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hi everyone, i got a question about working in hostels while travelling.

given that i have no experience at all, what is the best way to find jobs in hostels in exchange of a bed and maybe some food ? Should i try to email some places before, or show up for a few nights, get to know the people/hostel and then ask ?

Do you guys know if such hostel work is only possible to find in high season or that can work in low season also ? (say autumn in central/eastern europe)

ANy advices are more than welcome. Thanks again !

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drnaud81 wrote:
hi everyone, i got a question about working in hostels while travelling.

given that i have no experience at all, what is the best way to find jobs in hostels in exchange of a bed and maybe some food ?

And hopefully they pay you too.

drnaud81 wrote:

Should i try to email some places before, or show up for a few nights, get to know the people/hostel and then ask ?

Do you guys know if such hostel work is only possible to find in high season or that can work in low season also ? (say autumn in central/eastern europe)

Any advices are more than welcome. Thanks again !

Well, I’m not a Central/Eastern Europe expert, but I would imagine it very difficult to get a job just by showing up at a hostel, spending a few days there, and asking them “can I work here?” What if they’re not hiring?

I think working at a hostel is an excellent way for a young person to temporarily live in a foreign city or town, get to know the place, and travel to other places on your days off. However, I would recommend researching hostels and applying for jobs first, not just showing up and asking them if they’re hiring.


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getting a job in a hostel in central eastern europe is easy if you are. i live in budapest as a teacher but met some hostel owners that i became friends with and easily transitioned into hostel life and work. my advice is go and stay at the hostel you want to work at and become friends with the owners. this is easier if you want to work at smaller cooler hostels, the bigger corporate places probably wont take you. there is also positions at many hostels roughly called house bitch positions in which you clean and work for your bed, but that depends on the hostel and owners. all you need to do is find a place run by english speakers and voice your idea about work, they used to be travelers too and know how it is. talk to people in the business (face to face) an email wont do much because this isnt a resume job, its a job you get based on your personality and lifestyle.

there is no perfect answer but the hostel owners i know want someone who has stayed at their hostel and knows the city. so find a place you like and then just ask what it would take to get a job there. i dont think youll have a problem

goodluck hostel life is amazing, but be prepared for long hours and stupid travelers, staying up til dawn wasted and getting people to their train on time, the headaches are part of the fun and the stories dont get any better than life in a hostel

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I agree with ‘‘luv_the_beach’‘. Really don’t mind, may be it’s very difficult to get hostel job during travel. Because hostel owner don’t believe a newcomer. what you’ll done if you were a hostel owner. My suggestion is try another type of work.

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I’m planning on travelling asia but need a travell buddy first please contact me

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Hello everyone Smile)

I would like to ask for a help about finding a job in a hostel in Paris or Bruxelles for this winter.

I am a 26 y.o. girl and have a long years of experience in working in hostel and hotels. I can speak and write french (B2 level) and I am fluent in english, german, croatian, italian and slovak language.

If you have a position to offer me please write to marellantares@gmail.com

Thank you in advance!

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drnaud81 wrote:
hi everyone, i got a question about working in hostels while travelling.

given that i have no experience at all, what is the best way to find jobs in hostels in exchange of a bed and maybe some food ? Should i try to email some places before, or show up for a few nights, get to know the people/hostel and then ask ?

Do you guys know if such hostel work is only possible to find in high season or that can work in low season also ? (say autumn in central/eastern europe)

ANy advices are more than welcome. Thanks again !

well not sure about it or anything cause I haven’t tried doing such thing. but to give some advice, I would suggest to contact them first and know all about it, ask questions to make things sure. Smile