Hi, I am Rich, owner / manager of the Trojan Horse Lodge in Ludlow, Vermont, USA. I have been at this as a part time thing since 1983. We built the hostel in the barn of a farm house in the village. We built in 18 bunk beds with twin size innerspring mattresses. we have a small but addaquet(?) common are and a self service kitchen. We are located in a major ski resort area. The other months we are not busy at all.
If anyone has any thoughts or questions about running a hostel, I would be glad to offer my experiences and opinions. Later .. Rich