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There is an ever-growing market for products and services aimed at helping Airbnb hosts increase their bottom line. Channel managers, AI apps, and now data mining services all promise to help you get a leg up on the competition and increase your revenue ASAP. But which one is really best?
We’re pitting two data mining companies head to head, AirDNA and Alltherooms, to see who comes out on top and who you should trust with your income!
Alltherooms Vs. AirDNA: How do they stack up?
We give AirDNA an overall rating of 8.9 out of 10 and Alltherooms a rating of 9 out of 10, making them pretty much neck in neck with each other! The service you should choose depends on your specific needs, so be sure to read along and find out which one you need!
What is Alltherooms?
Alltherooms is a recently developed company that wants to give hosts competitive insights into their rental markets in order to increase their earnings. Both they and AirDNA offer a fairly similar service, which is giving hosts and property managers a sort of bird’s eye view of their market to see how they compare to their competition in the area. Check out our in-depth profile of Alltherooms here.
Their aim seems to be to corner the ever-growing short term rental market, specifically hosts in this market, and help them use strong market data, forecasts, and historical values to maximize their profits and get them more bookings than the guy next door. Pretty great!
They offer market analysis for anywhere in the world, which sets them apart from a lot of the competition who are mainly focused on the US, or at least North America. Wherever you reside, if you own international rentals Alltherooms should definitely be on your radar.
They don’t only tell you what the going rate is in your area, however, they also look at past values and try to forecast for the future as well. This also makes them a great choice for real estate owners and investors seeking out areas where they should make their next purchase.
What is AirDNA?
Similar to Alltherooms, AirDNA is another data-intensive company that helps hosts be as competitive as they can possibly be in their given market. Unlike Alltherooms, however, AirDNA gives you property-level analytics. What does this mean exactly?
Whereas Alltherooms will give you an overview of the area you operate in, including average revenues, booking rates, etc., AirDNA allows you to dive into each specific Airbnb or VRBO in your market as well. Talk about insight! Wouldn’t you like to know how the guy a few blocks away always seems to get those last-minute bookings instead of you? Now you can!
Check out AirDNA’s pricing options HERE….>>
We briefly mentioned that you can, in fact, integrate VRBO with AirDNA as well. This is great news for hosts who cross-list their properties, or who simply wish to use a different website besides Airbnb. Alltherooms does not (yet) offer this functionality, but we hope it’s on their radar!
Rental Recon Tip: Looking to get started with AirDNA? I don’t blame you! Check out my article HERE for how to get up and running.
Alltherooms vs. AirDNA Ratings
A host analytics tool with amazing value. You'll be surprised with the level of data Alltherooms provides their customers.
- Cost effective
- Good market analytics
- Free trial
- Not locked in to annual subscription
- Smaller company with phone support
- No property-level analytics
- Setup fees grow with market size
- Large markets more expensive
- Airbnb only
AirDNA is a powerful analytics and research tool that helps hosts analyze rental properties, rental markets and trends. This valuable market data will help hosts price their properties competitively for their area, or help them make informed decisions when buying new vacation rental properties.
- Strong data background
- Property-specific analysis
- Powerful investment forecasting
- Airbnb and VRBO integration
- Pricing scheme less favorable to smaller hosts in larger markets
- No automated pricing options
Alltherooms is incredibly affordable, even for a host who’s just starting out or who hasn’t been making as much with Airbnb as they’d hoped. Their flexible monthly subscriptions can be cancelled anytime, meaning your risk is very low for trying them out. I give them a 9.5 out of 10 for price.
Alltherooms provides quite a bit of bang for your buck, even if you live in a larger, pricier market. Their top tier prices rival AirDNA’s bottom tier prices, but they also don’t offer the same in-depth level of property analysis. Still, I think they deserve a 9.5 out of 10 for value.
As we’ve discussed, Alltherooms offers almost the same features as AirDNA minus the property specifics. They still have great data and can analyze any market in the world, earning them a 9 out of 10 for features.
Alltherooms is new(ish) still, and there aren’t a ton of reviews online for them yet. I’m confident that once they do make an established name for themselves the reviews will be stellar. From what I’ve seen so far, people seem to really enjoy them, so for now they get an 8 out of 10 for customer impressions. This brings Alltherooms to an overall score of 8.9 out of 10.
AirDNA is significantly pricier than Alltherooms, but some would justify this by saying that they offer more for your money. This depends on what you intend to use each service for and how deep into the analytics you feel you need to be. I think that property-level analyses are pretty groundbreaking, especially in an industry so (relatively) new, so I give them an 8 out of 10 for price but a 9.75 out of 10 for value.
Not sure if AirDNA is really worth your money? Check out my in depth profile HERE!
AirDNA’s features really leave nothing lacking at all. Their data is solid and really gives hosts the feel that they’re able to do their own research on their markets and make real-time decisions that will affect their bottom line. For that, they get a 9 out of 10 for features.
AirDNA has been on the scene a little while longer than Alltherooms, so there are a few more reviews to read through for them. I found them to be overwhelmingly positive, earning them a 9 out of 10 for customer impressions. This brings AirDNA’s running total to a 9 out of 10 overall.
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Alltherooms vs. AirDNA Pros and Cons
Alltherooms is a cost effective tool for analyzing the overall market in your area. It won’t let you get as nitty-gritty as AirDNA, but whether you really need to do that is up to you. I love that they offer a free trial as I’m not someone who likes to spend money on something I might end up hating. I don’t think anyone runs the risk of hating Alltherooms, but you never know!
On the cons side, Alltherooms does utilize setup fees which grow with market size. Whether or not this negates the cost savings of the low monthly fees is something you’ll have to decide for yourself based on your budget. Larger markets are more expensive, but this is pretty much to be expected. One major drawback is that you can only integrate with Airbnb at the time of this article, which would severely limit hosts who book using multiple sites.
As for AirDNA, I think it’s great how they let you get as detailed as you would like. After all, who wouldn’t want to “spy” on the competition a little bit? It sure is fun, and it will certainly help you improve your bottom line. Their investment forecasting is great as well if you happen to be looking to break into the real estate market, and their VRBO integration means you won’t be limited to just your Airbnb listings.
The downsides would definitely be their pricing scheme, and the disadvantage becomes even more pronounced if you’re in a larger market which could prove cost-prohibitive to someone with a smaller budget. They also don’t offer automated pricing options which is something I would love to see from them in the future.