Have fun helping at a stylish, modern hostel on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

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  • Last activity: 2 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Welcome to our hostel on the Isle of Skye! Providing comfort as well as a sharp design, we are a luxurious but friendly hostel with private pods on the hill behind us. There are gorgeous views of Uig bay and the sea through large windows which surround the main living and dining areas of the bunkhouse, and a large wood burning stove which gives a warm and inviting atmosphere.

    Our bunk beds have been custom made to provide wonderful sleeping areas complete with individual lights.
    There are 34 beds divided into 6 dorms, and we have 8 en-suite pods up on the hill behind the bunkhouse.

    **Please be aware we receive a HIGH level of interest for positions with us, and only have 1-2 helpers at any time.**

    • Do not apply if you do not have the right to work in the UK; this is a short-term work position paid in line with minimum wage. We do not offer sponsorship for these positions.

    • Positions are for a minimum of one month and often do not begin/ end with the calendar month (it depends on the plans of our existing workawayers). Take a look at our availability calendar and contact us according to our availability; we only open positions up 1-2 months in advance, so it's a good idea to keep checking in. We love our Workawayers and need them all times of the year!

    • We only accept applications from individuals, and cannot take couples or friends travelling together.

    • We love receiving messages from potential helpers, but we do not have time to reply to messages that are not specific to our listing/location.

    • If you're interested in joining us, please tell us a little bit about yourself and why you think you'd be a good addition to our team :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The opportunity is there to get to know the wonderful Isle of Skye and be in a perfect spot to explore the island and neighbouring islands. We are positioned on the northern bus route and within eyesight of the pier to the Outer Hebrides!

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


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    This is your chance to experience life on the beautiful Isle of Skye. We are looking for someone who has fantastic cleaning skills and an eye for detail, as well as being friendly and welcoming to guests. We are just a small team but everyone is lovely and super proud of the atmosphere we work to create here!

    The main things we need some help with are cleaning tasks. Cleaning is reasonably physical; bed making, mopping and vacuuming, as well as lifting laundry bags and carrying them between the bunkhouse and the pods (often in quite 'Scottish' weather!).

    There may also be the opportunity for some reception work at certain times of the year. Reception will keep your head dry and is just ensuring that guests are checked in or out in a friendly and helpful manner. We need honest, responsible folk with an enthusiastic and joyful personality. A good level of spoken English is quite important.

    As well as accommodation in one of our luxury bunk beds (with curtains!) we also offer free internet, laundry, and tea & coffee. There is a great little village shop just down the hill from us, annd local buses stop at the bottom of our driveway.

    We offer payment in line with minimum wage for all hours worked; please only message us if you have a legal right to work in the UK. Depending upon the needs of the week you will have 2-3 days off to explore the island (or just relax!).

    We require someone who can stay for at least a month, and welcome longer stays.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bunk bed (with curtains) in one of our dorms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have plenty of time to get out and about to explore the Isle of Skye. Uig is a small and friendly village with 2 shops, a hotel, a pub, a restaurant, a cafe and a brewery.

    If you don't have transport there is a bus stop just past the end of our driveway where both the local buses and the Citylink stop, so easy to get out and about. Uig is also the gateway to the Outer Hebrides; just a quick hop on a ferry and you could be exploring Lewis, Uist and beyond.

    If you want to relax, we have a wood burning stove in our lounge with a big picture window overlooking the bay. Skye offers some amazing hiking opportunities and fantastic scenery.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good wifi in the common spaces.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    15-25 hours a week over 4 or 5 days

Host ref number: 379651894884

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