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Booking.com is a listing site that grew by catering to hotels and other multi-unit rental properties. Hostfully initially provided an integration that supported single-unit properties (villas, houses, apartments etc), and now also supports hotels and multi-unit properties. 


The following steps outline the setup process:

Step 1: Create a Booking.com account, property listing, and room types and enable Hostfully as the Channel Manager

Two important things to note:

  • https://account.booking.com/ is the place to manage Booking.com listings. While "property" in Hostfully can be a whole house or an individual room, on Booking.com only one property page for one house can be created by the same property manager. Any rooms inside need to be listed on the same property page.

  • Booking.com only allows mapping to room types, not the whole property page

Therefore, if you'd like to list both the whole house and the individual rooms on Booking.com, for example: in Hostfully you have 5 properties: the whole house is Hotel Malibu, and the individual rooms are Room One, Room Two, etc... In Booking.com you'll need to have 1 property listing for the whole house Hotel Malibu. On this property listing, create 6 room types - 5 for the individual rooms and 1 for the the whole house Hotel Malibu.

Finallly, enable Hostfully as your Channel Manager. Please see the following article on getting this set up.

Step 2: Unlink the master-sub properties in Hostfully

Defining the relationship between booking entities is the first step. We covered the step in this article "Managing calendars for a house and its sub-units". You'll need to unlink them to map to Booking.com before linking them again.

Step 3: Map to Booking.com property and room types

Go to Channels > Booking.com (Manage this channel) > click OFF to toggle it on. the the. You'll see the pop-up window below. Enter the Hotel ID provided by Booking.com for your hotel, and click Connect:

It will then ask for the Room type ID. It is the ID found under the room type name in your Booking.com Extranet > Property > Property Layout. Copy this code to Hostfully and proceed with the Rate as the "Standard Rate" or "Hostfully Rate". Finally, click Connect. until it says Success.


From that point on, your sub-units will be synchronized with Booking.com's units and your calendar/prices/property data will automatically synchronize.

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