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Hostel San Diego, United States

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Handyman Helper at ITH Hostels

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
3 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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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 a wide range of repairs or building.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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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 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!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
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

The Handyman Helper will assist with the facility maintenance at the hostel. You will help with projects to ensure the hostel looks great and stays maintained for our guests. Areas you will help with include: - General Household Repairs - Painting - Minor Construction Projects - Minor Plumbing - Minor Electrical

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Additional Fee Required

All volunteers must join our non-profit organization, Backpackers for Peace in order to be able to help at the hostel. By becoming a member of Backpackers for Peace, you are allowed to help out at any participating hostels who are involved with Backpackers for Peace. The cost is $10 and you receive a t-shirt.


  • Over 18 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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26 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting international travelers

3 Practicing English

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Immersing in the local culture

1 Meeting locals

1 Creating true social impact



Talking about the International Travelers House is the same as talking about a big, amazing, and welcoming family. I learned a lot of new skills and made friends for a lifetime. I definitely going to miss this place and I look forward to come to voluntering again.

6 days ago



If you're looking for places to volunteer, ITH is the best hostel community in San Diego, California. Definitily I recommend this experience to all travelers around the world. One of the things I enjoyed is that ITH has 5 different locations and I had the opportunity to stayed in all of them. So if you are thinking to become part of ITH, be ready to have the best time of your entire life.

Thanks to all ITH family! Love you all...

Alberto - @vidamalista

16 days ago



The tasks are easy and you have many time free to do whatever you want, all the volunteers works as a team and the environment is nice.

6 months ago



My experience in ITH Adventure was 100% awesome. I had a fortune to coincide with a lovely team of volunteers. Everybody help me to practise my english. Since the first minute i felt very loved. The work in the hostel is like the add, 24 hours per week for housekeeping work. You can participate in the events that the hostel offer, weekly you are the responsable of one. San Diego is a beatiful city: beaches, parks, seaport and california sunset! Without doubt an experience that stay in my heart for a long time near the memories with the amazing team whom i lived during my stay.

about 1 year ago



ITH is really a home, not only for guests but specially for staff. You'll find a collaboration environment and a dedicated team ready to support you even with not related to work issues. I left only several days ago and already miss everyone.

over 1 year ago

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