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  • Apply to and message all of our hosts
  • Support before, during, and after your trips
  • Make extra money during your trip.
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  • Worldpackers Insurance. Learn more
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How it works

Step 1

Become a Verified Member

Step 2

Apply to positions with different hosts

Step 3

Talk with the hosts and ask any questions you have

Step 4

Get pre-approved if the host likes your profile

Step 5

Confirm your trip and pack your bags

Frequently Asked Questions

Verified members are the only ones who can apply to, chat with, and confirm trips with hosts from the Worldpackers community.

Additionally, by demonstrating this commitment, verified members have the best chances of being chosen for the best available places around the world. Collaboration rocks! :-)

Paying the annual membership fee of $49 (USD) to become a verified member gets you: access to apply, chat with, and confirm stays with any of our hosts.

Apply, chat, and confirm as many trips as you want, wherever you want, for a whole year. What’s more, as a Worldpacker you also get assistance and support from our staff throughout your trip and are eligible to receive Worldpackers insurance in case of any emergency.

We’ve got your back!

To get access to all Worldpackers hosts and apply, chat, and confirm all your travels through the site. We also give you all the help you need before, during, and after your trip to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. This fee allows Worldpackers to vet and approve more hosts in the community, continue to improve the platform, and pay our awesome team (and our coffee :-)

By completing your purchase by clicking "Confirm Purchase", your card will automatically be charged a one-time fee of $49 (USD). This will give you access to all Worldpackers features for a full year as a Verified Member. You won’t be charged anything more for using Worldpackers during this 1-year period, no matter how many applications you send or trips you take.

Certain hosts may ask you to pay an extra collaboration fee to contribute to their institution/NGO or to cover some of their costs to make your experience even more beneficial. Learn more.

Our mission is to help you have the best trip of your life. So you can count on us to help you make an eye-catching profile, find a host that’s perfect for you, and write a stunning application message!

If, during the first week of your exchange, a host does not respect the agreement you made beforehand, Worldpackers will help you find another host nearby :) If we don’t manage to find one, we’ll pay for up to 3 nights of accommodation in a local hostel. Learn more.

Nope. Nada. Nil. Zilch. You pay the annual fee to apply, chat with, and confirm your stays with our hosts for 1 whole year. You won’t be charged anything else during this time for using Worldpackers, no matter how many applications or stays you do.

Certain hosts may ask you to pay an extra collaboration fee to contribute to their institution/NGO or to cover some of their costs to make your experience even more beneficial. Learn more.

Our reimbursement policies are the same as those for canceling your annual membership. To read the full details, click here.

Don’t worry. We do not renew your annual plan automatically, so you will only be charged once. One year after your first payment, your plan will expire and if you want to sign up for another year, you’ll have to go to the purchase page again to pay for another year.

It’s up to you to renew your membership and continue your travels around this amazing world :)

When traveling with multiple people, everyone has to have their own individual account and profile on Worldpackers.

All travelers must apply individually. Let the hosts know in your application messages that you’re traveling with someone else!