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Hostel Big Bear Lake, United States

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Hiker hostel seeking skilled carpenter and outdoor enthusiasts

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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 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 Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
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 Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Big Bear Lake is one of the first towns with a hostel for thru-hikers attempting to hike the entire 2,650-mile long Pacific Crest Trail. This trail town is a major destination for thru-hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The lodge you will be living in is from thy early 1900s. So we are always looking for people who are skilled in construction and home maintenance. It's a added bonus if you like the outdoors!

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  • Beginner English
  • Over 21 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
Stay up to
4 months

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One of the most enriching experiences of my life! thank you so much for this amazing place.


United States


I love Big Bear so much. I’m going to always be a grateful for my experience there. I’ll definitely be back!




Big Bear Lake is amazing, ITH people really make you feel like family! I have had an excellent experience! The hostel, the people and the place are beautiful. Thank you!!
I recommend this place to volunteer (If you like snow sports, you have to go in winter season. But in summer enjoy the sun on the lake and it is really nice)




Best Hostel in all San Bernardino County, the team it's great, meal's are great and 100% included, there's tons of activities to do, everyday you can do something different, it's perfect to go out of the city, and you need to like camping, because sometimes all the team organize and go to camp all together, and the best part, once in a while we all go to San Diego for a few day, to one of the other ITH locations, sovits great, thanks for the great moment in the Mountains! Be back for sure!!




This place is absolutly amazing if you love living in the Mountains. staffs is awsome. i had such a good time, and I have a new family. miss you guys


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