Host Tools offers flexible pricing packages to match your unique needs. This post will break down the benefits of our three pricing tiers and provide answers to frequently asked questions about the Host Tools platform.

Host Tools provides an automated, unified calendar for Airbnb and Vrbo hosts, allowing you to seamlessly list on both channels. Start your free trial today!

Host Tools Pricing Tiers

Host Tools has three pricing packages: Messaging, Pro, and Enterprise. We’ll break down each tier to help you select the perfect fit. You’re also welcome to message me though the chat on this site, or to email me at [email protected] to discuss the best package for your needs.

Messaging

$10/month ($8 annually) | Automated messaging

Our most popular package, Messaging, allows hosts to utilize automated email and text messages to guests and cleaners, and provide automated reviews.

Messaging rule

Host Tools has many “triggers” to aid you in sending personalized messages for almost any reason. You can use the triggers to set up messaging rules to do everything from checking in on guests during their stay to telling your cleaner if a booking was changed and there is a new cleaning date.

Custom message template

But it doesn’t stop there – Host Tools allows you to get even more specific. Do you need your trash taken to the curb on Thursday nights? You can set a message to automatically send to any guest staying at your rental on a Thursday night and ask them to take the cans to the curb. Do you have a different cleaner depending on the day of the week? You’ll be able to set up a message rule that texts a different person about a new cleaning, depending on what day of the week your guest checks out.

Additionally, you can utilize Host Tools to generate automatic guest reviews, and automatically remind guests to write a valuable review for your property.

While there are many customizable triggers, Host Tools has a user-friendly interface. Our easy-to-use templates and messaging rules will have your automated messaging up and running in no time. Simply set up your messaging needs and Host Tools will take care of the rest!

Pro

$12/month ($10 annually) | Full automation

Are you ready to take your short-term rental to the next level? Our Pro plan offers everything in the Messaging plan, plus everything you need for automating listings across channels.

Calendar across Houfy and Airbnb

With the Pro plan, Host Tools will sync your calendars across all channels when you get a new reservation or block a date on Host Tools. This helps avoid double bookings. You can set automated availability rules, like blocking the night someone leaves to prevent same-day check-ins or check-outs, or lowering your minimum night requirement only for 1-2 day gaps between bookings if you want your calendar as full as possible. 

Set a pricing tool

The Pro version allows you to set pricing rules to customize your prices or push prices from one channel to another. Do you use PriceLabs or other dynamic pricing software on Airbnb? Host Tools can push those prices to all of your other connected channels. 

The Pro package also offers smart lock support. Host Tools will set unique codes for each guest and make sure they are only active during a guest’s stay. You can add a tag to input each guest’s unique code into your automated message with check-in details too. This technology provides peace of mind to both you and your guests – and makes check-in extremely simple!  

Finally, the Pro version gives you access to our turnover calendar feature. A turnover calendar is a link to your bookings calendar that you can share with your cleaners or other service people. The calendar can be viewed by anyone with the link, it does not require a sign-in. It shows the listing name, when all of your check-ins and check-outs are, whether or not it was a same-day booking, how many guests are in each reservation, and the guest's name.

Enterprise

Custom pricing | For hosts with 25+ listings

If you have over 25 listings – then the Enterprise package is for you. As experienced hosts ourselves, we know that managing so many properties can feel daunting. Contact us today to discuss creating a custom package to fit your unique needs, enjoy priority customer support, and extra onboarding assistance. 

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FAQ

We’re excited to get you started, and have put together answers to some of the most common questions we get about our pricing tiers: 

Do you charge a minimum fee?

No – and that is unique. Most property management systems have a “base fee” that covers up to two short-term rental listings. That means that you are charged the same amount for one or two listings. What that really means is that hosts with one listing are punished for having only a single listing. With Host Tools, you’re only charged for what you use. You are charged per listing, whether you have one, five, or fifty.

Do you offer bulk discounts?

Yes. After 25 listings we will work with you to find a customized pricing plan that works. Please email Tom at [email protected], or just start a chat through this website.  

Do you have a referral program? 

Yes. Contact me for more details and I will give you a referral link. You will get Host Tools credit for anyone who subscribes to Host Tools after signing up with your link.

Can I use Host Tools with only certain listings? 

Absolutely. Host Tools will only charge you for enabled listings. You can disable a listing at any time if you’d like to stop using Host Tools on that property. Read this helpful article for step-by-step instructions on disabling listings.  

Am I automatically charged when I add a new listing to my Airbnb, VRBO, Houfy, or Booking.com account? 

No. Host Tools imports listings as “disabled” by default. You will not be charged until you go into that listing’s settings and choose to enable it. 

Am I charged for every site my property is listed on? 

“What if I have two properties, but they are listed on VRBO, Airbnb, and Booking.com?”

You are only charged per listing, no matter how many sites your listing is advertised on. You will need to link the listings in Host Tools so that Host Tools knows it’s the same listing on different sites. 

Can I extend my free trial? 

Not usually, but if you were not able to use your trial for any reason, send us an email or a chat on the site and we will see what we can do. 

Are there any additional fees or contracts? 

No. There are no additional fees and you can cancel any time. 

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, we offer a discount of $2/month for any plan if you subscribe for a year, and pay for the whole year upfront. 

We hope you are as excited as we are about joining the Host Tools community! We’re here to support your needs as a host – whether it’s help managing one property or fifty. 

Our flexible pricing tiers offer:

  • Messaging: $10/month ($8 annually), Automated messaging 

  • Pro: $12/month ($10 annually), Full automation

  • Enterprise: Custom pricing, For hosts with 25+ listings, priority support

Sign-up today or contact Tom to get started!

Host Tools provides an automated, unified calendar for Airbnb and Vrbo hosts, allowing you to seamlessly list on both channels. Start your free trial today!

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