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


United States

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  • 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, standards of cleanliness, and great vibes have earned us consistently high reviews since we first opened!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    We are looking for outgoing, hardworking, friendly, smiley, happy, funny, articulate, computer literate humans (or aliens) 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!


    Helpers help us with both cleaning and reception - duties will change based on the season. We are seeking young travelers from all walks of life to join our team. Our goal is to facilitate a special, one-of-a-kind experience for our team members by playing to their individual talents, passions, and interests. How will you leave your mark on the hostel? In return, we provide an amazing working and living environment in one of the most beautiful resort areas in America! As a team, we do lots of fun things together. You'll laugh more than you ever thought possible, and you'll meet great people from all around the world. We provide shared as well as private accommodations for our staff. Compensation is compliant with US labor laws (valid work visa required) and commensurate with experience, time commitment, and the nature of the position/expectations.

    Positions start at $15/hour (California minimum wage) with opportunities for promotions, raises, and bonuses based on performance.

    So, if you are interested in joining us in beautiful Lake Tahoe and are willing to commit to approximately 3 months, send us a message!

    Happy Travels!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • 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 opportunities 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). A vehicle would help you get around and explore the area, but is definitely not necessary! We are in a very central location- walking distance from the lake, Heavenly ski resort, grocery store, pharmacy, shops, and restaurants. There is also a very convenient shuttle that connects our neighborhood with the airport in Reno, NV.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Average 18 hours per week

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Host ref number: 134726649862