How to connect Dorms.com to myfrontdesk

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Dorms.com is all about hostels. It is a global company that started in Canada and has expanded in Dublin to better serve European Hostel owners to promote their properties worldwide.

This article will show how to set up dorms.com to connect with myfrontdesk.

  • Click here if you do not have a Dorms.com account yet
  • Click here if you want to connect your existing Dorms.com account to myfrontdesk

Create and connect new Dorms.com account from myfrontdesk

If you do not have an account with Dorms.com yet, you can create an account from within Cloudbeds using our Express Registration feature:

Make sure your property email is listed correctly in the Property Profile section (1) in myfrontdesk. Dorms.com pulls it from Cloudbeds and will not allow you to create your account with the Express Registration Feature without this information being entered.

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Step 1 - Create a new Dorms.com account

1. Log into myfrontdesk by Cloudbeds and click Manage
2. Navigate to the Channel Distribution section and select Channels
3. Select Dorms.com

4. Click on 'Create new account on Dorms.com' if you don't have one yet.


*If you have an existing account on Dorms.com, go to section 'Connecting existing Dorms.com account to myfrontdesk' in this article below. 

5. Select YES (recommended) to 'Would you like your inventory to be sent to the channel after the connection is established?' And then accept terms & conditions and click 'Create Dorms.com account.' 

6. On this step, the system will display your ID, Password and Room IDs that have been created for your Dorms.com account.
Click on the link provided:

Please store this information for later use.

7. In another window, navigate to the Dorms.com Extranet and confirm your property details to finish the registration of your property on Dorms.com.

  • After you have successfully created your Dorms.com account through myfrontdesk, you will receive an email from Dorms.com with a link to finish the registration process on the Dorms.com Extranet.
  •  On Dorms.com you will see a note that you're connected to 'myallocator' (Channel Manager by Cloudbeds).
Step 2 - Start mapping Dorms.com on myfrontdesk
  1. After confirming registration on Dorms.com return to myfrontdesk and go back to the Channels page > Access Dorms.com.
    Since you have created the Dorms.com account within myfrontdesk, it will automatically input your Hotel ID and Password.

2. Map one myfrontdesk room type to one room type on Dorms.com and click Next once you finish.

If you need help with room mapping, please consult our Room Mapping Guidelines.

3. Enter a Base Rate Adjustment (if desired):

In most cases, this can be left blank.  Click here to learn more about the: Setting Base Rate Adjustments

Channel Setup is Complete

Connect an existing Dorms.com account to myfrontdesk

Step 1 - Select myallocator as your Channel Manager on Dorms.com

1. Select ‘Channel Manager’ while on your property dashboard.

2. Select ‘My Allocator’ on the drop-down of channel managers and save.

3. Click on ‘Setup Information’ and you will see a modal with setup information.

4. Copy the hostel ID and Password - that is what you will use when linking up your dorms.com hostel to MyAllocator.

Step 2 - Start mapping Dorms.com in myfrontdesk
  1. Log in to your myfrontdesk account and click Manage
  2. Navigate to the Channel Distribution section and select Channels
  3. Select Dorms.com

4. Click on "I have an account on Dorms.com"

If you don't have a Dorms.com account, please check the above section: "Create and Connect new Dorms.com account"

5. Enter your Dorms.com Hostel ID and Password and hit next:

This can be found in your Dorms.com Extranet. Select "Hostels" in the left side menu, and click on your property, then click on "Channel Manager" section.

6. Map one myfrontdesk room type to one room type on Dorms.com

If you need help with room mapping, please consult our Room Mapping Guidelines

7. Enter a Base Rate Adjustment (if desired):

In most cases, this can be left blank.  Click here to learn more about the: Setting Base Rate Adjustments

Channel Setup is Complete

Features Supported
  • Automatic adjustments
  • Automatic adjustments for cancellations
  • Minimum length of stay
  • Maximum length of stay
  • Close days for arrival
  • Close days for departure
  • Closing rate plan for bookings
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