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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.

Destinations Reopening Soon

HI San Diego Downtown


Steps from outdoor dining and downtown scene


Quirky touches like in-hostel art gallery, atrium, and indoor swings


Self-walking guides, local discounts, and equipment rental to enjoy in the San Diego sun

Go to San Diego Downtown

HI San Diego Point Loma


Private back yard with ping-pong table, fire pit, and hammock


Free surfboard, SUP, and boogie board rentals


Laid-back residential neighborhood to help you feel at home

Go to San Diego Point Loma

HI Boston


Renovated, eco-friendly historic building


Quiet work space for travelers working remote


Steps from Boston’s best coffee shops – ask our staff for their favorites!

Go to Boston

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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?

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.


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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