Recipe for success – A&O simply the best
What makes us special and what makes us the most competitive company in the low-budget sector in Europe? One simple idea.
The company's founders Oliver Winter and Michael Kluge always wanted to create a professionally run, inexpensive and yet still very central place to stay for backpackers, youth groups and families! This concept distinguishes us completely from a youth hostel. Until that time youth groups had to make do with youth hostels in outlying districts or off-season dates and also be members of a youth hostel association, since all youth hostels were state-owned at that time.
Oliver Winter and Michael Kluge developed a hostel concept combining the most important and guest-oriented elements of hotels and youth hostels all under one roof.