Hostel Franchise

International Travellers' Hostel Franchise

Start Your Own Premium Backpackers' Hostel Business

Start A Hostel Business

Become a host to travellers by starting your own hostel or homestay with the 'ITH' branding


Thank you for your interest in the International Travellers’ Hostel (ITH) franchise opportunity. By becoming an ITH Franchisee you will be building your future in the hospitality industry with our premium hostel & bistro business. Make money whilst making new friends from the world over in our amazing world of hostelling!

In order to qualify for our franchise we require you to:

  • Personally run the business full-time
  • Have a positive attitude and managerial abilities
  • Have strong commitment to business & the drive to succeed
  • Have excellent customer service orientation
  • Be a wandering heart

Property Requirements

Your property should meet the following minimum requirements to qualify:

  • Space for at least 24 dorm beds
  • Space for at least 3 private rooms
  • At least 1 bathroom per bedroom (including dorms)
  • At least 1 reasonably large common room
  • Laundry area with at least 1 washing machine
  • Yours should be a vegetarian/vegan property

We Walk You Through the Process

When you sign-up for the ITH Franchise, our team will walk you through the whole process from start to launch, and then for the rest of it after that:

  • We help you set-up the business
  • We manage your online activities
  • We market everything for you
  • We help you with the tie-ups
  • We audit and we support you regularly

Become an ITH Franchisee Now

If you meet the profile and feel as excited about this venture as we do, please get started by downloading the ITH Franchise Overview document and then filling out our Franchise Application Form.

All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality.


These stats are based on pre-Covid-19 market situation

Over 90% Higher Room Rates

In the year ending 30.11.2019, premium ITH branded rooms fetched 92.29% higher average nightly room rate compared to similar listings in Varanasi on one booking channel.

Nearly 350% Higher Occupancy

According to the same report ITH rooms boast 348.57% more occupancy rate than the market average.

Lower Commission Rates

Our franchise commission rates are set to be competitive without eating into your profits. Plus you get reduced commission rates for the first 6 months to ease your infancy stage.

Save on Franchise Fees

The first 3 franchisees will save on the franchise fees. Get the first-mover advantage by signing-up now.


ITH properties are among the highest rated in the industry. The chart below shows our review ratings on our top booking channels.


Hostel on
Rated 8.9/10
Hostel on
Rated 9.2/10
Hostel on
Rated 8.9/10
Hostel on Goibibo
Rated 4.3/5
Hostel on MakeMyTrip
Rated 4.7/5
Hostel on Google
Rated 4.7/5
Hostel on TripAdvisor
Rated 4.5/5


ITH launched its first Homestay unit in September 2019. Unfortunately, it was closed in June 2020 due to Coronavirus-induced difficulties.

Homestay on
Rated 8.5/10
Homestay on Google
Rated 5/5
Homestay on TripAdvisor
Rated 5/5


Hostel & Homestay* on Airbnb
Rated 4.8/5

*The Homestay market is expected to substantially grow in the coming years. So if you’ve been thinking about starting one, this is the right time to get in touch with us!

Call us and speak about the prospects

Franchise Application Form

Become an ITH Franchisee. Own a hospitality business of your own.

Franchise Application
Title *
Please include country and/or state dialling code
Should someone from our team try to call you, what would be the best day and time?
Do you already own or manage a functional hospitality business? *
E.g. Hotel, Guest House, Restaurant, etc.
Please name the city where you want to place the business and explain why you think it would be a successful location for a travellers' hostel and/or bistro
Do you have a potential property in the above location? *
How many floors does the property have? *
Does it have elevator(s)? *
Which of the following attributes does the property have? *
Do you already have the appropriate licence to operate this business?
We will most certainly require you to overhaul the property. Are you willing to do so? *
(You may tick more than one)
Have you downloaded, read and understood the ITH Franchise Overview document? *
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