About Beds & Bars

Save, Secure, Value and Fun

"Beds and Bars is a leading operator of tourist accommodation and entertainment venues in Europe. With backpacker hostels, bars and traditional British pubs, in 10 cities and seven countries, the diversity of our offer mirrors the diversity of our customers.

"At the core of what we do are the four cornerstones of the experience we strive to deliver - one that is Safe, Secure, Fun and Value for money. When we get this right, the beds fill the bars and the bars fill the beds.

"We both come from pub industry backgrounds and, between us, we have over 65-years of experience. In the beginning we identified a niche in the budget accommodation market and focused on the backpacker sector. Over the last two-decades we have taken the original model of 50-beds above a pub and evolved it into a concept that involves bespoke buildings with more than 500-beds.

"We are always searching for opportunities to introduce our brands to new markets, and establish businesses at home in the UK, and abroad. This makes perfect sense to us - given that our sector is set to grow and outperform the more established accommodation markets. To that end we are currently considering partnerships around the world.

"We seek to enhance, develop and enrich our team, and customers alike. We never lose sight of the important people in our lives. The fun factor of life is our priority."

- CEO Keith Knowles and Chairman Tim Sykes

Our Business Operation

St Christopher's Inns and Belushi's Bars

St Christopher's Inns is the Beds and Bars brand of backpacker hostels. You can find these businesses in London, Edinburgh, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague, Bruges, Bath and Newquay.

All of our sites are centrally located with easy access to public transport and popular attractions. In London for example, customers have a choice of hostels, located in Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, Camden, Liverpool Street, Greenwich and London Bridge.

On Borough High Street in London Bridge the accommodation is split between the Village - our UK flagship hostel - and the traditional 16th century St Christopher's coaching Inn.

Attached to the majority of our backpacker hostels are Belushi's bars - where it's all about great value for money and food to suit any budget.

Here you'll find famous homemade burgers, a range of international sports playing on the big-screen TVs, friendly staff and travellers from all over the world.

On your average evening we entertain hostel guests and locals alike, with everything from open mic nights to fancy dress fun.