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 Martha’s Vineyard - #1 Friendliest, #2 Most Comfortable, #2 Best Hostel
- HI Phoenix - #1 Most Comfortable Hostel
- HI Portland Hawthorne - #1 Green Hostel
- HI Truro - #2 Green Hostel
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.”