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Hostel Los Ángeles, United States

19 reviews19

Help us at photographing our hostel!

Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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The Experience

We need an experienced professional photographer and video maker to update photos and videos on our website and social media. You will be in charged of taking pictures of the hostel and the surroundings places to visit. Please send us samples of your work and come to enjoy the beach in California!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

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19 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

2 Practicing English

1 Creating true social impact

1 Developing social awareness

1 Get in touch with nature



The hostel is located right on Hermosa Beach pier, so if you're just looking to hang out and enjoy the beach and bar scene then this could be the perfect place for you.

Tasks themselves are very easy and Angelica always gives you 2-3 days off a week if you request in advance.

If you want quality surf (this beach had mostly closeouts and the water is ice cold!) or to explore LA and it's surroundings (without a car), then this isn't a great location. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica/Venice are all approx. 2 hours away by bus.

8 months ago



My goal to improve my language has been reached. I had a real great experience in a friendly atmosphere, with mutual respect for everyone. My painting activity was basic and only required to be careful and rigorous.

8 months ago

United States


Surf City Hostel is a literal oasis situated just outside the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Here you will find a small-town community filled with the peace, ease, and serenity of a beach town…not to mention the relative proximity to everything L.A. & Hollywood has to offer.

An incredibly big ‘Thank You’ to Angelica. She has created a work schedule that allows you to get some personal time each and every day, despite having two off days. The tasks she’s put together are not difficult; they simply require a sense of efficiency and a keen eye on the details.

8 months ago



I had an amazing experience in Surf City Hostel, probably was the best time in California.
I made a ton of friends there and I feel really glad to volunteer with an amazing volunteer group.
I would like to say thank you to Angelica, for training, for all support and always help us with anything. I just felt like I was at home.
The tasks are not difficult, and all are very well organized and clear. They definitively want to be sure that you're having a good time.
I highly recommend this place. I will be back, for sure!!
Wish all the best.
Welisson Rodrigues

9 months ago



Hermosa Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches here, the sidewalk is very cool and always busy, the pier is also beautiful and is very close to the hostel, the location of this hostel is amazing. The hostel is really cool, Angelica and Marcela are sweet and they do everything to make us feel good. Thanks for everything.

10 months ago

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