Barkeeper (m/f/x)

as of June 2021 – on call but scheduled according to your preferences – in Amsterdam, Netherlands


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 Bar-Employees, 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!


  • At the bar your job is to serve hot and cold drinks and snacks, as well as to prepare cocktails
  • To ensure all our guests enjoy their stay at a&o, you will cater to their needs and offer tourist information
  • Ensuring that our guest are satisfied and that hygiene-standards are always kept
  • If necessary during rush hours of the reception you are willing to help out in the reception or as a guest relation officer in the lobby as well
  • Receiving training (naturally cost-free for you!) for all the areas you may work in is part of your job



  • Experience in the service-industry is an advantage, but more importantly, you are motivated and enthusiastic
  • As a sales talent you are always communicative, open-minded and adding new ideas
  • Of course you are driven by a great sense of responsibility for the tasks you are given
  • You are 20 years or older, and able to work flexible hours and shifts (weekends, holidays, etc.)
  • Good English skills are a must, Dutch skills are highly preferred, and we are happy for every additional language you are able to speak



  • 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.
  • 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).

Apply now!


Sven de Boer
General Manager