Dorm Project is the name of the Hostel Front Office software with over 15 years proven market operation. Two Way fully automated hostel software - Hostel to Agent and Agent to Hostel - with no staff intervention required. The Only hostel software solution that does not rely on third party Channel Manager software to gain you the agent integrations with the PMS we provide. All our integrated agents are direct and based on direct legal agreements with those agents. Comes standard with a fully integrated booking engine for your website and remote access without the need for third party remote access software. Managers download the software on to as many of their computers as they like so they access the front office from their laptop anywhere in the world. No third party logmein software required.
Start on the Right Path
Lowering your price to beat your competition will result in all hostels gaining less income per booking. Our software elevates your hostel to be a leader in your city so that you do not have to lower prices to gain more bookings. Read How
We become your personal trainer for your hostel business.
We function like a personal trainer for hostels. The more effort you are willing put in to gaining a profitable hostel then the more assistance we will provide free of charge. If you follow all our instructions you will pay less to us and gain rebates from us. We will show you how to can get to a point where you pay us nothing per month, gain Google credits from us each month, and you are gaining as many 100% bed price paying guests as possible.
More Direct bookings
HostelOffice software improves your Google ranking automatically so that you gain more commission free direct bookings. You will also be networked with other users so they promote your hostel to their guests. See How by Dean Strautins
The integrated booking engine for your website is tailorable by you so you can change the text and include photos. One room can be sold under multiple categories and one booking removes all the tied categories. This enables you to gain more revenue per room. The booking engine shows room photos, any text you want, sells one room as multiple rooms without the risk of double bookings, and you can list tours, breakfast, events, concerts in an extra section of the booking engine. The engine charges the guest 1.5 euros per booking so that they gain a secure booking and you gain their credit card details to debit in the event of a No-Show. The guest pays 100% of the room price on arrival. We rebate users up to 25 cents per booking if they complete the free SEO qualifying steps to take up our integration with Google to gain 100% bed price paying guests from Google Maps, Google Places, and Google Hotels. This booking engine is also integrated with TripAdvisor and Facebook. We also have mobile versions of the booking engine and free instructions on how to easily mobile enable your website without damaging your SEO.
Your biggest cost is you not using the software and we remove the risk by you only having to commit to 2 x three month payments and then payments thereafter every six months. Hostels with around 100 beds pay just 200 Euros setup fee and larger hostels pay 450 euros setup fee but gain a more suitable integrated booking engine for larger hostels. Most user pay a base price is 100 Euros a month for all the components integrating with four agents and gaining about 100,000 euros of extra income and value a year.
For many hostels that need more bookings then we can enable them to gain over 100% more bookings a month from their website and at least 25% more bookings from agents a month within the first month of using the software once they are fully integrated with the agents and have our integrated booking engine in their website.
For other hostels that have a healthy amount of bookings already or as a result of our software then we assist them to know how to replace the agent commission lost bookings with direct 100% bed price paying bookings. For all users they have the opportunity to follow our instructions to improve their web presence so that over time they gain a leading position online for a hostel in their location. The software automates a lot of the ongoing steps required to achieve the improved web presence that in turn improves direct bookings.
Then when a hostel has done all the right things we will then give them Google credits each month so they can integrate with Google via our software and use those credits to gain even more direct bookings from Google Maps, Google Hotel Finder, and Google Locations.
So essentially we function like a personal trainer for hostels. The more effort you are willing put in to gaining a profitable hostel then the more assistance we will provide free of charge. If you follow all our instructions you will pay less to us and gain rebates from us. We will show you how to can get to a point where you pay us nothing per month, gain Google credits from us each month, and you are gaining as many 100% bed price paying guests as possible.
Nothing can be more simple to setup. You choose the day you want to start. When you download the software you will see all your Hostelworld and HostelBookers bookings already in the software. There is no extra computer hardware needed other than the standard reception computer you now have. No Servers are required.
Once you are a user of our software we will inform you of tips and settings that will give you an advantage over hostels you compete with. The sooner you start before your competition and put these tips and settings to use then the more difficult it will be for your competition to catch up with you and get as many bookings as your hostel.
The software is like another employee for you. The software manages all prices and allocations you give to agents. The software also accepts and places the bookings in to the reception component so staff can see all bookings automatically. Then there is the integrated booking engine for your website capturing more bookings.
The answer has a lot to do with momentum of bookings, the perception of a hostels popularity, ensuring people get offered the room/bed type the most desire, facilitating higher agent ratings, the professional online look of the hostel and the feeling of security generated, 100% allocation in low periods and reduced allocations in peak periods, zero release time, additional agent integrations, dealing with guests as people and not as numbers, and gaining higher revenue from 80% occupancy than your competitors gain from 100% occupancy. etc
Because we provide you a complete throughput solution and not sub optimising software that causes costs in other areas of your hostel, It is user friendly, gives you freedom to manage your hostel remotely, is very reliable, it gives you more control of your business, it is fun to use, with the extra income our software will generate you can buy the things you have always wanted.
Hostels have made decisions on what system to use to manage their hostel without knowing that this software existed. This is because for the first 12 years the software was only known to Swiss based hostels. Only since 2012 has there become more users outside of Switzerland. Many hostels also do not really know what causes success.
Our Software is like Apple Macintosh - no crashing of software. We don't give you constant headaches with crashes.
No onsite server required,
No network software required,
No late night dramas,
No manual intervention required.
Our Track record is the best guarantor of our software continuing to work. Join our FaceBook User Group to read what existing users think about our software. You will then hear from the best authority how we synchronise every minute every hour every day of the year without avoidable hassles to you or your staff.
Agents dont provide the 7 days a week support we provide our users. We fill this gap for you on the condition that non working days you email us. When agents are closed then ask us. There is no extra fee for support as it is included in the base monthly fee. If you feel you need around the clock 24/7 worldwide on call support then it is available to be contracted. But as of 2014 not one hostel has seen a need to pay for extra support. Our disaster recovery is instant and faster than if you had to rely on in-house IT specialists to restore your LAN network and LAN hardware.
We provide the Cloud Data Storage to synchronise the software on your computers. This provides far superior security and reliability of your data than relying on your own server or PC's. We have your data secured in two countries with mirrorred data being exchanged between each server farm.
Because our software synchronises with all agents every minute of every day without you noticing any CPU or Bandwidth constrainsts. This means that you have the most secure and reliable software available.
We use the most advanced Cloud data management technique. If you use software that uses legacy synchronisation then they will only synchronise data a set times each day and not allow you to provide online 100% allocation. With these legacy old style systems you will have arrivals at your hostel before you are informed of their booking.