Housekeeping & Receptionist at our Hostel in Santa Barbara Beach!

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The experience

Come join our exciting international exchange crew for an experience you won't forget in a brand new hostel! In exchange for 25 volunteer hours per week, we provide you with a comfortable bed in the staff room and complimentary basic breakfast and dinner setup. We work hard and love to play! Come share your talents with us! You start with housekeeping shifts and then you can move to reception as needed.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help organise and promote parties and social activities.

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.

What you get

1 day 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.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

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


Under 40 years old

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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We're proud to be opening up a fresh and revitalized hostel right in the heart of the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara. Everyone starts with housekeeping and then works their way on to reception shifts. We ask for 25 hours a week and you'll have somewhere from 1-3 days off a week depending on schedule.

Activities & Shift

Housekeeping will involve cleaning toilets, showers, bathrooms, kitchen area, common areas, bedrooms, and making beds. You'll also need to help with laundry, but don't worry we'll show you what's required for everything.
Reception position will involve checking in new guests and showing them around the place and giving first class customer service. You'll be in charge of taking payments, ensuring your shift runs smoothly and that things remain clean.
You'll get to run fun activities at night and interact with the guests and show them a great time while you have fun exploring the town as well!


We do not accept people traveling to the USA on a tourist visa.
There is no drinking or smoking while on shift.