I already read the blog post here about what things hostel owners wish to know before opening... And one of ex-owner said to me that this business burn out too much. And it's probably the worst business in the world. But. I'm still thinking to run a hostel business in Europe. And I would like to ask you some things :
1. Is it really too bad? Are you tired after all and hate your business?
2. Is it possible somehow not to spend all your time there? For example if I want to open 2 hostels in different countries and planning to manage everything mostly online ? I'm thinking to make most of things automatically +self check in etc. It's one of the main points in my idea
3. What is a minimum investments in Europe (let's say Berlin, Prague), approx. for small hostel for 15-40 persons? Would be nice to know your experience
4. I'm looking for business partners too to open a hostel (eco-friendly, industrial, unique place, non-usual) in Germany, Czech, Sweden, Denmark, Norway or other cities. I'm looking for creative people who is not only about business and hospitality but about art and design with extraordinary way of thinking. I'm 31, photographer, student of hospitality management, artistic person with passion of design, hospitality, nature and industrial things.