HostelInternational

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Hostelling International
This page is about the menu {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) CHANNEL MANAGER > HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL and explains how the connection with Hostelling International works and how to set it up.

General

  • Click here for general information on how the channel manager works.

Capabilities

  • Booking Automation can export inventory.
  • Booking Automation can export prices.
  • Booking Automation can import bookings.
  • Booking Automation can import booking cancellations.

For details please click here

Limitations

  • Child prices can not be updated.

Before you connect

Prices

  • We can only send availability if you have set up prices which are activated for this channel. This tutorial gives general information how to set prices for channels.
  • Prices for "Extra Person", "Extra child" and discounts set in the "Discounts" tab of the rates can not be sent.

Bookings

New Bookings are imported.

Existing bookings are not automatically imported when the connection is established and should be entered into Booking Automation manually.

Extras and Taxes

"Upsell Items" can not be exported.

Rooms and room types

If you have room types here and sell rooms individually at another channel or your own web site and want to sell them here as a "roomtype" with a quantity of more than one you can set up virtual roooms.

Setup

Hostel International

Forward the following information to wgoodridge@hihostels.com:

Hostel Name

Hostel Interface Id: Your Booking Automation property ID

Product (room) Ids: Booking Automation room IDs you want to synchronize and the corresponding HostelInternational room IDs.

Booking Automation

  • Tick "Inventory", "Prices" and "Bookings".

Price Multiplier

If you want to add a multiplier to your prices, for example because the channel requires a different currency to your Beds24 currency, add a * followed by the multiplier number to the multiplier setting.

For example *1.23 will multiply all prices by 1.23 sent. (i.e. raised by 23%) Lower prices can be sent with a multiplier less than 1, i.e. 123456*0.85 will send a price 85% of the normal price (i.e. lowered by 15%)

You can also use currency conversion template variable. All currencies supported by the booking page currency selector can be used.

For example *[CONVERT:IDR-EUR] will convert Indonesian Rupees to Euros.

Updates and Changes

Changes to availability and prices will be instantly sent to the channel. Changes for settings for example minimum stays, the multiplier or number of rooms will send with the next update. Click on "Update" if you want to push them through instantly.

Common Errors

Notes

Disconnect

  • Untiick "Prices", "Inventory" and "Bookings".