My husband and I are in the business planning and conceptual phase of our 'adventure-inspired' hostel. We are researching start up costs and I am hoping someone can help.
1) We are budgeting for mattresses right now (both Twin and Queen). Should we go with Twin XLs or Twins? How have you purchased your mattresses in bulk in the past? I am looking into local distributors as well as online, but seems the costs can really go up if I go locally.
2) Quality of the mattresses. What has been your experience with certain brands? Is there a top-notch quality, lasting and comfortable mattress out there? Of course we're looking for a mattress that is the best value for price...
3) Covers and linens. Of course we aim for utmost cleanliness (and comfort) and are wondering if you have any suggestions of dynamite brands in this realm?
4) I have found some online hospitality 1-stop-shop sites - any sites that are better than the rest? We are based in the U.S. (Oregon) so we're looking for U.S. based companies.
Thank you so much for your insights as we get up and going.