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Hostel San Diego, United States

3 reviews3

HOSTEL at the beach in California

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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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 check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
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 Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
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

Located in San Diego, a 30 sec walk from the beach, and a block and a half from where all the bars and restaurants are. We are a really clean Hostel with a safe and friendly atmosphere. We exchange the work for free accommodation with A/C and Heater system in the dormitories plus breakfast every morning and beach equipments for free (surfboards, wetsuits, bodyboards, bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc..).

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

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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3 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Practicing English

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness



It was the most beautiful experience in my life! I’ve stayed at California Dreams Hostel for 3 months, I was working there as a Front Desk Representative 5 days per week, shifts were 5-6 hours per day. Pedro (the manager of the hostel) made everything clear and understandable. Every volunteer has it’s own schedule for the work with listed tasks for every shift. Everything is explained in details so you have no chance to fail, just follow instructions :) But the most precious thing I’ve got there - PEOPLE! I’m so grateful to meet all of them! Definitely recommend to stay there!

4 months ago



I can recommend this place for both, experienced and inexperienced volunteers. Pedro and his team were great hosts, I enjoyed my stay and improved my English and communication with others a lot. I improved my skills with computer programs and housekeeping. The environment together with the international travelers staying at the hostel were super fun and exciting. The hostel is next to the beach and other cool places, like good bars and restaurants. Volunteering at the hostel personally helps you too grow and sometimes helps to step out of your comfort zone. A great first California experience!

5 months ago



I stayed in Ocean beach Location. The place is so beautiful, super clean, the Kitchen is the best part if you like to cooking and have a peaceful and nice environment, perfect if you are looking for slow down. The staff is very friendly, the host very approachable and flexible with the schedule if you need to work during your experience.

8 months ago

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Hosted by Pedro

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This host usually answers to 40% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days
3 published videos
This host has 3 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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