Is It a Hostess or an Hostess?

It’s a hostess. Since "hostess" begins with a sounded "h", it takes the indefinite article "a".

It’s a hostess. When determining whether to use "a" or "an", the way you pronounce the following word, and not the spelling, shows you which article to choose. Since "hostess" begins with a sounded "h", it takes the indefinite article "a".

Being a hostess can be enjoyable.

Being an hostess can be enjoyable.

More examples:

I hate being a hostess.

Being a hostess include people skills and teamwork.

Follow the same convention with the noun host:

Typically, a host tries to make a good impression.

A partial list of words that also start with a sounded "h", and therefore take the indefinite article "a":

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