What We Do

Hostelling is educational travel, local and global, using programs and hostels to facilitate interaction between travelers and community members, and to promote discovery of local cultures, the world and ourselves.

HI-USA exists to:

  • Promote global awareness … through a network of welcoming, comfortable, and affordable hostels that encourage exploration and nurture cross-cultural communication, and through programs that incorporate local culture principally.
  • Encourage educational travel … through information, activities, and services that facilitate safe, affordable, and culture-sensitive travel for all ages.
  • Interpret our environment … through activities that promote meaningful, low-impact travel using hostels, and focus on the conservation and interpretation of the built and natural environment.
  • Broaden community participation … through involvement of all members of the community in hostel travel, programs and volunteer participation.

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