How to beat the competition

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Are competitors keeping you up at night?

Do you have your competitors' Hostelworld and Booking.com links open in your browser tab next to this one?

Maybe your hostel's pricing strategy happens to be "a little cheaper than the competition"?

If you're losing your mind monitoring your competitors ...

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The key to getting bookings, or how to launch your hostel the right way

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Coming up with the right title for this post was a bit harder than usual. You see, getting bookings is the most important part of any hostel launch. But it's also key if you've been around for a while and still don't have a consistent flow of ...

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Launch and growth metrics for successful hostels

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Oh, metrics... If you don't like numbers, chances are you steer far away from these, huh? The truth is that the right metrics (or Key Performance Indicators, KPI) are fundamental in understanding whether your business is dying, surviving, or thriving!

It can seem daunting, but it doesn't need ...

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Volunteers vs Receptionists [Free Download]

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Download a copy of the Volunteers vs Receptionists Model spreadsheet template here.

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It's common enough in hostels, but most business owners don't understand when it makes sense to hire volunteers or not. A lot of hostel owners do it because they are sure they're saving money, but ...

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The best place to hide a dead body is page two of Google

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I mean isn't it?

In case you're wondering: No, I didn't come up with this brilliant phrase, and it's unclear exactly who it belongs to. But, it's a phrase that summarizes my thoughts on tendencies in the industry...

Maybe this article should have been titled ...

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