Our hostel is looking for fun, upbeat team members

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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.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

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

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

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

Additional fee required

Amount: US$ 50 One time

Description: 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.

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.

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.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Between 21 and 40 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We're looking for outgoing, friendly folks who want to be proud of their temporary 'home' , show our guests a great time and help keep our hostel looking it's finest. In exchange, we provide a perfect location to explore the city, a welcoming atmosphere and are always open to new activity and improvement ideas.

Activities & Shift

There are 5-hour morning, afternoon and evening shifts with duties involving doing laundry, cleaning bathrooms, common rooms, the kitchen and rooms. For the right person, we'll also train them for reception duties which include making reservations, checking guests in and handling cash. Reception shifts vary from 5 to 8 hours but not more than 25 weekly hours. There is an overnight shift that all receptionists must do once in awhile.


We believe hostels are a place of inclusion and expect all our team members to be open minded, accepting and curious about others and the world. We expect the respect we give to our team and our guests is reciprocated. We like to laugh at ourselves and weird, wonderful world of hostels and like staff with a sense of humor who can roll with hostel life.

We are a no smoking/vaping facility (by law). While we expect our team to enjoy their time in San Diego, it is necessary team members be sober and fit to work. No use of 'substances' is allowed while on shift.

We don't tolerate abusive, racist or misogynist behavior by guests or team members. Everyone who is a guest or a team member here should feel comfortable to be who they are.

Team members share a dorm and we do expect they keep their living space tolerably clean.

We require volunteers to be vaccinated or plan to be.