Hostel Big Bear Lake, United States

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Ultimate Hostel Host in the Mountains

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This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
13 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
13 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
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

Helping out at our lodge provides volunteers with a fun and social experience in a mountain town by Big Bear Lake. Summer time is filled with biking, hiking and boat tours and winter time is filled with snowboarding and playing in the snow! Big Bear Lake is a four season resort town where people come from all over to have a great time outside. We are seeking volunteers who share the same passion and love the hostel life style.

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  • Beginner 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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31 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

13 Get in touch with nature

13 Meeting international travelers

6 Practicing English

6 Practicing Spanish

6 Immersing in the local culture

6 Meeting locals

United States


Absolutely loved it here. Felt so welcomed the second I stepped foot through the door. Every second here will forever be cherished. Between the staff, guests at the hostel, the town itself. Gonna miss it here ❤️

2 months ago



This was a life changing experience, getting out of my confort zone, trying new things and learning about a really collaborative experience. Everyone in the team is amazing and open, the other volunteers were great and I found a great place to practice my skills and change for the better in many ways. Forever greatfull

9 months ago

United States


I am very happy I decided to come to the hostel for the hostel experience. I think it was a great entry to hostels as there wasn't too much going on all the time. It's a very laid back environment. the hostel is the perfect place to go if you want to be one with nature, go on hikes, & have some peace of mind. I ended up going to stay at the hostel in San Diego where I have met some very amazing people. The San Diego hostels are more of a night life scene if that is your thing. I will be visiting the hostel in the future & I already miss my fellow volunteers. Thank you for having me!

10 months ago



This was my first volunteer program and I can say that it was amazing. I enjoyed most of the time. Since I arrived, I feel comfortable with everyone over there. I recommend this volunteering if you want to be out of the city and enjoy the nature that is around the hostel

10 months ago



Amazing month in nature surrounded by incredible views and places to go. The staff was so nice and friendly, they are the BEST. Hasan and Bruno do an amazing job. There is plenty of activities to do if you are looking for them and time just to enjoy life and relax.

11 months ago

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