live Like Local
Nearly 50 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.
Check Out Top Destinations
HI New York City
Steps from Central Park and public transit
Fun outdoor patio for getting to know other travelers
Tips for finding the best pizza and free Statue of Liberty viewsGo to New York City
HI New Orleans
Historic building near the infamous French Quarter
Group tours to discover the city beyond beads and masks
Staff to point you to the best beignets and jazz clubsGo to New Orleans
HI Point Montara Lighthouse
Small coastal town near Half Moon Bay, CA
Peaceful retreat on the grounds of a lighthouse
Beautiful native plant gardens and private beach accessGo to Montara
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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 and educational programs in our communities, and cultural events for our overnight 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