Hostel San Diego, United States

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Meals, Events, Jam Sessions, Beach Days, Desert Trips, Community, and More :)


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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Prepare meals for guests.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Parties

Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Restaurants

Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Pubs

Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.


Right on, dude! Free to use surfboards.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

In exchange for 24 volunteer hours per week, we provide you with a comfortable bed in the staff room in addition to complimentary breakfast (eggs, potatoes, pancakes, fruits, toast, juice) and complimentary appetizers each night. We take our 15-passenger van to destinations near and far, including the beaches of San Diego, the deserts near to Joshua Tree, Big Bear Mountain, and more! We work hard and love to play! Come share your talents with us!

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  • Intermediate English

  • Between 21 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
6 weeks
Stay up to
4 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

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10 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun

United States

Was fun and met some awesome people. Had a good atmosphere. Go and try it out and see for yourself if you like the accommodations, hours, and people. If you don’t, then now you know!

about 1 month ago

Maryanne replied

Jaylon arrived and learned our system but then departed without proper notice.


ITH is a nice place for staying a short time like one month or less. If you want to travel a lot or study probably you will not have a time for this because you will work six hours per day , four days per week like a real employee. All the staff is volunteer too, just the managers and more one or two more real employees. Also, when you arrive you will know about more things for to do like a long metting at monday, extra active with the guests and the volunteer need to do a especial project per week. It's a nice place, but you need to know before, you will work a lot.

3 months ago

Maryanne replied

Rafaela was an excellent housekeeper, detail oriented, and capable of doing repeatedly quality work over the course of many months of help here at our hostel.


My experience there was awesome. Maryanne is a great manger and make everything to give people a good experience. Hands up for the volunteers team =)

I was doing reception mostly, working 3 day a week.
On Saturday I could run the Tijuana Tour and make some extra money.

Summer season can be busy, but no worries.

If you like party, welcome to right place.
Thanks ITH!

4 months ago

Maryanne replied

Marco! It was awesome to have your energy here at Hostel! You were always smiling and laughing among the guests and staff, and your Tijuana Tour was very well reviewed! Thank you for all of your photos and shares and promotion for our hostel as well! We welcome you to return anytime to say hey! Cheers Marco!


This was my first time in a hostel and also the first one with worldpackers and i think it was the best ever in my life! I improved my english, met a lot of people from all over the world and also with the volunteers we made the best team ever. Work sometimes could be tough but for the experiencie i think is totally worth it!! There's a lot of things to do in San Diego. I really reccomend this place to volunteer just have to keep in mind that plus the activities and the other tasks in total is more than 24 hours per week though It was the best summer of my life. Thanks ITH Family <3

5 months ago

Maryanne replied

Edith was such a kind and caring employee of our hostel. She did work, was flexible with schedules and activity planning. She was really great. Just great. She learned reception quickly and helped us out as a housekeeper and receptionist over the course of many months. Definitely would recommend !


There’s no words enough to describe my experience in the hostel
The staffs and guests were amazing!
It’s an excellent place to improve the English, hangout and make friends
For me was really one the best experiences of my life and I would recommend for everyone
I just wish to come back soon!!

11 months ago

Maryanne replied

Vinicius was incredible as a volunteer. Super smart and always friendly with staff and guests! We wish him well and thank him for his awesome work!

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About ITH Adventure Hostel

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More than just a launching off point for beach days and bar nights, the ITH Adventure Hostel is a home away from home for guests and volunteers from all around the world. We cook breakfasts for one another. We cook dinners alongside one another. W...

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