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Amazing locations to call home across the USA. Unique local tours and activities to experience with new friends from around the world. Staff and volunteers with insider tips to share. No matter where you go, HI USA helps you live, like, local.

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HI New York City

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Historic building blocks from Central Park and subway

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Beautiful private outdoor patio & garden for guests

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Ask our friendly staff about their favorite neighborhood bakeries, pizzerias, and cafes

Go to New York City

HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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Private vacation rental units at the foot of a lighthouse

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Excellent spot for whale watching and stargazing

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Get the inside scoop on the best nearby beaches and hiking trails

Go to Pigeon Point

HI San Francisco Downtown

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Stay in the heart of San Francisco

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Updated bunks and comfy mattresses for a great night’s sleep

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Self-guided neighborhood walking tours so you can explore at a safe distance

Go to San Francisco

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What Makes HI USA Special

We’re more than just hostels: HI USA is a nonprofit organization on a mission to make cross-cultural experiences more accessible for all.

Here's what that means for you:

Your Stay Does Good

The money we raise through overnight stays and memberships goes back into our mission: think travel scholarships in communities, and educational programs and cultural events for our guests.

Scholarships

Your Donations Change Lives

Our donors help us provide life-changing experiences for young people around the world. Want to help us reach even more?

Make a Donation

Your Trip Stays Green

When it comes to sustainability, where you stay matters. Here’s how our hostels are making your travels more eco-friendly.

Sustainability

Make Connections Around the World

As part of Hostelling International, we make it easy for you to exchange cultures with travelers across the U.S. and the world. Check out our network of hostels in more than 80 countries—and learn just how much there is to discover.

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