5 Private Hostel Business Success Stories [2023]

5 Private Hostel Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Private Hostel Business

A private hostel is a residential premise or center set up by a private entity to accommodate paying guests on a rental basis for a fixed duration. Private accommodation for tourists and travelers can be a good option if you love meeting and hosting different people while creating a passive income from your business.

Setting up your own private hostel business takes a lot of planning. First, find the ideal location and check all the local zoning laws. Then, procure (buy/lease) a perfect building and equip it with beds and other accommodations for guests.

To attract business, network with tours and travel companies and advertise the business on social media.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a private hostel business:


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  • Website traffic: 1.06M/month
  • Business rank: #34.5K

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  • Business rank: #54.9K

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Learn more about starting a private hostel business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a private hostel business?
-> Pros and cons of a private hostel business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established private hostel business

Other resources

4. Homestay.com

55,000 rooms to rent worldwide. Book homestay accommodation in a local person's home for an authentic holiday experience. Host Families offer discounts for long term stays making homestays an ideal option for international students, interns or those relocating.

  • Website traffic: 180K/month
  • Business rank: #164K

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