Elite Hunting is a fictional criminal organization and the major antagonists in the horror films Hostel and Part II. The organization operates a worldwide clandestine murder-for-profit business, offering rich sadistic businessmen and women the opportunity to torture and kill kidnapped backpackers staying at a hostel in Slovakia.
Hostel and Hostel: Part II reveal little details about the origins or individuals responsible for establishing the Elite Hunting organization. In the audio commentaries for the Hostel DVD, writer-director Eli Roth suggests that the organization was actually created by the Russian Mafia, which inserted itself into the Slovakian village and secretly intimidated or purchased the local authorities and purchased the derelict factory as its primary facility. Roth notes that ? really wanted to feel like it was the Russian Mafia that had just kind of gone to this area of Slovakia and sort of taken it over.?Several hints in Hostel support E