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Hostel Edinburgh, United Kingdom

59 reviews59


Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
43 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
36 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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.
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're looking for help welcoming our guests 3 mornings a week from 7am until 3pm. You'll be helping serve and clean up our breakfast buffet and then helping sort any issues guest have in a courteous manner, and checking guests in. You will always be accompanied by a full time staff member. Ability to serve an amazing coffee would be a huge asset.

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  • Fluent English
  • European Union Passport
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or 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


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

43 Meeting international travelers

36 Immersing in the local culture

30 Practicing English

30 Meeting locals

13 Practicing Spanish

8 Developing social awareness



I really enjoyed my stay atthe hostel, the hostelhostelstaff are lovely andthe the hostel and location are amazing! You quickly build a sense of community withthe hostel other volunteers that makes you feel very welcome and comfortable, I have made friends that I can't wait to see again soon. the hostelhosteltasks are quite simple and working in a team makes it more enjoyable. I feel very lucky to have had this first experience of volunteering and would definitely recommend!

24 days ago



If you want to actually get to know this beautiful city and connect to a lot of people, you're choosingthe hostel right place! the hostelhostelshifts are respected and you have plenty of free time to enjoy :) I'll have this place forever in my heart and I'll be back soon too ❤️

24 days ago



It was my first experience volunteering and it was amazing! the hostelhostelhostelis exactly like a family and I couldn't have asked for a better place. the hostelhostelhostel is great, people there are extremely lovely, and they always make sure you are comfortable and feeling home. Thanks so much Declan and Ile for this unforgettable experience! I will miss this place a lot and allthe hostel friends I made there. Can't wait to come back!

about 1 month ago



My experience was incredible, the hostelhostelhostel is very good andthe hostel people there are like a family that make you feel at ease, especially Declan. Great opportunity to get to know different cultures and make great friendships. I really enjoyed everything I experienced and I already want to go back. the hostelhostelcity is beautiful and it is possible to enjoy a lot to know and travel to other regions as well. I highly recommend it.

about 2 months ago



My time inthe hostel hostelwas amazing. I have spent three wonderful months there. Fromthe hostel first moment I felt at home. Declan, the hostelhostelmanager, is a very charming person, he makes sure that allthe hostel volunteers are well and helps you with whatever you might need, he passes good vibes on to everyone. the hostelhostelrest ofthe hostel staff and volunteers are wonderful. I have made friends that I am looking forward to seeing again soon. the hostelhostelhostel facilities are great andthe hostel location couldn't be better. the hostelhostelwork ofthe hostel volunteers is easy. Thanks to allthe hostel team, I hope to see you again soon!

about 2 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by Declan

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 36% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 1 day
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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