Family hostel help while exploring stunning beaches and coastlines in Isle of Barra, Scotland, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We run a small family run hostel which also offers sea kayaking, snorkelling & surfing to tourists. Our hostel is situated in a small village called Castlebay and is situated overlooking the sea. We can accommodate 16 people in the hostel and we also have a lodge for sea kayakers' which sleeps 8 people.

    We are looking for individuals or a couples to help through-out our season 2022 to help clean the hostel, meet the guests and oversee daily running of the hostel.

    You will be given a garden cabin which sits on site behind the hostel and we pay the living wage of £8 per hour. You will be working no more than 3-4 hours a day and get one day off a week. Alongside the hostel, we run sea kayaking, snorkelling & surfing . You will definitely get the opportunity to take part in these activities on your time off and are welcome to join in!

    We are looking for people who enjoy working with people, is friendly and able to work under their own initiative. This post is suitable for an individual and also a couple.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get the experience of going to traditional Scottish celidh's , exploring stunning beaches and coastlines, cycling trips round our beautiful island which is 14 miles round. You will meet many different nationalities in our hostel and also have a unique experience of living on a small Scottish island situated on the west coast of Scotland.

  • 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


    we are looking for people who are happy to clean our hostel which includes bed making, cleaning toilets and kitchen's & sweeping and mopping as well as meeting & greeting guests.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Gaelic (Scottish): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be given your own accommodation which is a log cabin in our garden which sleeps 2 people and has a small kitchen area for cooking. This cabin is located in our garden and is a 1 minute walk to the hostel where you can access toilet and shower facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have time to explore our beautiful island which is surrounded by stunning beaches and remote coastline. There is time to walk, cycle, fish, kayak and also visit our ancient monuments on the island.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    maximun 4 hours a day 6 days a week

Host ref number: 749619842265