About Beds and Bars
Here you can find out a little more about who we are and what makes us tick. Beds and Bars is a collective of companies and brands and we’ve been building our fun little empire for a while now. We are made up St Christopher’s Inns – the largest independent chain of hostels in Europe, Belushi’s Bars, the Winston Hotel and nightclub in Amsterdam, the Flying Pig Hostels – also in Amsterdam, the Bauhaus hotel, bar and hostel in Bruges and Interpub, the former face of Beds and Bars.
Beds and Bars Today
Beds and Bars own and operate 16 backpacker hostels throughout the UK and Europe. We pay special attention to locations where travellers most want to be and provide safe, clean, affordable and enjoyable accommodation. Each hostel is attached to a Belushi's late night bar or a St Christopher's Inn - a traditional English pub. Within the Interpub plc portfolio there are also a number of budget hotels in Amsterdam, Brighton, Bruges and Berlin.
In 1994 the first Belushi's bar opened in Covent Garden, London. Two years later the first St Christopher's backpacker hostel opened up in Southwark. By 1999 Beds and Bars had 6 Backpacker bars and 350 beds in London. Over the years Beds and Bars has expanded rapidly from a single site to a multi-unit, multinational organisation. Since 1999 we have spread throughout the UK and Europe to Newquay, Bath, Brighton, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Bruges and Berlin. Our last major project is Paris. This is our first purpose built hostel and nightclub. The doors opened at the start of 2008.
The Beds and Bars Future
If you have an opportunity for us, we're interested. Please get hold of us to arrange a meeting.
We are constantly improving our sites and we anticipate the acquisition of new properties in the very near future. We're on the look out for new sites so if you have somewhere in mind, download a copy of our acquisitions pack and see if it fits the required specifications. If your top tip leads to a purchase and a successful opening, then we will reward you.
Beds and Bars has had great success with joint ventures and are constantly on the look out for new partners in great cities. Our recent joint venture with Bohemian Hostels in Prague has resulted in a fantastic new site opening and the joining together of the skills our two great companies. If you're interested in joint ventures with Beds and Bars please get in touch.