To those of you who have opened up a hostel already- or those currently in the process, what prior experience did you have?
what have you done in the past to get you to where you are?
I'm looking into opening up my own european Style Hostel in NYC -the location itself is hard enough - the cost, need, etc... but even worse is i don't have hospitality experience or general management experience. Where do you suggest i begin, before i open up my own hostel? Working front Desk isn't really an option as i wouldn't be able to live on the starting wage. Currently i am a customer service/sales support superviser for a financial organization. which is some experience, but definitly not enough.