Hotel/Hospitality Jobs – Want to ACTUALLY Find Work in Spanish Hotel in 2020?

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. Hi i havr worked in the retail and wholeaaleindustry for 36 years dealing in customer service.
    I am moving to alicante in January and have now resigned after 36 years and want a new challenge.

  2. Colin Hughes says

    HOLA, My name is Colin Hughes and I’m currently looking for opportunities in the Benidorm area, full or part time. I was a CareTaker at a residential property in Manchester for the the last 8 years dealing with Residents issues. I now reside in Benidorm and would like to work in this area. CVs on request.

  3. Wilfred Tadiwa says

    Dear Sir/ Madam

    I am a Zimbabwean a man who studied Hotel Operations and Management, seeking for a Waitering post. I speak fluent English and keen to learn Spanish

  4. Hi my name is Josh , im loooking for a job , im fresh grad from Philippines . Im fluent in speaking in english but basic in spanish , i have work experience in hotel for 6 months . I have a working experience in being a waiter , bartender , front desk clerk and housekeeper. I really need a money to sustain my family here. Thank you for the response

  5. Hi good day im looking for a job in spain..my experience is head in a cafe restaurant before i finish my contruct as a checker in a shopper mart i have a great communication skill

  6. Sivaramakrishnan says

    Dear sir/mam,
    I’m sivaramakrishnan from India.
    I’m searching jobs in Spain.

    I finished my high school level and I have experience in sales and customer service but I’m ready to do any basic level work.

    I know Tamil, English and basic Hindi and French.

    I’m a hard working person and honest person. I will learn quickly and will do smart and hard work, any shift, all days.

    I don’t have any visa or PR but if I get visa and ticket means I will work minimum 5 years with honest and thankful.

    Thanks
    R. Sivaramakrishnan

  7. Zoë Kingston says

    Hi,
    I have just come from 8 years working on cruise ships in both the kids clubs and entertainment sector.
    I am looking to permanently move to Spain with a job in either of these sectors or anything else that may fit such as front desk, guest services etc.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Zoë

  8. Filimon Gabriela says

    Hi, I am currently looking for a job as a waitress/bartender/housekeeper with a live-in accommodation. I would preffer something on Mallorca.

  9. Hi, I am currently looking for any Full-time waitress/bartending vacancies with a live-in accommodation.

    I have a lot of hospitality experience in all departments.

    I am from Ireland with basic Spanish.

    Thanks

  10. Hi, we are a couple of entertainers, Deny and Fargol, allround animation,kids care, evening shows and dance. Interested in job in Mallorca, EU passports, Latvian and German nationality, Fluent in german,russian and english, very good in spanish.

  11. Shamsa zaffar says

    Hi I am looking for a job of cleaning and maintaining hotel rooms I am already working in money exchange

  12. Shanarah Burns says

    I am looking for work in Oliva as me and my two year old are relocating their very soon and wish to have a job before I come.
    I have experience as receptionist and have completed call centre course so that means I am a very good communicator confident and can handle busy schedule
    I speak fluent English and basic Spanish
    I will work as anything really as I need the money for my son
    Thank you for your time
    Shanarah

  13. Nilesh Pimpale says

    I am looking for hotel jobs in housekeeping. I’m from India.

  14. Declan Morgan says

    My name is Declan and I am trying to find a job either in Salou or Benidorm, I have completed 2 weeks work placement in Majorca in 2015 where I worked in a hotel. I am ideally looking for a hotel cleaning job which could help me to relocate to Spain!

    Please contact me via what’s app on 07853086904

    Hope to hear from you soon!

  15. Lisa Jane Perkins says

    Hi, I’m looking for work in the hospitality industry. I have some experience and speak basic Spanish.

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