Hostel San Diego, United States

61 reviews61

Come help us with reception and housekeeping

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31 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
23 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, 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!
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

In exchange for 25 volunteer hours per week, we provide you with a comfortable bed in the staff room in addition to complimentary basic breakfast and dinner collaborations. We work hard and love to play! Come share your talents with us! You start with 6 4-hour housekeeping shifts and then move to reception as needed.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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61 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

31 Meeting international travelers

23 Practicing English

19 Immersing in the local culture

16 Meeting locals

11 Get in touch with nature

11 Developing social awareness



The experience of being a volunteer was amazing with guests and others volunteers, but the owners and managers have difficulty to respect and treat the volunteers well, you have afraid to them kick you out all the time if you don't be exactly who they want, one of the managers invited me to have a date with him and I didn't accept so they kick me out before my ending contract saying that I have bad energy… so if you want have this experience try to find another company 😊

2 months ago



I had a great time at ITH. the people here are all so welcoming and it was easy to quickly feel like a part of the family. I had a blast, met some really cool people (staff & guests), ate some delicious meals and the best part was the location being right in downtown so getting around without a car was not hard. I'll definitely be back to visit!!

3 months ago



The best experience of my life , best people , best management … truly a heaven on earth place …

5 months ago



I had the best time at the ITH the hostel. The team is amazing and it feels like being part of a big family. I will forever be thankful for this experience and hope to come back soon!

5 months ago



If you are thinking about it… DO IT. It is an amazing experience, one that you will carry with you forever! ITH is like a family ❤️

7 months ago

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Hosted by Steve

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