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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

13 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Good location, the work hours are good and flexible and smoking and drinking it´s allowed in the hostel. I'm grateful for the experience because I learned a lot about the culture and they made me a birthday dinner but they are very cheap people in every way, THERE ARE COCKROACHES EVERYWHERE, the communication it's terrible, James doesn't know about social interactions and Chris it's a very stressful person you have to do only how he likes it, you cannot think by yourself plus they will put you in uncomfortable situations with guest because they like money and if they can get it they will.

13 days ago


It was a good experience, the hostel is located in a good neighborhood and they do what they said on the site. But the work sometimes is heavy, and they treat you as a real employee, with no concerns if you over work, or complainnig f if you forgot some task. They could enhance the hostel place, consider the guest reclamations and give a better conditions to volunteers, because they does not spending with employee wages.

about 1 month ago

United States

Awesome location in San Diego. I legitimately believe the owners and upper staff mean well, everyone made me feel very welcome. There are some inefficient communication and management processes that make the environment more complicated and high stress than it should be. Totally recommend the place, just be prepared to play by their rules.

about 2 months ago


La experiencia fue genial. Todo el stuff y los dueños del hostel me trataron muy bien y me dejaron pintar que es lo que se hacer . Hasta me hiceron una fiesta de cumpleaños sorpresa.

2 months ago

United States

From the second I arrived everyone made sure I felt at home. I definitely a strong family atmosphere there. The location was great, right in the middle of the gaslamp district where all the fun happens and not too far from everything in San Deigo. I was there over the holidays and they even got all of us staff presents and made it feel like we were all celebrating at home with family. Everyone looks after each other here. The building is old and is no 5 star hotel, but I feel like as far as hostels go its pretty standard. I miss everyone very much and I plan on going back when im in town again

4 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: 1 day

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.

About the host