A guest recently told me about her thoughts on hostels that were run by men vs. women and how easy it was to tell one from the other.
For example she said that boy-run hostels tend to have more activities, while the girl-run hostels are frequently built for greater comfort. In her experience, girl-run hostels tend to be cleaner and have feminine touches like candles or essential oils burning in the bathrooms.
Do you think your hostel reflects the gender of your team? Without meeting your staff, would your guests be able to guess their sex by looking around?
Are boy-run hostels more male friendly, and are girl-run hostels more female friendly? Do you think that those little touches (feminine or masculine) would influence the experience your guests have and the type of guests that your hostel attracts?
If a hostel seems a bit gender biased, what could they do to add feminine or masculine attributes to balance out the atmosphere?