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Lloret de Mar, Spain


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Sebastian & Daria: We have everything prepared to start a hostel, however broke and with little money left, we are scrapping by in our new home in Spain, looking for support!

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Lloret de Mar, Spain

Opening: April 2016

 

What did they both decide to do?

Open a hostel in the city they both fell in with, and in.

 

Lloret de Mar is a beautiful coastal city in Spain. But still, it has no hostel!

We want to be the first to build a hostel in the city, famous for its pristine beaches and pumping nightlife.

Inspired by this beautiful place and the energy of its amazing people, Daria didn't hesitate to stay here with Sebastian to make it real and to help him to open a hostel.

 

What We Need

We were looking at many different locations adequate for a 36 bed hostel, wrote a 50 page business plan to ensure we had our strategy and numbers just right, and prepared for all of the difficult and complicated Spanish laws. And, we are almost ready to start, but, there are still a few obstacles to overcome:

- Location: The property agreement starts in March 2016. We have already paid the the upfront costs, but require funds starting in April to pay this cost for at least 2 months until revenues begin and grow throughout the summer to cover the costs themselves. (approx: 3,800 Euro for 2 months)

- Start-up Taxes and Fees: These costs are surprisingly high in Spain, and for our hostel of 36 beds will cost exactly 4,670 Euros.

but also,

- Renovations and FF&E: To cut costs, all renovations and repairs will be done with our own labour as well as friends. However, things like buying the wood to build the bunkbeds, the mattresses, and new linens, require some seed capital. Cost of renovations and FF&E estimated at 6,923 Euros.

all the while,

- We still need enough left over to begin business operations until revenues grow.

 

Total Needed: 15,393 + Cash flow (5,000)

 

But we are only asking for 10,000 Euros. The remaining 10,000 we will find a way to cover ourselves.

 

 

What You Get in Return

In return for your contributions we will give you:

- Social media shoutouts

- Hostel stays

- Thanks by having your picture on our hostel wall of fame

- A promotion of your business or cause somewhere in our hostel and on our website

- An opportunity to enjoy the beautiful place of Lloret de Mar, Spain!

 

The Social and Environmental Impact

The facility will be for 36 beds and will be a haven for travelers. Yes, we want to be the first hostel here, but our strategy is also unique, with a focus on the triple bottom line, society, the environment, as well as financials:

- Locally-Sourced Merchandise: We want to sell branded products in our hostel from the reception shop, however, strictly those that are produced and handmade by the locals; to create jobs and promote the community.

- Artist Promotions: Supporting local artists and businesses is another goal, as we plan to advertise local artwork and greener businesses throughout our hostel and the shop bar.

- Green Energy: Working in this sphere before, Sebastian can get high quality but lower cost solar systems for the hostel. Within 3 years we want to install an entire solar electricity and water heating system.

- Staff Support: All staff will have a place to sleep and 1 free meal/day. Moreover, staff will be encouraged to participate in social causes in the local community and internationally. We all have been in need at one point in our lives, and its important for everyone to give something back to the community.

 

We aren't new to this either... This past season, we also ran a successful small business renting apartments and homes within our network through our various online sales travel platforms. We surprised ourselves with our own success, because this last summer was extremely busy, the guests required a lot from us, and at the end of it we left with a new appreciation of what we loved to do, and what we can do even better and greener for next year!

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Please, join us, contribute, and help us create something amazing together!

Have any ideas or feedback? Have a unique skill set (construction, artist, sales)? Contact us and volunteer your time to help us. At the least, you'll have a free place to stay. And, we sure could use all the help.

Even if you can't contribute yourself, you can spread this video on Facebook, instagram, or other social media platforms. Tell your friends to tell your friend's friends to help us. Let's make this real together!

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Just one of the many beaches in lloret- One famous for snorkeling and scuba diving

Just one of the many beaches in lloret- One famous for snorkeling and scuba diving

Tropics Nightclub 10 minutes away walking

Tropics Nightclub 10 minutes away walking

The center of Lloret de Mar, and it's main beach

The center of Lloret de Mar, and it's main beach

Stunning coastal mountain views, beautiful air, and some of the best scuba diving in the world.

Stunning coastal mountain views, beautiful air, and some of the best scuba diving in the world.

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Sebastian A.K.
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A Canadian and traveller of over 100 countries, postgraduate MBA, and a former employee of corporate America, Canada, and the EU. He wanted to do something different from his heart, and focus on green and socially impactful business.

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A Canadian and traveller of over 100 countries, postgraduate MBA, and a former employee of corporate America, Canada, and the EU. He wanted to do something different from his heart, and focus on green and socially impactful business.

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Daria Smirnova

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Met Sebastian in Lloret de Mar while working for a bar. A native from Russia and recent graduate of administration, social media marketing expert, she fell in love, and stayed in Spain.


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