Whether it’s eating sustainably, shopping local, or respecting the great outdoors, there are tons of ways eco-conscious travelers can go green while they’re on the road. And at HI USA, we believe it’s just as important to tread lightly on the planet as it is to travel around it, so we’re here to help! Check out some of the ways our hostels big and small are reducing their footprints across the country below. And be sure to check out our sustainability page for green travel itineraries, eco-conscious travel inspiration, and more!
This hostel eats local and sustainable as often as possible, and helps guests do the same!
If you’re looking for a great place to stock up on local ingredients (and gifts!)—definitely check out @bostonpublicmarket. BPM is less than 15 minutes via train and 20 on foot -and they have both ready-to-eat and ingredients to cook your own meals. With Earth Day this Saturday (April 22), now is the time to focus on local and sustainable food options!
The backyard garden at this urban oasis is just one of the ways our largest hostel goes green.
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This hostel in California’s sunny state capitol loves bicycles so much, they rent them to guests on site and host a regular bike-in movie nights throughout the summer.
Today is a perfect day for biking! As our most days in our fine city! Did you know we have bike rentals for guests? Come by the front desk and ask about our favorite places to bike! #hostellinginternational #sacramentohostel #mayisbikemonth #downtownsacramento #sacbike #bike916 #midtownsacramento #exploresac
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The hostel cafe serves local bagels at breakfast, and turns the leftovers into homemade croutons for their awesome salads.
Staff at this cozy Virginia hostel are always ready to give guests the best ideas for local outdoor adventures.
Here’s some weekday wildlife for you! Do you know which majestic bird, native to Virginia, this is? . . . #HIRichmond #HIUSA #richmondva #VisitRichmond #RVA #LoveVA #TheRichmondExperience #HIRVA #travelgram #hostellife #exploreVirginia #jamesriver #jamesriverparksystem
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This hostel’s surrounded by nature, so it’s no surprise the staff takes Earth Day seriously!