Lochside Hostel

We're a young and energetic team of backpackers wanting the help create the best environment for other backpackers to enjoy! At Lochside, we have been welcoming volunteers from all across the world for over four years. Located right on the banks of Loch Ness, Lochside is in a beautiful spot and is the perfect place to relax, immerse yourself in the beautiful highland scenery and meet new people. The work is very straightforward (for more details see position description!) and averages 2-3 hours per day, giving our volunteers as much time as possible to enjoy the hostel and explore the area. Volunteers will stay in a shared four-bed staff dorm and will have access to all the shared facilities (kitchen/laundry etc.) If you are able to stay for at least 4 weeks we can also offer you an allowance for food. Our hostel is fairly remote (a 15 minute drive from the nearest food shop!), so most days are spent walking or relaxing in the hostel. However, we have a bus stop right outside our front door, so it is very easy to travel into Inverness or beyond in your spare time. In fact, within two hours it is possible to get to Fort William, the Isle of Skye or Oban, all by bus. Our hostel has always been reliant on young volunteers and is very laid back; if you're looking for a party atmosphere we may not be for you but if you are wanting to unwind and relax for a month (without very good Wi-Fi!) Lochside is the perfect choice!

Ideally, we are looking for volunteers to stay for a month at least but we are flexible if it isn't possible to come for the entire month. We really love the hostel and hope that you will too! To see what we get up to here at Lochside, take a look on our Instagram @lochsidehostel : )

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Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

5.0

Alemanha

5

This was my first volunteering experience and Lochside Hostel set the bar very high for my future trips. Rob, the manager communicated the tasks clearly and was always there to answer any question. He felt more like a fellow volunteer than a "boss" at work. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the workload never felt too much or unfair. Shops to buy food are not in the immediate area but Rob and we volunteers were constantly doing trips together to stock up or enjoy a nice day at a cafe/restaurant. I felt like I was part of something. All in all an exciting and inspiring trip!

21 dias atrás

Estados Unidos

5

Lochside Hostel is the perfect place to escape to. Nestled on the bank of Loch Ness in the Highlands, it offers time to reflect and reconnect with yourself while becoming a part of a dynamic, tight-knit team. Lochside is a part of a larger parent company that has hostels spread across Scotland, so there are also chances to see and experience other areas of the country very easily. The work is very easy and leaves most of the day to relax or explore. 100% recommend joining this team!

26 dias atrás

Alemanha

5

Do yourself a favor and come to the Lochside Hostel. The hostel is in a beautiful area right on the Loch. You'll just love the team and whoever has Rob as a manager can count themselves lucky. The hostel doesn't have a lot of beds, so the work isn't difficult and you don't feel stressed. What is important to note: there is no supermarket nearby and the Wifi is not the best. So who needs more action (pubs) and if the internet is very important for you, is the Lochside Hostel the wrong place for you. It was a good time for me and who knows, maybe I'll come back one day. Rob, guys, thank you!!♡

27 dias atrás

Austrália

5

My heart is full after a month at Lochside Hostel - an amazing group of people, in a beautiful, natural environment. The work is straightforward and easily completed with plenty of time to spare to kayak, hike or just enjoy the view from the deck. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a small store behind the reception counter in case you start to run short on food! There are opportunities to go on team excursions if you want, and I enjoyed a road trip to Fort Augustus and Glen Rowan cafe while I was there. I’ve made some great friendships in my time here ☺️

2 meses atrás

Canadá

5

The team was great, Rob was a relaxed but efficient manager. Would definitely do again.

2 meses atrás


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