Hotel/Hospitality Jobs – Want to ACTUALLY Find Work in Spanish Hotel in 2021?

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.

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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

Summary

  • 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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Comments

  1. Melissa Garcia says

    Hello, my name is Melissa Garcia and I am from the USA. I am looking for hotel, tourism, restaurant, gift shops, or bar jobs. I speak fluently in Spanish and English. I will be applying for a visa.

  2. Callum Groves says

    Hi my name is Callum Groves from Manchester UK

    Looking for hotel work in mainland Spain or the islands.

    I can be a general assistant, bartender, kitchen porter. 07865273975

  3. Mustapha Jallow says

    Hello my name is mustapha I live in Torroella de montgri I’m looking for jobs any kings of work

  4. Anil Mirani says

    Hi, I am Anil Mirani, currently living & residing in Panama, looking for a Job in a Hotel ( Spain ), i speak English & Spanish & i am holding panamanian nationality if there’s any opening what so ever please let me would be great as i am looking for a job desperately…thank you so much, really appreciate it….

  5. Suman humagain says

    Hi,i am suman humagain from Nepal.
    I have been working in hospitality industry for several years.
    Can apply from nepal too??

  6. Pritam Kumar singh says

    My name is pritam kumar singh. I am from india.I completed class 12 in 2015 with 69%. Currently i am working as a barista trainer in tata starbucks since from 3 august,2018. I want to apply for jobs in spain. I will be comfortable in any position of hotel or hospitality jobs.My contact no. Is +918777787662 and my email id is Pritamkr.sing@gmail.com.

  7. Sir I just want to work in Spain as front office manager or customer service can I get job and how can I contact

  8. karen miller says

    Hi i am currently a student at new college lanarkshire Scotland studying Retail Travel and Tourism and would be interested in working as a holiday rep in Spain

  9. Adela Vavrova says

    Hello I’m Adela from Czech Republic, 25, B2 level english, spanish basics and I’m looking to find a job in a hotel. Can be whole year long. I am free from July 2021 but If necessary I can come sooner. I prefer collecting cutlery from guests, assistant waiter or room cleaning. In the past I have been a waitress, book seller and last 4 years a truck dispatcher. I’d love to hear from you!

  10. Hi looking for work in Spain I’m located in England and want to get employment in Spain Im a hard worker with a cv I can learn tasks quickly and hav experience in many roles including, grounds work, security guard, fencing operative, care taker, fishermen, but not limited to I list them to show that I hav many skills and learn on the job quickly so I’m ok to fill a position that I need to learn please contact me as I’m hard working and flexible thank you.

  11. Gemma cuthbert says

    Hi my name Gemma, I am living in Ireland and I’m looking to move to Spain in July. I’ve worked in retail for the last 8 years and would love the opportunity to work in hospitality abroad. I’m a quick learner and always looking for new things to experience and learn. I would love to hear about an opportunity for possibly working abroad

  12. Elise Pennock says

    I am a very passionate hospitality management student at NHL Stenden University in the Netherlands. Due to Covid-19, I have to take half a year gap year to follow my minors in South Africa and Thailand. I have been working in the hospitality industry for over 5 years and would love to keep on doing so the coming half year. Therefore, I am looking for a job in the hospitality sector. I am very interested in doing so in Spain as I love the culture, the people, and the language. I have followed Spanish classes at school and followed an additional Spanish course to get even better. I would love to learn more during my time in Spain and am very open for new experiences. I am open to work in different kind of positions, such as restaurant bartender, waitress, hostess, front office employee, or an assisting management function as I also have experience as an assistant manager. You can contact me at elise.pennock@gmail.com.

  13. Stewart & Wendy McGill says

    Hi. I moved from Scotland to Spain in Oct 2020 with my wife and in that time we have been getting used to the way of life and exploring the Orihuela Costa region as much as covid would allow. As things now start to open up, we would both like to get back to working ways.
    We have a vast amount of experience in hospitality/customer care, having nearly 28 years combined working as cabin crew for 2 airlines.
    Previous jobs have included prison officer, upholsterer and farming for myself and contract cleaning, restaurant work and office work for my wife. Both hard working and loyal.

  14. Durgeshwar Chaubey says

    Hi,
    My name is Durgeshwar Chaubey, and I’m from India, last 8 years I am working in hospitality industry for the position like, waiter, Captain, and Supervisor level. i have 3 years in India with luxury group of hotels like, Taj hotels, intercontinental Hotels, and Western hotels group, and last 5 years I’m working with minor Hotels in Qatar as a food and Beverage Supervisor.
    I intend to begin a new life in Spain, by finding a job in hotels domain and I’d love to hear more about possible opportunities.
    Email- durgeshwarchaubeyhm@gmail.com
    Contact Number- +97433091884

  15. Major Retired Odha Swaleh Jillo says

    A Kenyan male retired from Military duties with more than 18 yrs experience is in need to get Spanish employment soon in Madrid and serve in A hotel or restaurant as a store keeper, house keeper or security.

  16. Hi,my name is Claudia,I am from Romania,the last 5 years I worked in hospitality like waitress in 5 stars hotel resorts in Crete,Greece.
    I intend to begin a new life in Spain,by finding a job in hotels domain and I’d love to hear more about possible opportunities 🙂
    Thank you!

  17. I have a lot of experience in hospitality & housekeeping. I would love to hear more about possible opportunities, thank you.

  18. hello looking for work in hotel and services industry my current location is in the philippines looking for employer to help me to go to madrid spain i’am a hardworking person and flexible in all aspects

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