PlayaWay Abroad – Reviews of Working Holiday Company PlayaWay Abroad

In this article we review the company PlayaWay which you will often see referred to as PlayaWay Tenerife or PlayaWay Abroad.

PlayaWay provide working holidays to some great tourist destinations which include Faliraki, Magaluf, Ayia Napa, Ibiza, Kos, Tenerife or Zante. They also offer working holidays to the ski resort of Chamonix in France and to Sydney in Australia!

PlayaWay Abroad Workers (image hosted by playawayabroad.com)We feel our website which is all about working in Spain and finding jobs in Spain would not be complete without mention of this company and the service that they provide.

If you fancy organising your own trip to Spain to look for work then we have some useful guides for you.

We suggest reading our holiday rep job page whereby you can actually have a job organised in advance with a major tour operator such as Thomas Cook or Thomson.

Our most appropriate pages that you would most probably be those on finding jobs in Magaluf in Majorca/Mallorca, Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria, Ibiza and Tenerife.

The pay and perks of working for these companies will likely far exceed anything that you will get in the resort yourself.

Please note that we are completely independent and not affiliated with PlayaWay in any shape or form. In fact we welcome and encourage your personal experiences if you have used PlayaWay in the past – just fill in your comments at the bottom of the page and we will publish them.

These are some of the questions that we have been e-mailed:

  1. Is PlayaWay a scam?
  2. Has anyone used PlayaWay?
  3. Are Playaway a legitimate company?
  4. Will I definitely get a job if I travel with PlayaWay?
  5. Is it better and cheaper to go and try find a job on my own?
  6. Are Playaway better than Air Pro or Sun Kiss?
  7. Is it dangerous to go on one of these PlayaWay holidays?
  8. What negative/bad feedback is there?

Who Are PlayaWay Abroad & PlayaWay Tenerife?

PlayaWay are a company who have come up with a really interesting idea. Realising that many young people wanted to go work in the summertime in exotic foreign destinations they decided to provide package holidays to these popular tourist destinations in Spain (and now in other tourist destinations all around the world).

The unique twist is that when you are in the resort on your holiday with them, they will try to find you a job through their unique knowledge of the resorts and the contacts that they have established with popular bars and clubs.

So even if you don’t manage to find a job you will have the time of your life and an amazing holiday experience!

As an alternative there is a competitor which we have also analysed – see our Air Pro reviews. Another working holiday competitor which appears to be smaller is Sun-Kiss.

What Does a Working Holiday Include?

PlayaWay pretty much provide everything that you would expect in a typical package holiday such as flights, airport transfers and accommodation.

Most trips will be from the beginning of April until the beginning of September.

Whether you are just looking for a seasonal job for the summer or if you are looking for something a little bit longer term, perhaps even a full-time permanent position, PlayaWay can help you.

You would normally go on one of these trips for a month so that you are given every opportunity to find work. The first few days would be getting acclimatised to the resort by basically letting your hair down and having a bit of a party. You will go on pub crawls, probably get very drunk, visit most of the bars and party the night away in the nightclubs.

What Type of Work & Jobs Can I Get?

The types of jobs that you are likely to get will be very much low paid casual work such as working behind the bar or in a pub. You might be a bartender or barmaid.

Equally there are other jobs in bars such as collecting glasses, jelly-shot girls or PR reps whose job it is to get passers-by into the bars and clubs by handing out leaflets or offering discounts and free shots.

In some of the popular nightclubs you might be able to find work as a DJ or dancer.

In some of the hotels you may be to get a job as a rep although most of these vacancies are organised from the United Kingdom well in advance of the season. Perhaps you are good with children and can work in the kids clubs.

There will be quite a few catering related jobs in the many restaurants in the resort to cope with the summer tourism. Perhaps you are a chef or cook? Most likely you would get work as a waiter or waitress or dishwasher.

Is PlayaWay a Scam?

We advise you to do your own research but from what we have found out it does appear a perfectly legitimate way of finding work in a holiday resort.

Will I Definitely Get a Job?

We don’t see any mention of PlayaWay guaranteeing you a job which is fair enough in our opinion. There are many factors outside their control such as the availability of jobs and the demand which is always extremely high for these holiday resort jobs.



PlayaWay Holiday (image hosted by playawayabroad.com)As PlayaWay have been getting young people jobs for so many years now, they clearly have good contacts in many of the bars and clubs in the results.

So you stand a better chance by going with them as opposed to arriving in the destination on your own.

Clearly some people will be unemployable and will just get drunk most of the time and be a liability to any bar or club that may consider employing them.

It wouldn’t be the fault of PlayaWay if they couldn’t find a job for these people.

We strongly suggest that if you want to go on a holiday and party every day, that you simply book a package holiday!

If you’re serious about getting a job you need to understand that you actually have to work and you can’t be completely drunk all the time!

Why Book With PlayaWay?

One of the advantages will be that they sort out and arrange everything for you. This includes important administration such as making sure you can work legally in Spain and that all the paperwork for your job contract is taken care of correctly.

Just finding accommodation itself in a busy holiday resort is difficult in the peak summer months so this reason alone will save you huge amounts of time and hassle. Plus don’t forget with accommodation that you have to deal with deposits, utility bills and tie yourself into long-term contracts.

You will also save yourself money because PlayaWay can get you workers discounts on drinks and on entrance tickets to the clubs which as a member of the public you would not know about or be available to you.

Contact PlayaWay Abroad

Telephone: 0871 288 4412 (UK) Lines open 12pm – 8pm (7 days a week)
Calls from BT landlines charged at 10p per min, other providers may vary.
If calling from outside the UK call 0034 922 753 639

E-mail: Australia Specific oz@playawayabroad.com or info@playawayabroad.com (Head Office)
General enquiries E-mail: info@playawayabroad.com

PlayaWay Website

Head Office Address:
PlayaWay Tenerife SL, Resd Paradero, Avda. Arquitecto Gomez, Cuesta, No. 9, 38660 Playa De Las Americas, Local No 4, Semisotano Tenerife

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Comments

  1. Joao Canelas says:

    Hello,

    I would like to share my (bad) experience with you from the Playaway Abroad agency. I went to Ibiza with them from July 16th to August 13th, because it was this the website where I discover Playaway Abroad.

    If you would like me to share it with you, please send an email for joaopcan@gmail.com.

    Thank you
    Joao

  2. Beverley Haley says:

    My daughter has been waiting on a refund from PlayaWay Abroad for some months now. They have agreed to make a refund, there is no dispute, they have even claimed to have deposited the refund into her bank account after asking for her banking details, but there us no deposit or refund from them at all – just a long string of emails claiming to have done so. We are at the point of having yo take them to court for it now. I have been reading many, many stories from other dissatisfied people, they are impossible to get hold of by phone, and certainly mislead many, leaving a wake of general dissatisfaction, even anger and disgust. I really think they should be made to be accountable, and stop ripping people off. Please don’t continue to promote them? They are very dishonest, and not to be trusted. Feel free to ask me more if you want to.

  3. PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BOOKING WITH PLAYAWAY – my bad experience.

    The problem has already started at the airport, a rep was supposed to be waiting for me at the airport, when I arrived there was no rep, I have tried to call them numerous times but no reply, after continuously trying the rep has picked up and told me to wait at the cafe, she will ‘shortly be here’ I have waited at least 2 hours. When we got to the apartment it was very filthy, the floor was unclean with bugs crawling all over the floor, not even mentioning there were bug inside the sink, yes the SINK!!! The next day we all meet at the café for drinks, I have asked my rep to sort me out with a Spanish phone, she said no problem and she will come to my apartment later on in the day, she never turned up, I especially stayed in waiting for her, I haven’t seen her in a few days, when I did see her she told me she came in for me but I wasn’t in, absolute rubbish!!. I have then asked her for a job, NIE number and a bank account. The situation was the same as with the phone, when I seen her a few days later and asked her to help me set up a bank account, she simply said, quoting the exact words ‘ I don’t know how to set up a bank account’. Overall she was very rude and treated most people with no respect at all. This was my worst experience ever, I have paid a lot of money for things and services I did not receive. So please double think when booking with this company, they will try suck every penny out of you. Also I did not receive my 100 euro of deposit back, and neither did most of my friends. THE WORST COMPANY EVER!!!!

  4. Went with playaway in june, apartments were abs dirty with no clean sheets, reps were very unfriendy and had to ask plenty of times for small help, poor job guys

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