We’re constantly getting questions on how our booking engine works for hostel and hotel websites. Not surprisingly, among the most frequently asked are questions concerning cost. Instant World Booking and HostelTraveler.com frequently disclose that the cost to a hostel or hotel for a fully-integrated booking engine is lower than all the competition. And, higher levels of service are always available.
At Instant World Booking, we believe in absolute transparency concerning pricing. This is because we truly believe that all services are not created equally. We don’t like to see our partners and overpay for services that are easily available at lower prices. It’s true that we find ourselves answering the same questions time and again. Here is a real question asked by a hostel owner about HostelTraveler.com’s (IWB) booking engine, along with our answer:
I`m interested about the benefits of having the booking engine with ya.
at the moment, Hostelb****** take a 5% commision,
what would be your offer?
Looking forward to your answer
Thanks for the email, and your interest. We have a variety of superior options. For example, for the same 5% commission, we can offer 35% deposit collection plus full no-show and cancellation protection. The higher deposit collection offers greater security for your booking. Alternatively, we have budget options that can cost as little as only 1.9% commission. Our 1.9% option is for a similar service level to what Hostelb****** offers.
Please let us know what option you want, and we’ll get it set up for you. See the following page for more comparisons: