Hailey and I have been managers at the hostel for almost two months now and I've finally found a way to express something that we experience every day.
Our guests are amazing!
They have the most unique and inspiring stories. Professors, music therapists, winery owners, planetarium managers (at Yale), cross-country cyclists, Australians on holiday, more chefs than you can imagine, poets, grant writers, engineers, aspiring young entrepreneur, construction workers, government workers, just to name a few.
And past all of their exciting titles are people with stories that are far more interesting than their careers. I guess when it boils down to it, we just love people and it's been a blast to meet everyone we have met so far.
It is true that highly educated individuals can be a bit intimidating and even downright uppity at times, but not at the hostel. So many guests that we have are here on academic grounds, but they are more personable and down to earth than your local coffee barista. So no matter how many degrees you have, you're welcome here:) This is our recent guest Bo.
Why is almost everyone who stays at the hostel so darn friendly? I don't know, but I'm glad that's true. Here's a couple that came in to see a band at the Vogue theatre, which is just a few miles north of the hostel. Maggie works for http://americanwallofdeath.com/ so if they're coming near to you go check them out.
One of the greatest things about the hostel are all of the world travelers that we receive. They are literally from everywhere. You know that Gangnam style video and how it's talking about a rich city in Korea? Well a guy from there stayed with us a couple of weeks ago. Do you know what it means if someone calls you a Kiwi? It means you're from New Zealand. We have the opportunity to learn so much about other cultures. Here's a group of guys that we enjoyed thouroughly and I think they enjoyed their time with us too!
Turn your head to the right at 0:13-0:19 :)