Front Desk/Receptionist in Fun Hostel

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 an 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.

What you offer

26 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help to promote parties and social activities.

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

Administration: Help with booking systems and payments.

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

What you get

4 days off per week

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

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

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

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

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

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

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.


Fluent English

Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

General volunteer duties include checking guests in and out of the hostel, answering the phone and emails, making and editing reservations, and some light cleaning. It is also important that you are a very social person and enjoy spending a lot of time doing activities with hostel guests. Volunteers create a fun welcoming atmosphere that helps our hostel excel!

Activities & Shift

Volunteer for around 24 hours each week helping out at the front desk as well as organize and lead fun activities for guests throughout the city.