Receptionist & Housekeeper @ International Hostel

23 reviews23

The Exchange

In exchange for 25 volunteer hours per week, we provide you with a comfortable bed in the staff room in addition to complimentary pancake breakfast and complimentary family diners. 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!

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help organise and promote parties and social activities.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Cooking: Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.

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

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pub Crawls: Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Over 21 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Cultural Exchange members instantly become part of our family and get to enjoy all the great perks just like our guests. Volunteers are a crucial part of our team and we all work together to make sure we are creating the best experiences for our guests! Our motto is "work hard, party harder". We work hard providing professional service, clean amenities and 24 hour reception to our guests while also leading guests to the best local spots in San Diego.

Activities & Shift

Everyone in the cultural exchange program will work a total of 24 hours per week in either housekeeping or reception and will lead one dinner and activity per week. Our activities include boat tours, trips to Tijuana, beach tours, snorkeling, walking tours, etc. In addition, you will be given a specialized duty in one of the specialties:

Night Activities
Day Activities
Food and Beverage
Social Media
Linen/HK Specialist