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Hostel Edinburgh, United Kingdom

6 reviews6

Volunteering Opportunities In Fife

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

we are a small hotel just north of Edinburgh we are looking for volunteer to help us with : -breakfast shift -reception shift -bar shift -housekeeping in exchange we offer you: -accommodation -food (we give u every week £20 to buy your own food there is a full equiped kitchen for the staff) -free bike to use if you want the explore the area -free Wi-Fi we are in the suburbs of Inverkeithing which is 30 minutes by train

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 25 and 66 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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6 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

1 Practicing English

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Immersing in the local culture



The Boreland and Lodge Hotel gives plenty of suitable possibilities of getting to know the guests in the hotel as well as interesting chances of practicing English language. The Hotel thinks actively with you to adjust your working hours to your college or free time obligations. The work tasks could be done in a quite relaxt and friendly atmosphere. All the other staff members are friendly and are likely to invest a lot of time in their volunteers. The Boreland and Lodge Hotel is highly recommendable for everyone who would like to know the Scottish hospitality, nature and culture.

11 months ago

Barbara replied

Thank you we enjoyed having you to stay



Boreland is a great place to volunteer, they are very friendly and welcoming. If it wasnt for covid I would still be there. If I get the chance, I'll go back in a heartbeat. Thanks Babs and Cameron

about 1 year ago



I stayed in the hotel for almost 2 months and I'd have stayed more: The Managers are so funny and easy going but also very down to earth: they were very patient with me and I learned a lot. It's located in a calm town with plenty of options to do if you like outdoor activities. They lend me a bike to ride whenever I wanted and this area has bike friendly routes and astonishing coastal paths, but if I wanted a wee of hustle and bustle, Edinburgh was only 20 minutes by train. I had a room of my own, I was at home. I felt in love with Scotland and I would definitely come back. Thank you, guys!

almost 2 years ago

Barbara replied

thank you for your feedback Simon



Tras 2 meses y medio trabajando aquí, puedo recomendar la experiencia. El sitio es generalmente muy tranquilo y el trabajo a realizar, por tanto, lo es también. El hotel no es un lujo, pero tienes tu propio cuarto con baño y puedes usar la cocina, el comedor y el bar para estudiar, estar con el ordenador... El pueblo es muy tranquilo y tiene un paseo costero muy agradable. Los tres trabajadores del hotel son muy majos y te enseñarán tus quehaceres con paciencia. Por tanto, si buscas un lugar tranquilo para trabajar y estudiar o simplemente pasar unas semanas relajadas te lo recomiendo.

over 1 year ago



No, no recomendaría a nadie la experiencia en este sitio. Me trataron fatal, y me echaron sin motivo, culpándome a mí encima de todo.
Pedí explicaciones y no me las dieron. Las que me dieron eran poco concretas. Precisamente buscaba defenderme, pero no se me dio la oportunidad de ello. Entre otras cosas se me trató como si fuera gilipollas, me intentaron colar que me levantara a las 4 de la mañana a poner el agua caliente, (a lo que por supuesto me negué) , me pidieron que desviara a mi teléfono el del sitio, siendo yo una simple voluntaria. Un horror. Y encima no me dejaban despedirme.

over 1 year ago

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