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Hostel Fort William, United Kingdom

24 reviews24

Live & Work in a Scottish Highlands Hostel

Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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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.
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.
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 a super friendly hostel providing accommodation for walkers, climbers, backpackers from around the world. We mostly need help with Cleaning and Laundry, but there may be general maintenance to do to, especially when it's quieter. We provide a light breakfast, free wi-fi and at least one day off per week. We're close to the canal, sea and hill and shops are easily accessible. Come join our team awhile.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • 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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24 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing English



I spent a around a month in the hostel, we had to close due to COVID-19 but my time there was amazing! The hostel is really cozy and well equipped and the nature there is wonderful
Daniel and Jo were always really nice and helpful and very respectful on the work done by all the volunteers :)

over 2 years ago



It was really cool and relaxing staying here. The tasks are quite simple and the working hours give you a chance to explore around. The hostel is a great place to meet people :) thank you

almost 3 years ago



From day one, I felt completely welcome. Jo, Daniel, and Michael (not to mention my two fellow volunteers: Lu and Charlie) are amazing <3! They're kind and understanding, great at explaining your tasks and helping you out. The hostel itself is super cozy and feels very homey, and the tasks are not difficult at all (mind you, they require hard work as anything but it's nothing brutal xD). Banavie is lovely, very green, nice and peaceful, with a nice pub nearby and a Co-Op to get some stuff to cook. All in all, a wonderful experience I'd do over and over again :D Thanks so much!

almost 3 years ago



Jo, Daniel and Michael are amazing people with a wonderful patience to “envy haha.”The tasks are simple and do not take long. Fort William is beautiful, beautiful and beautiful.
Thank you for the wonderful moments.<3

almost 3 years ago



I lived an unforgettable experience in "Chase The Wild Goose". The hosts are really nice people who make you feel like at home. They are generous, close, funny and help you in whatever you need. Besides, the hostel, is cosy, comfortable and quiet.
In relation with the tasks, are easy: rooms, bathrooms or kitchen and lounge, and every day, folding sheets.
Fort William is a gorgeous and peaceful place and you can visit near it Glencoe, Steall Waterfall, Glenfinann, Ben Nevis or Loch Ness.
All my love to Jo, Daniel and Michael and my dear roommates Giovana, Sam and Fernando, I'll miss you!:)

almost 3 years ago

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About the host

Hosted by Stephen, Liz, Daniel & Jo

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