Why do you need a Channel Manager for your Hostel?

Working with different online sales and distribution channels (OTAs) is a good option to create new sales opportunities in different markets at the same time, and increase the visibility of hostels online.  Every time a hostel signs up for a new OTA they can experience difficulty managing calendar inventory, rates, promotions and reservations from different extranets.  Using multiple booking agencies also means the possibility for overbookings.

The solution is the use of a Channel Manager to:

  • Manage different OTAs at the same time
  • Save a lot of time
  • More Visibility translates into  More Sales
  • Mistakes can be expensive. Avoid errors
  • Integrate with a Property Management System
  • Create different rules and scenarios for each channel
  • Manage all your reservations from one screen

HostelTraveler.com has partnered with MyAllocator to provide a world class channel management solution at an affordable price.  Read more about the Benefits of joining MyAllocator through HostelTraveler.

Update Booking.com, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Expedia and more with every reservation

Would you like to automatically update sites like HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, and 150 others, every time you receive a reservation?

Now you can. IWB Channel Manager now offers this incredible capability. Don’t underestimate the power and value of this feature until you’ve tried it.

Here’s how it works:
Whenever you receive a booking on any channel or website (e.g., HostelWorld, Booking.com, Agoda, etc.), your availability calendar is immediately updated on all connected sites. Over 150 booking sites are available. Even update all your calendars when you receive a reservation from your own website (with IWB Booking engine). Imagine the savings you can achieve in both time and money.

Get started today with Channel Manager at prices as low as $14 per month. Get 4 months free when you sign up for a year. Just log into your profile and proceed to the Channel Manager page.

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Killer App for Channel Management

Manage your calendar just once, yet update dozens of booking sites at once. Save hours and even days each month managing calendars on multiple booking sites.

IWB Channel Manager is pure and simply a killer app.  The advantages speak for themselves.  Read more below.

Wikipedia definition: a killer app is any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology.  A killer app can substantially increase sales of the platform on which it runs.

– Less than $14 per month
– Dozens of booking channels included in one low price
– Over 500 premium IDS/GDS booking sites also available
– Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, and many more
– All major hostelling sites included, including HostelWorld.com
– Save time by managing your calendar only once


For less than $14 per month, there’s nothing to lose.

At a price this low, advanced channel management is now available to all types of accommodations.  IWB Channel Manager is excellent for hotels, hostels, and B&Bs alike, regardless of size.  Since there are no long term commitments, purchase as many months of service as you want.  Or buy just one month and try it out.  Once you experience the convenience and time-savings of IWB Channel Manager, you’ll never go back to managing separate calendars again.

Which sites can I send my calendar to?

Already included in one low price are many of the most popular distribution channels.  All of the main hostelling sites are included (yes, even sites like HostelWorld.com and Hostelbookers.com).  You might pay this much elsewhere for just 2 or 3 channels.  And, B&B’s will be happy to know that some specialty bed & breakfast sites are also included.  But don’t stop here, read below to learn how to publish your calendar to more than 500 additional channels (premium sites and GDS/IDS channels like Booking.com, Expedia.com, Hotels.com, etc.).  The following channels are already included with your membership, and we’re adding new ones all the time:

  • Agoda
  • ApartmentsZadar.com
  • BBPlanet.com
  • BBPlanet.it
  • BestLondonHostels.com
  • BudgetPlaces
  • Bug.co.uk
  • EasyToBook
  • Escapio
  • Gomio
  • HIHostels
  • Hostelbookers
  • HostelMania.com
  • HostelsClub
  • HostelTimes
  • HostelTraveler (IWB’s 100+ sites)
  • HostelWorld
  • Hostelz.com
  • Hotel.de
  • Hotel.info
  • HotelAdvisor
  • HotelClub.com
  • Inbed.me
  • LetMeGo.com
  • Localo.com
  • MaxBooking
  • RatesToGo.com
  • RealBedAndBreakfasts.com
  • RealVacationRentals.com
  • TheRealHostels.com
  • TheRealHotels.com

What about sites like Booking.com, Expedia.com, and Hotels.com?

Yes, optional connectivity to premium sites like Booking.com, Expedia.com, Hotels.com, etc. is available for an additional cost.  With over 500 premium IDS/GDS booking sites at your fingertips, IWB Channel Manager gives you unprecedented distribution capability.

How frequently can I update my calendar?

You can update your calendar on an unlimited, real-time basis. Channel Manager will update all your external channels instantaneously when you change your calendar on Instant World Booking.

How to get started?

Get started today.  A free Instant World Booking membership is required to access IWB Channel Manager.  Don’t have a free listing yet?   Add Your Property

If you’re already an Instant World Booking member, just log in to your profile and go to “Channel Manager”.  Join now, and start managing your calendar on multiple booking channels within 24 hours.


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