Hostel Big Bear Lake, United States

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Live in the Mountains at our Adventure Lodge near Los Angeles and San Diego

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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 attend to guests.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Prepare meals for guests.

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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.


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry

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

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.


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

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The Experience

Helping out at our Mountain Adventure Lodge provides volunteers with a fun and social experience in a mountain town. Our goal is to be an ultimate host for travelers visiting the mountains and looking to have fun. Summer time is filled with hiking and boat tours on the lake and winter time is filled with snowboarding and playing in the snow! Big Bear Lake is a four season resort party town where people come from all over to have a great time!

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  • Beginner English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
4 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

9 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I love this place so much! All the staff looks like a family, I will miss them. The hours of work are not heavy and you still have the opportunity to meet the other hostels that are part of the ITH network. The Big Bear is a great place for anyone who is looking for a quiet trip, opportunity to get to meet the mountains of California, ski and have fun!

3 months ago


Not enough words to describe how wonderful my experience here was.
Stayed for a couple months and met the most awesome people of my life, amazing relationships and a fantastic scenary.
Go be a part of the ITH family, you won't regret it!

almost 2 years ago


Big Bear ITH is a great place! Really cool nice hostel, and lots of fun (:
Sometimes the entire hostel is being rent so all the staff go hang out somewhere else, we went camping on the beach once, and to the other ITH hostel in San Diego ... so you get to exprience both snowy mountain and sunny beaches (:

about 2 years ago


There's no words to describe how amazing the place is! From the beautiful house to the charming city and the cutest dog on Earth! Work was always fun, the staff was awesome and I had the time of my life! Would totally recommend it to anyone who's looking for a new adventure!

about 2 years ago


I had the opportunity to live a life changing experience in this place. The perfect spot to get a little bit away from reality. Since day one both staff and volunteers on the place were really kind and helped setting up to this new wonderful place. Even though this place is a little bit away from so called "civilization" there's a huge amount of things you can do around it, and as well I could take advantage of almost every spot I thought possible thanks to them. ITH is an amazing group to volunteer for and I'm lucky to be now part of that family!

over 2 years ago
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About ITH Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge

  • Hosted by Eric

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  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Response Time: 4 days

About the host

Welcome Worldpackers! Are you traveling to California and looking an awesome volunteering experience in mountains? At ITH, our hostels are built around the great help we receive from our diverse volunteer staff. We love our staff like family and enjoy providing an amazing experience for the volunteers to both help out at our top rated hostel and provide them with plenty of free time so they can enjoy the surrounding mountains and lake! B...

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