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Has Anyone Ever Started a Youth Hostel?

Travel Forums General Talk Has Anyone Ever Started a Youth Hostel?

1. Posted by bsong65 (Budding Member 50 posts) 11y

Hey All.

I was just looking into starting a new business and I was wondering if anyone has started a youth hostel ever?

I like the business, because I enjoy the hostel culture.

Any feedback would be very appreciated.



2. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

From an ex-hostel manager.. running a hostel is not easy. If you are considering it, I'd recommend either working in hostel beforehand, or employing an experienced manager to run it for you.
Put together a comprehensive business plan and don't jump in to anything.
Having said that, it is a great job and can be lots of fun.
Good luck!

3. Posted by nickydutch (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y


my advice is to start working for the YHA (youth hostel association)first to get some idear what you are up to.
Am workin for the yha and it does not take a lot here to become a manager of a hostel.
If you do this for a whill you can get training and experience whill you work, earn money and get accomodition in your own house included.

good luck