We present the energetics, structural and electronic properties of SnS2 monolayer stacked with MoS2 and WS2 monolayers making the van der Waals hetero-layers using the first-principles methods. The exchange-correlation functionals used are the LDA, GGA functionals as well as the newly developed variants of non local van der Waals (vdW) exchange-correlation functionals, namely vdW-DF-revPBE and vdW-DF2-C09. We also considered the combinations of hetero-layers that involve all the three SnS2, MoS2 and WS2 stacked together. All the investigated hetero-layers have a short decay (offset) of the equilibrium lattice parameters compared to the SnS2 single layer one. Except for the GGA-PBE functional, all the functionals predict the interlayer distances closer to the previous theoretical and experimental studies. The hetero-layers that have relative low binding energies are indirect band gap semiconductors, while those with dramatically high binding energies are weakly or strongly metallic. This study gave another avenue of altering the energetics and electronic properties of SnS2 monolayer through vertical stacking with MoS2 and WS2. The variation in band gap enables these newly predicted hetero-layers to be suitable candidates for designing novel devices for nanoelectronic and optoelectronic technology, which includes energy storage, photodetectors, thermophotovoltaic.