In order to activate the Hostelworld, MyAllocator plugin please go to Property Management / Channel Manager:


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Step 1 - Activate the plugin


Choose Hostelworld or MyAllocator plugin, and click on Enable button on the right bottom corner of the window. Confirm the action and put the correct Username (in MyAllocator plugin), Password and ID (in case of hostelworld you should receive the XML password form your account manager - the XML password is not the same which the one you use to login to hostelworld back office) and click Next. Here you can also decide if you want your bookings to be automatically allocated to beds or not.



In case of MyAllocator you can find your property ID here:



Click Next in order to continue.



Step 2 - Room Map


You will see two columns. In the first one, you will see the list of your room types from Hostelworld/MyAllocator. In the second one, you have to choose which system room type corresponds to each portal room type.



Click Next in order to continue.



Step 3 - Rate and Currency Selection


The next step is to map the portal rates with the system rates.


Please make sure that you send the prices in the correct currency. If you use more currencies, you can also choose the option Automatically convert received bookings to .... and the system will convert the price automatically according to the change rate you previously set up in Property Settings.



In Max Beds column the number has to be the same you set up in your back office for each room type. The system won't send the prices and availability correctly if the number does not match.


You can also adjust the rate prices you sent to the channel. As you can see there are two more columns:


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In the first one, you can choose if you would like to adjust the price adding or discounting some specific amount or you can also choose the % option.



Save the connection!


Click Save in order to continue and the system will actualize your prices and your availability on Hostelworld / HostelsClub / myAllocator according to what you have in the system.