Hostel San Diego, United States

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Our hostel is looking for fun, upbeat team members

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Connect with international travelers
69 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
46 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 50

One time

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We require staff to put down a $50 refundable cleaning deposit. It is refunded when staff leave their bunk and food storage in clean condition.

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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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides 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.
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

If your English is decent and you stay 4+ weeks we'll train you for reception, otherwise we'll be happy to have you on our housekeeping team. All staff, even reception do some housekeeping work. Volunteers can also lead activities, such as Beer Pong or Sunset Walking Tour. We're in the heart of downtown so there's always something going on around us and our volunteers often make lifelong friends.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 21 and 40 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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83 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 69 Meeting international travelers
  • 46 Immersing in the local culture
  • 45 Practicing English
  • 33 Meeting locals
  • 25 Developing social awareness
  • 14 Practicing Spanish



The hostel owners, staff, other volunteers and guests were incredibly lovely. The work was simple and enjoyable. As a first time volunteer with worlpackers, I couldn't recommend this experience more! Thank you to you all!

2 days ago



I had a wonderful time at the hostel. The management has created a safe, empathetic and extremely organized place to welcome volunteers. It is without a doubt the best place to start volunteering and I would live it all over again a thousand times.

4 days ago



I love you guys so much! This the best experience of my life! the hostel is located in the best area of San Diego! I had so much fun, but the most important I met wonderful people that I will keep forever in my life ! Thank you Maria and john for everything you are amazing ❤️❤️

23 days ago

Maria replied

Thank you Erietta, hopefully we see you back here one day.

United States


Definitely a home for anyone who come here. Even the guests don't want to leave this place. Place is so welcoming, lovely management, well managed, easy to move around the downtown. Everyday there is an in house activity Karaoke, Beer pong, Sunset tours, Social nights and more. Just loved the experience overall <3

about 2 months ago

Maria replied

I'm sorry we missed the deadline to write a review so i hope this will suffice. We so enjoyed having you with us and helping us out and you're welcome to return anytime. We're happy to know you enjoyed your time with us.



I can only reiterate what most people have said before me: everyone makes you feel at home right away at the hostel! 💛

about 2 months ago

Maria replied

Thank you so much! We really enjoyed having you be a part of the team.

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