Help out in a friendly hostel in South Lake Tahoe, USA

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United States

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    Last activity

    19/09/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Help in a friendly hostel in South Lake Tahoe! We are the one and only hostel in south Lake Tahoe, and we are looking for some truly outstanding people to join our team. We're running a pretty large operation here, with 52 dorm beds and 2 private rooms. Our guest service, high standards of cleanliness, and overall efficiency is what has earned us our 4 and 5 star reviews the whole six years we've been open.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a unique center for cultural exchange. We welcome workaway helpers and guests from all around the world. Lake Tahoe is a natural wonder with endless opportunities to explore and become involved in outdoor recreational activities. The culture in Tahoe changes dramatically throughout the year. While summer focuses mostly on lake sports/hiking, the lifestyle in the winter is built around skiing and snowboarding. Heavenly Mountain is located just a 2 minute walk from the hostel, and many guests/helpers will spend everyday carving up the slopes in the winter. We have a special place in the community, and many locals will hang out at the hostel. This provides guests/helpers with special insights into life in Tahoe that most tourists would not otherwise experience.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    ***Our hostel is looking for an Assistant Manager to start in the next 1-3 months, job details below. We are also still accepting Reception / Housekeeping staff for the winter season (updated: 08/07/2020)***

    We are looking for outgoing, hardworking, friendly, smiley, happy, funny, articulate, computer literate human (or alien) to join us! We want someone who will ask a stranger how their day was, offer recommendations of fun things to do, see a need, and then fill that need with a hardworking attitude while simultaneously having a fantastic energy when checking people in and out. We want to maintain our reputation as the fun, friendly hostel we are and our team is what makes that happen!

    ASSISTANT MANAGER DESCRIPTION:

    We are the one and only hostel in South Lake Tahoe, California, United States and we are looking for a truly outstanding assistant manager to join our team!!

    The assistant manager position involves a few different things including: working the front desk, helping the receptioists if they have problems, organizing the housekeepers with their daily duties, dealing with cancellations and refunds, counting money, performing basic bookkeeping, dealing with noise management/security, and basically ensuring the smooth running of daily operations. There will likely be some other work required of the assistant manager, you will be needed as an extra pair of hands and occasionally you may be called upon if the manager needs to leave for a short period. To thrive in this role you need to have a passion for hostels and for people, be well organized, have great problem solving skills, be efficient, hardworking, and have great initiative.

    The Job: 4 days a week, 2 to cover the managers days off and 2 days on the weekend

    Qualifications: Previous hostel experience is a must, management experience is preferred but not necessary for the right candidate, looking for a 1 year commitment

    Accommodation: In return for your work you will be given a private room in our hostel (1x queen bed, some dressers and drawers, a private bathroom), full use of all our amenities, plus financial compensation

    RECEPTION / HOUSEKEEPING DESCRIPTION:

    Helpers help us with both cleaning and reception - duties will change based on the season. When we are busiest (winter and summer) we ask a bit more of all our helpers, so please do not apply unless you know you've got what it takes!! What do we offer in return? The best working and living environment imaginable! We do lots of fun things together, you'll laugh more than you ever thought possible, and you'll meet some of the coolest people ever. Compensation includes accommodation and wage, which will be determined based on position, experience, and time committed.... if you'd like to have more details please reach out so that we can figure out more specifics. Either way, compensation is always compliant with U.S. labor laws.

    So, if you are interested in joining us in beautiful Lake Tahoe and are willing to commit to at least 2 months, send us a message!

    Happy Travels!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Helpers stay in shared rooms, at least two people per room, each with its own bathroom. All of the beds for the helpers have privacy curtains. There is also a full kitchen available at the hostel, free laundry, and a computer room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are some amazing activities to do here in Tahoe, and plenty of seasonal jobs available at Ski resorts, summer tourist activities, and local restaurants. During the winter months, a keen interest in snow sports would definitely help the time pass! During the summer/ spring months, your only problem will be not having enough time to do everything this place has to offer (as long as you like outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming etc).
    Many of our volunteers find it limiting not having a vehicle here, having a car would help you to get out and explore the area more, but it is definitely not necessary! There are always friends to be made that can help you with rides :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Average 20 hours per week

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