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a&o Hotel e Ostelli

ao Hotel and Hostels - a company with a revolutionary concept.

The ao chain was founded in 2000 by Oliver Winter (CEO til today) and Michael Kluge (retired 2016). The company started with just the dream of running a couple of hotels in Berlin. To this day, ao is the biggest private owned hostel chain in Europe operating 40 houses in 25 cities.

The need for affordable accommodation in the heart of the city!

The unique combination of hotel and hostel under one roof makes ao an interesting concept. The hotel area offers comfortable beds at reasonable prices, the modern hostel area gives guests the possibility to only pay the price for one bed in an appealing ambience with international flair.
Another success factor is the young, dynamic and committed team with its creative ideas.

ao has managed its growth from its own resources with profit flowing back directly into the company. In order to finance new properties in great European cities and to modernise existing hotels, the ao chain has gained over TPG Real Estate in January 2017 as a competent shareholder. This way, the ao Group continues to guarantee a steady growth in the most exciting tourist destinations that Europe has to offer! 

ao is suitable for all those looking for an inexpensive and centrally located accommodation – "best value for money"!