I would like to make a comprehensive list of all the existing resources on starting hostels. Even if the resources are just pages about hostel zoning or other regulations for a certain city...
Here is an interesting Web page about opening a hostel in Northern Ireland:
Here is a Web page on how to become affiliated with Scottish Independent Hostels:
Benefits of joining HI-Canada, BC region:
Backpackers.ca has some good tips:
If anyone finds other resources, please post below.