Hotel and Hospitality Jobs – Want to Work in a Hotel in Spain in 2017?

Spain is the fourth most visited country in the world after France, America and China with almost 60 million foreign tourists in 2010 (source World Tourism Organization).

All of these tourists naturally need accommodation and so there is a massive opportunity to find jobs in hotels in Spain servicing and looking after the needs of these travellers.

Advice on this page would also apply if you are looking for hostel jobs in Spain or accommodation jobs in Spain.

hotel puerta americaWe have latest live job listings at the bottom of this page and if you are an employer we welcome your hotel job postings – it is free to list your vacancies.

Do you want to work in a hotel in Spain?

You can also use the comments box at the bottom of this page to list your details, hotel jobs wanted and your contact details.

Below we have a general guide towards hotel jobs which are classified under the hospitality industry.

Where Can I Find Spanish Hotel Jobs?

The Costa del Sol in the south of Spain is the most obvious place to find hotel work. The wonderful climate, weather, beaches and golf courses attract visitors from all over Europe.

This is home to many mass tourist resorts such as Marbella, Malaga, Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Benalmadena. There are many luxury complexes with five star hotels and golf courses.

job-spain-graphicThe Costa Blanca coast is another very popular tourist region with many possibilities to find hotel work in towns such as Alicante, Torrevieja and Benidorm.

You might have thought the Spanish cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia would have been good places to look at hotel jobs but actually this isn’t the case. This is because the major cities tend to empty in the summer months as the residents flock to the Spanish coasts and islands for their summer holidays.

Much better locations for work would be the popular Spanish islands of the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands. Working in a hotel in these locations will probably involve working six days a week but at least on your day off you get to enjoy the island and beaches and become a tourist for the day.

The best Spanish islands for hotel jobs are Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.

Hotel & Hospitality Work in Spain

The good news for nationals of European Union countries is that no visa will be required to work in Spain.

As long as you are employed on an official working contract you will be entitled to free medical care under the Spanish health system.

Advantages of working in a hotel in Spain are that in most cases you receive live-in accommodation which will save you approximately at least €500 a month which you would have to pay elsewhere renting or sharing an apartment.

The most common hotel positions would be serving drinks behind the bar or waiting on tables as a waiter or waitress in the restaurants. These are the sort of hotel jobs for English speakers that you could expect to find. Even in these jobs some basic Spanish will definitely be required.

Only a very limited amount of reception and hotel front desk work is available. These positions tend to be full-time and you would need to be fluent in Spanish, English and German would be a definite advantage too.

Cleaning staff such as chambermaids are definitely required in the hotels although as you can imagine the wages are very much minimum wage of about four or five Euros an hour.

You may also be able to get a job as a holiday rep in Spain working in one of the major hotels looking after the English-speaking guests for the major tour operators who offer package holidays to the resorts. These jobs are not available in the resorts but must be obtained directly from the tour operators in advance.

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Major Spanish Hotel Chains

Types of Hotel Positions

  • Bellhop
  • Concierge
  • Checking guests in and out
  • Reservations staff
  • Scheduling shifts
  • Front desk clerk
  • Receptionist
  • General manager
  • Night watchman
  • Hotel management
  • Housekeeper
  • Valet parking
  • Hotel maintenance
  • Bar Jobs
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Kids Clubs
  • Entertainers
  • Animators
  • Singers
  • Dancers
  • Holiday Reps
  • Chambermaid
  • Cleaners
  • Security guard


  • Duration: Most hotel work is seasonal and of course most positions only available for three months in the summer months of June, July and August.
  • Apply: At least 3 months before your arrival Spain.
  • Wages/Pay/Salary: Depends on position, from four euros an hour for cleaners to managerial positions.
  • Visa: No visa is required for EU nationals.
  • Qualifications: Hospitality degrees and diplomas a definite advantage. Employers will expect some previous experience in the hotel industry.

Hotel Employers – List your hospitality and hotel job vacancies in Spain below – for free.

If you want a job working in a hotel in Spain, you can also fill in the comments box with your details, qualifications and the types of vacancies and job positions wanted.

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  1. Bibiana says:

    my name is Bibiana and I am looking for a job as a waitress or bartender in Mallorca. I have already many experiences – I worked as a waitress and bartender for many times. I speak English, German and Slovak. I am coming to Mallorca next week. Thanks in advance.

    Best regards,


  2. mark burton says:

    hi im mark i live in england i am looking for working in tenerife or similar i have 12 yrs experience running karaoke shows i can paint cut grass am a hgv driver am willing to try most work

  3. Federica Bortolotto says:

    Hello I’m federica and I’m living in England,but i would like to work in ibiza o formentera.
    I can work as waitress,barista ,but my job is beauty therapist.
    My English is very good so i could work as receptionist.
    Kind regards.

  4. mary grace barbo says:

    Hi im mary grace
    im looking a hotel job in spain i can work as room attendant,housekeeping or a from philippines but im here at doha qatar.i hope you can give me a job that fits my experience and im also willing to learn your language..thankyou

  5. mary grace barbo says:

    Hi im mary grace
    im looking a job in hotel i can work as room attendant,housekeeping or a from philippines but im here at doha qatar.i hope you can give me a job that fits my experience and im also willing to learn your language..thankyou

  6. mary grace barbo says:

    Hi im mary grace
    im looking a job in hotel i can work as room attendant,housekeeping or a cleaner. Im leaving now here in Doha Qatar.

  7. good day,am josh from west Africa.I need a job in Spanish. like housekeeping cleaning room attendance.and i promises to do my work well to ur teste thank you

  8. Niraj thapa says:

    Hi I am Nepalies my name is Niraj thapa I am hotel management student I have about six years knowledge in hospitality industry I am good excellent waiter for service.if you have this jobs please provide me us thank you

  9. Aleli madamba says:

    Hi.. I am aleli… 25 from phillippines… I want to work in spain.. Cleaners, room attendant.housekeeping, or chamber maid… I am a English speaker but willing to study you language… I can work full time…
    Thank you

  10. I’m looking for a job. I have a experience as a housekeeping for 4year. 2years in Marriott Hotel Manila Philippines and now I am here at Doha,Qatar.

  11. samuel bellamkonda says:

    This is samuel. Resident of Tenerife, from India. Im looking for hotel receptenist job in Tenerife south.

  12. Patricia says:

    Please I would love if the newest comments came up first . Then I would not have to go through all the old ones from 2015 . Maybe there is a quicker way of doing this that I dont know about

    • I always have to start from the beginning aswell I don’t know any other way unfortunately it is annoying

  13. Charnjit Singh says:

    I am looking job in hotel industry i have done my graduation in Bsc.Hotel management. I want job in food and beverage service department.

  14. Hi, am lydia I live in Uganda, am looking for a hotel job in Spain as a waitress or a room attendant, house keeping.
    I have enough experience of 3years in the same field,am an English speaker and i promise to learn Spanish too because i have that talent of learning langueges fast.
    I will be so great full if am considered. My contact is +256776389738

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