Volunteers for Scottish Highlands backpacker lodge - hiring for April 2023 onwards

*We currently have openings from April all the way through to October. Shout if you're looking for stunning scenery, great camaraderie and lifelong memories! Those are all our speciality :-)*

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is a 43-bed hostel located in Drumnadrochit in the Highlands of Scotland.
We're a friendly, busy, but relaxed and family-run hostel looking for happy, hard-working, friendly volunteers to join our team. If you're kind and happy to lend a hand, you can stay as long as you want! But ideally we look for an 8-week minimum commitment (6 weeks at a push), so that we can spend time training you and then you'll enjoy your time here so much more.
In return for helping out with cleaning, checking in guests and working the bar (6 hours a day, 5 days a week), we offer:-
Free accommodation + food + full use of all the hostel facilities + discounts on tours with a local tour operator. Volunteers have a private staff dorm and their own kitchen.

We are ideally located for Great Glen Way walkers (look it up!). There are lots of other beautiful walks in the area too, plus options for all sorts of other outdoor activities, although there's no denying walking is the mainstay of the area.

When you're looking for a bit of city hustle and bustle, Inverness is a 20-minute bus ride away, or you can ride with us whenever we go in (which is a lot, for supplies!).

Our volunteers are the life-blood of our hostel. We pride ourselves on our amazing staff ratings and that's all down to the volunteers who work hard, enjoy having fun with the guests, and generally love living in the Highlands. It's the ultimate win-win-win scenario.
In the spring and autumn we have 3-4 volunteers. In the summer we usually have 6 volunteers. Our team comes from all around the world and always become very close, both to us and to one another. You can read our Volunteers Book when you arrive to see for yourself!
The work is split between cleaning, reception duties, bar work and general hostel maintenance which can be anything from updating the staff board to gardening.
When you're not on shift, you can indulge in your hobbies, chill out by Loch Ness (do some Nessie-spotting!), plus there's lots of interaction with guests, and we have a great bar too with over 25 Scottish beers!
There are a few pubs and a small supermarket in the village.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Please email me at [email protected] with a current picture and tell me about yourself.




Coiltie Farmhouse East Lewiston, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6UJ, UK
Job first posted: 23 June 2017
Updated: 23 August 2017

*This Hostel is willing to provide training