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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with a wide range of repairs.


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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after 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

  • Between 21 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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12 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Great experience! Thanks for everything ♥️

about 2 months ago


El hostel es muy lindo y cómodo. Los anfitriones muy buena onda y relajados. Los huéspedes muy tranqui, la mayoría va a Fort William a hacer trekking y solo llegan al anochecer a comer y descansar. El hostel está a 20 minutos de Fort William en autobús o en bicicleta, el barrio es tranquilo. Está al lado de Neptune's Staircase en el Canal Caledonia que se puede recorrer por la orilla caminando o en bicicleta, el camino es parejo y sin muchas subidas ideal para pasear. It was

about 2 months ago


Daniel es una persona dulce y amable, que no dudó un minuto en ayudarme con cualquier cosa que necesite, el Hostel está situado en un barrio con mucha paz, lleno de montañas y senderos para recorrer. Su esposa Joy esta llena de positivismo y buen humor. El Hostel es perfecto para relajarse y disfrutar de la vida.Espero que vengan y lo comprueben por ustedes mismos.
Saludos!! Max

about 2 months ago


This disheveled Australian arrived at 'Chase the Wild Goose' with ambitions to have a wee gander (proud goose pun) at the renowned Scottish Highlands - I leave having made a comfortable nest (that's it I swear...)

Daniel and Jo, ahhh, where to start? The obvious point of commencement is their overwhelming level of genuine kindness. A mutual love of videogames was severed with a conversational side of travelling and a big dollop of random facts; we talked and laughed for hours on end!

The work is easy and the facilities are top notch! Come join this WONDERFUL family, you won't regret it!

4 months ago

United States

Great little hostel in the highlands. The mangers Jo and Daniel are great. Simple tasks, mainly house keeping (laundry, bed rooms, and bathrooms). If you speak English you might end up on a morning reception shift, which is to be around in case a guest needs you and to start the laundry. You work about 3 hours a day, so you get tons of time to explore. Became another home, can't wait to go back to visit.

5 months ago
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About Chase The Wild Goose Hostel

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  • Hosted by Stephen, Liz, Daniel & Jo

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  • Response Time: 8 days

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Our hostel is located near Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, in the heart of the Sottish Highlands. We are friendly people and our guests are many and of various nationalities and backgrounds, but most are enthusiastic about meeting peopl...

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