The options listed in the survey are:
- Mellow Mountain Hostel
- The Rowdy Raccoon Hostel
- Megafoot Hostel
- The Bear Don't Care Hostel
- The Backpacking Bear Hostel
The names ‘Mellow Mountain’ and ‘Rowdy Raccoon’ would both be good. They would lead your guests to very different conclusions about the atmosphere that you are trying to create though. Do you want your hostel to be mostly mellow or mostly rowdy?
‘Megafoot’ doesn’t mean anything to me, so I wouldn’t be likely to remember it as a backpacker. Is this a reference to something in the area? Or is it just bigger than Bigfoot. (Actually, Bigger than Bigfoot is kind of catchy as a slogan… Maybe this could work after all.)
‘The Bear Don’t Care’ gives me a negative impression. I don’t know which bear is being referenced, so I just associate it with the hostel. That leads me to the conclusion that the hostel doesn’t care, and that’s not good.
‘The Backpacking Bear’ is good, and it creates a mental image that is easy to remember. I picture a cute logo with a cartoon bear wearing a backpack. This could be expanded to become a character that gives information on your website and in your hostel. For example, an image of the bear swimming in a lake that goes with info about Lake Tahoe. An image of the bear skiing down a mountain would go along with information about skiing. An image of the bear riding a bus or reading a map could accompany the directions to the hostel. He could present the house rules if you have any. You could put up a picture of the bear washing his dishes next to the sink. (Of course all of these would work with a rowdy raccoon too.)
My favorite is the Backpacking Bear.
For reference, I have never been to South Lake Tahoe.