Position - Calgary AB - Wicked Hostels


I have 1 position (possibly a second coming up in the near future) open for a hard-working backpacker/hosteller to work in small start-up hostel in Calgary, AB. Wicked Hostel - Calgary is Calgary's newest boutique backpacker hostel, opening in Mar/Apr (whenever we get the renos completed) The digs are quite nice, the location is amazing, the closest you can possibly be to the Stampede/Saddledome and within blocks of Calgary's 4 major entertainment areas, plus it will come with all of the amenties backpackers should be used to.

Major Duties include:
Front Desk - taking bookings, check-ins, potential guest walkthroughs, answering guest questions
Cleaning - taking down/making up beds, sweeping, bathrooms, washing/drying sheets/clothes
Cash-handling - taking money/cashing out after your shift
Tour-desk - assisting guests with forward travel/tour booking
Customer-service- making sure every guest has a remarkable time while at the hostel

Previous backpacking/hostelling experience necessary
Exceptional customer service/people-skills
Understanding the idea of under-promise and over-produce when dealing with guests.
Hospitality experience a plus
Basic computer skills
Most importantly, I am looking for someone who loves hostelling, loves people and is just an all-round wicked person.

We offer a free dorm bed for employees
Competitive pay - 40 hr weeks
Depending on the season we plan on offering perks such as free dinners out, free sporting events, Stampede tickets, Pub crawls, ski tours basically the chance to have a once in a lifetime experience in Calgary, AB

If you are extrordinary and feel this is the role for you, please let me know a) why you would like to work with us and b) why you should work with us.






Job first posted: 27 January 2010