Hostel San Diego, United States

(101 reviews)101

Looking for fun and friendly hostel receptionist!

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Connect with international travelers
86 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
58 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 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.
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.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
30 days

The Experience

Engage daily with international guests, discovering local hotspots and exploring the vibrant city nightlife. Your role includes guest check-ins, answering the phone & door, conducting hostel tours, and becoming a local area expert. Ideal for sociable, travel-loving individuals dedicated to creating memorable guest experiences. Be the welcoming face of our hostel and immerse yourself in the dynamic culture of San Diego! Some Housekeeping hours.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • United States Visa

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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101 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 86 Meeting international travelers
  • 58 Practicing English
  • 57 Immersing in the local culture
  • 45 Meeting locals
  • 32 Developing social awareness
  • 17 Practicing Spanish



Best experience ever! I learned so much from my friends and the guests, had amazing exchanges, and made friends for life! I practiced a lot of English and also Spanish, the work helped me feel much more confident about myself! About the work: housekeeping is a bit more demanding because the hostel is very clean and organized, something I really appreciate. At the reception, I was initially scared by the language barrier, thinking I couldn't do it, but Maria trusted me and helped me a lot, as did all the managers! I highly recommend this experience to everyone :)

9 days ago



Definitely, it was an incredible experience and one of the most special in my life! I was able to make connections with amazing people, hang out with them, and also learn about so many cultures! The hostel's location is great, in the heart of the city, and we were able to use public transportation to reach many beaches and great places! The staff team is so much fun and welcoming! I'm really glad to have made those connections and to have had this experience!

13 days ago



Volunteering at the hostel has been an amazing experience. The hostel always had around 12 volunteers and I truly have made amazing friends❤️ Owners also hosted several events for volunteers to hang out. The hostel has three owners and two managers, but the rest of the work is done by volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for most hostel's housekeeping (toilets, rooms, kitchen) and reception but there is good training provided. Owners create weekly work schedule so it's fair for everyone. Typical week would be 10h-housekeeping, 10h-reception, 5h-social event hosting. Overall, great time🍾

13 days ago

United States


The hostel was an amazing experience! It was my first volunteer experience, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity. I was fortunate enough to meet such amazing people. One of the best parts about this hostel is that a lot of the volunteers, as well as guests, are international. It's a great place to learn about other cultures, and in a way that feels more personal and meaningful. The people I volunteered with are some of the most interesting, kind, and overall remarkable people I've met. Meg, Erika, Maria, John, and Erin are amazing. They really love the hostel and what they do.

17 days ago



I had the perfect experience at the hostel ! The host Maria is very nice and clear for you to enjoy your stay. Located in the heart of San diego where everything happens. The best part is the other volunteers that you will meet and they will make your stay unforgettable!!

18 days ago

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