27-year-old Tetsuya Inoue took over the property and thought of ways to bring additional revenue. He got the idea of live streaming when a British YouTuber stayed in the hotel and live-streamed much of his stay.

Inoue said that the video will be streamed in his YouTube Channel One Dollar Hotel. The feed is video-only, so guests will have privacy in their conversations or phone calls. Guests are permitted to turn the lights off, and the bathroom area is out of camera range.