Partying With Strangers, Playing Business & Battling Bureaucracy – What’s It Like To Open A Hostel?

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Our original conversation with Brent Underwood focused on his achievement of becoming an Amazon bestseller in 5 minutes after taking a photo of his foot. In this episode we’re leaving behind the world of scams and beautiful feet and instead getting some real insight into opening and running your own hostel. Brent runs HK Austin, described as a co-living space to provide creative thinkers, innovators, and travelers a comfortable and collaborative environment during their stay in Austin.

In this interview you’ll hear:

  • Why Brent and his team bravely ignored one particularly popular customer request (hint..TV)
  • What some of the most unsexy aspects of running a hostel are
  • When you should forget about tight budgets and splash a little cash
  • The difference between ‘playing’ business and taking care of business

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