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Beds & Bars announces new Vienna property: St Christopher’s Inns Hostel and Belushi’s Bar

Feb 24, 2022

Beds & Bars, a member of WYSE Travel Confederation, has announced the acquisition of a new property in Vienna’s 10th district and the opening of St Christopher’s Inns’ 19th hostel in Europe. The significant business decision illustrates the company’s resilience in response to the pandemic, and signifies an intention to take advantage of the hospitality industry’s fast recovery through continued growth and expansion into attractive markets.

The hostel, due to open in April 2022, has a total of 260 beds across 68 rooms, each en-suite and newly renovated. It is ideally positioned in the Favoriten district of Vienna, only a 10-minute walk from the main train station, offering easy access to the city’s greatest attractions including local features such as Spinnerin am Kreuz tower.

Renovations are currently underway, with dorm beds and private rooms available for reservation online for after the opening in April 2022. Each of the rooms is being fitted with newly built bunks, complete with personal storage lockers, privacy curtains, and all the necessary charging ports, while the social areas are being upgraded to offer the optimal environment for our guests to meet, have fun and enjoy the unique social experience that St Christopher’s Inns provides.



A significant change to the property will be the inclusion of a Belushi’s Bar, adding a world class sports bar to the neighbourhood that will broadcast all the big fixtures from across the globe, accompanied by a high quality food and drink menu.

Luke Knowles, Strategy & Development Director of Beds & Bars, said: ‘Vienna is a city we have been targeting for many years, and I am delighted to finally say that we operate there. It shows our clear intent to continue opening market leading hostel and bar operations in key tourist locations across Europe. We look forward to welcoming international and local guests alike to the newest addition of the Beds & Bars Group family. Prost!’

‘The effects of COVID-19 on our entire company has been profound, painful and expensive, never forgetting that it caused the devastating loss of one of our team. So for us to continue to secure growth is a fantastic thing. And for us to secure growth in a capital city of such beauty, culture and charm as Vienna lifts my soul,’ added Keith Knowles, CEO of Beds & Bars.

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