Hostel Edinburgh, United Kingdom

153 reviews153

Volunteer Receptionist

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Connect with international travelers
121 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
96 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.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

Hello Worldpackers! Looking for a fun and fulfilling volunteer opportunity in Edinburgh? Join our team as a volunteer receptionist at our amazing hostel! We are a team taking over an existing hostel in the city of Edinburgh, we need great people to join us and help us rebuild reputation! Over the years this place has lost it's charm and needs us to put it back on track. In addition to speaking fluent English, speaking Spanish is a differential

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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153 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 121 Meeting international travelers
  • 96 Practicing English
  • 86 Immersing in the local culture
  • 52 Meeting locals
  • 46 Developing social awareness
  • 34 Practicing Spanish



It was so nice the city is amazing every corner has something amazing to provide ! the hostel's location is very good the accessibility from the airport is so easy . Also the tasks are pretty easy and Stephanie the manager is so helpful. If you like little cafe shops and aesthetic environment edinburgh is the perfect city! Finally I had a great time with the rest of the volunteering group !😊

2 days ago

Czech Republic


After 5 weeks in this amazing place, I can say that I couldn't have had a better first volunteering experience. Edinburgh and the hostel are great places but it wasn't just about the place, it was about the people. Stephanie as manager was incredibly helpful, and the staff including volunteers made me feel at home. At the same time, thanks to the guests from different countries, you get to know a lot of new cultures and have the opportunity to improve your English. The work was easy and I always had a lot of free time. Hope to be back soon!

2 days ago



This was my first volunteering experience ever, and I couldn't have asked for a better one ! The manager and staff immediatly makes you feel welcomed. They sometimes plan activities so it's easy to get to know the other volunteers and the guests who come from all over the world. The shifts (changing beds/doing the laundry/cleaning the bathrooms and kitchen..) are not difficult and are done in a few hours so you can have free time to discover this lovely city, whose center is only a 25 mn walk from the hostel. I know that I will definitely come back to this place 😊

19 days ago



The hostel is an incredible place with a very comfortable atmosphere. The manager and staff are always attentive to the volunteers and always provide the best recommendations to get to know the city. I learned English in the 3 months I had. I loved the hostel, I hope to return one day.

24 days ago



Volunteering at the hostel was amazing, I felt really comfortable and welcomed by the staff and volunteers. Everyone was respectful of each other's privacy and personal space. The work was not heavy and almost all the shifts are done with others, so it was really easy and fun to do it as a team. They are always arranging events so we could spend more time together, for those who wanted. The accommodations are good and I have no complaints about it. Edinburgh is lovely and if you are a Café lover, like me, you'll have a big list of places to visit. Would definitely go back again. <3

24 days ago

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Hosted by Stephanie

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