Volunteers for Scottish Highlands backpacker lodge - one spot left!

*We were full but as we're so busy we have now opened up one more slot for September (starting around 26-28th August)! Shout if you're looking for stunning scenery, great camaraderie and lifelong memories. Those are all our speciality :-)*

Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is a 39-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. In return for helping out with cleaning and checking in guests (6 hours a day, 5 days a week), we offer:-
Free accommodation + food + full use of all the hostel facilities.
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.

We usually have 4-6 volunteers. They come 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! I can also email you our online reviews doc, which we're very proud of :-)

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 all about yourself. Feel free to ask me questions too, of course!




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