Columbus Hostels is the brain child of two young idealistic friends from England. We both left university with a passion for travel and doing everything we could to avoid a “real job”. We set upon the HUGE challenge of trying to build a fun filled, family community on an island 3000km from home. Starting with a derelict building in need of complete restoration with zero experience in construction, hostel management and an extremely limited budget.
We set about our massive challenge and at the very start of making our dream a reality we slept on the floor, lived without warm water and ate sardines for every meal for 3 months. Without the help of so many friends and people we’ve met along the way offering us their time we wouldn’t of been able to make this huge project possible. If you have loved your time at Columbus hostel just as much as we loved having you, please leave us a review.