Opening a hostel is something that appeals to many people. The community feeling, the backpacker vibe, and a sure way to make money, right? But just like with any business, things will happen that you won’t expect. To help you on your way to opening a hostel, HostelProfessional has put together this list of 10 […]
With so many guests coming through the doors, every hostel is at risk of having an outbreak of bed bugs. It’s every hostel owner’s worst nightmare, and the internet is full of conflicting and often useless information on how to deal with this problem. We’ve put together a guide from hostel owners who have been […]
A Channel Manager is an essential tool for any hostel. The easiest way for hostels to increase profits is to be listed on more booking websites (aka Channels). More people will see your listing and book if you are listed on more Channels. However it is almost impossible to manage more than one Channel without […]
A Property Management System, or PMS, handles all operations for your hostel from reservations and rates to check-ins, check-outs and payments. A good Property Management System will also keep availability and rates up to date across all booking channels. This reduces labor and increases bookings while reducing the risk over-bookings.
Hostel managers all have different methods for running their property, and different priorities. All hostel managers, however, must answer certain questions. One question concerns dinner: should you serve it? Should you charge for it? HostelProfessional has put together a list of advantages, disadvantages, tips and examples for managing your hostel dinners.