After almost a year on the road, you start to feel like you’ve learned a bit about how hostels are run and managed. I took some notes and put together this mini-guide with some key points.
Rule 1: Make sure the hostel has proper security.
Rule 2: Remember the hierarchy of needs.
Rule 3: Reminders always appreciated.
Rule 4: Cats always help
Rule 5: Avoid stereotyping
Rule 6: Use bathroom walls to vent your feelings
Rule 6.5: And comedy to get your point across
Rule 7: Explain what animal your hostel was built for.
And finally, Rule 8: Use clear visuals to grab your guests’ attention.