Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by Sandrine07 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:02 pm

No one is negative, just sharing his thoughts and advices.

Let's keep it this way :)
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by bolueeleh » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:29 pm

looks like you have a very good plan already, just follow through and you will be fine
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:11 am

Hi Sandrine,
I hope you are not expecting people to speak French, are you ?
Then Cambodia was another option, French is one the language...
Most people in Cambodia can not speak French at all. Just to be clear. I've met so many French tourists who come to Cambodia thinking that lots of people speak French here. Not true.
However, catering to French-speaking tourists could be a marketing idea. So many don't speak very good English, and a lot of them will look for French-speaking places to stay because they feel more comfortable.
Another idea would be to open a women's hostel for women traveling alone. I quite often read questions on travel forums about how safe is Cambodia for women travelers, and AFAIK there are no single-sex hostels in Cambodia, so that could be a niche market for you.

Where does your brother live ? If you have never been to Cambodia, you will need advice and help to understand how things work (or don't work.) Throw your preconceived ideas out the window and have a talk to your brother and his wife about your plans. Many things will be totally different from your experience with work and staff in Europe. There will be a language and cultural barrier to overcome, and Cambodian people will have a different way of thinking to what you are used to. This is why everyone here says come and see for yourself before committing to anything. And you should also listen to the negative comments here. It's true that running a guesthouse or hostel 24/24 and 7/7 for very little money is not always the rewarding experience that you imagine. You are constantly on-call. You may find that you hate some of your guests. What is a novelty at first can quickly become annoying. That's a bit of the negative for you.

:beer3: Cheers and good luck.
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:32 am

Globies wrote: Who cares just try it they are negative here and will try ro put you down.
Who cares about barely legible bullshit posted by some troll who joined last Friday? GTFOH.
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by Globies » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:18 am

John Bingham wrote:
Globies wrote: Who cares just try it they are negative here and will try ro put you down.
Who cares about barely legible bullshit posted by some troll who joined last Friday? GTFOH.
I been all over cambodia buddy probly know a lot more than u about hostels and businesses and where to build one.
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:25 am

fuck off trapper
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:09 am

frank lee bent wrote:fuck off trapper
:thumb: :thumb: :beer3:
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by bolueeleh » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:12 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
frank lee bent wrote:fuck off trapper
:thumb: :thumb: :beer3:
how do you guys know its BKKtrapper? ISP?
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:25 pm

just the linguistics and thinly veiled hostility.
the proxies he uses are oafishly transparent.

some of our posters in recent times were aggressive for no good reason. you may note their absence.

that has been stopped now and a hard line will be taken with one track racist or extremist posts.

4chan and stormfront sites are good places for many.

here- it is no longer going to be allowed.
but normal political discussions please go right ahead.

just no nazi or racist stuff.
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Re: Open a Youth Hostel in Cambodia

Post by hanno » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:29 pm

Globies wrote:
John Bingham wrote:
Globies wrote: Who cares just try it they are negative here and will try ro put you down.
Who cares about barely legible bullshit posted by some troll who joined last Friday? GTFOH.
I been all over cambodia buddy probly know a lot more than u about hostels and businesses and where to build one.
If you are trapper, you'd be the last person to give advice...... As you were not exactly successful.
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