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Hostel San Diego, United States

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Front Desk-Morning, Afternoon and Evening Shifts

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Party Promoter
Help organise and promote parties and social activities.
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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

These shifts work from 8 am to 12 noon, 4 pm to 8 pm, and 8 pm till midnight. Volunteers on this shift will answer phones, greet walk in customers & answer guests question. They will check in & out guests & handle cash & credit card payments. They will also monitor guests & do light cleaning. Morning shifts will also set up the breakfast. 8 pm shifts may also help run our nightly activities & set out free nacho bar (for guests and staff).

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent 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
4 weeks

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30 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Meeting locals

1 Developing social awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

United States


I had a great experience working at Hostel on 3rd. The duties are easy and the supervisors help you out all the time. They make you feel at home and help you to get the hang of things from they one. The volunteers there are also a great. People in hostels come and go naturally, so it is important to connect with the volunteers to have work and, of course, have a good time; I had all of that since the beginning , it was great.


France, Metropolitan


Nancy and the rest of the team at Hostel on 3rd are really hearty and friendly. Always smiling, your stay is surrounded by positive people. You get a really good training for the work you have to do there and you even take pleasure at doing it. San Diego is also an amazing city. Definitely recommend!!




I don't know were to start, my experience was so amazing, i have make new friends, staffs and guests, meet new places, lived awesome experiences. I recommend stay as a volunteer in this Hostel. The people are amazing.




If your plan is to dig the city, make friends and become part of a team, then this is your place. The staff will welcome you and make you feel comfty right away.
As regards the tasks, just pay attention and do as indicated. They are simple tasks that get even easier as time passes by! Be patient and listen carefully.
Although the building is a bit old, it is well maintained, and it has all the basic things you will need.
The host, Nancy, tends to share food and fun events with the staff, which makes the experience more interesting and amiable. I absolutely recommend this place. :)




It was a very pleasant experience, the hosts of the hostel always very willing to help you, the location of the hostel great, the work schedules very convenient and a very familiar and comfortable atmosphere, I really recommend it, an experience that I will never forget


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Hosted by James Jr.

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