About us

Bidroom.com is not just an accommodation reservation platform. It’s a community of travellers who want to save on their stays at hotels, while retaining the same standard of rooms.

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Idea behind Bidroom

Our founders decided to launch Bidroom.com after countless conversations with the hospitality industry professionals who were fed up with the current state of the market. We want to disrupt the duopoly of Priceline and Expedia while bringing profits for the hoteliers and their guests. We are the revolution!

The idea behind Bidroom is to bring fairness to the hospitality industry by not charging the hotels any commission or fees for bookings, while providing the discount of up to 25% for the members. We want to be the golden mean for both the hoteliers and their guests.

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Our story

2014, October

Bidroom.com launched!

Michael Ros and Casper Knieriem launch the first beta version of Bidroom.com in the Hague. The platform evolves quickly.

2015, December

The end of the test phase

After a year of testing, Michael and Casper decide to officially launch the revolutionary platform. Bidroom is now live.

2016, March

Bidroom opens an office in Kraków

A small team starts sales, marketing, and PR operations under Michael’s supervision in an office right on the Kraków’s Main Square.

2016, November

No Commission!

Bidroom goes through some big changes, involving the drop of its old low-commission model, and making its website available in eight languages.

2017, January

Team gets stronger

Bidroom hires highly-valued specialists in multiple areas of management, and moves to a bigger office in Kraków, while also relocating its original headquarters from the Hague to Amsterdam.

2017, May

Prestigious award

Bidroom is deemed the winner of the Start-up Innovation Camp at the World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2017! We are found to be the most innovative of the 170 participants.

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About our revolution

Book cheaper than anywhere

Bidroom.com is a membership-based online booking platform that offers 30,000+ bookable hotels and apartments at discounted room rates. With Bidroom you always save at least 5% and up to 25% on your bookings, as compared to the prices offered by the major booking websites.

Make hospitality industry fairer

When purchasing your subscription, you not only put yourself in a position to save on your travels but also support the hospitality industry. We don’t charge the hoteliers any fees for the bookings, so that they can save as well! We aim to create a win-win situation on the travel market.

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The Founders

For years we had been hearing complaints from hotels about the horrendous commissions they were paying to the likes of Booking.com, Expedia, and Hotels.com

Michael Ros

CEO, Co-founder

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Michael Ros

A natural-born entrepreneur, Michael started his first company at the age of 18. From the age of 24, he worked for 4 years for a large international enterprise and was responsible for a turnover of 45 million euros per year. Thereafter he founded the online travel agency Travelservice. Michael is a creative sales person with experience in negotiating at a corporate business level. Currently, he oversees Bidroom's marketing, PR and sales.

Casper Knieriem

CFO, Co-founder

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Casper Knieriem

After studying Business Administration at the Erasmus University, Casper started his own outsourcing company for financial services which was sold in 2007. He is a creative and energetic entrepreneur, who thinks broadly, is conceptually strong and has an eye for business opportunities. Better known as the numbers guy, Casper is in charge of Bidroom's finances and business development.

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Our Team

The Bidroom team currently counts 27 people at the office located on the Market Square in Kraków. We're a group of young and proactive people led by experienced hospitality industry experts. Meet the key figures:

Ania

Product Manager

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Ania

Trendwatcher, tech-lover, innovation enthusiast. In love with good design and industrial interiors. She never rests in search of the best solutions and opportunities to convert theoretical knowledge into practice. Pretty sure that impossible is nothing. Privately specializes in Mexican cuisine.

Bart

PR Manager

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Bart

The basketball-lover on our team. He can tell you the name of every NBA player along with their scoring averages! Always relaxed and ready to calmly answer any PR inquiry you may ever have. His background as a journalist makes him great at his job. Bart spends more time writing than sleeping.

Barbara

HR Manager

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Barbara

She enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to help them have an uplifting experience. She's dedicated, outgoing, and approachable. In a free time she loves to go to the gym and spending time with friends and family. Her motto is 'keep smiling as this does not cost a thing and keep moving with your dreams.'

Celso

Lead Programmer

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Celso

Our IT magician. Once he wanted to be the pilot, but found computers to be his true passion. Great at turning complex problems into simple ones, very driven and ambitious. With his positive attitude there is no challenge too difficult for him. He also loves grilled salmon, in case you were interested.

Dominika

Customer Support Administrator

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Dominika

She once wanted to be a spy, but realized she was best at working with people, so she joined our team as sales support. Even though she claims that her biggest talent is sleeping, she is definitely not lazy. She is afraid of people who smell like strawberries, yet, she does love skittles.

Federica

Sales Representative Italy

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Federica

Came from Florence pushed by the curiosity of getting in touch with another culture, as well as by her passion for travelling. At Bidroom she's now responsible for the Italian market. Her past experiences have helped her in dealing with different people and the dynamics of a sales job. Honesty and clarity are the virtues she lives by.

Felix

Country Manager Germany, Austria, Switzerland

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Felix

Creative, energetic, concrete and focused on his goals. Tireless in improving the ways of reaching new hoteliers. Always in a mood for a table tennis match, and ready to help in daily IT issues. Thanks to his “can-do” attitude and persistence, he is a big support for whole Sales Team.

Izabela

Sales Director

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Izabela

Returned to her homeland after spending 12 years on Sicily working in the Italian hospitality industry. Has strong experience in various areas of hotel management. Always looking at the bright side of things and ready to help her team in daily challenges. After work she masters her cooking skills.

Iga

Country Manager France & Africa

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Iga

Always hungry for food and knowledge! She loves discovering the unknown, as long as there are no snakes or spiders there. Iga is responsible for the French and African markets, and thanks to her ability to develop strong relations, she’s never afraid of new challenges.

Jolanta

Country Manager Poland

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Jolanta

Passionate hotelier with several years of experience in sales, operation and team management. Enormously energizing and dynamic, she laughs a lot and shares her smile with the whole team every day. Positive thinker, who loves to ride a bicycle and rest actively with her family and friends. She co​mpleted a half-marathon.

Klaudia

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Klaudia

Naturally talkative cat-lover as independent as the pets she likes. Since her biggest passion are travels, she finds Bidroom a perfect workplace. She claims she can’t enter the kitchen without setting something on fire. As an optimist though, she moves on and orders some food via the phone.

Lidiia

Country Manager Russia & Asia

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Lidiia

She says she is best at cooking, swimming and...sleeping! But don’t let that fool you, Lidiia is full of energy, very talkative and always ready to give her best at work! As she claims, she fears nothing, and even her clumsiness won’t keep her from achieving her goals!

Pablo

Sales Representative Spain

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Pablo

Legend has it that a baby was born with a smile on its face and a bike under his arm, and neither was ever separated from him. Pablo is a curious and cheerful joker with a dream of winning the company's table-tennis competition. He also plays video games, is a vegetarian, and loves candies. “The game is never over” is his motto.

Paweł

Sales Representative Scandinavia

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Paweł

A long long time ago he moved to Krakow to study tourism. It is really hard to guess his age, because he is much older than it seems. Cinema is his second home, so if you cannot find him, he is probably hiding somewhere watching a movie. At Bidroom he is conquering the Scandinavian market.

Szymon

Marketing Manager

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Szymon

The fittest in the office. Martial arts and football fan, one of the best in our table tennis tournaments. With his sports motivation and lunchboxes full of food, he is ready to overcome every challenge.

Tomasz

Database Administrator

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Tomasz

The analytical mind of the team. He loves the flexibility and the possibilities Bidroom offers him. Pierogi-lover and bunnies advocate in the dogs vs cats battle. He is very determined, consistent and always customer-oriented.

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