The 25 Hours Hotel group is opening up its rooms as ‘home offices’ for people to work in amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The initiative is designed for people who might not have a suitable space to work from home, and has the added benefit of filling vacant rooms following a string of cancellations and rebookings.

The rooms cost €50 per day, or €200 for a pass from Monday to Friday, and include high-speed wifi, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea, a bike, a bluetooth speaker, and (most importantly) toilet paper. 

Customers are also invited to bring their pets along. The offer is available at select hotels in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. For advice on how to work from home, see our Smart Traveller feature. 

The hotels have also modified their cancellation policies as a result of travel bans. Guests who booked a stay scheduled to arrive prior to April 30, 2020, can change their reservation for future travel until April 2021 without incurring a fee.

Likewise, those who had a stay booked between March 17 and April 1, 2020, can also modify or cancel their reservation and get a refund. Additionally, guests residing in an area designated by the WHO as a risk area can modify or cancel hotel stays free of charge to any date within the current year.