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Hostel Big Bear Lake, United States

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Mountain Adventure Hostel Receptionist and Housekeeper

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
12 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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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 breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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 Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

ITH Mountain 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 pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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30 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

12 Get in touch with nature

12 Meeting international travelers

6 Practicing English

6 Meeting locals

6 Immersing in the local culture

5 Developing social awareness



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

3 months ago

United States


I am very happy I decided to come to big bear for the hostel experience. I think it was a great entry to hostels as there wasn’t too much going on all the time. It’s a very laid back environment. Big bear is the perfect place to go if you want to be one with nature, go on hikes, & have some peace of mind. I ended up going to stay at the ITH Adventure hostel in San Diego where I have met some very amazing people. The San Diego hostels are more of a night life scene if that is your thing. I will be visiting Big Bear in the future & I already miss my fellow volunteers. Thank you for having me!

4 months 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 Big Bear

4 months ago



Amazing month in nature surrounded by incredible views and places to go. The staff was so nice and friendly, they are the BEST. Hasan and Bruno do an amazing job. There is plenty of activities to do if you are looking for them and time just to enjoy life and relax.

5 months ago



Best program on worldpackers!!
This is was my first time volunteering and it is the best decision I took in my life. Hasan, the manager of the property will make you feel like home here and take care of you.

Bruno the superviser is the best guy in the property.

I will recommend this program to anyone who want to start his volunteering travel journey. You will see a lot of international travelers here and plus you get the chance to go to different ith hostels if you wanna explore more. I visited 6 ith hostels in total in 2 months😍😍 and made some amazing friends.
Thanks ITH team🙏

5 months ago

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