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:

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.

Anna

Customer Support

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Anna

A proactive individual who strives for organisation and loves to interact with new people. Anna has come back to her homeland after time in the U.K. and found a second home within the Bidroom team & office. A music lover and huge advocate for unhealthy food, Anna is always there to support our team and most importantly, our customers.

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.

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.

Kamil

Senior Account Manager

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Kamil

Sport-loving, family-oriented and very motivated – these are the 3 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

Antonina

Sales Intern Germany

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Antonina

She spent her whole life in Berlin, but after finishing school she has moved to Poland and pursued her passion – acting. To keep herself busy, apart from theatre classes she is gathering her first work experience in Bidroom by helping the Sales Team. While being here, she has already learnt a lot and met people who quickly became her good friends. She says that the people are the reason for every day at work starting with a smile.

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.”

Christos

Sales Representative Greece

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Christos

Coming from the heart of Greece, Christos brings solid hospitality knowledge to the team of Bidroom. After having held key account roles in various Management Hospitality Positions, hotels became his passion. Having the knowledge about the needs of both Hoteliers and Guests allows him to have a better view of how to add value and enhance the travel experience. In his free time, he loves travelling, exploring and broadening his horizons on the touristic field.
His motto: “To travel is to live the dream.”

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.

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!

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.

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

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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

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.

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

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!

Sebastian

Full Stack Developer

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Sebastian

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