There are some WooCommerce booking plugins on the market. They have plenty of multipurpose features. Sometimes these plugins are just overcomplicated. They need a lot of server resources and are difficult to use. In this article, I want to show you the best and FREE hotel booking plugin as a WooCommerce Bookings alternative.
Selling services online usually needs additional information from your customers, but WooCommerce won't give you an easy way to add custom fields to the service/ product.
Today, I will show you how to use a free plugin to sell services in WooCommerce with hotel booking 🛎️ as my example.
Table of contents
- What is the best WooCommerce booking plugin?
- WooCommerce Hotel Bookings Alternative - Installation
- The plugin configuration
- WooCommerce Bookings Alternative - Hotel Booking example
- Summary & more about the plugin
What is the best WooCommerce booking plugin?
🛎️Hotel booking plugins tend to offer a lot of features and plugin settings. But, you may use a flexible and easy-to-set-up plugin to add custom fields to the WooCommerce product (rental) to get information for hotel booking.
The best WooCommerce booking plugin I'm going to show you, lets you customize all WooCommerce products with a few clicks! Let's begin!
WooCommerce Hotel Bookings Alternative - Installation
You will need the free Flexible Product Fields plugin as we will use it to configure booking options. It is a lightweight and easy-to-use plugin.
✅Or you can download it for free from WordPress.org or install it right from your store's plugins section searching for flexible product fields:
✅ Once you have the plugin installed and activated, let's configure it. Choose Products → Product Fields in your WordPress menu. Then you need to add a new field group:
WooCommerce Bookings Alternative - Configuration
Here we are going to use standard WooCommerce products like accommodation (hotel booking). You need to specify the product(s) for which bookings fields will be shown. This is easy. Just type the names of the accommodations you offer in your WooCommerce store.
✅ So, I decided to add these fields on the product page:
- a date field for the check-in date,
- a select field for additional nightstands,
- a radio field to choose 1 Person / 2 People and type of bed,
- a checkbox to ask if a customer brings any pets.
🛎️ These are the fields configured in the plugin settings:
👉🏼 Here is one of the fields:
👉🏼You can also charge extra price depending on the customers' selection:
WooCommerce Bookings Alternative - Hotel Booking example
😊 Look at my WooCommerce product with custom fields for hotel booking:
🏨After you add such a product to the cart, it looks like this on the cart page:
Summary & more about the plugin
In this article, you have learned an alternative & free method for selling hotel bookings in WooCommerce. I'm waiting for your feedback in the comment section below. Let me know what you think about this solution. I'll help you if you have any problems.