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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

22 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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

19 days ago


San Diego is a wonderful city and the hostel is well located, so it's very convenient...
The environment of the hostel is amazing and the people who I've met here are awesome...
Definitely, a very good experience to improve your language skills...
The shifts are flexible if you plan ahead of time...
And the work its fair!
I'm so grateful for having such an amazing experience at hostel on 3rd.

2 months ago


the hostess Nancy is a very good person, I was welcomed with open arms by the whole team, she took us to visit a famous museum in the city. the hostel is very good, cozy, the service is quiet, usually 4 hours a day, anyway, it is a fair exchange, and if you are thinking of coming here, come, you will not regret it!

2 months ago


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.

4 months 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.

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.

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