I have been following this site for a couple years now and have found great information! About 3 years ago I started with my dream to start a hostel, and just got the permits and will open doors January 2013. The hostel in located in Haarlem, a great town between Amsterdam and the beach, a 15 min train ride form the capital. We have 12 rooms a great patio and located in the city center. This will be the first hostel in the center.
The buildings are monumental and I am working with great company that restores old buildings to turn the spaces around. The building have been empty for 20 years!
Thanks for all the discussions on this site!
Hope to meet some of you!