About us

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Hi! We're Byron and Erin

We're two individuals with a passion for small business and backpacking. We come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problem in backpacker hostels: Everyone is making the same mistakes. Owners get into the hostel business and learn everything the hard way. Through a long and difficult process of trial and error, they solve their hostel's latest problem. Meanwhile, the hostel across town found a simple solution last year.

Our mission

BackpackerBiz is a catalyst for backpacker hostels to learn from each other and grow together.

Our promise

We deliver news, advice, and stories from backpacker hostels who have "figured it out" and understand that the more we share our knowledge, the better off we'll all be.

Our essence

There are no secrets in hosteling. Anyone can book a bed and come inside. At our core, BackpackerBiz operates on openness, inclusivity, and professionalism. 

Our vibe

Backpacker hostels are about having fun and keeping it casual. At BackpackerBiz, we provide professional business advice and services, but we still keep it real.