When many travelers think of hostels, they visualize crowded rooms, barren common spaces, and limited amenities. However, a recent trend in boutique hostels has opened up a whole new world in the accommodations industry. Scattered all over the world, today’s luxury hostels offer far more than the average youth hostel of days gone by. Depending on location, guests can enjoy deluxe private or shared dorm rooms featuring comfy elements like European linens and full-sized mattresses. Amenities at a boutique hostel are often worthy of a fine resort, and may include balconies, swimming pools, athletic facilities, Read the rest of this entry »
One of the first things any professional will tell you when starting your own hostel is to check prices and packages from tophomealarms.com or any other home security site. Simply because most hostels work through rules and regulations – there are usually curfews and systems like these not only help protect the people inside but also enforce these rules while preventing any mischief.
There are, however, other things that the humble hostel owner must also do if they want their establishment to grow and flourish.
For starters, if you are starting out fresh, you cannot view this whole profession as a kind of business or competition. You should not be shy or too proud to visit other hostels in the area to learn from the pros and see what works. Not only does this give you an idea of how to proceed, it provides you with some good networking opportunities.
You should take every opportunity you can to get the word out about your establishment. That’s the only way news of your place will spread to travelers both young and old – it’s the only way any business really has a chance to grow and flourish. After all, hostels are about more than just a place to sleep – it’s about community.
While traveling internationally, you typically have two choices when it comes to finding a place to stay. Hotels, and hostels. Hostels are actually a popular place for lodging around the world. This blog will discuss the pro’s and con’s of both hotels and hostels.
What is a hotel? I’m sure every one has stayed at a hotel at some point or another in their life. Typically, you make a reservation, and show up that day to find that you have Read the rest of this entry »
Who doesn’t enjoy traveling? You get to experience the thrill of discovering places you have not been to. Backpacking across a foreign country can make traveling a totally different experience. Traveling from hostel to hostel is a great way to meet new people and learn of new places.
There are some safety issues that arise when the independent traveler backpacks hostels however. Many times, travelers will have to hitchhike to certain destinations that just may be too far to traverse Read the rest of this entry »
If you are considering staying in a hostel while travelling, you should be aware of certain information when doing so. While hostels vary widely in different areas, there are certain commonalities between these different locations. Commonly, hostels have shared living spaces that may include kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. While these rooms are regularly cleaned and maintained, some individuals prefer privacy when travelling and should thus avoid these places. In addition, you should be aware of the shared facilities and have limited expectations with the state of the hostel you will be staying in, though some hostels are nicer Read the rest of this entry »
To some, the thought of sharing a night’s lodging with strangers can be somewhat unsettling. That said, it can be easy to imagine that people have some anxieties and worries about staying at any hostel, especially since most tend to imagine them as a ‘room with a bunch of bunks’. The reality behind hostels, though, can be rather pleasing, and would likely be appealing to those with a sense of adventure.
Truthfully, hostels have a tendency to be much more than just a room with a bunch of Read the rest of this entry »
When one is planning a trip they have to make a budget that will be able to fit them comfortably. Most of the money that is spent during a vacation is on accommodations. Staying in a hotel on a nightly basis can add up, creating a large amount of money that has to be paid. The traveler may not like this because they may think about all the other ways that money could have been used. For example, instead of spending money on a place to stay, they could have used Read the rest of this entry »