I've always been interested in opening a hostel in the Amherst or Northampton area of Western Massachusetts, USA.
There are no hostels in Northampton or Amherst at the moment, but it would be an ideal place for a new hostel for many reasons.
There are tens of thousands of college students. It's a great location for outdoor activities. It's a rural environment, but there are still things to do because of the large student population. It would be an ideal stop for backpackers traveling between New York City and Boston. I believe there is also a train to Montreal. There are many historical tourist attractions, from Emily Dickinson's house to Old Deerfield, and much more...
Northampton could become a popular destination for backpackers if there were a hostel and backpacker infrastructure there. I have many ideas for a hostel in the Amherst or Northampton area.
I am putting this post out there for people searching for projects like this in Google. I would be interested in becoming involved with a Western Mass hostel project.