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Isle of Lewis
All Year: Seasonal
Area (ha):
Persons: 6
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 22342
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: June 19, 2018


Couples Accommodation available June and July.
1 Female and 1 Male space in August
Plenty spaces in September.

We have three separate accommodations. One is only suitable for couples (1 double bed) and the other two could accommodate a couple or two individuals (We can pair up individuals).
Minimum stay is 3 weeks.

Please read the description below and if you are interested get in touch with the dates you are available and the length of time you would like to stay. Please also feel free to ask any questions.


We are a small family run backpackers hostel in the centre of Stornoway, heart of the Hebrides.

The 26 bed Hostel is owned and run by Christine, who along with her partner Vojta, 5 year old son Tobias and 2 year old daughter Eliska, live on the premises.

As well as the hostel we run a 4 bedroom private house along the street and some outhouses in the garden.

Volunteers are expected to work (15 hours) 6 shifts of 2.5 hours per week and have 1 day off. Couples and pairs can have a day off together. All volunteers will start with cleaning shifts and progress to having some reception/admin shifts. Some cleaning experience is preferable.

CLEANING DUTIES would mostly include the cleaning and maintenance of the hostel and house to our 4 star standard (bed changing, cleaning bathrooms, hoovering, changing lightbulbs etc). Shifts start at 11.00 and usually finish before 13.30.

RECEPTION DUTIES would include answering the door and welcoming guests. Check-in, shop, phone and emails and being available to answer guests questions. It may also include the occasional shopping, paperwork and extra cleaning.
Admin shifts would be afternoon (1-3.30pm & 3.30-6pm) and evening (5-7.30pm and 7.30-10pm) . Couples would need to work their hours consecutively 2.5 hours, followed by 2.5 hours or a 5 hour shift together.

In return we would provide free accommodation in one of our staff accommodations , access to free basic breakfast supplies, free wi-fi and Laundry.
We do not provide lunch or dinner but workers can prepare their own meals in the kitchen either before or after the dinner time rush.
The Bathrooms are all shared.

Shepherds Hut:
Hand built Shepherds Hut in the garden which has a double bed and a small seating area in it. Bathroom is separate and shared.

Private Dorm Hostel:
Dorm is on the top floor of the hostel and has 1 double bed and 1 single bed and a sitting area.

Private room House:
In the shared house along the street we have 1 room with 2 single beds in it for staff. Kitchen, sitting room and bathrooms are shared as they are in hostel.

Thank you

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