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Sales cooperations

There are many different ways to work with a&o HOTELS and HOSTELS. We are happy to help you find out which ones fit best!

Reseller

The exclusive online booking form for travel agencies and tour operators!

A&O is the only hostel and budget hotel chain who mainly work with tourist professionals. We offer a fair and clear sales model - suitable for travel agencies, tour operators and resellers. Become a member and take advantage of all the benefits: Register now!

After successful registration your access data will be sent to you by mail.

Your benefits:

  • No cost / no contract commitment
  • Available 24 hours
  • Access to real-time availability
  • No call or fax needed
  • Reseller conditions valid from the very 1st booking
  • Booking at the purchase price including recommended sale price; Margin up to 15%
  • No minimum sales
  • Convenient online payment by credit card without extra charge
  • Beds in dorms can be booked separately
  • Portfolio of nearly 25,000 beds in 19 sites (single, double, family rooms, dormitories)

Quality and safety at A&O:

  • tested by TÜV (German Association for Technical Inspection) according to the criteria of the "Youth Hostel Quality Standard"
  • 4-star certificate in quality management for Youth Travel / network quality seal of the German Federation of Youth Travel

Affiliate

The a&o Affiliate programme

For website owners, bloggers, online magazines and online advertisers, we recommend cooperating with our affiliate network affilinet.

Sign up as an affiliate and you can earn money with every booking on your website. Get a 5% commission for individual bookings and 2% for group bookings (10 or more people). Make money easily with little effort.

Since we are only signed up for the German affilinet portal, you can also contact us directly.

Benefits for publishers:

  • Attention-grabbing, click-intensive advertising media
  • Personal support
  • Quick release of commissions
  • Low cancellation rate
  • 60 days cookie lifetime
  • Reliable partnership

Attractive commission scale:

  • 5% for individual bookings (aohostels.com) (medium to high shopping carts | popular with couples, families, friends for short weekend trips)
  • 2% for group bookings (aohostels.com) (high shopping carts | popular with groups of 10 persons or more, i.e. sports clubs, school trips, college courses, language camps, seminar groups, bachelor parties, etc.)
  • 8% on online shop orders (shop.aohostels.com) (medium to high shopping carts | lists all our voucher specials and merchandise)
On aohostels.com the guest – your user – pays super flexible:
  • Pre-payments can be done by choosing Giropay, direct debit, bitcoin, PayPal or credit card  called „Fix rate“. This way the guest always gets the cheapest price available online.
  • For payments at the front desk (upon arrival) the guest chooses "flex rate" . The overnight stay will be paid on-site.

Restrictions - thanks for your understanding:
  • For cashbackers and meta-networks, A&O's fix rate is the only accepted payment option. Voucher and bargain portals are checked in advance.
    We are happy to work with you – let’s get in touch to discuss the best possible (lowest) cancellation strategy.
  • no SEM (especially brandbidding)
  • no guests from illegal groups

We are happy to have you on board – let’s consult the best possible reversal strategy with you.

We have cool hostels and you have the right followers? a&o loves to cooperate with influencers!

We prefer a right fit of interests and commitment rather than a massive followership. That’s why we’re open to cooperation with macro and micro influencers who focus on travel, lifestyle and family topics.

Please feel free to contact us: [email protected]

Interface

Technically savvy travel companies benefit from their own XML interface!

Your benefits:

  • All spare capacities with 1: 1 availability for you
  • Work simplification through independent booking
  • No confirmation from A&O needed
  • Continually updated every 30 minutes, around the clock, thereby making free rooms available to partners quickly for them to sell
  • Instant connection and thus immediate sale of new A&Os
  • Fewer errors and effort when submitting booking data
  • flexible pricing allows partners to sell with a dynamic rate structure, whereby an optimal price and rate parity to other channels as well as A&O itself is ensured

The functions:

  • Automatic update of complete A&O availabilities within the partner system
  • optimization and transmission of the room rate, depending on predefined parameters
  • Automatic extraction of bookings from the partner system, and forwarding to A&Os system
  • Automated processes run repeatedly every 30 minutes

Wholesaler:

Resellers receive binding prices as well as aancellation and payment conditions, which are based on the sales strength of the partner.

Ready for the next move? Get in touch with us here.

Frequent guests

Direct clients and loyal guests are rewarded! Get great deals for leisure and business travel!

Frequent customers get their own login area and fixed prices! Bonus: The card can be used within a company and is transferable!

  • All year fixed rates
  • Status of "preferred customer"
  • No credit card fees
  • Exclusive promotions
  • One prize in every A&O!

All prices and more information about the A&O Loyalty Cards SILVER and GOLD is available here.

Our Tip:

As a sports club or fan club, you also save money on every night you spend. And the best part: The membership including your customer card is for free!

Of course, we also pay attention to individual needs and meet in person you establish special agreements for long-term overnight stays.

For recurring events or training purposes, you can also rent conference room. Click on conferences in order to book a room directly online or get in touch with our sales team if you plan on booking events in several cities for a longer time period!

Our diligent meeting room users include foreign language courses, au pair meetings, first aid courses, body taping seminars, coaching, yoga classes, choirs, nail design workshops, fan meetings, promotion and job interviews.

Contact

Whether online interface, affiliate, or web login or a classic catalogue partnership - please contact us:

Our team is happy to help:

Sales Team Germany: [email protected]
Telephone: +49 – (0)30 – 80947 – 5155
Fax: +49 – (0)30 – 80947 – 5193