My name is Marzia Ciscato and I’m managing a Hostel on Oban, Scotland’s West Coast.
We have a volunteers program!
The main building is a converted Church and we have the dorm rooms on the first floor (47pax total), Reception, Lounge and Kitchen on the second floor (the Skyroom) and the staff apartment on the ground floor.
We then have other 2 buildings close to the main one – one with private with share bathrooms and the other one with internal private en-suite (the Church Hall).
Oban is a port town. There is a busy ferry terminal and it is the best spot to go explore the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
There are few castles ruins around the area. Lots of options for walks and hikes.
Things to do in the free time
Glasgow and Edinburgh are a 3 and 4 hours from here.
Plus of course if you are a Harry Potter’s fan you cannot miss the Viaduct and steam train.
We can host up to 14 people.
What we offer in exchange is a bed in shared dorms (we have a 6 and a 8 beds mixed dorm), breakfast (it will be the only meal included), wifi, use of the kitchen ( fully furnished and we provide dressing and spices) and of the laundry facilities.
We usually have a mix of different cultures on site, so the cultural exchange is a constant – lots of people from Spain and France, then from the UE in general, some Kiwi and Aussie, few Asians, Russian , Americans and South Americans.
Most of the people are using this opportunity to improve their spoken English.
But there are always friendly free class in other languages.
Please, feel free to contact me if you have further question.
Phone number: +44 1631 567 189