Creating remarkable hostels with communities

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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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Hostels = SOCIAL IMPACT

Hostels = SOCIAL IMPACT

As a social enterprise our main concern isn’t making profit from our hostels. Our goal is to demonstrate the social impact that these hostels can have on communities. Let us share with you how we can make a difference and how we can benefit communities, local shops, young people and your local economy. So, how do we know that this works? From experience of course. A little while ago Malcolm took over a struggling hostel in Wales. One night the locals threatened to burn down the hostel. He was called from his bed by the sound of petrol bombs exploding and children crying. Terrified parents waited for him to sort it out. I bet you’re wondering how on earth he managed to get himself into this situation? He had asked to run this hostel – to prove a point. It was in the wrong location, making a loss and hated by the community. Relations got so bad a stressed manager had threatened the local youths with a shotgun. There was no investment since it might close any day. The beds were old and creaky, mattresses thin and pillows flat. The drains smelt and rats were in the food store. English suppliers brought in all the stock, right under the noses of the butcher and grocer. Guests spent their money in the hostel, from where it was sent away to head office. It employed 2 summer workers, who knew little about the local area. What they earned was saved to pay college fees. The only job options locally were seasonal work in nearby tourist towns. Or move. When he took over the... read more