Vikki Matsis, NotSo Hostel

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Vikki Matsis is the founder and organizer of the American Hostel Conference, the manager of the Notso Hostel and the President and co-founder of Media Reform, SC, the nonprofit organization that brought commercial free Ohm Radio 96.3FM to Charleston's airwaves. She is the author of Inside An American Hostel, a guidebook for manager and aspiring owners and has been the manager of the Notso Hostel since 2007. She opened an annex location in 2010 and has spoken at the World Hostel Conference in Brooklyn in 2010 and in Vancouver in 2011. The Notso Hostel has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Time Out New York, and the Travel Channel. Vikki is property manager and realtor in Charleston and was featured on the TV series Tiny House Hunters Charleston edition. She is a former freelance writer with over 150 publications. She lives in Charleston, SC, making music with her husband, and enjoying time with her son and two cats.  

Presentation Highlights

Inside An American Hostel shows the inner workings of the management, ownership and day-to-day operations of the Notso Hostel in Charleston, South Carolina. Inside the book you’ll find real-life examples of revenue, occupancy rates, profit and loss statements and other helpful references that are essential to running a successful hostel. The first book of it’s kind in the hostel industry, you’ll see what it’s like to live and work at a hostel filled with travelers from all over the world. Whether you own a hostel or dream of starting one, this book is a helpful and comprehensive resource.