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Hostel Los Ángeles, United States

(8 reviews)8

We need help in San Diego (Little Italy)!

High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Needs help immediately
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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.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Our San Diego location is seeking an RA to clean and housesit for half the week in exchange for a free bed and some pay. You MUST be a good deep cleaner with attention to detail. That is the most important part for us, a person who takes pride in cleaning and organizing. 2 month minimum, with preference to those who could stay much longer.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 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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8 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 1 Developing social awareness
  • 1 Practicing English

United States


Volunteers do not receive a Pod. you have a bed that falls out of the wall. You are working more than what is advertised. Thursday afternoon starting at 4pm until 11pm, Friday Saturday and Sunday 10am to 11pm. Volunteers are also completing tasks for other the hostel locations. You can't sleep because of placement of bed, roght next tona double wide window which looks directly into the street and the hostel. People walking pass can see straight through the hostel. The host is very rude and combative via messaging site for entire company. It is not a traveling Hostel. The host accepts anyone' money.

almost 2 years ago

Elvina replied

We asked Nelly to leave early because she had a bad attitude. It was as if she was a "know it all" and had to always be right. This led to argumentative and negative experiences with staff. We have someone now that is SO positive and is a breath of fresh air. We hope that Nelly can find an arrangement that is calming and healthy for her.

United States


Upscale homeless and ex convicts shelter. Stuff gets stolen (even the hostel's cash box) and you'll feel unsafe, Elvina accepts anyone who pays the night basically. On a positive side i could say it's really thoughtful to have a place like this BUT i wouldn't sell it also as a Worldpackers experience, this is not the experience you are looking for as an international traveler. I left this place for my own safety and got my self to a “don't let her in list”, funny because Elvina accepts ex convicts but she doesn't really care about hard working people. feel free to read comments on Google reviews

over 2 years ago

Elvina replied

Jacqueline was one of the most judgmental volunteers we've had. She judged a book by its cover and jumped to conclusions for "Safety". She said that she was clutching her purse around certain people, which was an odd comment. We have 5 other volunteers that live and work here, some of whom for years. Ultimately we banned her because she continued to come onto the premises after she ditched us last minute! It is very hard to find volunteers last minute, and we give a courtesy time frame but Jacqueline just left us hanging and then had certain expectations. She was very rude at the end.

United States


This is a great experience to get set up in LA and establish yourself and connections. The work is hard at times, and you need to learn to stand up for yourself when guests try to push you around. The other employees are great, but the guests will highly determine your overall experience. You need to be hardworking, good at communication, and confident in yourself and your work.

over 2 years ago

United States


Amazing experience. Amazing management and staff.

over 4 years ago



Best choice I made !!!! Amazing host, wonderful place, awesome staff !!! Really the 3 months that I stayed here was my second home, for those who are thinking of coming do not think much ... come !!!

almost 5 years ago

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