Outdoor adventure, community, and craft beer at our hostel in Bend, Oregon, USA


United States


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    Hello, Workawayers!

    If you're interested in visiting Bend, Oregon, then your experience starts with us. The New York Times rates Bend as a top global destination for "great outdoors" and "craft brewing". Outdoor activities include hiking and climbing at Smith Rock and biking and skiing at Mt. Bachelor, among others. You'll also have a chance to tour dozens of micro-breweries.

    The town of Bend is only 3.5 hours from Portland, Oregon, and only about 2.0 hours from Crater Lake National Park, and our historic house is only 2.5 blocks from downtown. Our goal is to provide an affordable, interactive experience for the adventure traveler, and we're looking forward to meeting others with the same interests and passions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Your Workaway cultural exchange will allow you meet people from across the globe. You will learn business operations, customer service, and housekeeping. You will also have an opportunity to learn and practice the English language.

  • 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.

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    Our hostel in Bend, Oregon, is always looking for (1) FRONT DESK and (2) HOUSEKEEPING & NIGHT WATCH. Our positions are for age 21+. When sending us a message please tell us WHICH POSITION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.

    The hostel operates with a general manager, assistant manager(s), a bar manager, 8 staff, and 2-3 bartenders. You will be invited to weekly activities (happy hours, potlucks, live entertainment), staff meetings, and monthly staff outings.

    While the atmosphere is social and laid-back, you’ll be expected to be respectful, honest, timely, and thorough. You will learn about Bend and the surrounding area and educate guests on the top attractions, events, and activities.


    We are the newest and ONLY community lodging experience for the adventure traveler. 2.5 blocks from downtown Bend, Oregon.

    Our mission is to create connections between traveling and local adventure communities over food, beer, and events.

    We offer food and beverage carts, a sauna bath house, hammocks, igloos, firepits, a gazebo, and live entertainment every weekend.



    Front Desk Staff

    create and cancel reservations
    process payments and refunds
    check guests in and out
    respond to emails and reviews
    take phone calls
    answer guest questions
    resolve guest concerns
    clean and prepare bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas
    strip and make beds
    clean and store linens and towels


    Housekeeping & Night Watch Staff

    clean and prepare bedrooms, bathrooms, and common areas
    strip and make beds
    clean and store linens and towels
    night watch
    enforce quiet hours

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will receive a private bunk bed (with power and WiFi) in a shared bedroom, your own wardrobe and drawer space, fridge and freezer space, free laundry, free light breakfast (including waffle/pancake mix, eggs, bread, coffee/tea/juice/cocoa/milk), furnished community kitchen use, a free beer every shift, discounts on our food and beverage carts, and discounts on lodging at partner hostels.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Those flying into the Portland international airport can rent a car and arrive in Bend in about 3.5 hours or you can take a bus on Central Oregon Breeze (takes about 4.0 hours) or US Amtrak (takes about 5.0 hours).

    Those flying into the Roberts Field regional airport can take the HighDesert POINT shuttle and arrive in Bend in about 0.5 hours, or feel free to downtown apps for either Uber or Lyft.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes. We prioritize strong, property-wide internet and host multiple shared workspaces.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes. We can host van-lifers day and night if vehicles are under 24 feet long but we do not provide hook-ups.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    21 hours per week

Host ref number: 629924523728