Get Involved

At Podstel, we are always on the lookout for talented people who share our passion and vision for the future. Please read on to find out more about positions available at Podstel Bucharest, as well as broader business opportunities.

Podstel Bucharest

We have vacancies for both paid and unpaid positions to join our team at Podstel Bucharest:

Paid Staff 

All of Podstel’s current management team started as guests at Podstel or were recruited through word of mouth/recommendation. We are currently looking for a new manager, so if you share our passion and vision for the future, work well in a dynamic team and have relevant skills to offer, then we want to hear from you. Please send your CV and personalised 1-page motivation letter to the relevant contact details below. 

Volunteers 

We accept volunteer requests at Podstel Bucharest. We're looking for people who are sociable, share our vision and have a skill to offer. If you’re interested to come and volunteer at Podstel, please send your CV and a 1-page personalised motivation to the relevant contact details below. For more information about our volunteer proposal please visit our Workaway landing page.

Further Reading: You can read our story and our vision. You can also check out our social media pages, using the links in the footer at the bottom of this page.

Business Opportunities

We’ve spent the last 3 years developing a turnkey Podstel Blueprint, using our first unit, Podstel Bucharest, to test and refine our systems and processes. We are confident that we now have a blueprint that we can use to open more Podstels in new destinations around the world. In 2018, we’ll open up our second Podstel. 

Going forward, we see three strategies, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, that we can utilise to expand and grow the Podstel vision:

  • Open Our Own Units – hiring a management team to help research, plan, secure new locations, open and manage our own Podstels in new destinations.
  • Franchising – License and franchise our blueprint (training, know-how, systems, processes, networks, brand) to trusted individuals who share our vision for the future, empowering them to open and operate their own Podstel.
  • Takeovers/Rebranding – Takeover existing hostels and hotels in key destinations, then rebranding using the Podstel blueprint.

What we are looking for:

Buildings in Europe

We’d like to get in touch with property owners or real estate agents in Europe who have suitable buildings for running a small community based Podstel. A detailed building specification listing our criteria is available on request. Please get in touch using the contact details below.

Podstel Franchise Operators

We are seeking all those who share our vision for the future and want to take on our blueprint and operate their own Podstel. Our franchise proposal and information pack are available on request. Please get in touch using the contact details below for more information.

Existing Owners 

We are looking to connect with existing owners who are looking to expand, sell or rebrand their hostel/hotel/co-living space. Please send us a message using the contact details below if you have an opportunity that you want to discuss. 

Thanks for reading. If you have any questions, ideas or if any of the opportunities above appeal to you, please get in touch using the relevant contact details below.


Contact Details:  

Please use the relevant contact information below to get in touch: 

Business Enquiries & Opportunities:
Daniel Beaumont
Email: contact@podstel.org
Phone: +40723772732

Employment/Volunteer Requests:
Ambrose Baptista 
Email: bucharest@podstel.org
Phone: +40730397902