#52 Jon Potter- Not Another Hostel. Pittsburgh’s First Donation Based Hostel

Jon Potter- Not Another Hostel sits with Marta On The Move.

Hostels are a hot topic in the travel world, and thanks to many horror movies that have been released featuring them, they have not gotten a good rap in some people’s minds.  I am here to change people’s perceptions of that. I just returned from my stay in a hostel in Portugal that was incredible. (Stay tuned for the Portugal episodes!) As I was sitting here, I thought, what better way to highlight the good things about hostels, than to investigate Pittsburgh’s very own!

Introducing Jon Potter who created Not Another Hostel, Pittsburgh’s first donation based hostel!  I could not wait to sit down with this extremely motivated and fascinating dude.  Very much like myself, Jon wanted to bring different ideas and cultural traditions back to his hometown, and he is using his travels to influence locals.   Along with my great friend, John Schalcosky from The Odd, Mysterious, and Fascinating History of Pittsburgh, we chat with Jon about why he started his hostel, what influenced him, and what people should come to expect when thinking about choosing to stay in one on their trips.  Here’s to hoping opening up a whole new world to travelers!  Keep it moving everybody!

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