The World’s Greatest Hostel Ever
- Hooks. There MUST be hooks.
- Space to sit up.
- Storage lockers.
- Personal lights by beds.
- Kitchen, but a fully stocked kitchen.
- Comfortable common areas -- "Nowadays, the best hostels act as a place to meet other travelers, share ideas, and create long-lasting friendships."
Here's another blog post on a similar topic:
5 Things I Wish I Could Tell Hostel Owners
- Wash The Pillows
- Hairs, Hairs, Go Away
- Stinky Towels
- Kitchen Malfunction
- Tell The Truth -- "Do not exaggerate any aspect of your hostel on your website or other hostel booking system."
And the best advice:
Better yet, stay at your own hostel every once in awhile so you get the full experience. Shower there, cook a meal, stay the night on a weekend. Then you’ll really know what it’s like to be a guest and you can make changes accordingly.
What do you think? :)