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Hostel San Diego, United States

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Receptionist & Housekeeper @ International Hostel

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Connect with international travelers
16 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
13 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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45 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

16 Meeting international travelers

13 Practicing English

11 Immersing in the local culture

11 Meeting locals

8 Get in touch with nature

4 Practicing Spanish

United States


The collective group of ITH hostels are incredible, with each one offering a different vibe and atmosphere! If you want to party and see beautiful people, head to the Beach Bungalow. If you want a more chill and relaxed atmosphere, head to the Adventure Hostel. At the moment, there are six hostels. As a volunteer with ITH, you can go and stay in any of the other hostels when you have the free time. The staff and the managers are fantastic people, who are very kind, and have traveled extensively themselves. They definitely have the travel mindset, and can relate to everything you do!

19 days ago



What an adventure! My time here was so special, I have met so many kind, fun and simply amazing people from various backgrounds and found great friends. Tana and David made this such a welcoming and warm place and always cared for us volunteers. The workload was as described and when we would be short-staffed, the manager and supervisor would always help out. Visiting the other ITH hostels was great too, they are all so very different. You can get the city, beach party, desert or mountains experience.
Thank you for the awesome memories and I hope we meet again! :)

2 months ago



ITH Adventure Hostel: the best experience I have ever had. I lived and worked among amazing people there. The environment in that hostel is the best, everyone is cheerful, kind and outgoing. Santi and Tana were always there to help me and other volunteers. The location of the hostel is perfect to visit a lot of interesting places around it. San Diego is amazing <3 I just want to say thank you all, and I hope everyone has the opportunity to do this once in their lifes.

3 months ago

United States


During my stay at the International Travelers Hostel, I was able to meet people from many different cultures and practice my Spanish. The hostel promoted inclusivity, plenty of fun activities and did a great job of familiarizing people to all that San Diego had to offer! The other volunteers as well as the manager and supervisor became family. We shared many memories, laughs, advice, and plenty of love and positivity that I will never ever forget. I had an amazing time and won’t hesitate to come back.

5 months ago



Best experience ever, it’s an amazing place to volunteer’s. I’m gonna come back for sure, the team make you feel like family, I will me you guys so much!

La mejor experiencia de mi vida 😍

6 months ago

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