Travel is one of the best things you can do to enrich and shake up your life. And, let’s be honest: it can do the same for your Instagram feed. But at HI USA, we know you’re not just snapping photos for your followers: you’re capturing your own travel memories. So, we’re letting you in on eight of the most Instagrammable spots in our hostels across the country. Snap your pics here and we can pretty much guarantee the photo memories will turn out just as beautiful as the experiences themselves.
HI NYC hostel’s back patio is the largest private greenspace in Manhattan, and it’ll add a pop of color to your photos any time of day. On spring and summer mornings, it’s paradise in bloom; by night, it’s got mood-setting rainbow fairy lights draped over green trees and expanses of red brick.
Swanky, cozy, and boasting loads of exposed brick, HI Richmond hostel’s guest lounge is the ultimate place to curl up with a good book or meet some new friends over a game of pool. And the giant letters spelling out “RICHMOND” make the perfect backdrop for only-in-RVA snaps.
A custom neon sign in HI Chicago hostel’s guest lounge takes travel quotes to the next level, and it can do the same for your vacation photos.
HI San Francisco City Center hostel is known for its moody, mystical décor, which highlights the work of local artists. Hyper local, in fact: much of the art that covers every inch of this space was created by hostel staff. Take your pick of the hostel’s many gallery walls for a unique shot.
It’s no surprise that the main attraction at HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse hostel is the 116-foot-tall lighthouse right on the hostel grounds. Bonus points if you’re lucky enough to snap it underneath a rainbow!
HI San Diego Downtown hostel makes waiting to check in fun with its indoor lobby swings. Grab a photo here and let your inner child shine!
A photo from HI Baltimore hostel’s guest lounge, complete with high ceilings, an ornate fireplace, and a baby grand piano, will class up any Instagram feed in a flash.
Where are you staying in Sacramento? Oh, no big deal: just in a Victorian mansion. HI Sacramento hostel’s got one of the fanciest guest lounges you’ll ever see, and it makes for beautiful photos (with or without the resident skeleton, Eddie, who makes special appearances for holidays).