The hostel is quickly taking shape and will need resident stewards as it grows.  We would love to have your help and good energy as we shape the hostel into what it will become.  

We will typically have 4-6 primary staff members with an occasional temporary work exchange position. You must be 21 years of age or older to to work at the Hostel.  Want to know what a normal day at Lost River Hostel is like?  Click here.

Hostel staff typically stay for 90 days or less and so there are often openings for new staff members. We'll constantly be on the lookout. Current areas of desired expertise include General Maintenance and Construction, Electrician, Kitchen, and Garden. Experience may be nice, but isn't necessary.  Good energy and a willingness to collaborate are important above all.  Your availability should be between 30 and 90 days.  If you would like to be a part of our resident staff, please fill out the following application and we will get back in touch with you once we have reviewed it.

Resident Hostel Application


If you wish to come stay with us for a shorter period and work, we would be delighted to have your help.  Please let us know what skills you have that may be of use to us, and when you'd like to come.  Work trade will be limited to 1-3 days, and know that we work as hard as we play.  Send requests, availability, and your contact information to to place a request. 

Work traders may also be chosen by the management team in person on an as needed basis.



Typically, Hostel Managers will serve a 3-6 month term. If you would like to be considered for the position of manager, please complete the following application and return it to

Hostel Manager Application