How does WP insurance work?

The goal of Worldpackers is to help everyone have transformative, safe, and stress-free experiences. So if anything doesn’t go as you agreed with your host, we’re here to help you with WP insurance!

What it is

With WP Insurance, if you have to leave an exchange early because something isn’t going as agreed on our site, our team will help you to find a new host to continue volunteering. Because this can take longer than we’d like, we can also reimburse you for nights of economy accommodation if necessary ;)

Types of coverage

Worldpackers Insurance

  • Worth up to US$49
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Available with the Trips plans

Extended Insurance

  • Worth up to US$199
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Available with the Pack plans

Prime Insurance

  • Worth up to US$399
  • 14 nights of accommodation
  • Available with the Pack Plus plans


WP Insurance is only valid for plans officially confirmed through our website during their official dates. So if a host pre-approves you, remember to confirm your trip to have an official agreement with them, as well as access to our insurance and support!

Check out the policy and terms

What thousands of Worldpackers are saying about it


I've noticed that people here at Worldpackers are really committed to the experience. With other sites (I learned from other volunteers) the service is merely communication between hosts and volunteers. Here at Worldpackers, an application is a commitment, and that makes you feel safer.


The most important thing is its safety and the security when and if something happens to go wrong during your trip.


Worldpackers offers different types of travel, so there’s something for everyone. I also like the idea of being able to talk to people before you book a trip, which gives you confidence that you can be safe while you travel.

How do we keep our community safe?

Our community has more than 9 years of history, more than 190,000 reviews exchanged, and hosts in more than 140 countries.

Verified and responsive hosts

Our team reviews each and every new host before approving them to join our community, and we keep an eye on them to guarantee their engagement and the quality of their exchanges.

Formal agreements

Confirm your trips and make a formal agreement with your host including dates, activities, hours, and benefits.

WP Insurance

If anything doesn’t go as you agreed to on our site, our team can help you to find a new host or reimburse you for accommodation in a hostel. Learn more.

Count on our support team

Here to help you before, during, and after your exchanges, 7 days a week in three languages.

Learn more about safety