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Eröffnung & Expansion | 24 January 2019

Warsaw: a&o Hostels celebrates its premiere in Poland

Europe’s largest hostel provider a&o to inaugurate its first building in Poland’s capital Warsaw in 2019

By opening its first hostel in Poland’s capital Warsaw, Berlin-based budget group a&o is set to expand its portfolio to 35 hostels, 22 cities, and seven countries. The former office building in the central district of Wola will have over 200 rooms and 600 beds, and will open in the third quarter of 2019. Chief Investment Officer at a&o, Henri Wilmes: “Our hostel will be the largest brand hostel in Warsaw.”

The eight-storey former office building located to the west of the city centre in the district of Wola, is only 10 minutes from the main train station, the old town, and the famous food market “Hala Koszyki”. The “basic requirement of our locations” is thus met, namely that of “excellent accessibility, close to the city centre with potential,” explains Wilmes. New offices, apartment blocks, and hotels are popping up throughout the district of Wola.

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Hotel-News | 10 January 2019

"Everyone can travel" – discover Germany with a&o, Europe's largest hostel chain

From Hamburg to Munich, Aachen to Dresden, and with no fewer than four in Berlin: with 25 hostels in Germany and a total of 34 in Europe, a&o is Europe's leading hostel provider – and the company continues to grow. Founded in 2000, it offers overnight stays from 12 euros, central locations and modern buildings.

Berlin – School classes, sports groups, clubs, families and an increasing number of individual travellers appreciate the concept: “Value for money” is a&o’s key message, emphasises Chief Marketing Officer Phillip Winter, explaining: “We represent a price-performance ratio that exceeds our guests’ expectations. We offer location, comfort and service at an affordable price.” In Germany alone, a&o has 25 hostels in 14 cities, catering to varied and flexible accommodation needs from Hamburg to Munich and Düsseldorf to Dresden. In Berlin, guests can even choose between four different hostels.

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