We are looking for friendly international helpers to help us in our hostel near St Andrews, Scotland, UK


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    I opened the hostel 2 years ago, this has been my professional dream forever. I do love cycling, yoga, hidden camera shows, playing the oboe, predicting the weather and listen to the news. I'm French and pretend to be a Scot for 5 years now.
    The Hostel is a 10 minutes ride from St Andrews, Scotland. The hostel is of 22 beds, a common area and a kitchen, right in front of the old harbour. We've had quite a few helpers passing by and the experience has always been positive. It's the best way to keep the place lively on one hand and it has been culturally rich experience for the helper and for us on the other hand.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The tourism is quite seasonal in Scotland, the hostels are a passion for us, so if you're wondering about how a hostel works, we'll show you. The Kingdom of Fife and most broadly Scotland is a beautiful and still unknown place. The hostel is a community project and one of the main gathering point of the town, locals are coming by to say hi, to display their artwork, to host talks and activities. The historical building is part of the heritage of the East Neuk.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    The main tasks will be to ensure guests welcoming and service as well as some housekeeping/cleaning of the place. Well, We do encourage the workawayers into pushing things up with their own idea and abilities, so photographers, social media pro, handy people are more than welcome! In exchange of a few helping hours you'll receive free accommodation, free internet, free laundry and loads of free time to discover the Fife kingdom and most particularly the East Neuk region its history and its reputation of having the most friendly people in all Scotland! If you wish to immerse yourself in the Scottish fisherman culture you won't find a better place!
    Your work will be rewarded by a cash income at least equal to the minimum wage, please note this will be partially offset by the advantages offered by the hostel (accommodation etc.). If you feel like taking on more responsibilities we will be happy to discuss extra earnings. We would have to comply with the local laws hence please get in touch for more info .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Polish

  • Accommodation


    Bed in a shared room (with other workawayers) and own bathroom. Kitchen and common room are communal. the building is luminous, spacious, and all the rooms are with sea-view.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Anstruther is the main town of the East Neuk region, a 10 minutes ride from St Andrews, it would perfectly suit to workawayers enjoying a quiet and peaceful place, watching the boats on the sea, bird lovers, hikers, sunbathing. The town is quite touristy, so there will be loads of interactions with guests, and locals, for some extra entertainment, the university town of St Andrews is a 20 minutes bus ride away. There, you'll find a bustling nightlife and even more people to meet as well as a lot to discover.
    Public buses to get to St Andrews, Edinburgh and around.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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