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a&o Sponsoring

Here you will find out everything about a&o's social commitment in the sports and youth sector and the kind of small and big projects and events the hostel chain strongly supports.

The team of SK Sturm Graz


a&o supports sportive achievements!

  • Cooperation partner of SK Sturm Graz
  • Supporters' Club of Berlin Ice Hockey Team "Eisbären
  • Support of Girl's Under 17 Teans of 1st FC Union Berlin
AO Family Day with SOS Children's Villages

Social  commitment

a&o gets social and supportive!

  • Funding of SOS-Children's Villages
  • Internships and donations to SOS Vocational Training Centre Berlin Moabit
  • Overnight stays for artists of "Berlin lacht" & Carneval of Cultures
Prizes for a national school contest


a&o funds education-based projects!

  • Energy saving champion competition
  • Federal student company contest
  • School's Geographic day in Nuremberg
  • Film festival Global Learning "Junge Normale" in Austria
Cooperation with A&O partners

a&o Partner

Great campaigns with a&o partners!

  • Cooperation offers with ADAC
  • Cooperation offers with TCS
  • Contest with Austrian Rail (ÖAMTC)
  • Contest with German Rail (Deutsche Bahn)
Sponsoring for kids and families


Super support for Kids and families!

  • Kids & familiy festival on Trave Square
  • Soho Festival, the art- and suburb projekt, of Vienna
  • Holiday quiz of the Nature Historic Museum Berlin
Sponsoring cooperations for young people

Young people

Cool specials for teens and students!

  • +Tobis / cinema release of "Moonrise Kingdom"
  • Juicy Beats Festival in Dortmund
  • Urban Dance Festival in Munich
  • Counterstrike campaign with GameOne

Social commitment

Social projects for SOS Kinderdorf

a&o Hotels and Hostels is a company based in Berlin, which is why it is always a great pleasure for us to support projects in and around Berlin! For a&o, it is very important to be socially engaged and to help disadvantaged people in supporting them. Furthermore, we make it our interest to see how the individual projects have developed and what was made possible by means of our financial support.

One of our most beautiful projects that we support since 2004 is the SOS Children's Village Foundation, particularly the SOS Vocational Training Centre in Berlin / Moabit.

These young people also have the possibility to get a first insight into working life by doing an internship at a&o, proving themselves and thereby acquiring a job.

a&o loves sports

Since a&o management and employees are enthusiastic sports fans (they even have their own running team!), we regard it as a matter of the heart to support sports teams.

Partnerships in youth football are always designed with focus on long term nature; being in the tradition of the company. Thus, the budget chain already promotes youth athletes, such as the U17 girls team of FC Union Berlin and SK Sturm Graz in Germany and Austria. In 2016, with the first division FC Viktoria Plzeň a&o has added the U-19 teams in the Czech Republic to its commitment.

As a Berlin based company is also important to mention the local neighborhood factor:

With regards to partnerships with the Sports Federation of Berlin and the SG Handwerk Association (including triathlon, volleyball, swimming) and numerous listings as partner hotel, ie.  for cycling events (6-day race, kids-tour, Berlin Cycling Union) or a marathons (Berlin Half Marathon ) the a&o group supports sporting events in each area.

Furthermore, a&o has active sponsor contracts with the German Skating Community e.V., the TTC Berlin Eastside Table Tennis Association of Berlin and the German Chess Youth.

The a&o hostel chain wants to support these projects not only with money, but also with free accommodation for teams and groups at every a&o hotel and hostel.