Now Hiring On-Site Supervisor for fresh new Santa Barbara hostel!

We're growing in 2023! Come join one of the most thriving hostel start-ups in California! We pride ourselves on providing our guests more than just a safe, comfortable, and clean place to rest their heads. At ITH we like to call it the Social Orgasm. We enhance their experience by providing multiple opportunities to interact with fellow guests via Daytime Adventure Activities, Nighttime Social Activities, and Complimentary Breakfast. We like to think of our supervisors as "Ultimate Hosts". Someone who can guide our guests through the ITH experience and ensure the days run smoothly.

Be that ultimate host to an amazing international hostel community. You will work on the Management team and ensure the operation is running up to excellent standards. This is a great entry-level opportunity if you want to pursue a job in hostel management. We're based out of San Diego but are working to open our freshly renovated (from the bare studs) Santa Barbara Surf Hostel in April! Our hostels are melting pots of culture, languages, and people.

You will be providing guests with a daily authentic local experience and insight into our neighborhood so everyone who visits your hostel is delighted. You'll also assist with the management and leadership of a team of up to 6 staff who are inspired to work for you and ultimately achieve the company’s long-term objectives of creating the best hostel in the world.

This is a live on-site position. You are compensated with a comfy bed in a dorm room and board in exchange for 24 hours per week. The first 24 hours per week are compensated through housing. Hours worked beyond that will be paid.

Skills Required:
Passion For Hosting Travelers
OCD Organized and Clean
Strong Communication Skills
Strong Work Ethic
Passion For Hostels
People Person

Come join us and wow us with your skills and energy! We can't wait to meet you as we expand further in 2023!



Work Trade/Exchange
Paid Hostel Staff
Hostel Manager


134 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Job first posted: 04 August 2016


Administrative Assistance
Email Communications
Event Planning / Hosting
Greeting / Helping Travelers (Concierge)
Hostel Cleaning / Housekeeping
Hostel Management
Hostel Reception / Front Desk
Social Media Marketing
Tour Guide

*This Hostel is willing to provide training