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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Additional Fee

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

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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.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

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

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Free Pub Crawls

Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.


Right on, dude! Free to use surfboards.


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

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Worldpackers Insurance

Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.

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The Experience

We are an award-winning hostel in the heart of the Gaslamp Entertainment District. Located in a historic and unique building for the last 20 years, our environment can be described as homey and quirky! Our staff aim to provide a fun, clean and relaxed hostel where guests feel like family. If you are an upbeat, social, hard worker, we would be interested in you joining our team! We are looking for volunteers to do housekeeping and run activities!

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteers will pay a $50 deposit when they move into the staff dorm, and have it returned when they leave! (As long as there are no damages)


  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

  • Be from outside United States

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


USA hostels San Diego was incredible, the other volunteers are a pleasure to work with. The work was just as described, the management is excellent. I can definitely see myself coming back to volunteer here again. San Diego, USA hostels, you have been amazing and I cannot wait to reunite and see everyone again.

Whoever is reading and wants to apply; you will not be disappointed. If you’re social, enjoy meeting new people and partying - you will have a blast.

19 days ago


My first worldpackers experience has been here and I'm definitely happy for my choice!
The staff is very friendly and doesn't let you feel lonely, everybody are kind, the shifts are as written in the description of the offer and the shift times allow you to explore around San Diego, Tijuana...
I would definitely recommend this experience and I hope I'll be able to go back once! <3

3 months ago


This hostel is amazing! I had a great time there and would definitely recommend to check it out! It’s very likely that I will come back soon. Great place, super clean and the best people.

5 months ago

About USA Hostels San Diego

  • Hosted by Andrew

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  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Response Time: A few hours
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