live Like Local
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
Historic building blocks from Central Park and subway
Beautiful private outdoor patio & garden for guests
Ask our friendly staff about their favorite neighborhood bakeries, pizzerias, and cafesGo to New York City
HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Private vacation rental units at the foot of a lighthouse
Excellent spot for whale watching and stargazing
Get the inside scoop on the best nearby beaches and hiking trailsGo to Pigeon Point
HI San Francisco Downtown
Stay in the heart of San Francisco
Updated bunks and comfy mattresses for a great night’s sleep
Self-guided neighborhood walking tours so you can explore at a safe distanceGo to San Francisco
Check out even more fun destinations.EXPLORE U.S. HOSTELS
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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.
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?
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.
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.Explore International Hostels