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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 views

Go 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 clubs

Go 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 access

Go 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?

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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