Hello Hostel Management community! For those who don't know me, my name is Courtney and I am the current editor at Hostelmangement.com.
After 6 wonderful years, it's time for me to pass the reins. I began writing for Hostel Management in 2013 and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. I'm leaving my role as Editor to focus on my own business and projects. I've made many wonderful connections during my time as Editor, both online and in person at conferences & Unconferences, and am grateful for all this industry has given me.
I'm also proud of everything Hostel Management & the team has done for the hostel industry for so many years. You may not realize, but it takes an immense amount of effort and money to keep Hostel Management thriving for our entire community. If this site has helped you even once- if you've ever found an answer on the forum or made a welcome connection or even just felt a little less lost on your hostel journey- I strongly encourage you to please become a subscribing member of the site! Yearly plans start as low as $34.99 and every member makes a huge impact on the longevity of HM and what the organization can offer the industry. You can see all the plans and sign up here.
The new editor of Hostel Management is Kat Luper, and she can be reached here: Please note that any emails to Courtneywill now go directly to Kat.
For those interested, here's my story:
After 6 years of managing hostels in both Swaziland and San Francisco, California, I shifted gears in 2017 to focus on my own projects. In addition to doing occasional consulting work with the hostel.consulting team, I launched my own coaching business 18 months ago where I help entrepreneurs and creatives put big ideas into tangible action.
As many of you know, my long-term dream & business in-the-works is renovating a full sized American school bus into a mobile hostel on wheels called The Wanderbus!
Currently my wife Candice & I are finishing up renovations on a '78 Dodge campervan named Luna. By the end of the month we will be moving from Calgary, Canada to property in the Santa Monica Mountains (outside LA). Luna will act as our tiny home while we build the bus, which is expected to start by summer 2019.
So I will still very much be a part of the hostel industry, just in new form, and look forward to keeping in touch!
Get in contact :)