Help us start a European-style youth hostel in Northampton, Massachusetts!
Northampton, Massachusetts is a vibrant small town in the heart of New England. It is also our home, and the longer we live here, the more we want to take the initiative to make it better. Myself and two others are looking to start a hostel in Northampton, in order to make it easier for people to visit our wonderful town and foster a greater sense of community. We aim to make Northampton an essential stop on the East Coast 'backpacker trail' traveled by people the world over.
Youth hostels are very popular around the world, though the concept hasn't yet taken off in the United States. Hostel:Northampton aims to be the go-to place for people looking for a cozy, inviting, affordable alternative to staying on a friend’s couch or in a sterile, overpriced chain hotel room. We also aim to create a friendly atmosphere and encourage socialization among guests, creating a greater sense of community among travelers and visitors. Hostel:Northampton will not only be a hub for the large student population of the Valley, but for those who live in the local community.
The money that we are attempting to raise will go towards making a down payment on an amazing location in the center of town. None of us have access to the sums of money required to invest in real estate, so we have to raise the amount we need almost entirely from the community. Please support this project if you love the hostel mode of travel and want to see it flourish in the States!
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pledged of $15,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 9, 2010.
Oct 12, 2009 - Jan 9, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
With a donation of $10 or more, you will receive a handmade postcard with our sincere thanks.
Pledge $100 or more
With a donation of $100 or more, you will receive a handmade Hostel Northampton t-shirt!
Pledge $1,000 or more
At the $1,000 donation level, you will receive a t-shirt and 7 free nights at Hostel:Northampton.