Many hostel closed in the last 2 years. There was a boom on the property prices, while the bed prices are still very low ( starting from 6 euro) . I rented a building but the owner sold the property, and this happened with many others. Renting price are getting higher and it is more profitable to rent out then dealing with hostelling. Airbnb is very big and real threat on the market.
If you are intrested I am ready to help you. Now I have fast food business but I still have an eye on the hostel scene, I would be happy to start a new project.