Hostel Big Bear Lake, United States

33 reviews33

Mountain Adventure Hostel Receptionist and Housekeeper

Connect with international travelers
15 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
13 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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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 changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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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 dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Our hostel in Big Bear Lake, California, is seeking an enthusiastic host to join our team and help create the ultimate stays for our guests. You start with housekeeping which is 6 4-hour shifts per week and then get trained on reception as needed. We ask for 25 hours/week in exchange for a comfortable bed, breakfast and dinner supplies.

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 20 and 45 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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33 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 15 Meeting international travelers
  • 13 Get in touch with nature
  • 7 Practicing English
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 6 Practicing Spanish



Volunteering with the hostel was a unique experience that I will always hold close to my heart. Nathan and Jackie are the best managers and I adore them!!! We spent very little time in the hostel and were working between 3 different locations, but I wouldn't change the experience for anything. Mucho mucho amor <3

4 months ago

United States


My experience with this hostel was great! That was all thanks to my managers Jackie and Nathan! They truly cared about the well being of me, my experience, and the hostel in general. They made sure my experience was a positive one to remember !

4 months ago

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 ❤️

9 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

over 1 year 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

over 1 year ago

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