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Hostel Edinburgh, United Kingdom

18 reviews18

Help us with Housekeeping/Reception Roles & Explore Edinburgh!

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This host has received 13 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
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11 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
8 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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 will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

At this time, we are looking for people that can arrive in the next few weeks and for a minimum of 1-month experience. In this position, we need your help with housekeeping , reception roles, MAXIMUM 16 hours per week. Help us for a few hours a day and have a lot of fun getting to know Edinburgh! ***YOU MUST LEGALLY BE PERMITTED TO WORK IN THE U.K TO APPLY***

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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18 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

11 Meeting international travelers

8 Practicing English

7 Immersing in the local culture

5 Meeting locals

4 Practicing Spanish

2 Creating true social impact



It has been a unique experience! It was my first time volunteering in a hostel, and I will definitely do it again! The staff and the atmosphere with the volunteers is one of the best things I've taken away from Edinburgh. The work is done with ease and with the help of the other volunteers and staff.
The hostel is located in a very central area which is great for going out and getting to know the city.
I am very grateful for the two months I have spent there, they have made me feel at home.

18 days ago



Incredible first volunteering experience! The best hostel in an awesome city.
The staff is really cool and everytime you are going to feel like in home!

20 days ago



That was my first volunteer and I didn’t expect anything before going, and that’s exactly what I recommend everyone to do :)
It was amazing and I had a really good time at Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel. I felt home and I created a new family there, people from all around the world <3
Be ready to climb uncontainable stairs and drink some good (or not so good) whisky!

about 1 month ago



Unfortunately worse experience for me
It’s is good to have 1 week trial, because those 3 hours of work seems more, many stairs, heavy bags to carry, a lot of things to do and not many people to do it. Has Laundry but is always busy, has kitchen but small and no space to cook, or keep your stuff. Team dorms is claustrophobic and messy. And I also leave because of Merche, she is very rude, I felt disrespected because Pedro, Sergio and I made one schedule and when Sergio was off Merche change it and told me I have to leave the next day. If you go, make sure to talk only with Sergio.

about 2 months ago

United States


I absolutely loved my time here at Edinburgh Backpackers! The crew was really nice and inviting. And honestly you couldn't ask for a better location! There is so much to do right around you, you'll never find enough time to do it all!

Thank you Sergio and the team for my time there, I already want to come back!

4 months ago

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Hosted by Sergio M.

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