Kick Ass Hostels is run by travellers for travellers. We are passionate about offering a truly memorable experience and vibrant, inclusive community for our fellow globetrotters!
Every one of our team comes to work with us because they want to share our city and culture with fellow world travellers. Whether you’re from across the river Forth or across the world, if you love people and travel, we may have a place for you!
Respect and Equality
Trust, Empathy and Sincerity
Communication and Consistency
Quality and Innovation
Ownership and Accountability
Traits of our Team
Outgoing & Lively Personality
Passionate about Travel & People
Flexible & Adaptable
Confident & Committed
Always Striving to Improve
Team Player & Self Motivated
Motivated & Responsible
Focused on creating an Experience
Empathetic & Thoughtful
“Where can you be your Kick Ass self!?”
Reception & Walking Tour
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!
Bar & Events
Sells & prepares our drinks and food, promotes our events, gets to know our guests and hosts an assortment of evening events from quizzes 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!
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