Live with us in one of the oldest standing buildings in Dundee!

5.0
67 reviews67

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

34 Meeting international travelers

25 Practicing English

20 Immersing in the local culture

16 Meeting locals

11 Developing social awareness

10 Practicing Spanish


United States

5

Overall this hostel environment has lovely people and has made one of the best memories of my life. The hostel is super cozy, and there is something about the place that brings people together. The hostel is centrally located, the staff is awesome, and it’s a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the kind Scottish culture. Don’t doubt coming here, you will love it. The staff room is also huge and really nice.

5 days ago

New Zealand

5

A great first experience in Scotland! Both the volunteers and staff were very friendly and tons of fun! The work was fair and went by pretty fast. Going out and exploring Scotland with the other volunteers and guests will always be some of my happiest memories.

9 days ago

Israel

4

It was the best hostel I've been to, especially in the social aspect. I met amazing people from all around the world, it was my favorite thing in the hostel.
Chris was terrific, he was extremely kind and understanding with any request I had, even when I had to leave a few days before the date we agreed upon.
The work itself is fair and is usually done in less than 4 hours, though it can be a little bit physically tiring, depends on the day. I usually stayed in Dundee, and used my days off to travel other places.
I liked the city a lot, and there's also great transportation. (:

16 days ago

Italy

5

I spent the month of August at the Backpackers Hostel and it has been an amazing experience. The hostel is very big, with lots of communal areas where you can chill or have fun with the others, it is located in the centre and everything is easy to reach by walking. The environment at the hostel is very good and you get to meet so many nice people from all over the world. The staff at the hostel is very helpful, welcoming, easy going and they really make sure to give you all you need in order to spend a good time there. The work sometimes can be tiring but easy to manage. Definitely recommend!

22 days ago

Italy

5

As my first volunteer experience I strongly recommend it. Work is not difficult, lots of free time available, spacious hostel in a nice city. I met many people from all over the world. I had a good time with the staff and the volunteers, I got along really well with them.

23 days ago

Brazil

4

The hostel is massive, but at the same time super cozy! It's not a party hostel, it's more of a family hostel, but you can also have some fun (they even have a nice games room where you can play the pool table for free hahah). My favorite part of the hostel was definitely the reading room. It's super comfortable and quiet: perfect time to get away a little bit and just sit, relax and enjoy a good book. The wifi is not that good, though. So as a digital nomad, but was kind of a bummer, because I struggled during my online classes.

28 days ago

Spain

5

It was a great experience to be on Dundee backpackers. The hostel and the people Are amazing, it was my first volunteering and I definetly recommend the place. Chris, Hervé and Virgine are really cool, also the ambient with the volunteers is really good. The work is easy and the installations are pretty good, there are some rooms where you can go if you need to work or study.

about 1 month ago

Brazil

5

My first experience at the hostel was perfect and unique, I felt really welcomed and respected. Chris was really nice and polite as well as all his team, hevé and virginie. Everyone was very patient with my level of English. I had to leave before the deadline and they understood perfectly. The hostel is very organized and the tasks too, repeat the schedules and the days off. Not only do I recommend the experience, but I would like to return. Kisses and a big hug. see u ♡

about 1 month ago

Spain

5

One of the best experiences of my life!!
Undoubtedly the hostel and its people have made this experience something very special.
The hostel is very large and has many spaces that volunteers can take advantage of (kitchen, , TV room, reading room, games room!, etc). In it you find where you're able to be surrounded by people, as for example, the kitchen or the games room and quiet spaces to study or read (reading room and games room in the mornings).
The atmosphere with the staff and volunteers was great. I felt very comfortable from the start and it only got better as the weeks went by!!

about 1 month ago

Argentina

5

Being there was amazing!
It was my 5th volunteer, but the first in a hostel.
The group of people was very nice (there were 11 of us at the time). Chris, Hervé and Virgin have been very attentive and kind with me.
Working hours were always respected, having 3 days a week off allowed me to get to know many parts of the beautiful Scotland.
It is a place I would go back!

about 2 months ago

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