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How To Start A Backpacker's Hostel | Mayank Sahai
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Hosted in Hinglish | 1.5 Hours


About the workshop

It’s not uncommon for those who travel the world to want to open a home away from home for other travellers. Backpacker hostels are the perfect places to swap travel stories with others and build a life around independent travel. But it involves hard work and careful planning to ensure that the experience doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Here’s what you will learn in this workshop 

  • Introduction: How I started Madpackers hostels and what we’ve been up to for the past few years 

  • 5 Questions to ask yourself before you start a hostel

  • How to find the right property and location

  • Arranging funds and financing your dream

  • How to negotiate the lease terms

  • Setting up your hostel
    – Inventory allocation
    – Look and feel of the property
    – Interior design
    – Rooms, beds and bunks including the right materials, linen etc.
    – Common areas and front desk
    – Kitchen and cafe
    – Rooftop/outdoor areas
  • How to build the right team

  • Figuring out the right technology stack for smooth ops

  • Effective marketing and distribution across all booking and discovery channels

  • Hosting your first travellers (yay!)


About the host

Mayank Sahai is the co-founder and head of community at Madpackers, one of India’s formative and most awarded backpacker hostels and youth travel brands. Committing to a life on the road after quitting his fancy expat job, Mayank spent almost a year backpacking and hitchhiking before deciding to start his first backpacker hostel. 

Today, Madpackers has expanded to five Indian locations – Delhi, Agra, Pushkar, Manali and Amritsar.

You can find Madpackers on Instagram as ‘madpackershostels’.


What you should carry along

A notepad and pen


  • How to participate: This is a live event streamed on Google Meet. Please download Google Meet for free on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Participants will not be allowed to enter the workshop after 30 minutes of its commencement.

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