Come join the fun, life-loving team at HI Whistler! Whether it’s for summer, winter - or both - you’ll have a bunch of friends to explore all of what our adventure mountain community has to offer! Whether you are a mountain newbie or a mountain shredder, you’ll find like-minded teammates to create lifelong memories at our hostel. With discounts on ski passes, deals on adventure activities, super-subsidized housing, and a plethora of free outdoor adventures, HI Whistler can be your basecamp for launching all of this. We work hard, but make it look easy with our relaxed atmosphere and we offer shifts that help you make the most of your time with us. You’ve heard about how great Whistler is, but we’ll help you discover how much more rad than that!
What's in it for you
Summer Bonus! You will be eligible to receive one dollar per hour for every hour worked between May 21 – October 21, 2023. We'll provide all the details during your interview.
Get the best value on staff accommodation: $7-10 per night in an onsite shared staff accommodation
Have fun with a tight-knit group of colleagues on and off shift
The most affordable housing option in town!
Free laundry, wifi, and access to sports gear and staff bikes!
A laid-back, casual work environment that is a lot less stuffy than working in a hotel.
40% off food at our onsite café!
What you will be doing
This job is more than a housekeeping cart and a list of rooms to clean, it’s about being part of a team and interacting with like-minded travellers who are looking for local adventure. Work as a team to maintain the interior and exterior cleanliness of the hostel.
Clean all guestrooms efficiently and effectively to ensure they are ready for check in time.
Ensure all common areas, washrooms, showers and hallways are cleaned to our standard.
Follow the hostel cleaning schedule.
Communicate regularly with the Housekeeping Supervisor and the Night Auditor to ensure rooms are cleaned as needed.
Perform laundry duties such as collecting linens and towels, washing, folding, and putting them away.
Tons of opportunities to experience our destination on your time off as you become a local expert—free and discounted activities, free hostel stays within the HI Canada network and more.
Being part of a not-for-profit organization that embraces sustainable tourism.
Room for growth and discovery! Many of our leaders started out on the front lines, and we’re eager to promote from within and provide opportunities to try out different roles.
What we look for
People who like to move and roll up their sleeves as you’ll spend 6-7 hours cleaning each day
You’ll need to enjoy working as part of a team and bringing your positive energy and humour to work every day.
You’ll also have times where independence is required, which is a great time to jam to those Spotify tunes.
You’ll need to take pride in whatever you do. Our Housekeeping department has one of the most important tasks in our hostel, and we need teammates who understand that, and are keen to be part of delivering a great experience to our guests every day.
Join our community
If everything you read above got you excited, you'll be a great fit for our team. Whether you're on a working holiday and this will be a short stop on a longer trip, or you're looking to stay connected to the hostel lifestyle by working among travellers, this is the kind of place for you.
Our team is made up of people from all over the world who are bound by our shared desire to discover new places. You recognize that what draws you to Whistler is what draws our guests here, and you're committed to working with a team of like-minded people to share the best of Whistler and the accessibility of travel with the world.
Whether this is just a short stop on your backpacking journey, or you are looking to join a community of folks committed to travel, there is a spot for you at HI Whistler where you can belong.
Check out what it's like to live and work here: https://hihostels.ca/en/careers/live-work-hi-whistler
We love travelling. To us, travel isn’t just about going places, it’s also about meeting people, discovering cultures, eating new food and most of all, learning how people do things differently than we do back home.
We believe that through hostelling, we become more conscious about the world around us; and we can even make the world a better place. Our mission is to build a community of conscious travellers who share a greater understanding of people, places and cultures through our network of hostels and people.