Do you have a general rule of thumb for how many sheets you think a hostel should stock for each bed?
The general consensus in our facebook group was 3 sets per bed, which would mean one set on the bed, one set in the laundry, and one clean set on the shelf ready to go. With this you could probably turn over your entire hostel every day.
Is it really necessary to have so many though? The suggested sheet count ranged from 2 sets per bed up to 5 sets per bed. Here are some things to consider when choosing how many sets to stock:
- Do you have a lot of groups, meaning high turnover on a regular basis?
- What is your avertage length of stay? Longer stays mean changing sheets less frequently.
- What is your average occupancy? If the hostel is not full, then you don't need to change as many sheets on any given day.
- How quickly can you wash your sheets and replenish the stock? If you can have them ready by checkout time the next day, then you can use less sets. If you can't get them ready to use until check-in time or later, then you will need additional sets. If it takes multiple days to wash and return, you will need even more sets.
How many sets do you think is ideal? How many do you actually have?