Housekeeping / Cleaning Volunteer

The Exchange

We are a very small and intensely social hostel in San Francisco. We sometimes have guests who volunteer to help out at the hostel in exchange for a free bed. These guests usually are traveling on their own for an extended period of time and eagerly volunteer to help us and other travelers on their own accord. They have a positive effect on the atmosphere and happily lend a hand around the hostel.


3 hours of help per day

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

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

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

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Free Pub Crawls: Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Help keep our hostel sparkling clean so that guests are comfortable and happy during their time with us. Your primary duties will be to change bed linens after guests have checked out, clean the bathrooms and kitchen, and vacuum. You are also encouraged to spend time in the common areas with hostel guests and join or lead activities throughout the city. We love volunteers who add to the fun atmosphere of our space!

Activities & Shift

Volunteer to help clean the hostel for 2-3 hours each day from late morning to early afternoon. You will have most of the afternoon and evenings free to explore San Francisco and do what you like.