Hostel San Diego, United States

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Muralist and Painter at Beachfront Surf Hostel

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
57 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
37 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Paint magical murals at International Travelers House and help us spread the word about hostels! Join our team of passionate hosts to create the ultimate experiences for our guests!

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  • Between 21 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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69 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 57 Meeting international travelers
  • 37 Practicing English
  • 31 Meeting locals
  • 31 Immersing in the local culture
  • 22 Get in touch with nature
  • 18 Developing social awareness

United States


I absolutely LOVED my time at the hostel! I've never felt so at home so quickly somewhere before :) The work was fun, I made so many new friendships with the guests and my co-workers, the views of the beach and sunset were INCREDIBLE and every day was a new adventure filled with laughter and good energy! When my month was up and I had to leave, I experienced a level of homesickness after leaving the hostel that I didn't even feel leaving my own home! I will cherish my time spent at the hostel and the friends I made there forever <3 I would 100% recommend this worldpackers gig to everyone!

15 days ago



It's hard to leave! You definitely feel like meeting long-lost family or friends. I'm so happy and grateful this was my first worldpackers experience.

17 days ago



It was so fun, I wish I could have stayed longer. I felt the real California vibe 🤩 with a fun staff and great experiences to share. I would definitely come back whether as a volunteer or guest

about 2 months ago



My first volunteer experience did not disappoint. I was welcomed with open arms and learned so including improving my interpersonal skills

2 months ago



The hostel is a family, it's not a common place, as soon you step into the door you can feel how viby is this place. For me the best hostel in San Diego in terms of location (priceless in front of the beach) and experience. The people who run this place are just amazing and it's so easy to feels home. Also if you're looking for the authentic Californian beach vibes you don't have to looking for nothing else. As a volunteer you have a lot of liberty during your shifts and you end up doing your things right cause you love the place not cause you have to. <3 love you

2 months ago

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Hosted by David

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