Hostel San Diego, United States

72 reviews72

Do you like arts? Join our amazing hostel in San Diego!

High demand host
This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
52 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
35 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 with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
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

Do you paint, sculpt, or graffiti? What art projects can you recommend for us? Come to help us! :D

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  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 30 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
1 week
Stay up to
3 weeks

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72 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

52 Meeting international travelers

35 Immersing in the local culture

28 Practicing English

25 Meeting locals

22 Practicing Spanish

17 Developing social awareness



This was such a great experience! Had different expectations but nevertheless in reality it was way better! The vibes are super chill and really felt at home there :)) Would definitely come back if I have the chance! Recommend!

19 days ago

Andy replied

Thanks for your exchange with us in San Diego, California! See you on the Interwebs Instagram @TheHostelCalifornia



This place is great you meet a lot of new people, the place is well located the family that lives there are great! I definitely recommend to backpackers.

27 days ago

Andy replied

Happy to host you as a guest for sure next time you return to San Diego! :)
Enjoy all your travels, and Welcome all to follow along our special house on Instagram @TheHostelCalifornia



Andy was super easy going and really kind. The people at the hostel really made the experience incredibly fun. The chores we had to do was pretty simple (do laundry/fold, wash dishes, throw out trash). Then you'd have the rest of the day to yourself. The people at the hostel really made my experience superb. They were all so kind and willing to show you around places (major shout out to Ema!) Although some would say that the living situation is “cramped”, I didn't mind it. Hilcrest is such a good place to be located in. You're pretty much close to everything. 10 minutes would be the typical

about 1 month ago

Andy replied

It was Good hosting you as well! Welcome all to follow along our special house on Instagram @TheHostelCalifornia



Exactly what I was looking for, I made a lot of friends and it felt like home, andy is a super wonderful person and welcomes everyone very well.

about 2 months ago

Andy replied

aweeee! you are amazing too! I appreciate the content you tagged us on Instagram @TheHostelCalifornia, see you there :)



This was my first World Packers experience and I loved everything about it. I got the chance to know a lot of traveleres who were at the hostel and feel at home. The vibe there was super fun and chill, and it was very easy to engage with others and go out to explore the city. The neighbourhood is in a great location, and the working was very easy to do (helping w/ basic chores). I had to move from where I was sleeping a few times, so if you're an uptight person and/or real needy of your own room, this might not be the best option for you. Nevertheless, for me it was perfect. Thank you Andy!

2 months ago

Andy replied

Thank you so much for your exchange with us in San Diego! Stay connected on Insta @TheHostelCalifornia

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Hosted by Andy

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