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.

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

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. Declan Molloy says

    25 year old male moving to Alicante at the end of march. Fully qualified brick/block layer over 5 years experience. Fully qualified railway engineer. 7+ year’s of customer service experience. I also have 1.5 years experience of working in pubs/bars/cafe’s and restaurant’s. Would be happy to take any training given to me and would excel in any role.

  2. Hi, my name is Samantha and I am a 23 year old graduate from the UK. I have experience in hospitality, hotel work and customer service. I am looking for work in a hotel as either a waitress or room attendant or bar work for several months over summer 2020. I have basic Spanish and am in the process of learning more advanced Spanish to be prepared for a potential job opportunity. Thank you for considering my application.

  3. Hello my name is Aaron. I’m 33 years old from England but am currently living in Galicia and want to move to Malaga within the next few months. I have a wide range of experience, mostly as an assistant manager in the pub industry but I also have been gaining experience as a housekeeper, kitchen assistant and a cleaner since moving here to Spain. I am looking for any type of work and can be very flexible. My Spanish is basic though I am trying to improve day by day and can understand more than I can speak
    Kind regards
    +34644073837
    aaron.heatman1986@gmail.com

  4. Hi, I’m looking for a hotel or bar job, particularly a receptionist or admin worker if possible. I’m a native English speaker, fluent in French and Spanish and conversational in Italian. I also have customer service, admin and bar/restaurant experience.

  5. Azmat bilal says

    Hi. My name is azmat bilal from Pakistan looking for job waiter. Security guard. Night, watchman. Housekeeper. Cleaner. I can speak English very well. Italian and Spanish poco.

  6. 46 year old yorkshire single male. Looking for security/ caretaker job with accomodation.
    Fluent English, basic Spanish.

  7. Hi, my name is Julia. I am from Ukraine. I am looking for Job for me and my husband in hotel/restaurant sphere. We have experience fluent in English, Italian, basic Spanish.

  8. sarah Green says

    Me and my husband are looking for work, we have moved to southen Spain. Both have many years in the auto industry experience and my husband has over 12 years experience in the motor paint trade and mixing. I used to be a riding instructor in the UK and both of us have cleaning and ground keeping experience. Please don’t hesitate to send me an email or call

  9. Arun. Bhargavan says

    Hi all..
    This is Arun from india.. Currently working in Downtown Dubai as a mixologist…I am looking for a long term job in ibiza.. I have completed my Hospitality Diploma and Advanced from Singapore. From 2011 onwards I am working in food and beverages industry. I have worked in Singapore, india, fiji islands, Abu Dhabi, Dubai.. Please kindly contact me..
    Thanks all

    • TEKIN Tiryaki says

      Hi,people finding job on here is that really ?‍♂️
      I’m living in Valencia and looking job in olive denia benidorm moraira Javea area French and Turkish cuisines

  10. Hi my name is Cheryl Medianero and currently working on a cruise ship around the world under different cruise lines since 2009 up to present.I started as massage therapist, then i became a spa concierge till i get the position of being a spa manager.Working on a cruise ship includes a full time verbal and hospitality interaction with all guests.My boyfriend is from Palma de Mallorca Spain and we are planning to settle down on his hometown, the reason why i am looking for a job and i can speak Spanish (level 1) and fluent English.I can be working in a hotel or spa’s, as i love to talk and entertain guest.I am looking forward on hearing from you and thank you.

  11. I would love to give this a try if someone could contact me and tell me a little more about the process that would be fantastic my phone number is 07402553627

  12. Özkan Erbulan says

    Hello, my name is Özkan and im a Chef ‍ in AUSTRIA and my girlfriend is managing the service (waiter)
    We are looking for a job in a hotel in spain , we would love to work in zhe south and who knows maybe will be our last destination for life , so if somebody knows something just text me…;))

  13. Hello my name is Nathan, I’m 29 years old from England just moved into fuengirola area. NVQ, C+G Qualifications in facilities management, water bacteria management estate maintenance, swimming pool and spa maintenance, aviation firefighting, plumbing, medical gas and motor mechanics. Experience in construction, commercial cleaning. Seeking employment.
    Kind regards

    Justmatters1@gmail.com
    +447710586473

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