4 Most Popular Bookerville Alternatives for Managing Vacation Rentals

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When it comes to vacation rental management software, you can’t do much better than Bookerville—at least in the eyes of Capterra reviewers, who give the software a perfect five-star rating out of 135 reviews.

The software integrates with the big dogs of booking sites such as Airbnb and Booking.com, to name a few, and it offers a 30-day free trial and a long list of features.

But if you’re nervous about spending potentially thousands of dollars per year on the platform without knowing what else is out there, it’s not a bad idea to examine some Bookerville alternatives.

bookerville alternatives

A great way to comparison shop is to look at what other hotel managers are using. We’ve put together this handy guide on the most popular vacation rental software options and just what features they offer a manager like you.

Below are the top four most reviewed alternatives to Bookerville in Capterra’s software directory.

1. Lodgify

(4.5 stars, 138 reviews)

Lodgify booking dashboard

Lodgify’s booking dashboard, via Lodgify

Lodgify is aimed at vacation rental managers who want to create their own website and accept online bookings without having to pay expensive commissions. The software enables you to centrally organize all your reservations, and synchronize property data with third-party booking sites using a channel manager.

What Capterra reviewers love:

  • Out-of-the-box website building tool that immediately provides channel manager connections with major booking platforms
  • Customer support is generally helpful and willing to work with you to solve an issue
  • You can communicate with guests using automatic messages
  • Great value for the money overall

What they would like to see improved:

  • The software needs better integration with major listing channels, and more booking partners beyond the big sites such as Airbnb and Booking.com
  • Some users feel that the customer service could use improvement

Price: Lodgify’s pricing depends on whether you want a monthly, yearly, or two-year plan. The monthly plan is the most expensive over the long haul, with prices starting at $36 per month for one property, and going up to $336 per month for 51 to 100 properties. If you sign up for a yearly deal you get a 20% discount, and a two-year contract will get you a 25% discount. All plans come with a 14-day trial period.

Have you used Lodgify? Leave a review!

2. ResNexus

(5 stars, 134 reviews)

ResNexus housekeeping dashboard

ResNexus’ housekeeping dashboard, via ResNexus

ResNexus is an online vacation rental platform with a simple interface designed to be intuitive to vacation rental managers. ResNexus promises to handle all setup for you, and offers a money-back guarantee. The software’s features include a website builder, automatic email confirmations, and more than 65 reports with built-in support for Google Analytics.

What Capterra reviewers love:

  • Interface is intuitive and simple to navigate
  • Customer service is always available and helpful, and the company is responsive to requests for features
  • The software offers a wide range of features
  • It easily produces straightforward, informative reports to help managers identify ways to improve their business

What they would like to see improved:

  • Some feel that the price is high, but the very high rating of the software indicates that customers are generally satisfied anyway

Price: There are three versions of the software—Basic, Essentials, and Professional—and the price goes up with the number of rooms. Basic is best for “small, newly-opened business[es] or seasonal properties,” according to ResNexus. Essentials offers more guest and property management tools, and Professional adds automated marketing tools.

The software starts at $14.99 per month, if you have just one room and are getting the Basic edition. The highest possible price with the Professional edition is $2,054 per month if you have 1,000 rooms. You can use their pricing guide to figure out how much you’d pay in your situation.

Have you used ResNexus? Leave a review!

3. Kigo

(4 stars, 111 reviews)

Kigo booking dashboard

Kigo’s booking dashboard, via Kigo

Kigo is geared toward vacation rental professionals who want to manage bookings and inquiries for multiple properties in one place. The software offers channel management, websites, and payment portals to help run your vacation rental business.

What Capterra reviewers love:

  • Offers an all-in-one solution for vacation rental managers that simplifies managing multiple properties
  • The company is responsive to customer feedback and works to improve the software based on feedback
  • Customer support is helpful
  • Calendar synchronization and functionality is solid

What they would like to see improved:

  • While the majority of customers are impressed with Kigo’s customer service, some feel the company isn’t responsive enough to ongoing issues

Price: Kigo eschews the subscription model and instead charges a setup fee and commissions on bookings. The setup fee for Kigo Marketplace Suite is $1,000, and the commission for bookings is 5% for online and 3% for offline. There are some add-ons, such as Platinum Support ($500), revenue management (0.5% booking fee), and premium websites ($499 setup fee with a $59 monthly subscription).

Have you used Kigo? Leave a review!

4. Lodgix

(5 stars, 109 reviews)

Lodgix invoice creator

(Lodgix’s invoice creator, via Lodgix)

Lodgix is a web-based vacation rental management solution that is integrated into major booking channels such as Expedia, Booking.com, Flipkey, HomeAway, Airbnb, Instant Book, and even Facebook. The software also offers MailChimp integration, digital signatures, and travel insurance.

What Capterra reviewers love:

  • Intuitive, easy to navigate, and easy to integrate with leading rental websites
  • Can edit all rental listings in one place
  • Customer service will hold your hand through any problems/difficulties you come across
  • Offers an extensive online manual to help you troubleshoot problems on your own

What they would like to see improved:

  • Some users feel the software has a steep learning curve, although they often note that customer service is there to help them through it

Price: Lodgix charges a subscription fee based on how many properties you have.

The minimum price is $49.99 per month for up to seven properties, and the maximum is $199.99 per month for 71+ properties. You can purchase add-ons such as the employees module, property management module, and QuickBooks sync module, which are also priced according to how many rooms you have. Use the pricing guide to estimate how much it will cost for your vacation rental business.

Have you used Lodgix? Leave a review!

What vacation rental management software do you use?

Lots of reviews are no guarantee that you’ll love the software, and there are certainly plenty of other vacation rental management software options out there.

We’d like to hear from our readers: what software have you used to manage your vacation rentals? Are you satisfied with it? What did you like about it, and would you recommend it to others? Please, let us know in the comments below.

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Dan Taylor

Dan is a content writer at Capterra, specializing in hotel management, construction and real estate. Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, catching up with the latest offering from HBO or paying a visit to a new place.

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