Running A Youth Hostel For The Clueless
March 21, 2006 9:05 PM Subscribe
Running a youth hostel: what does it take?
posted by divabat to grab bag (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been interested in setting up a youth center/youth hostel for a long time now, but I haven't the slightest clue where to get started.
I envisioned a house whose rooms are converted for different things - a creative space (with computers, art supplies, etc), a Bookcrossing-esque library, full use of the kitchen and bathrooms, performance & presentation space outdoors, and a bedroom with a couple of beds. (amongst other ideas!)
I don't envision this to house tons of youths; it'll be more cozy and small, to host the occasional traveller or wanderer. Somewhere in between a house and a typical youth hostel.
It's common where I live (Malaysia) to convert houses into NGO offices or small businesses so I suppose thos can be done. But beyond that - what do I do? Any licenses I should apply for? Memberships? What should I do or not do?