Lucky D's Hostel


We are a hostel in San Diego!

We are looking for friendly and fun volunteers for housekeeping and reception shifts. If you're an international traveler temporarily in San Diego for 1-3 months and have a plan to continue your onward overseas travel, we would be very happy to meet you. We love having volunteers from all over the world who enjoy sharing their culture and learning ours! We offer part time volunteer positions in exchange for your accommodation.

If you are just staying for a month you will most likely be asked to do housekeeping duties. Longer stays may be trained on reception.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Volunteers help 21 hours per week, which we normally spread over 3 - 4 days. Our guests and volunteers come from all over the world. We organize many social events and have large common spaces where everyone can meet and share their cultures helping one another to better understand our differences and celebrate them. Ideas are shared from which we can all learn and grow from.

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.


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Amazing experience!!! 100% reccomend to my friends and other people!! The hostel is super beautiful and clean!! All the staff members are so nice and always willing to help everybody!! I made a lot of friends from all over the world!! I hope I can come back soon!! Thanks for everybody ❤️

17 days ago



An unforgettable experience.
All the staff and Stephan are amazing. San diego is a beautiful city. I had a lot of fun.
I will come back one day!

28 days ago



Thank you so much for the experience at Lucky Ds! I met wonderful people from all over the world. the volunteering and hours are very fair. the structure of the hostel is impeccable, I want to return one day!

about 2 months ago



I'm delighted to express my gratitude for the warm welcome I received from this hostel. Their cooperation and flexibility in work exchange made my experience truly enjoyable, and I look forward to future gatherings. Thanks to Stephan and whole team for wonderful work. I recommend this hostel if you want to volunteer in San Diego

2 months ago



One of the best hostels I’ve ever been , the environment with the volunteers and staff is great 100/10

3 months ago

Perfect for you if you're looking for