Hostel Edinburgh, United Kingdom

(71 reviews)71

Explore Edinburgh, help keep our cozy wee hostel clean and tidy!

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High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
63 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
57 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
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.
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.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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!
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

Fancy the hostel lifestyle and a chance to live in stunning, historic Edinburgh? We're looking for energetic backpackers to help keep our cosy little hostel on the iconic Royal Mile clean and tidy. With only 38 beds, we are a safe and comfy wee community. You'll be changing beds and cleaning bathrooms. In exchange, we're offering accommodation in our staff dorm and a free breakfast. Get stuck into our daily events or chill out in your new home!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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71 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 63 Meeting international travelers
  • 57 Immersing in the local culture
  • 39 Meeting locals
  • 32 Practicing English
  • 22 Developing social awareness
  • 6 Get in touch with nature

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 16 5. Gender equality
  • 9 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 9 12. Responsible consumption and production

United States


Overall my time at RMB was amazing. The work was straightforward and the managers & other volunteers were very kind and lovely. The room felt homey and the hostel cute and safe:) Edinburgh is a magical city and I felt so lucky to explore it for the month I spent here. The only thing I'd say was that because a lot of the other volunteers had been there for a long time (some for 6-9+ months), there were some clearly established close friendships that made it hard to feel like I could connect or be a part of at times. But overall, the work was clear & easy, and the hostel was a nice environment.

12 days ago



I had a WONDERFUL time volunteering at RMB!! The work was very reasonable, the other volunteers were gems, the guests were lovely, and Kat and Jack were really kind and helpful. Even though I only stayed 3 weeks I'm really glad I chose this place to call home for that short time. There are so many fun things to do and so many events going on at the hostel, you'll never be bored. Overall 10/10 experience :))

about 1 month ago

United Kingdom


Loved volunteering here. Excellent location and commitments as on ad.

3 months ago

United States


I loved my experience here at RMB! It's a really fun environment that allows you to connect with people and be a part of a family. The hostel is really cozy and it feels like a second home to me. This hostel has sister hostels which connects you to a larger circle of volunteers and fellow travelers. The volunteer work isn't too demanding, which allows you to explore Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland in your downtime. Thank you for an amazing time :)

3 months ago

United Kingdom


The hostel is truly an incredible place to experience the city, from the location to the people, RMB is a welcoming place that makes you feel like you have a home in the enchanting and magical Edinburgh!

3 months ago

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Hosted by Kat & Jack

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Response Time
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