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Hostel Stornoway, United Kingdom

9 reviews9

Cleaning and Reception

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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 clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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 looking for Hardworking, friendly and reliable volunteers to join our team this season. For 20 hours work (cleaning to our 4 star standard and some shifts welcoming guests and taking payments) you will get free accommodation, free breakfast laundry and wifi and access to our staff food cupboard (includes things like pasta, rice, onions garlic, tinned foods). We do not doing any cooking, but you have use of the self catering kitchen.

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  • Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • 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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5 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Practicing English

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting locals

1 Creating true social impact



The experience was great! The people are wonderful and especially Christine, the hostess I felt at home and I am very grateful for it. I would repeat

3 months ago



My second destination in Scotland. I truly had a great time here in Stornoway. I met many wonderful volunteers and guests during my stay. The hostel is family-run. Christine was very kind and loving, always looking after us to make sure everyone is happy. Her family were all very friendly and warm. Work was simple and fair and I really enjoyed it! The island has many beaches and I really enjoyed camping and sightseeing. I was also lucky to see one of the best traditional Scottish music festival! I had one of the best memories in this island and will definitely come back for a visit one day!

6 months ago



Fellow travellers, I can without a doubt recommend you guys this Hostel. Christine, the host, was so kind and welcoming. I never felt unsafe,unwelcome or disrespected. The staff room I stayed in was beautiful and cozy. The hostel & the facilities were very nice, complete & clean. The landscapes and outdoors of the island are so grand, untouched, well-preserved. The city itself is small & charming. I really enjoyed meeting the other volunteers & the guests that came and went: a lot of hikers/cyclists/campers... some really interesting, open-minded & friendly folk. Thanks again Christine! xo

over 3 years ago



Best experience ever! Christine and her family are lovely! Always trying to make you feel at home and making plans with the staf like fishing or dinners.The staf is amazing and you really make good friends. It's like a big family. Always meeting nice people in the hostel, to go out or have a good conversation. Easy work and enought time to explore the island. It's a good oportunity to improve english. I really hope to return as soon as posible.

over 5 years ago



Traveling to Stornoway was the best experience I could have, Christine and her family are the greatest host, friendly, great communication, great friends! The Hostel is very nice and cosy, I met people everyday even that it was low season, the work is easy and gives you time to explore the islands. Great for somebody looking for an adventure somehwere remote with beautiful landscapes and beaches

almost 6 years ago

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