Creating remarkable hostels with communities

About us

 

Hostel Hub helps regenerate communities through great hostels.

We work with development trusts, charities and local activists to start up boutique hostels which are so amazing, people will travel from all over the world just to stay there.

Why are hostels such amazing tools for communities?

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Our services

 

With over 25 years experience in hostel management, Hostel Hub knows how to get your project done.

We offer feasibility studies and business plans, marketing, staff training and hostel operations.

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Hostel Hub are finalists for Firstport’s LaunchMe accelerator programme

Hostel Hub are finalists for Firstport’s LaunchMe accelerator programme

Last night we had the privilege of listening to Deputy First Minister John Swinney congratulate Hostel Hub and our fellow social entrepreneurs. After three tough selection rounds, Hostel Hub made it on to Firstport’s LaunchMe programme — and innovative accelerator programme for social entrepreneurs in Scotland. Social investment via LaunchMe to fuel growth Thanks to the funding and advice the programme will provide over the next 10 months, we will open our first Hostel Hub-owned boutique hostel next year. Though we are assisting several communities across the UK to open boutique hostels, this will be the first one that we are directly operating and potentially owning. We will be working very closely with the local community just as we always do, but this will enable us to create a flagship hostel to demonstrate how extraordinary a hostel can be, if we do say so ourselves. Our plan is to create a network of social enterprise boutique hostels across the UK. Many of our hostels will be owned by communities, some will be owned by us, and LaunchMe will prepare us and connect us to investors who can help us make that happen. All of our hostels will partner with social enterprises, community groups and residents in the community in which each hostel is based to reflect what’s special about the local community. Every hostel will be run by local people and the profits from the hostel will benefit that community. Community boutique hostel in Culross We have already secured an £18,000 grant from the Big Lottery via LaunchMe to convert part of Culross Manse in Culross, Fife. Known as... read more