Mountain Adventure Hostel Receptionist and Housekeeper

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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.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

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

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Dinner: 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.


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

Program Details

Join our team or passionate hosts to help create a wonderful hostel.

You will work 25 hours a week and receive free accommodation in staff bunk room, two free meals a day, a shower, linens and towels provided, free laundry, wi-fi, and free camping trips and trips to our sister hostels in San Diego!

Activities & Shift

25 hours per week
- mixture of reception and housekeeping
- host 1 meal or social activity per week


***You are not allowed to participate in our program if you are on a travel visa***