Handles all the reservations, welcomes our guests with enthusiasm at all times, hosts our tours around the city and is a hub of knowledge and recommendations!


Sells & prepares our drinks and food, promotes our events, gets to know our guests and hosts an assortment of evening events from karaoke to pub crawls!


Prepares the food menu to order, keeps kitchen to an incredibly clean standard, helps deliver food to our guests and completes food hygiene checks!


Keeps our hostel clean and safe at all times, fast-paced days, deep cleans and organisation, emphasis on recycling!


Provides the same front desk facilities overnight, preparing everything for the dayshift, ensuring our hostel is kept safe and secure for everyone!


Regular health & safety checks, keeps our hostel running smoothly, helps to make projects a reality, keeps the lights on!

  • Work with an International Team
  • Opportunities for Progression
  • Further Learning/Training Opportunities
  • Discounts on Hostel Food & Drinks
  • Family & Friends Discount on Accommodation
  • Free Access to Hostel Events
  • Team Nights, Socials & Meet-Ups
  • 100’s Freebies (like Cinema tickets & coffees) with Perkbox App
  • Free/Discounted Access to City/Country Tours & Events


Working at Kick Ass Hostels was one of the most enjoyable periods of my life so far. I moved to Edinburgh knowing no-one and within a week of arriving had been offered a job as part of the Reception team. The team at Kick Ass Hostels quickly became family and the hostel became home.

The work itself also rarely felt like actual work with there always being something fun and exciting to get involved in. Plus there was always opportunities to learn more and progress through the company. I spent 14 wonderful months working for Kick Ass Hostels and was very sad to leave. Were it not for visa restrictions I would be back there in an instant!


1. Write a cover letter
Tell us why you’re Kick Ass!

2. Get your CV/resumé ready!
Where have you worked, what are you into?

3. Hand in your application
To the reception or email it to

We are always accepting CV’s but may not always have a role available.
We will pass your CV onto the department manager(s) and if they like what they see, they will give you a call!

Good luck!

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