How to start hostel business in india?

While you were traveling, you may have stayed at hostels to save some money. Many students and even some seasoned travelers prefer to stay at hostels rather than hotels. One of the reasons is that it is cheaper. Another reason is that you can socialize with the other people staying at the hostel. It becomes more like a family atmosphere rather than the isolation of hotel rooms. So if you have experienced staying at a hostel and would like to open one, there are some things that you will need to consider.


The first of course is location. In terms of location, there are a number of things to consider. You have to think about a location that may be close to public transportation such as trains, buses and subways. Most of the people who will be staying at hostels will need to move around using public transportation such as buses and subways. So being near or close to one would assist the customers to stay at your hostel. The other thing that you have to think about is price. The location may be great but it does you no good if you cannot afford it. So you will have to compromise. Find a location that you can afford in an area that people can get to. If you can find someplace close to a big city or in a big city would be great.

One thing that you have to figure out before even buying the property is what type of regulations there are in that city about setting up a hostel. You want to make sure that you can open up a hostel in the location you can afford before buying the property. If everything is okay in terms of regulations, then you can buy that property. You may also want to think about zoning. You will have to get in touch with the city government about zoning and if you are allowed to open up a hostel in the location that you have chosen.

It is great to want to open up a hostel, but before you do, you will need to do some research. If you have found a location and the regulations are fine, find out how many people who needs hostels come to the city. You may want to look at backpackers. They are the ones who will usually be looking for a hostel. If many backpackers come to that region, then you are fine. If there are not that many, you may want to rethink your location.

Another thing that you may want to think about is the legal issues of those who stay at hostels. This is because in some place, those who stay in hotels or hostels are considered residents if they stay long enough. When they have resident status, then it becomes difficult for you to evict them because they will have certain legal rights. So you should be aware of this so that you know what to expect.

Once you have considered all that, then you need to think about the type of flooring that you should have in your hostel. Remember that you would want floors that are easy to clean. This is because the people who stay at your hostel will mostly be backpackers and foreigners. You want to be able to clean spills, and stuff from the floor easily. So I would not suggest that you use carpet. Some type of laminate would be good.

The next thing you need to consider is bunk beds. Most hostels have bunk beds and you would want to get ones that will not sag. The best ones are ones that have wooden slats instead of mesh. You will also have to think about mattresses. Softer and thicker mattresses are better but may cost more. So you could provide the softer and thicker mattresses only for those who want them.

You may also want to think about curtains on the dorm beds. Some of your customers may want privacy after traveling for a long time. And for the convenience of your customers you may also want to add reading lamps for each bunk bed. Also since a lot of people charge their phones during the night or use the alarm clocks in them to wake up in the morning, providing electrical outlets for each bunk bed would be something that will be good.

Having ensuite bathrooms would be good. However when you do that, you want to make sure that those who use the bathroom will be able to switch on the lights from inside the bathroom so that others would not be awaken by the light. If not possible to have ensuite bathrooms, then consider maybe putting a sink in the dorm rooms.

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