Breakfast Employee (m/f/x)

as of June 2021 – on call but monthly scheduled according your preferences – in Amsterdam, Netherlan


a&o Hostels: we are simple, honest and always with a smile. Since our first opening in 2000 we are expanding Europe-wide, true to our mission EVERYONE CAN TRAVEL. With currently 39 hostels in 23 cities and 8 countries, we are by now Europe’s largest hostel provider, making our mission a reality! In doing so, as well as to keep and improve our standards and services we are supported and pushed by our headquarters in Berlin

Our teams are the core of a&o Hostels: Flat hierarchies and a culture of open feedback make the foundation of our work environment shaped by dynamics, growth, and innovation. With that, we offer ideal career opportunities for everyone, whether expert or career changer. We emphasize to treat each other in a fair, social, and responsible way. Because together, not only working is more fun – but also success.

To support these teams we are looking for early birds, F&B-Assistants, side-jobbers, students, helping hands or career changers – just anyone who wants to help us provide the best possible morning to our guests.
Join now our team of the a&o Hostel in Amsterdam!


  • You will be responsible for ensuring a full breakfast service during the opening hours of the buffet – this means:
  • The preparation of breakfast is your main responsibility
  • During service, you will keep track of various checklists and the temperature of offered dished
  • To give our guests a good start into their day, you will offer hosting-services and attend to their needs
  • Following buffet-hours, you will ensure kitchen, buffet and dining room are left neat and tidy
  • The foundation of a good breakfast is a full pantry, so you always have to take care of stockings and orders
  • You do not mind to be trained as an all-round employee, so filling-in for other shifts i.e. bar, reception or housekeeping once in a while is not a problem for you (you will receive training for all of these jobs).
  • If necessary you will be glad to work also in diner shifts (at this moment in rare cases)



  • For an early bird like you its second nature to be cheerful and good-humoured, even in the early hours of the day
  • Experience in the service-industry is an advantage, but more importantly, you are motivated and enthusiastic
  • You have a great sense of responsibility for the tasks you are given
  • Our work setting is constantly changing, so having a flexible attitude is absolutely imperative
  • Since shifts start early, living in Amsterdam or surrounding residential areas is ideal
  • You are a team player – working in a team, or leading it, comes natural to you
  • Good English skills are a must, Dutch skills are highly preferred, knowledge of additional languages is an advantage



  • An exciting, responsible job in one of the top-innovators amongst Hostel-providers is expecting you
  • You will enjoy a team-oriented working environment with flat hierarchies and plenty of room for the implementation of your own ideas and your personal development
  • Your working atmosphere is characterized by short decision-making paths and open communication; your voice will be heard.
  • We focus on people, so your well-being is important to us. Our teams are diverse and shape our lively, open and international corporate culture.
  • Flexible working-hours: up to 5 mornings/week (starting 5am)
  • Profit from our attractive staff benefits programme, by (i.e.) free accommodation in all a&o’s, a wide range of subsidized cultural and recreational offers and events
  • Additionally: language courses, trainings, sports, etc.
  • Of course we offer fruits and vegetables as well as drinks on a daily basis - and as a hostel employee you may also participate in the hot meals at the buffet together with your team.


Are you that good-humored, service minded and hospitable person we are looking for?
We are very happy to receive your application (resume, earliest possibly starting-date in June 2021).

Apply now!


Sven de Boer
General Manager | Regional Manager