Running A Hostel Is A Team Effort
For many years I have run a successful hostel here in Italy. But I could have never done it without the help of many different people. Each and everyday that we are open for business we need the help of not only the staff members but from the guests as well. We all know that any business is expensive to operate and reducing cost without reducing the comfort of a hostel is vital. This balance between affordable lodging and a comfortable environment would be difficult without help.
What You Can Do To Help
There are many things that you can do to help keep a hostel running smoothly so that everyone can get to enjoy staying there. Many hostel including this one would not make ends meet without the help of others. Below is a list of things that you can do to help keep your favorite hostel running and still be affordable for all.
- Work exchange- If you are looking to visit a hostel like ours, a great way to give back and save some money at the same time is to volunteer your time. For a few hours of work a day you can help keep cost down in return for free room and board. This is a win-win situation for both the hostel and the guests. Many people take advantage of the work exchange program and can travel around the world without spending a ton of money.
- Donate cash- While a hostel owner should never ask for donations out right, but if offered it should be accepted. A simple small donation will go along way in helping keep up the hostel so that the owner can afford to add extras like a free hot breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Donate items- Hostels use a lot of consumable goods each and everyday. Toiletries, cleaning supplies, and office supplies are just a few of the things that help keep a hostel running smoothly. A great way to show your appreciation to a hostel owner is to donate some of these things in order to reduce costs. Even a small donation such as a gallon of dishwashing liquid or a few dollars worth of cleaning supplies will go a long way.
- Help advertise- A great way to help your favorite hostel out is to help spread the word. By telling your friends and family about the wonderful time you had while staying there it just might make them want to visit as well. This word of mouth advertising will cost you nothing and might help the hostel owner make ends meet.
Help Out Your Favoirte Hostel Today
If you would love to help your favorite hostel stay in business simply follow the easy and simple ways mentioned above. It only takes a few people to give back to keep a hostel running so that every traveler will have the opportunity to find affordable lodging in a fun and safe enviroment. Re