“ lean, green, hospitality machine“ Toronto Star March 7th 2010
2011• Open January 4th 2011• 88 dorm beds• 13 six bed dorms with ensuite• 2 five bed dorms with ensuite• 1 four person private• 10 two person privates• Privates are arranged in pods around a shared bath• Total: 112 beds
2011• September bed sales nearing $ 100,000• Estimated 2011 revenue $575,000 $575 000
Reviews• Hostelworld: 217 reviews• Six month moving average 93 4% 93.4%• August 94%• September 94%• October 94%• November 96%
Goals1. Provide best possible hostelling experience to each and every traveler2. To be ranked as #1 Hostel in Canada3. To be considered one of the Top 10 Hostels in the World p4. 2013 bed revenue of $1,000,000Expansion?Another Location?
Ownershipplanet travelerCorporation owned by Anthony Aarts Rents fromBuilding ownership corporation50% by Anthony Aarts and 50% by Tom Rand
• Geothermal heating and air conditioning• Solarthermal hot water• Photovoltaics (electricity production)• g LED Lightning g• Waste water heat recovery• Heat recovery ventilation• Tight well insulated building envelope