Hotel/Hospitality Jobs – Want to ACTUALLY Find Work in Spanish Hotel in 2022?

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. Conor Bennett says

    Hi, I’m a 35 year old from Ireland, I have 5 years experience as a duty manager of a hotel. I’m capable of filling a number of hotel roles. Open to finding work anywhere in Spain.

  2. Abde Razak elbouchikh says

    Hi , my name is abde Razak, I’m Moroccan talented and experienced executive chief, I have 13 years of experience in Moroccan hospitality, and 2 diploma of (agent de restauration ) and ( la cuisine Moroccan st international).
    I’m 38.im looking for job in spain .
    Much respect

  3. Hello I’m Dany from Latvia, I search job for long term. Interested in constructionsand gardening. Know how to work in team.

  4. Tereza Voltová says

    Hello,
    My name is Tereza and I’m a 20-year-old student from the Czech Republic. I’m looking for work anywhere in Spain for July and August 2022 (dates could differ according to your preferences). I speak fluent English and have a mediocre level of German. Currently, I am studying architecture in Prague. I have experience with bartending, waitressing, teaching English and coaching sports. In case you are interested, please mail to: terka.voltova@gmail.com. I could then provide further information, including my CV.
    Can’t wait for your email!

  5. Hi my name is Niamh and I live in the south of Gran Canaria. I would be interested in working in a kids club as my education and background is in childcare with 13 years experience. I would also be interested in working as a chamber maid

  6. Andrea Brodekova says

    Hello. My name is
    Andrea and I am looking for a job in Andalucia (south of Malaga) in hotel business as a waiteress or receptionist. Have many years of experience in tourism/gastronomy. I speak english, dutch, little german and spanish. Thanks for any offer.

  7. Margaret says

    I am interested in this job l am 51 years old and l have a hard working person and a caring person l speak in English but a bit in Spanish yoursfaithfully MRS MARGARET IRONS

  8. Hi, I’m Ciro,
    I would like to move to Spain at the end of may. As I already have experience, I’m looking for a waiter position in Mallorca mostly, but I’m open also to other summer destinations.
    Thank you.

  9. Hi!
    My name is Gábor Mihok.
    I’m looking for a job in the Restaurant or Hotel business with long time experience. I worked as a wine merchant and sommelier, in my own company. Now I’m the manager and owner for a restaurant in Upper Austria.

  10. Good Day,

    I am Odwa Dyani, I am 25 years old. I am a South African citizen. I studied Diploma in Hospitality management in Walter Sisulu University. It’s a 3 year course. I have worked for 3 hotels and one Agency based on Hospitality industry. I am currently looking for a job in Spain, I am willing to relocate at any time and start a new life there. I considered myself experienced

  11. Gregory Obrien says

    Hello im nick im 56 I have done 7 years security 8 years health and social care which I have a degree in I speak a little Spanish also I have run my own retail shops and market stalls,but since losing my wife I have lost it all and would love the opportunity to relocate and start a new life in Spain. Thanks for reading this .

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