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 50 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:

Marcin

Director of Operations

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Marcin

Truly global citizen with a huge passion for his little world – Krakow. As an enthusiast of hospitality industry, he has been looking at it from all angles – 10 years of experience as a hotelier, business developer, traveler and travel writer, made him fully understand our world. What he most believes in, are people. They are the biggest strength of every organization and the source of biggest inspirations. At Bidroom he makes sure everything works in terms of company operations.

Celso

CTO

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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.

Łukasz

Social Media Manager

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Łukasz

Our Social Media Ninja. Best at choosing Instagram filters and writing funny stuff on Facebook. When not online, he’s probably watching a movie, roaming around the city or cuddling his cats. Not a huge fan of sports with the exception of cycling.

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.

Aga

HR Manager

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Aga

Strong, professional and dedicated – these are 3 words you can use to describe our HR Manager. At work, she finds the people who will be the best addition to the team and makes sure every employee has what’s needed and that all of the issues are solved. In her free time she loves to relax. What does she mean by that? Yoga, tennis and travelling are her main hobbies and, as it is generally known, wine will not interrupt with any of those activities. Another thing she likes? Analogue photography.

Adnan

Country Manager Turkey

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Adnan

He studied Business Administration at the Bosphorus University, the top best university in
Turkey. With 15 years of experience as a hotelier, he made the best part of his career in
the hospitality sector as Small Hotels Advisor and offered advisory services to small and
boutique hotel owners and investors. He has visionary approaches in terms of new marketing
tools to boost hospitality business. He is open-minded and team worker, also a founder of
small hotels association of Turkey. He loves exploring, social networking, travelling and has
been to 82 countries all around the World. He believed in Bidroom business model and
decided to help Bidroom spread into Turkey as Country Manager.

Eugenia

Customer Care

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Eugenia

Bidroom’s own unicorn with a huge amount of love for fiction books, peanut butter, healthy smoothies and her rabbit Gigi. Loves to learn and has quite an experience with customer service, which makes her a great person for Customer Care. When she’s not working, she travels and learns. Despite finishing university she still keeps on broadening her knowledge about the world around her. She also wants you to know that she is a really nice person with a lot of dedication and professionalism.

Gosia

Office Manager

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Gosia

Gosia has hospitality running through her veins. As a daughter of the guest house owner, she already knew a lot before studying hotel management and working in this industry for the past few years. Such experience joined with meticulous attitude puts her as the right person in the right place – our office manager. Even though she likes to escape the office from time to time to travel.

Sebastian

Full Stack Developer

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Sebastian

All throughout his childhood, he loved to design and to build things. Because of that, he is such a great Developer Engineer. When he’s outside the office, he needs a high dose of adrenaline which also allows him to maintain his level of endorphins.

Michael

PR Manager

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Michael

Advocated for other people long enough to forget how to speak for himself. So here’s what his Mom says: “I just wish he’d stop being a clown, got married, and become the first billionaire in the family”.
Responsible for our demanding media relations with 100 story ideas per day (give his pitch a chance!). Yeah, he lived abroad a bit and does exercise regularly, of course. Creator of many delicious dishes, 25% of a comedian, outdoorsman, and a secretive (ghost)writer, who claims to look better IRL. A recommended friend by 4 out of 5 people in his own study from 2017.

Anna

Support

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Anna

Kamil Ł

Full-Stack Developer

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Kamil Ł

Another interesting addition to our team in Krakow. As a very practical person, he loves building things that are useful and just work. An undying fan of 5 sentence emails, agile approach and audiobooks. After hours, he runs networking meeting OpenCoffeeKRK and additionally, he is helping Kraków Startup Community #OMGKRK. In his free time, he cycles and plays squash.

Edwin

Sales Representative Netherlands

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Edwin

Our Dutch friend, who has lived in Poland since 2011 is another interesting part of our team. Passionate about music, biking and photography. He is actually a songwriter and a musician, who has quite an experience in playing for an audience. As to the professional experience, he has also started working in the travel industry in 2011 and has been doing that before coming to Bidroom. He is also very happy because he is getting married really soon!

Kamil G

Full-Stack Developer

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Kamil G

If you need one word to describe him it will be hard-working. Kamil sleeps only because the human body needs it, but he thinks it’s just a waste of time. Besides working in Bidroom, he is also studying management. If you ask him about his passions, it’s coding and cooking. He’s a pedant in the first one, but also crazy about all of the new technologies. In his free time, he loves to escape to the mountains and recharge.

Ignacio

Market Representative

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Ignacio

Our Spanish Market Representative has lived and worked in 5 different countries before moving to Poland to join Bidroom. He has worked in the hotel industry for the last 10 years in England, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany and Mexico. He is also a huge football fan, a loyal supporter of Real Betis, a team from his homeland Seville. His other passion is playing piano and because of that he misses not having one in Kraków at the moment.  

Karolina

Data Support

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Karolina

Cheerful, winter-loving student, who loves to learn languages. If you ask her what she likes, she mostly focuses on two things – her love for dogs and her love for food. Her ambitions and self-motivation allow her to be a great addition to the Bidroom Team. She’s kind and helpful, which makes her a great friend and a valuable worker. Did she mention that she loves dogs?

Steve

Country Manager UK

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Steve

Born in London, he brings solid experience in the client, marketing & people management. He has worked for globally recognized companies, as well as managing many bars and restaurants and is now part of the Bidroom family bringing with him, professionalism as well as a wealth of experience. He’s also passionate about music as a vocalist and theatre as an actor whilst trying to be a father all at the same time. All of this gives him a unique perspective which he brings to work with him along with endless enthusiasm.

Monika F

Data Support

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Monika F

Positive, ambitious and eager to learn all the time. She loves the good company to spend time and party with. Her cheerfulness and character make her an incredible addition to the Bidroom family. When it comes to her hobbies, it is definitely traveling. She loves to fly in planes, road trips in a car with loud music and explore the world in general. Her favorite remedy for anything? Ice cream!

Monika P

Data Manager

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Monika P

Individual, self-motivated, experienced and reliable person who always tries to deliver her work at her best. She has been always passionate about travel market, booking tools and hospitality industry. She spent last 6 years in Ireland working in a busy travel technology start-up and learning a lot about the hospitality industry itself. She recently returned to her homeland and became one of our staff members. She loves travelling and tasting local food. In her free time, she watches TV series, listens to music, meets with people and of course searches for cheap flights to get away for a weekend! Her biggest dream is to go on volunteer adventure trip.  

Konstantinos

Country Manager Greece

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Konstantinos

Konstantinos is one different Greek. Although coming from a sunny country, Konstantinos had lived in Copenhagen the last couple of years and recently moved to Krakow to follow his passion at Bidroom – working for ambitious startups. His hobbies – fitness and travelling.

Billy

Growth Hacker

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Billy

Our personal Growth Hacker. Here is what he wants you to know about him:
“My name is Billy.
I love cashew and hate pineapple on pizza.
You can run but you cannot hide.”

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.

Daniel

Country Manager Spain, Portugal & LATAM

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Daniel

Coming from Brazil, he brings solid experience in client, project & people management. He has worked for global companies and accounts and is now part of Bidroom family contributing with a high dose of professionalism. Besides the business part, he’s passionate about sports & music (i.e. multi-instrumentalist,
singer, song-writer and amateur producer) and believes that a well-balance life is key for personal & professional success.

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

Country Manager Italy

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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.

Joanna

Country Manager Netherland

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Joanna

Lived and worked in 6 different countries. Creative mind. Generator of new ideas and improvements’ seeker. Passionate about personal growth, design and interior styling. In her free time she is either reading or making lamps&furniture or making projects of new interiors. She also loves to cook&host, travel and meet new people. She can not imagine winter without snowboarding and a weekend without visiting DIY store.

Klaudia

Content 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

Our Ukrainian friend, who is amazing at cooking and swimming. With her love of learning new languages and getting to know different cultures, she travels around the world very often. A self-determined employee with a passion for the tourism industry, she is an amazing addition to the team. As our Country Manager, she brings a lot of professionalism, dedication and energy into our office.

Olga

Marketing Support

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Olga

One of the younger ones in the company, but just as hard-working and ambitious. Studying marketing, loving to travel, learn and meeting new people, she finds Bidroom as the perfect place for an internship. In her free time she goes to the gym, meets with her friends, reads a lot and tries to cook. What does she hate? Having nothing to do, of course!

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.

Kamil K

Senior Account Manager

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Kamil K

Sport-loving, family-oriented and very motivated – these are the words you could use to describe our Senior Account Manager. Having spent his entire life in Hospitality Industry and working for biggest OTAs and hotel chains, you can be more than sure he has the knowledge needed in this job. In his free time, he likes to run with his dog and simply be with his family. Another interesting fact – he has completed 3 marathons!

Liliia

Sales Representative Spain

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Liliia

Our Ukrainian traveller has joined us after studying and working in different countries such as Spain and USA. In Bidroom, she is responsible for Spanish and Latin American markets. Motivated and ambitious, she brings joy and energy to the team which she considers the best she has ever worked with. In her free time, she dances, does sports and loves hanging out with cool, interesting people.

Mohammed

Sales Representative Egypt

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Mohammed

Motivated and open-minded, the Egyptian smiley guy joined Bidroom Team with good communication and negotiations skills to take responsibility for the Arabic region. After obtaining a BA in French History and Literature, he worked for one of the biggest travel agents in the world. He loves his family, football, cooking, sport, travelling and meeting new people. He’s also a big fan of Zamalek SC.

 

Josefin

Country Manager DACH

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Josefin

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