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What you offer

Hours per week

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


Prepare meals for guests.


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

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

Share God's love with people from all over the world. Build relationships with fellow volunteers and guest from other cultures Have an unforgettable time living and exploring Edinburgh and Scotland Grow in your walk with the Lord Learn and experience what it means to operate a small hostel

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  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

  • European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
8 weeks
Stay up to
12 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


My time at the Light House Hostel was amazing! What I enjoyed the most was feeling part of a big family and engaging with both other volunteers and travellers.The atmosphere at the hostel was friendly and cozy,the job reasonable. I really appreciated their interest in both my personal and professional growth. Both Ricky and Wing gave me useful advice that will help me in my future life and job. I would definitly recomend this experience . I'm sure that if you are willing to get involved, challenge yourself and your limits yoy'll have a wonderful enriching experience and make lifelong friends:)

over 1 year ago


My experience at Light House Hostel was very good. At the hostel, I worked on average 6 hours a day with two free days a week, which allowing me to take time to visit Edinburgh. This is a quiet, cozy, clean hostel with a very good environment. What I consider most important in my journey in Light House were the people. Me and the other volunteers had a very good relationship, where we spent time together like a real family. My relationship with Wing and Ricky was also very good. They helped me a lot during my stay. In this sense I truly recommend the hostel for a volunteer experience.

over 1 year ago


I have lived a great time at Light House Hostel.

The hostel is great: good atmosphere, lovely people, clean and tidy and with so many stuffs yo make your stay there really confortable.

I don't have any doubt to recommend everybody go there. I am sure experience at Light House Hostel Will be awesome.


almost 2 years ago

About Light House Hostel

  • Hosted by Wing-Cheong

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

We are a quiet hostel with family-liked environment, situated on the edge of Edinburgh city centre. As a missional business community we seek to share Christ and provide resources for community transformation. Serving at our hostel gives you an opportunity to integrate faith and works by putting into practice what you have learned about God and people, and to live and serve in a gospel centred way. You will gain life experience, grow in you...

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Want to live this experience?

Travel exchanging your skills for accommodation in hostels, NGOs, ecological projects and so much more.