Truckee, Lake Tahoe California Hostel Seeks Work / Trade + Pay

We are looking for general work/trade/pay help including front desk / reception / bartending / house keeping with possible minimal cooking snow shoveling and gardening.

- Lodging provided for work traders. Work traders should expect to commit to a minimum of 13 weeks. Once beyond work trade hours, we pay hourly.

We want people to stay with us who are interested in doing things and immersing themselves in the hostel, mountains and Truckee communities. We would like you to share your adventures with other guests to make them feel welcome and well oriented when they come to town. This is ideal if you are outgoing and customer service oriented.

It's imperative our workers are easy going, and very accepting of a social environment. Computer skills are necessary.

This is not the ideal space for heavy smokers, drinkers or partiers. We love to have parties, but aren't a party hostel. Please apply if only if you like being around people and sharing communal space.

Shifts range from 0 to 9 hours per day with up to 3 to 5 days / week. A 13 week minimum stay is preferred.

Helpers should come away from this experience with knowledge of operations of a hostel, additional computer skills, problem solving. If you already have some of this experience, even better!

We offer a private bunk in a shared dorm setting. Quarters are tight and there is very little private space. Bathrooms and showers are down the hall or on another floor. The hostel offers free wi-fi and use of all the facilities.

The Redlight is in downtown Truckee, California.Our guest accommodations are high quality with custom bunks in shared rooms. There are also private rooms and a studio suite. Communal amenities include a kitchen, dining room, movie room, sauna and a beer and ice cream bar/lounge also available to the public. The hostel is in downtown Truckee across from bars & music venues, restaurants, bus station and train station. Ski resorts Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Boreal are all within a 1/2 hour drive (buses also go to the resorts). Guests and volunteers staying here have the opportunity to take part in numerous winter snow sports and play in the mountains, as well as the river and Lake Tahoe in the summer.

During high season, we generally have longer term international guests and shorter term guests from the USA.

High season is from mid-December through March and July through September. During those times we concentrate on our guest experience. During the other months, we still run the hostel / lounge and work on art projects and improvements to anything that has to do with the overall feel of the place. We look forward to creating murals in the low season to come!



Work Trade/Exchange
Paid Hostel Staff
Hostel Manager


10101 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
Job first posted: 31 December 2017
Updated: 31 December 2017


Greeting / Helping Travelers (Concierge)
Hostel Cleaning / Housekeeping
Hostel Reception / Front Desk
Murals & Art

*This Hostel is willing to provide training