Quality Standards

All HI-USA hostels exceed IYHF international quality standards that assure a consistent level of services and facilities wherever you stay.

  • Welcome – hostels are open to all. Many hostels are open all day.
  • Comfort – a good night’s sleep and sufficient washing/shower facilities. Self-service kitchens are always available.
  • Cleanliness – the highest standards of hygiene.
  • Security – for you and your possessions.
  • Privacy – in showers, washing areas and bathroom facilities. Most hostels provide single sex dormitories, although if requested a mixed gender dormitory may be offered to people traveling together.

Standards are monitored by IYHF and HI-USA through comment cards completed by guests after their hostel stay and by annual on-site inspections performed by HI-USA’s full time hostel evaluators.

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