Spanish Hotel/Hospitality Jobs: FIND WORK in Spain 2023 & 2024

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-graphic The 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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  2. shenelle noblemunn says

    Hi I’m a 40 year old woman looking for any work in Ibiza bar work hotel work for the summer I’m extremely flexible

  3. Nikolay kaloyanov says

    Hi I would like to know what kind of offers you have for working in the restaurant business.
    I’m a professional cook in special hot kitchen and grills, I also can make pizza and dessert and sweets.
    I’m 24 years old from Bulgaria with 8 years of experience in the culinary field.
    I have anticipated in a competition.
    Also have worked in different restaurants in Bulgaria and abroad
    I have been to Germany and Spain, canary island in Martin Barasategi restaurant in Tenerife with 2 Michelin stars.

    Im searching for a restaurant offering modern cuisine/fine dining
    I hope we have the best offer for both of us
    I hope you like my resume
    Have a great night

  4. Hi, my name is Tara and I am a 22-year-old, Irish, female looking for employment from June-August.
    I have many years of experience working in retail and hospitality.
    I currently live in Dublin and plan to relocate, preferably live-in accommodation as part of the employment contract.
    Please feel free to reach out, my email address is

  5. Liezel Judith Potgieter says

    I wish to work spain as a chef in Hotel group
    Basic spanish english

  6. Good morning
    My names jamie im 45 years of age and im looking for work in spain in tge hospitality sector i can work front of house or back of house
    I can send cv if you email me back


    Dear Sir/ Madam
    i hereby wish to apply for the post of housekeeping attendant/ maid. I have experience in hotel industry across middle East. DUBAI AND KUWAIT AND KENYA. I have 5 years experience in housekeeping department and other departments too. I have done volunteer service across Europe in Belgium, Switzerland and Estonia. Currently i am in Kenya. I would really appreciate if you consider to work in your Hotel in Europe.
    If you need my resume kindly let me know.

  8. Sian Bailey says

    Hi me and my partner (both female) are looking for person 1: bar work/ restaurant work has been working in pubs in the uk for 16 years
    Person 2 is a fully licensed dental nurse of 10 years but also has experience working with children 10 years and under and would do well either as a kids club entertainer or assistant or a chamber maid, we would like to be based in a hotel/ apartments, with live on site opportunities.

  9. Hello, me and my boyfriend are both looking for a job in a hotel, bar etc with free accommodation. We both have high levels of speech in English & Spanish.
    Don’t mind getting in contact if you know of anything

  10. Muhammad izzan says

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  11. Nnyanzi alex patrick says

    Hello am alex patrick nnyanzi from Uganda I did mechanical engineering craft one certificate from Uganda I worked with snow Watson minerals,roofing Uganda
    I worked with hotel in Uganda I volunteered in hospital in Uganda
    I have training in security keeping
    Later I got opportunity to work in United Arab Emirates as taxi driver for 6 years
    For that experience if am given chance I can do hotel jobs,security guard,cleaning and others like factory jobs

  12. Patricia Uzor says

    Am Patricia going for the post of a receptionist. Am very open, friendly with good oral and written communication skills
    I’m positive and pro-active. I can work well within a team as well as on my own. I’m a quick learner trained in a fast paced environment. I have an eye for detail and an efficient way of working. Cleanliness is of high importance to me.

    Currently, I’m in Nigeria but I can relocate ASAP.

    Do not hesitate to contact me via email.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kind regards,

  13. Kayla Larson says

    Hi! My name is Kayla Larson and myself as well as my partner are looking for any serving or bartending position throughout all of Spain. We each have over 5+ years in customer service and serving, as well as 1 year bartending experience. We are looking for a work visa sponsorship for as early as March or as late as this summer.

    Thank you for your time,

    Kayla Larson

  14. Hello,

    I’ve got experience. I’ve just completed a seasonal project as an All rounder in The Sheapkens Hotel in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.

    I’m also an experienced Room Attendant trained on Costa del Sol where I lived for three years, and where I would love to come back to.

    I’m positive and pro-active. I can work well within a team as well as on my own. I’m a quick learner trained in a fast paced environment. I have an eye for detail and an efficient way of working. Cleanliness is of high importance to me.

    Currently, I’m in Deutschland but I can relocate ASAP, with accommodation provided.

    Do not hesitate to contact me via email.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kind regards,

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