• HI USA Named #1 Best HI Hostel Network 2015

    12 HI USA hostels earn awards during Hostelling International’s global competition

    Hostelling International USA (HI USA) has been named the #1 Best HI Hostel Network for 2015, out of 90 countries in the Hostelling International (HI) global network. This honor was announced during HI’s annual HI 5ives! awards competition, where 12 HI USA hostels also earned individual awards.

    More than 4,000 hostels around the world receive consideration for four awards: Best Hostel, Green Hostel, Friendliest Hostel, and Most Comfortable Hostel. Awards are given based on cumulative global guest ratings over a 12-month period. Highlights from the HI USA network include:

    HI USA’s #1 worldwide ranking is due to the collective performance of all 54 hostels in its national network. This year’s awards were announced at a special ceremony in Vienna, Austria. “HI USA hostels turn strangers into friends, bringing to life our purpose to create a more tolerant world,” says HI USA CEO Russ Hedge. “And our dedicated staff and volunteers truly set us apart.”

    Other HI USA hostels earning Top 20 recognition in one or more categories include: HI Boston HI Chicago, The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel HI Hyannis HI Nantucket HI Sacramento HI San Diego Point Loma HI San Francisco City Center HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf For more information, contact HI USA PR & Communications Manager Netanya Trimboli at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (240) 650-2104.