A Croatian startup has launched a crowdfunding campaign to set up what would be the world’s first mobile hostel..
The Nearby Hostel team – Ivan Malić, Mihovil Grgurić, Tin Vidović and Vedrana Knez – have has recognised the need for mobile, hostel type accommodation which can be transported from festival to festival. These types of events regularly cause a strong increase in demand for accommodation, leading to a significant increase in prices. Often festival goers who have not pre-booked accommodation are forced to sleep in tents which have a lot of shortcomings – including comfort, functionality or lack of infrastructure such as sanitation facilities or electricity.
“Our mission is simple – we want to make festival accommodation, close, comfortable and affordable, so you can be free to party and enjoy festivals,” the team, who have been working on the project for the last 10 months say.
Nearby hostel is designed as a mobile solution that can be easily loaded onto a truck and transported from one place to another. After arriving at the location the hostel can be fully operational in 30 minutes. Each Nearby Hostel will have 9 rooms with 26 beds, toilets and the accompanying “smart showers,” which use 70% less water. Each room is thermally insulated and equipped with comfortable beds, TV, Wi-Fi, lockers, power outlets, and a fridge. Keys are not needed because guests simply unlock the door of his room with his smartphone.
Nearby Hostel have turned to crowdfunding platform Indigogo to help launch the business. The first round of fundraising will be used to help build the prototype.
For details on the campaign and how to become one of the founders click here.