Homestay Management Services in Malaysia. Comparison

Running a Homestay or Vacation Rental business is a full-time job. If you wanted to rent your property on AirBnB but do not have the time to manage the business, consider the list of Homestay Management Service and Solutions Providers we compiled below.

The rise of sharing economy spurs many business opportunities. Public transport players like taxi operators, in China, Malaysia and Indonesia, are disrupted by independent drivers who use ride-hailing apps like Didi, Grab and Go-jek.

In the context of Hospitality, the lodging services no longer offered solely by hotel operators. Through platforms like AirBnB and HomeAway, independent house owners and property investors have now jump on the bandwagon of renting their property on short-term basis to tourists and business travelers.

For property investors, renting their properties on short-term basis (a.k.a Homestay or Vacation Rental) might provide better returns compare to long-term rent BUT it often comes with additional works. Additional services like guest concierge, housekeeping, key handling, booking management and property maintenance are expected routines to generated good yields from the rentals.

 

List of Homestay or AirBnB Property Management Service providers and Service Comparison Table

12Stay.my LazyHost.co GuestReady.com
Fees 30% commission MYR 400 per month 25% commission
Services
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Booking Management
  • Key Management
  • Booking Management
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Booking Management
  • Key Management
Additional Services
  • Photography Free
  • Interior Design Consultation Free
  • Housekeeping & Laundry MYR 0.15 / square feet
  • Key Management MYR 25 / guest greeting
Tech
  • Dashboard Reporting
  • Revenue Management via Auto-pricing
Region
  • Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • London
  • Paris
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Dubai
AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - 12Stay AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - LazyHost AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - GuestReady
12stay.my lazyhost.co guestready.com
HomestayHero.com PerfectHost.com.my HostnUp.com
Fees 28% commission  20% of rental income 15% commission
Services
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Booking Management
  • Key Management
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Booking Management
  • Key Management
  • Booking Management
Additional Services
  • Photography Free
  • Interior Design Consultation Free
  • Photography Free
  • Interior Design Consultation Free
Tech
Region
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Selangor, Malaysia
  • Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Bali, Indonesia
AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - HomestayHero AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - Perfect Host AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - HostnUp
homestayhero.com perfecthost.com.my hostnup.com
plush.services rentandreturns.com suggest
Fees 20% of rental income
Services
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Booking Management
  • Key Management
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Booking Management
  • Key Management
Additional Services
  • Photography
  • Interior Design Consultation
  • Utilities Bill Management
  • Photography Free
  • Interior Design Consultation Free
Tech
Region
  • KLCC / Golden Triangle Area, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - PlushService AirBnB Property Management Service Provider - RentAndReturns.com
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List of AirBnB Property Management Company

1. GuestReady

GuestReady is founded in May 2016 by three co-founders Alexander Limpert, Christian Mischler, Patrick Degen. Christian had served as COO & CMO of HotelQuickly prior joining GuestReady. Out of the list of we compiled above, GuestReady stood out with their presence in multiple countries and the reliance in technology in their business. They are the only property manager that use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to optimize the pricing of the properties they manage. Refer below for an interview done by TheEdge

 

Property Management is not a new business model, we have seen it done on Hotel. It will be very interesting to learn how such services pan out on the new property type – BnB and Homestays. We believe the challenges lay on operation efficiency to manage properties that are distributed by locations and convincing property investors that the return on investment is still higher (after taking into the cost of profit sharing) comparing against the favorite long-term rental business. What you think?

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4 Comments

  1. Do also write to us – marketing[at]mysoftinn.com if you found a service providers that I missed out. Thanks!

  2. Great writeup! The table is superb. Really lets me see all the providers side by side, making it super easy to compare!

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