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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Help with housekeeping! Our backpackers is located in the oldest standing house in Dundee with parts of this historic building dating as far back as the 1600s. Join the team and have a chance to live in a building full of history. And ghosts!

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  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

6 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I wasn't expecting a lot about working in a hostel, but I got very impressed. The atmosphere of the place, the history and principally the staff made me feel at home. Well, I can say that now I have home in Dundee.
I was very welcome and I learned a lot. Hervé and Laura are the best supervisors that someone can have. They are nice people that are ready to help with anything. I'm so grateful. The work is pretty easy. I'm sad to have to leave but I'm happy for the Amazing experience. Thank you so much for the lovely time in this amazing place and for my new friends! I'm going to miss you guys!

about 2 months ago


Great experience, nice people and place, I would definitely go back again, I have loved to enjoy this time over there. Share this experience with them.
The hostel is very clean and the environment with the river very beautiful, the city is full of artistic penguins, and is close to several beautiful cities.

about 2 months ago


In this hostel you feel at home. It is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world, make plans together and make many parties too. The work is very easy, it allows you to have a lot of free time to visit all the sites of Scotland. The management always try to help you as much as possible and make you comfortable in the hostel. It is the perfect place to stay for a long time.
If I were you, I would not think about it. You will not regret being part of the family that I already miss it.

2 months ago


Surely the best month of my life! It is not just an old building how it seems if you read the description, you will feel at home since the first day.
The staff is formed by people from around the world with the same motivation as you, travel, meet people, and enjoy their time in this amazing country; and the managers, Laura and Hervé, are like another partner. The work is very easy. The cleaning shifts usually take less than 3 hours and Laura try to put your tree days off together, which allows you to visit Scotland.
The city, despite of not being too big, is lovely; and is well conected.

2 months ago


I loved to stay in this place! I was so happy with everything in here so I decided to extend my staying for a few days (because I already had another voluntearing booked). Job is super easy, I have plenty of free time, Laura and Hervé are so flexible with the scheddules that I managed to travel to other cities and get to know more of Scotland, I made a lot of friends in here from different parts of the world and I felt this place is a home for whoever decide to come. I would definetly come back to Dundee and volunteer in here for a longer period. I will miss everybody so much when I leave :(

2 months ago
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About Dundee Backpackers Hostel

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