Educate & immerse yourself in the Art of Hosteling as we travel the country and sit down with the best hostel operators in the industry! Gain insider tips on how hostels operate, what makes each facility unique and most importantly the amazing staff who keep them running! The podcast highlights the best hostels by region.
Justin Hyjek owner of Homestyle Hostel in Ludlow, Vermont on Running a Neighborhood Friendly Hostel with Bar/Restaurant
General Manager Marc Johnson from Hostelling International on Building a 400 Bed Hostel Experience in Boston, Massachusetts
Sam Lucci the Manager of Burlington Hostel in Burlington, Vermont on Safety & Security Issues
Alina and Joe, Founders of The Providence Hostel and Guest House on The Challenges of Expansion and Regulation Issues in New York
Ben the steward on the Liberty Clipper Tall Ship explains what it is like running a hostel on a boat.
Heather, the founder of The Black Elephant Hostel shares the process of fully remodeling a building to opening and being sold out in the first 2 weeks!
Our friend Serena, from The Notch Hostel, tells us how she got started in the business and how she has created a top rated hostel focused on through hikers on the Appalachian Trail.
Listen to Founder Byron Bunda tell his story about the creation of the American Hostel Association.
Learn the story of the D Acres Farm Hostel in New Hampshire And The Peculiarities Of Running An Organic Farm with Hostel stay.
Hostel Cerro Gordo is a real-life Ghost Town that used to mine for all the precious metals that built what is now Los Angeles. Take a listen to the new owners to hear about their vision for the future, their wisdom and gut-splitting senses of humor in the first part of this two part episode.
Thanks to all of the hosts and hostels who joined the show for Season One.