Bookster Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Bookster

Take bookings, payments, manage guests & more

4.48/5 (29 reviews)

Bookster Pricing

Starting from: £20.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Solo:
£20.00/month - for 1 vacation rental.

Professional:
£30.00/month - for up to 5 vacation rentals or £55.00/month for up to 20 vacation rentals.

Agency:
£100.00/month - for up to 50 vacation rentals or £140.00/month for up to 100 vacation rentals.

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Bookster Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • The constant improvements, great analytics and the dedicated customer support are making our life easier, speeding up our work process and helping us better understand the market.Davide T.Read the full review
  • Great customer support, very responsive and friendly. Extensive booking analytics (Including Google Analytics).Davide T.Read the full review
  • Great features included for my business needs. Excellent user friendly booking system.Linda S.Read the full review

Cons

  • The dashboard layout and the inability to edit the calendar plugin for my website.Weston Z.Read the full review
  • Of particular valuable now, in an industry struggling to cope with the destruction caused by the Covid pandemic. Customer communication and support has been available every step of the journey.Julia C.Read the full review
  • If ever I feel any features are missing or need to be added Bookster immediately responds to my requests and feedback.Linda S.Read the full review
95%
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

9 reviewers had the following to say about Bookster's pricing:

Colin P.

www.SpectrumBreaks.co.uk uses Bookster

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-07-07
Review Source: Capterra

Bookster was very easy to setup and include into our own web site content. Their online help was very good and very responsive. The price is very competitive and value for money.

Pros
The functionality is nice and simple to use and easy to understand, it also present well to the customer to make the booking experience easy to understand.

Cons
When you enter the Bookster booking page, if you are not using the Bookster web site facility you loose your own branding and ability to easily get back to your own web site,

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hannah S.

Bookster for Self-Catering House

Reviewed 2017-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

We were primarily looking for a Property Management System to integrate with Visit Scotland - after some research we chose Bookster based the price and professional look. In setting up the website, I have been so impressed with the level of customer service. Every question I ask, no matter how small is answered, and though some of the features are not able to be changed (it is a set website template, not a self-designed one after all), I feel like the Bookster team does take my feedback into account. It does take some getting used to - mostly figuring out what heading in the back end corresponds with each part of the website that customers see, but we are excited to be taking online bookings and show availability on our website and on Visit Scotland!

Pros
The customer service is exceptional, and the value for money is top notch. Beyond that, it does everything advertised, which is why we chose it after all!

Cons
Some of the small features are fixed in the website template. That being said, it is expected unless you are paying to completely design your own website. When I mention specific features I want to modify to the customer service team, I am often tell that my feedback is being passed onto the developers, so I fully expect this software to only improve.

Response from Bookster


Thank you Hannah! Your continued feedback is definitely valued and we hope to keep making Bookster better for you :-)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Davide T.

More than a Holiday Rental Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

Bookster is helping our small business stand out in an increasingly competitive market. The constant improvements, great analytics and the dedicated customer support are making our life easier, speeding up our work process and helping us better understand the market. As result, we are increasing our booking lead-time, average price per booking and our hosts are really happy!

Pros
+ Great customer support, very responsive and friendly + Extensive booking analytics (Including Google Analytics) + Integrates with review websites + Constant improvements to the software + Integrates with other booking agents + Great tool for bulk addition of promo codes, discounts, extras and more. + Suitable for different kind of accommodation + Email marketing (for newsletters, automation etc.) + You can create Blogs and Landing Pages + Bespoke services (website creator, branding, SEO and more)

Cons
- Some customer-focused elements are not visually appealing (Booking Add-ons and Guest Area) - Needs some improvements to the Customer Relationship Management software

Response from Bookster


Hi Davide, thanks for leaving your review of Bookster software.

The feedback from The Edinburgh Address has been fundamental to some of our most recent developments, and we're happy that our partnership will continue so we can support your business growth.

Many thanks for your ongoing commitment to us, we're looking forward to helping you grow further in 2020!
From the whole team at Bookster.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Isty A.

Excellent channel manager for handling apartment bookings. Fantastic support provided by Robin.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I have never used a channel manager before, but Robin gave me a demo and showed me what Bookster could do to make running our apartment easier, and I am delighted to say that once set up the software handles the pricing and availability pushing out to various channels. I'm still in the process of setting up with the various channels but this take the pressure away from having double bookings !

Cons
I think a little more flexibility would be great but for 99% of users the interface and options provided are as required.

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Laura F.

Great quality - easy to use booking software - would definitely recommend

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-07-10
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using Bookster for 3 years. The software has slotted easily in to my existing website and has proven to be 100% reliable. Its now easy to take direct bookings and the system looks after everything including guest confirmation and automated payment processing.

Pros
Just as good for small businesses as well as larger ones. Affordable complete booking system. Lots of good tools. I can operate easily from Smart phone. Issues professional looking communication emails to guests. Links in to other marketing channels perfectly. Great team support.

Cons
Its all pretty good

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Helen A.

My experience is very good.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Good links to own website, so I can show my availability easily. The live chat is excellent, so far I have managed to sort out all my issues using it, no hanging about on the phone. It's also very good value for money.

Cons
Some areas of the site can be a bit restrictive - for example the information given to customers cannot include hyperlinks and standard emails cannot be amended.

Response from Bookster


Thank you very much Helen, really glad Bookster is helping with your holiday rental.

We deliberately lock down the emails so that guests have a clear route into the Guest Area (for making payments and getting booking info) but take your point on linking out from there - something to take a look at.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ralph A.

Bookster brings holiday break booking into the 21st century

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-07-11
Review Source: Capterra

Bookster has steadily improved over many years of use. It has always been as least as good as its competitiors, but it has continued to improve. Most importantly, it provides a cost-effective solution to handle bookings, be it just one property or a multitude.

Pros
Simplicity, reliability, scalability, and, most important, inter-operability with a wide array of 3rd party platforms such as Tripadvisor and AirBnB.

Cons
The back end navigation is slightly un-intuitive at first use. If you haven't often got reason to log in to this interface then it can be a little confusing. However, once you establish where key components and functionality are located it becomes much easier.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Weston Z.

Perfect Solution for 1 Property, Great Support

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-02-23
Review Source: Capterra

The two selling points of this software to me are the affordability for a 1 property rental. I can't afford to pay like some of the more sophisticated options out there. #2 is it does everything I need it to do. My favorite feature is the Booking.com integration where Ino longer have to chase down renters from Booking.com to pay. Bookster makes it happen automatically. I think us renters all have the same feelings toward Booking.com I hate their system. Well, good news, Bookster removes that PAIN. It does everything I need it to do, - availability calender and capability to book directly from my site - Manage bookings and accept payments through my Stripe account (totally painless) - Manage damage deposits completely automatically with full customization - I can produce a professional image to my clients with their email service - I can also take phone/organic orders and set them up myself in Bookster Things it needs: - Ability to connect multiple iCal calendars. One is not enough - Ability to edit the theme of the calendar plugin so we can make it match our website better - Ability to edit the payment pages by more than just adding our logo, again, to mathc our website (Needs background and color editting capability. Image BG's would be awesome) - The whole software should be reworked a bit onlayout and functionality of buttons and pages. It is a bit confusing, and there is room for improvement on a CLEAN DASHBOARD layout. Over all, I am thrilled with Bookster. Their support is amazing. I live in two different time zones (7 hrs apart) and no matter what time or day, 80% of time they respond to emails, messages instantly. And for sure within 8 hrs the other 20% of time. And you get a super helpful, capable response, with a personal touch.

Pros
Their personable helpful support, capability of the software, and the channel integration with Booking.com

Cons
The dashboard layout and the inability to edit the calendar plugin for my website

Response from Bookster


Thank you very much for the great review and excellent feedback! All fair points.

With our most recent update, we now support multiple iCal feeds! They are listed under the Channel button. If the OTA / website that you are on does not show up on the list, let us know and we can add them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Julia C.

A Treasure Find!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-25
Review Source: Capterra

Our experience has been a welcome breath of fresh air in comparison with other software suppliers. And we've enlisted the work of quite a few. The team has an honest, open approach and is particularly adept at understanding and addressing operator needs. Of particular valuable now, in an industry struggling to cope with the destruction caused by the Covid pandemic. Customer communication and support has been available every step of the journey. The service and software performance top rated.

Pros
In a nutshell, it does everything it claims on the tin! Simply executed in a way that can be easily understood and managed without having a technical degree. It handles the booking basics well and has developed 'add ons', totally in tune with the need of operators in the holiday rental sector. The focus is on functionality that can be easily implemented, rather than developing ' nice to have gadgets" that are too complex and peripheral to the core task. The software has grown functionality in tune with sector evolvement and customer needs. A keen focus on value for money. I particularly appreciate the limited use of complex jargon that some use to enshrine their software as a "dark art" to justify costs. It's not. The team's open problem-solving capability and approach is very 'can do'.

Cons
At the start, I had to use 2 different applications of the software to add rates for some of our rental properties. This was due to the challenging seasonal rates system set by one large villa owner. Now, however, all functionality is aligned on one platform that has many relevant additions for the many demands of different operators in various hospitality sectors. The training offered was limited to begin but this has been addressed. Bookster has an excellent chat system that is on hand and of real assistance right at the time you need it. This has helped us understand how we can overcome various challenges relevant to us and use the software to our optimum advantage.

Response from Bookster


Dear Julia. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review.
It's been a delight to work with you, and your ethos and passion for the industry is contagious!
Thank you from the whole team at Bookster.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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