Airbnb management software can replace many of the mundane tasks property managers and hosts face.

In fact, there's not a lot about hosting that can't be automated.  

A few of my favourites things to automate are:

  • Guest messages.
  • Reviews.
  • Cleaner reminders.
  • Maintenance reminders.
  • Guest questions.
  • Pricing.

And that's just the beginning!

But, with so many different software options to choose from how do you know which ones best?

Maybe I can help...

In this guide you'll find out which is the best Airbnb automation software, and which ones to avoid like the plague.

The criteria

In this guide I'll be judging each tool by a certain criteria.  

  • Price
  • Effectiveness
  • Ease of use
  • Support

Using this criteria, you'll get an unbiased breakdown of each tool so you can make an informed decision.


Airbnb management software - Who's best?

1. Lodgify - From $32p/m

Lodgify management software for airbnb

Effectiveness

Works perfectly every time.

Price

Amazing pricing offers.  Free for up to 4 properties.

Ease of use

After initial set up, very easy to use.

Support

Support chat & email.

Lodgify is a full service management software solution for property managers.

One of it's unique features is the ability to seamlessly create a custom website for your listings to allow your audience to book with you direct and bypass platform booking fees.

It has all of the automation functions you'd expect from a premium product, plus it's easy to market your listings on multiple platforms like Booking.com, Home Away, etc. all from a single dashboard.

Suited for - Hosts with multiple listings & Property managers.

Price - From $32p/m

2. Smartbnb - From €15p/m

Smartbnb airbnb management software

Effectiveness

Works perfectly every time.

Price

Amazing pricing offers.  Free for up to 4 properties.

Ease of use

After initial set up, very easy to use.

Support

Support chat & email.

Smartbnb was one of the first full-scale automation tools built from the ground up for Airbnb hosts.

Originally starting out by helping out hosts automate much of the day to day running of their business, Smartbnb has since developed numerous feature upgrades to help even large scale property managers with 500+ listings to streamline their operations and reduce costs.

Simple, beautiful, and POWERFULL.  

Suited for - Single listing hosts all the way up to large property managers.

Price - €15

3. Hostfully - From $79p/m (+$400 setup fee)

Hostfully software for airbnb property managers

Effectiveness

Works perfectly every time.

Price

Amazing pricing offers.  Free for up to 4 properties.

Ease of use

After initial set up, very easy to use.

Support

Support chat & email.

Hostfully has some really neat features that you won't find on many of the other platforms like it's digital guidebook feature (although this comes at an extra cost).

On top of that they place close attention to features that I think a lot of hosts will appreciate like automatic up-sells, and deep integrations with dynamic pricing tools like Wheelhouse.

However, with a monthly fee of $79p/m this is a premium product suited only to hosts managing multiple listings.

Suited for - Hosts with 10+ properties & large property managers.

Price - $79p/m

4. Guesty - *Price on application.

Guesty airbnb automation software

Effectiveness

Works perfectly every time.

Price

Amazing pricing offers.  Free for up to 4 properties.

Ease of use

After initial set up, very easy to use.

Support

Support chat & email.

Guesty is a very, very powerful tool that is worth getting excited about.  

Similar to Lodgify you can create your own branded website, complete with payment processing and zero fees. With this custom website you can take bookings without the usual platform fees.

Another standout feature is Guesty's powerful reporting and analytics which will help you to make better decisions, increase your booking rates and reduce costs.

Suited for - Property managers & property management companies.

Price - Price on application.

5. Your Porter - $7p/m +

your porter airbnb hosting software

Effectiveness

Works perfectly every time.

Price

Amazing pricing offers.  Free for up to 4 properties.

Ease of use

After initial set up, very easy to use.

Support

Support chat & email.

Your Porter is a great bare-bones budget option for small time hosts.  

It's got all of the basic features you'd expect; automated messages, reviews, team reminders, etc.

Not the most feature rich or the best UI, but if you're a host on a budget then Your Porter is surely worth a look.

Suited for - Hosts with up to 5 listings

Price - $7p/m

6. iGMS - From $18p/m

iGMS vacation rental software

Effectiveness

Works perfectly every time.

Price

Amazing pricing offers.  Free for up to 4 properties.

Ease of use

After initial set up, very easy to use.

Support

Support chat & email.

iGMS has a lot packed under the hood that you probably wouldn't expect at first glance.  

Sure, it does all of the usual automation tasks you'd expect, but there's actually some pretty neat integrations there too.

Probably not the prettiest or easy to use, but if your after a no BS tool that does the job, then iGMS is definitely worth a look.

Suited for - Single listing hosts & medium size hosts up to 50 listings.

Price - $18p/m

My Recommendations

1 - 5 Listings

For any host with under 5 listings I recommend Smartbnb. 

It's feature packed, powerful and great value for money. 

6 - 100 Listings

For hosts with 6 - 100 listings it's a tough call between Smartbnb and Lodgify.

Both tools will serve you well.

100+ Listings

For property managers and property management companies looking after over 100+ listings then look no further than Guesty.