Management Trainee Operations (m/f/x)

as of now - fulltime - Berlin, Germany


As Europe's largest Hostel chain a&o is simple, diverse and always with a smile. We push our mission "everyone can travel" through affordable prices and constant growth. By 2025, the company wants to be the first European hostel chain to be CO2 net zero - reducing its own ecological footprint to a minimum and offsetting the rest.
Since its foundation, a&o Hostels has seen itself as an employer whose teams are formed regardless of origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.

To support our teams we are looking for YOU - as a Management Trainee Operations (m/f/x)!
The aim of this one-year training is to assign you to the operational management of one of our hostels.

We also welcome applications from: Bachelor / Master graduates in Tourism / Business Administration / Hotel Management and motivated people! Become part of our management team now and manage one of our a&o hostels after the training!

*** The location mentioned here is only for the visibility of the advertisement. ***


Before you run a hostel independently, you will participate in a three-months management trainee program in one of our academy houses in Berlin, Prague or Warsaw, where you will be prepared for your future role as a hostel manager in the areas reception, food & beverage, back office andteam leading.

Afterwards, we ask for your flexibility, as you will then visit all our hostels as an internal auditor or assist in one of the houses, before taking on responsibility for your 'own' a&o hostel in Europe.



You …

  • have completed an educaton in the field of tourism, hospitality, business administration or a related area
  • have already earned some working experience
  • are proactive and independent
  • are (not only geographically) flexible
  • have a managerial mindset



  • Staff members stays for 1 Euro in all a&o hostels
  • Attractive corporate benefits such as discounted leisure activities and events
  • Subsidized language courses
  • Subsidized company pension scheme
  • Support for your further education in the form of various trainings
  • We provide drinks, fruit and vegetables on a daily basis 
  • Seniority bonuses
  • Room for the implementation of own ideas
  • Short decision-making processes and open communication


We are very happy to receive your application (resume, cover letter, desired salary, earliest possible starting-date).

Apply now!


Torsten Loos
Chief Operating Officer