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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 to promote parties and social activities.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Pub Crawls

Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after 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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

19 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


some("Me and a friend stayed for 12 days. We worked as cleaning/housekeeping. Nancy, one of the owners, is really sweet. She gave us ride, took us to see Coronado and was really pleasant. The hostel is in a amazing location, really near the Gaslamp Square. About the work: just the schedule/time was a little hard, besides that it was nice. Since I was with a friend and we decide to help each other, we didn\'t have much free time during the day. We became friends with other volunteers and other guests.")

about 1 month ago


I did the housekeeping/cleaning service. It’s a good hostel, in a great location, you can do everything by foot. The staff has their own room what makes everyone easily become friends.
Was a great experience and Nacy, the host, is the sweetest person ever.

about 1 month ago


This is a wonderful place! the hostel is right in the center, close to all the places that you can visit. The city is beautiful and you will be able to know many things. Nancy, Amy, James, and all the folks at the hostel are good people. And if you come you must to taste Nancy's brownies, they are the best in the world! The work in the hostel is not heavy, you can work and have fun after your work hours, they always comply with the agreed and if you have any problems you can talk directly with them. It was definitely the best experience I've had and I hope to one day be able to return.

3 months ago


The overall experience at Hostel on 3rd was a good one. I miss the friends I made while I was there, the volunteer staff was like a little family far away from home. Nancy, Amy, and James made sure I felt comfortable. As mentioned in previous reviews, the one thing that could be improved is the miscommunication between regular staff and volunteers, sometimes things can be confusing. The volunteer work hours are not bad and they are flexible if you need day offs, but you need to communicate in advance. I recommend this experience :)

3 months ago

United States

The staff made me feel very welcome right when I got here. The owners are so nice and even threw me a surprise birthday party! They are very flexible with scheduling. This allows you to be able to see as much of the city as you can while you are here. There's a little bit of miscommunication among staff but other than that I've had a good experience here!

3 months ago
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About Hostel On 3rd

Worldpackers 1
  • Hosted by James Jr.

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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

Because we have a family and relaxed atmosphere, and folks get along well with each other. We have a convenient location, public transportation is efficient, one can walk around town easily and take public transportation system efficiently, etc.

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