There’s no one more important to a great hostel experience than the receptionist. They’re the first face to greet you when you step in the door and the last to wave you goodbye when you check out. They’re a tour guide/cleaner/bouncer all rolled into one, and over the course of their job, they experience some […]
If you’re a hostel manager, you are always busy! With so much on your plate, finding simple ways to streamline your hostel is a must. But, fear not, technology is here to help! Innovation in the digital sphere is constantly creating new ways for owners to optimise their business and serve their customers better. However, […]
Hostels are a real melting pot of folks from all over the world, from student backpackers off on their first solo trip, to business types looking for a cheap night’s accommodation. They’re also a great place to stay for entertainers during their tours – providing an affordable bed as they hop from one city to […]
Maybe the most famous jam session in history took place in 1956 at Sun Records Studio in Memphis. As the legend goes, Carl Perkins, best known today as the man who wrote ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, was in the studio to record some new material. Hoping to add a new element to the mix, his boss […]
Increasing direct bookings is the holy grail for many hostel managers. While smaller businesses lack the multi-million advertising budgets of bigger travel companies, there’s still lots of cheap and smart ways to get more customers booking directs through your website, rather than through OTAs. Here’s our 5 top tips to do just that.
The hostel industry is far from being known as fast adapters to new technologies, however one thing is true – those hostels that are have a substantial advantage over those who aren’t. There has been much attention to not only using techonolgy to attract guests, but now the attention is even including communicating with the guest, while they are staying at your property. In this post we give our take on this new trend.
PLUS Prague Hostel in Prague has been using Comundu since January. Here’s their Guest Relations Manager, Meghan:
“We felt like we were missing out on being able to reach everybody. Before, we would just post signs around the building but now we have another tool to be able to communicate events or temporary maintenance issues to guests.”
What comes into your head when you think of Wednesdays and Thursdays?
– Just another day at work *sigh*
– Champions League football on the television
– The Norse Gods Odin and Thor (shout out to mythology geeks out there)
How about partying and meeting lots of cool new people? Eh, not so much, but as anyone who’s stayed in a hostel knows, every night can be party night. Earlier this year, two girls…
Having a high level of guest satisfaction is vital for any hostel, especially in an age when bad online reviews can really impact your reputation. So, once a guest has chosen your hostel, how do you make sure their stay is a pleasant one? Here’s some simple and pretty cheap suggestions.
“You have to be passionate about what you create in your company” It’s a doctrine that comes up time and again when talking about entrepreneurship. I started the company Comundu based on my great passion for traveling – but is it always a good idea to turn your passion into a business? In this post, I’ll explore the experiences I’ve had in the last two years as a passionate entrepreneur.