On November 20, 2015 the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, became the first franchise member of the St Christopher’s Network.
The St Christopher’s Network is the debut franchise option from St Christopher’s Inns; Europe’s largest independent chain of backpacker hostels without private equity backing.
The new franchise business model will be rolled out in partnership with the best hostels in Europe, recognised for their high standards, customer review ratings, modern facilities, outstanding success to date and industry awards won.
As a part of this partnership, St Christopher’s Inns will share its independently created booking engine technology with the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel. Beds available in Copenhagen will be available on the St Christopher’s Inns website and in turn, beds available at the St Christopher’s Inns hostels across Europe, will be sold on the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel website.
Jesper Hansen and Claus Chrisensen, from the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel said: “We found the best partner in the hostel industry to work with. St Christopher’s Inns has a true hostel culture combined with excellent state of the art technology, and a professional organisation. It will be a solid foundation for Copenhagen Downtown Hostel in the future and we are very proud to be a part of St Christopher’s network.”
Managing Director of St Christopher’s Inns, Murray Roberts said: “The Copenhagen Downtown Hostel is known around the world as the best hostel in Denmark. It makes perfect sense for us to partner with this well known and excellent quality operation, as a franchise partner, sharing our booking engine technology, resources and industry know how in the process. I’m very proud that Copenhagen are the first official franchise partner of the new St Christopher’s Network; a business model that we will soon be rolling out across Europe.”
A provisional date for a launch party marking the franchise partnership, will be announced in the coming weeks, with invites to follow.
Copenhagen Downtown Hostel has been In business since 2010 with a 360 bed capacity and average customer ratings of 88%. Awarded the ‘Best Hostel in Denmark’ by Hostelworld in 2012, 2014 and 2015, the site is one of the most popular backpacker destinations in Denmark.
St Christopher’s Inns are part of the Beds and Bars group, operating 20 backpacker hostels, bars and pubs, in ten cities and seven countries across Europe. Key locations include London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. St Christopher’s Inns is the largest independent chain of backpacker hostels in the world, without private equity backing.
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