Join our awesome crew at our converted prison pod hostel in Edinburgh, UK

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United Kingdom

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    Last activity

    01/07/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    ****WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED AND NOT CONSIDERING ANY NEW APPLICATIONS, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON OUR CALENDAR AND HOLD OUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RE-OPEN AVAILABILITY****

    Housed in a converted courthouse and jail, our pod hostel, right on the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town, is now open and we need your help to welcome our guests and keep it sparkling clean.

    We also need an occasional helping hand at our other 30 bed hostel in the New Town.

    As all our beds are brand new and rooms newly refurbished, cleaning is a doddle.

    We'll give you a cosy Pod in a shared room, as well as breakfast- We serve freshly made waffles every day!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll have the opportunity to stay in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh, right on The Royal Mile.
    Our friendly team will be able to welcome you to the city and give you their insider tips, we're also able to offer free city tours and pub crawls to our volunteers.

  • 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

    Help

    We have a couple of different options for helpers.

    **We are looking for a fun and outgoing person who would love to run beer tastings in our hostel as well as other shifts**

    3 nights a week (11:30-6:30 alongside a full time staff member). You'd be doing some simple cleaning in the common areas, prepping breakfast as well as doing checks of the building to keep our guests happy and safe throughout the night.


    We're also on the hunt for housekeeping helpers to help our full-time cleaning team keep our hostel squeaky clean.
    4 x 5 hour shifts a week, usually either 7am-12pm or 1030am-330pm.


    Shifts will include making beds, cleaning rooms and bathrooms as well as corridors and common areas. Also helping out with serving breakfast for our guests.

    We're also always happy to hear from people who'd like to help us with running our events. At the moment we do nightly beer tastings as well as morning jogs and the occasional haggis night- New ideas and skills are always welcome!

    We're lucky to have had lots of talented musicians, photographers and artists stay with us as workaways and would love this to continue :)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Pod in a shared room and breakfast (did we mention we serve waffles?!) along with porridge and other bits and bobs.
    And REAL coffee!!!!

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  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20 hours per week, 5 days per week

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