Hi all, I’m looking for some inspirational suggestions.
WHAT SHALL I CALL IT?
Have just taken on a project of converting a boarding house into a backpackers. There are about 20 rooms with private facilities which will all fit from 2 to 4 beds. Communal area, cooking area, bar etc etc.
It’s located in the central city of a major tourist spot and close to all amenities.
Converting the property shouldn’t be too much of a problem but marketing it is another story.
Can anyone suggest what they think would be a good name for a backpackers or budget tourist accommodation?
Fire away guys, no holding back.
Thanks for your help
JeffRickstaMember@rickstaJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 41
Where is it? might help.. for the name!
I wanted to avoid using the location in the initial name because I have my eye on a property in another town which is also suitable for a conversion.
If it’s any help though, it’s Rotorua NZ.
CheersRickstaMember@rickstaJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 41
how about “The Flightless Bird”[oneeyed] kinda like the pubs they have in london eg: slug and lettuceGramyreMember@gramyreJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 110
I’m going to Rotorua in the next couple of weeks (as a tourist)
I know I can, I know I canbigbenParticipant@bigbenJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 62
Maybe root-a rower [biggrin][biggrin]would be good for a laugh!
Sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can
Just had a couple more to think about.
The Lamb and Gumboot
and Steam Rock
What an interesting thread. I suppose you can’t go past some reference to the natural resources in the area, “Hot beds” was a really good one I thought. How about, “Hot Rock Backpackers”. Who knows might appeal to the younger crowd.
The conversion process is very interesting. Have you got anyone to manage the conversion yet or are you doing it yourself.
While I won’t manage the conversion myself I will have active involvement – are you looking for a job?
By the way “Hot Rock” is taken and their associated bar is called The Lava Bar, which I think is pretty cool.
No not after a job just interested as it sounds like the sought of project you could really sink your teeth into. Would be alot of fun and alot of hard work at the same time.
Keep us posted.
.gatsbyMember@gatsbyJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 708
I’ve considered running/owning a backpacker hostel except for the time factor. I guess owning it may remove you from the time commitment as it is 24/7. I’ve worked in a few o/s and you’ve gotta be on your toes (not off your face!) the whole time. It can be very seductive with the drama’s that always pop up (not to mention the women!). Plus pick ups drop offs to airports, etc if that is part of your service. Also staff turn over is huge but at the same time is always replaceable. As for a name? I’m not familiar with Rotorua/NZ. If it was a an old reconverted church then maybe, I don’t know, ‘The House of the Worthless Miracle?’ Not very good, I know but I’ll work on it.
Gatsby!maximusMember@maximusJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 189
How about “Geysers and Galses”PurpleKissParticipant@purplekissJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 580
I have no idea but would keep the words “Backpackers” out of it. I feel that this creates teh imagine of just youngun’s, whereas with the set up you have or 2 to 4 beds a room with private facilities, you could attract, backpackers, couples, families, coach tours (and many of these are oldies) etc.
So my only suggestion is not to have the word backpackers in the name and it sounds limiting to just the youngun’s, and why limit yourself!
PKGramyreMember@gramyreJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 110
Back from the dead (the thread not me).
Returned today from NZ and spent some time in Rotorua. I think after smelling the place I would contemplate calling a BackPackers The Dutch Oven or similiar [winking]
We spent every night but 1 in a backpackers (and the 1 night was in a dive of a hotel room in Rotorua). I would recommend getting into the BBH booklet as we (and we know heaps of others) found it invaluable in finding accomodation ( http://www.backpack.co.nz/ ).
I didn’t like Rotorua as an area (while looking in windows while waiting to watch a movie some teenage girls through water at us from a water bottle) but I was “excited” about the properties there with potential. Need a bit more research on my part now I know where is what.
I know I can, I know I canthecrestParticipant@thecrestJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 992
Being Rotorua, Howzabout Mud . . . . something . .
how does it translate in the languages of your client base ? You don’t want someething which translates into something offensive to Germans or Scandinavians etc.
just a few thoughts
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Hill Billy Backpackers
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