Highlights

Located at the nexus of Austin’s artsy eastside and the downtown entertainment district, this adaptive reuse project will convert a mid-century warehouse and surrounding land into 4,000 square feet of cafe, bar and lounge space, 5,000 square feet of hostel rooms and 14,000 square feet of paved surface lot for events and future amenities. The Native will be the first hostel of its kind in the Southwestern United States, and will open new locations across the U.S. using an expansion strategy similar to that of Freehand and Generator.

A luxury hostel offering handcrafted design and unique experiences
Investors "are pouring money into upscale youth hostels" according to the Wall Street Journal
Highly successful management team with decades of design and hospitality experience
Located in Austin, TX, ranked by Forbes as the #1 fastest growing city in the U.S.
Enrolled in the NextSeed Payment Automation Service

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The Native
August 20, 2017

"An Experiential Hostel"

Thanks American Express Essentials for featuring us in the Top 22 Coolest New Hostels from around the world. We are happy to know that The Native is considered a destination hostel!

Investment Terms

Issuer
Native Hostel Austin, LLC

Type of Offering
Regulation Crowdfunding

Offered By
NextSeed US LLC

Offering Min

$275,000

Offering Max

$500,000

Min Individual Investment

$100

Raised to date

$396,500

Type of Securities

Revenue Sharing Note

Investment Multiple

2.0x

Investors will each receive in the aggregate 2.0x their original investments, as a result of being paid their proportionate shares of the Issuer’s gross revenue on a monthly basis.

Revenue Sharing Percentage

Up to 5%

Maturity 48 months, including a 4-month startup period for ramp up
Payments

Monthly

Security Interest Second Lien
Ownership % Represented by Securities

0% Investors will not receive any equity interests in the Issuer or any voting or management rights with respect to the Issuer as a result of an investment in Securities.

View the Issuer's SEC Form C filing

Use of Proceeds

The Native is seeking to raise between $275,000 and $500,000 on NextSeed. Proceeds will be utilized to finance the construction and build-out of The Native hostel.

Company Description

Located at the nexus of Austin’s artsy eastside and the downtown entertainment district, this adaptive reuse project will convert a mid-century warehouse and surrounding land into 4,000 square feet of cafe, bar and lounge space, 5,000 square feet of hostel rooms and 14,000 square feet of paved surface lot for events and future amenities. The Native will be the first hostel of its kind in the Southwestern United States, and will open new locations across the U.S. using an expansion strategy similar to that of Freehand and Generator.


The Native team has decades of experience in founding, designing and/or operating architecturally noteworthy experiences that draw crowds across Texas and beyond. These successful concepts include Kung Fu Saloon (three locations throughout Texas), The Brew Exchange, Winflo Osteria, Eberly and The Mohawk (totaling roughly $20 million in annual revenue). The Native will be designed and built by Icon Design+Build, a regionally recognized high-end custom construction firm owned by two members of the Native team.



Business Model

The Native will offer 72 beds spread throughout 12 guest rooms, including 4 loft-style rooms that can be rented as suites or shared spaces. Its prime, central location makes The Native an ideal launchpad for younger travelers eager to explore Austin’s myriad nightlife options and world-renowned festivals like SXSW, Austin City Limits and FunFunFun Fest.


The Native’s cafe and bar will serve casual, hyper-American cuisine and unpretentious craft cocktails. The rotating menu will be simple and approachable, with an emphasis on authenticity. Guests will relax and converse in an intimate, low-lit space featuring a glass ceiling and a textural blend of stone, plush velvet and steel.

Regular large-scale performances will transform the 14,000 square foot parking area and backyard into a destination for patrons to experience big sounds and bigger productions under the bright lights of the Austin skyline.

The Native will also sell branded merchandise to its patrons and other visitors on hostel premises.

The Parlour will serve as the hostel’s beating heart, featuring a fresh, curated mix of movie screenings, musical acts, night bazaars and gallery-style exhibitions designed to bring together travelers and locals alike. With its raw stone walls, deeply enveloping furnishings and eclectic programming, the Parlour will give guests a chance to indulge in a variety of dynamic, multi-dimensional experiences.

The Native will offer all guests full use of a beautiful, modern community kitchen designed to encourage mingling and communal food preparation, with the goal of making travel more attainable for the young, budget-conscious traveler. The kitchen will be fully outfitted with high-end cookware and equipment to provide guests with the look, feel and capabilities of a master chef’s home kitchen. The space will also serve as a venue for up-and-coming chefs to prepare guest meals as part of a regular brunch and dinner series.

The crown jewel of The Native will be The Hideaway, a master suite designed to provide privacy and shelter for unique, you-name-it experiences curated by The Native’s knowledgeable staff. Anything and everything is fair game in The Hideaway.

Location Analysis

The City of Austin presents one of the country’s most appealing market opportunities for new hotel and accommodations ventures. Forbes ranked Austin as the #1 fastest growing city in the nation for the 4th straight year, and the #1 “City to Watch.” The average occupancy rate for hotels in downtown Austin is over 77%, while the average daily rate for a room in like hotels is approximately $215. The national average occupancy rate and average daily room rate are 65% and $121, respectively.

The Native’s site at 807 East 4th Street, nestled between Austin’s vibrant Downtown and bohemian Eastside, presents an ideal location for guests with convenient access to everything that Austin has to offer, and hundreds of exciting entertainment opportunities all within walking distance.

There are more than 150 dining options, 50 drinking establishments and almost 40 music venues that guests can walk to from The Native in less than 15 minutes. The Native site is approximately 1 mile from the edge of The University of Texas at Austin campus. In addition, two highly anticipated infrastructure and real estate development projects (4th Street Gateway Project and the Plaza Saltillo development) are planned for the near future in the vicinity of The Native, further enhancing the profile and desirability of the location. Average household income levels in the area surrounding The Native top the national average by almost 75%, at more than $110,000.

The site is located directly off of Interstate 35, providing easy access to other major cities in the area and Austin–Bergstrom International Airport.

History

January 2016
The three partners formulate The Native concept and find the location for Austin’s first luxury hostel
March 2016
The Native team officially forms Native Hostel Austin, LLC
June 2016
Required permits expected to be approved by the City of Austin Construction and build-out expected to begin
December 2016
Expected soft opening of The Native

Meet the Team

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Michael Dickson
President

Over the course of 17 years in the construction industry, Michael Ryan Dickson has cultivated a passion for and deep understanding of fine architecture, design, and project management. He is currently a Managing Partner of Icon Design+Build, a high-end custom builder specializing in homes, bars and restaurants. He is also the owner of a number of highly successful food and beverage venues. Mr. Dickson studied Geography at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Dickson is responsible for the day-to-day management decisions of The Native.

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Antonio Madrid
Secretary

Antonio T. Madrid specializes in the fast-track development and construction of custom, high-end hospitality venues, residences and art installations. Since 2010, he has overseen nearly a dozen successful commercial build-outs across the United States as well as art installations for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Governors Island, and Soho House. He is currently a Managing Partner of Icon Design+Build and Board Chair of the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Campaign. Mr. Madrid studied Philosophy and Finance at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Madrid is responsible for the day-to-day activities of The Native.

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Will Steakley
Treasurer

Will Steakley is the co-founder of several successful Austin brands, including The Mohawk (voted the Austin Chronicle’s Best Live Music Venue in 2015), DEN Property Group, Viceroy Realty Advisors, and Austin Surf Company. As a native Austin creator, connector and tastemaker, Mr. Steakley is passionate about preserving the soul, authenticity and brand of Austin, Texas. With over $300 million in closed transactions, Mr. Steakley also happens to be one of Austin’s top real estate professionals and the only agent under 40 to receive the Austin Business Journal’s coveted Top 25 award over 9 consecutive years. Mr. Steakley studied Economics at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Steakley is in charge of overseeing the finances of The Native.

Bonus Rewards

Invest

$100+

  • An Exclusive Native T-Shirt
  • Invitation to the Native Opening Party
Invest

$500+

  • An Exclusive Native T-Shirt
  • Invitation for 2 to the Native Opening Party
  • One Bed for Two Nights
Invest

$1,000+

  • Four Native T-Shirts
  • Invitation for 4 to the Native Opening Party
  • Private Four-Person Suite for One Night
Invest

$5,000+

  • Four Native T-Shirts
  • Invitation for 4 to the Native Opening Party
  • Private Four-Person Suite for Two Nights
  • $500 Drink Tab
Invest

$10,000+

  • Four Native T-Shirts
  • Invitation for 4 to the Native Opening Party
  • Private Four-Person Suite for Two Nights
  • $500 Drink Tab
  • Exclusive “Guided by Natives” Tour of Town
Invest

$25,000+

  • Eight Native T-Shirts
  • Invitation for 8 to the Native Opening Party
  • $1500 Drink Tab
  • Exclusive “Guided by Natives” Tour of Town
  • Prix Fixe Dinner for Eight
  • F*!@ Yeah” Level: Three Day Weekend Package in the 1,100sq. ft Hideaway Suite

Bonus rewards must be used by December 31, 2017. Complimentary stays will be subject to the following blackout dates: each national holiday (as well as the day immediately preceding), Austin City Limits weekend, FunFunFun Fest weekend and all dates during SXSW.

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Revenue Sharing Summary

Beginning December 1, 2016, the Issuer will share 5% of each month’s gross revenue with the investors as a group until they are paid in full. Each investor will receive its proportionate share of the monthly payments made to the investors as a group.

EXAMPLE:

Gross revenue in month X
$300,000
Revenue sharing percentage
5.00%
Total payment for month X
$15,000

Assuming that the total amount raised through this offering is $275,000 and Investor A invested $2,750, Investor A would be entitled to receive 1.0% of the $15,000 shared with investors for month X. Therefore, Investor A is paid $150.00 for month X.

*The calculations above are mathematical illustration only and may not reflect actual performance. They do not take into account NextSeed fees of 1% on each payment made to investors. The exact length of time that it will take the Issuer to pay each investor in full cannot be known in advance since the Issuer's actual revenues may differ from its reasonable forecasts. If any balance remains outstanding on the maturity date, the Issuer is contractually required to promptly pay the entire outstanding balance due to each investor. Payment is not guaranteed or insured and investors may lose some or all of the principal invested if the Issuer cannot make its payments.

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Melissa
Hello, how often will you provide updates about operations and profitability once open? Also, is there a ramp up phase included prior to reaching the stabilized occupancy target? Thank you.
The Native
ISSUER
Hi Melissa! We plan on providing quarterly updates along with our annual reporting required by the SEC.

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