Check our job postings regularly for updated listings for hostel jobs in Vancouver, Venice Beach, Kelowna and Banff. Samesun Backpackers are often expanding, renovating, building and always have exciting adventures ahead! Hostel jobs range from housekeeping, front desk, maintenance, bar & restaurant service – we value a strong work ethic and good teams skills to create a fun and enjoyable work environment!

Use the online application form to join our travel team today!

General Manager – Samesun Montreal



For those who like to work hard and play hard – here is your dream job in the travel industry!


Oversee Samesun Backpackers’ new 100-pillow youth hostel opening soon in Montreal. Join Canada’s largest independent hostel network offering quality backpacking facilities with a warm, social atmosphere.

• Full time position – 1 year contract

• Must have valid work permit or Canadian citizenship

• Experience in hospitality required


  • Coordinating the various departments within the hostel (Front Desk, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Bar/Lounge).
  • Ensuring all staff exhibit and practice exemplary customer service while promoting the unique and social environment of an international youth hostel.
  • Input on establishing fiscal operational budgets and the subsequent ability to operate the business within that allocated budget.
  • Ensuring the hostel stays professionally and absolutely maintained and cleaned at all times.
  • Overseeing staffing, hiring, training, and termination.
  • Responsibility for handling and depositing all revenues from Hostel operations
  • Appropriate head office reporting according to the standards set out by the company controller.
  • Timely and complete submissions of weekly and month end reports to administration personnel.


  • 5 years hospitality experience
  • Management in hospitality, particularly in the Backpacking industry, an asset but not a necessity
  • Fluency in English and French
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task effectively
  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Travel experience
  • Have a fun and friendly attitude

Compensation – to be discussed

Apply for your dream job today! Use our online application form.


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Interior Painters – Samesun Kelowna


We are looking for an experienced interior painter with a good work ethic and eye for detail to assist in our hostel renovations.

Valid work visa and 3 month commitment required.

Accommodation available. Part time hours. To start immediately.


Please use the online application form.



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Samesun Kelowna – House keeping supervisor

Kelowna-lakeWe are looking for an enthusiastic team player to lead our housekeeping team in general hostel cleaning duties at Samesun Kelowna. Training provided, some experience is preferred.

Part time or full time hours are available. Position to start immediately. Accommodation options available.


Please use the online application form.



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Samesun Internships

Samesun is always on the lookout for eager students for internship positions.

If you are a student looking to complete your internship hours we have positions available for you at the Vancouver, Banff and Kelowna backpacker hostels. All internships must qualify with your current school and are unpaid. We will provide accommodation to those that require it. All candidates must be 18 years or older.

Please use the application form (link above).


Please note – we do not offer work for stay programs as it is currently illegal in Canada. Please only apply if you have a valid work permit. 


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