Hi! I'm Byron

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An individual with a passion for hostels, I come to work every day because I want to help the hostel industry succeedIf you want to operate a hostel successfully, you don't have to go it alone. BackpackerBiz is here to help.

If you’re looking for somebody who has his finger on the pulse of the industry, who is going to give you genuinely relevant and accurate insights about a vast array of topics within the hostel industry, then Byron is your man.

Peter Nichols - Vor Capital

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Our mission

BackpackerBiz is a catalyst for backpacker hostels to grow. We don't care if you want to grow your customer satisfaction ratings, grow your profits, or grow your number of locations. We'll help you fuel that growth.

Our promise

Being low budget doesn't mean your hostel has to figure out everything for yourself. Our products and services save you time and effort so you can get back to running your hostel.

Our essence

There are no secrets in hostelling. 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 business services, but we never take ourselves too seriously.

kathy thallon


New kid on the block with the knowledge and the professionalism we would all love to have time to do ourselves. Highly recommend these guys.

Kathy Thallon​​ Travellers Oasis

The story behind BackpackerBiz

BackpackerBiz started with the realization that there were lots of people who wanted to own hostels, but not many people interested in supporting them. I started by writing my first blog about hostel management in 2016. In 2017 I started designing websites for hostels. In 2018 I began offering content marketing services to help hostels rise up in their Google search rankings. In 2019 I started working for Cloudbeds as a Market Manager. What will I do next? Watch this space.

Do you have any questions?

Have a quick question about the hostel industry? We always love to shoot the breeze when it comes to hostels. If you're looking for something more detailed, we consult with real estate investors, financiers, and others who are interested in getting in-depth information about the hostel industry.

Your regular pearls of hostel wisdom

BackpackerBiz sends you news and views related to hostel management. It's your best source for fresh knowledge from hostel industry leaders and info on the latest travel trends.