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  • Pack Your Impact in San Francisco

    Travel comes with the reward of self-discovery made possible by the thirst to dive in, dig in, and let go. But that’s only part of it. Your travels also impact the people and places around you, maybe even for long after you’re gone. The challenge is, how can you make an even stronger impact, while ...

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  • A Local Guide to the Best of Monterey

    Welcome to Monterey, home of the magnificent Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and a John Steinbeck novel or two. As any astute traveler knows, the best way to really experience what a place has to offer is to go exploring by foot. From your base at HI Monterey hostel, you can cover many of ...

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  • Hostel for the Holidays with HI NYC

    New York City is a truly magical place to spend the holiday season. If you’re planning to come and take in the festivities, why not do it with new friends at HI NYC? Fill your New York visit with merry days and joyous nights with our special holiday programming, free with every HI NYC stay. ...

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  • Our Favorite Things To Do During Fall in Madison

    Fall is a great time to visit Madison. Our farmers markets are exploding with late season produce, the cool, crisp air makes biking around town truly invigorating, and our favorite team, the University of Wisconsin Badgers, take the field. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do during fall ...

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  • Water the Gardens by Washing Laundry

    VOTE NOW! The beautiful landscapes at HI Point Montara are simply breathtaking, and attract thousands of guests and community members each year. But they are at risk. Climate change has thrown California into prolonged extreme drought. HI USA is committed to keeping beautiful spaces like HI ...

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  • HI Houston Recommends: Museum District

    Houston’s Museum District contains an impressive 20 museums, galleries, cultural centers and community organizations, 11 of which are always free which is great for budget conscious travelers. From the unique Health Museum to the impressive collection of contemporary photography at the Houston Center ...

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  • Get to know our Explore The World Scholarship recipients: Part 2

    On Thursday, September 15, HI Richmond celebrated its one year anniversary, and presented the Richmond Explore the World Scholarships to the winners. If you missed the celebration, check our Facebook page to see a photo album of the evening! Last month we spoke with two of Richmond’s Explore the ...

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  • October Highlights: Richmond

    HI Richmond is excited to play host to some exciting events this month! As part of artoberVA we are inviting some creative changemakers in to our space! artoberVA is a month-long celebration of arts and culture held each year in October, in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities month. The ...

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  • Things To Do In Chicago: Fall

    As summer winds down and we cruise into fall here at the HI Chicago hostel, we look forward to a break in the humidity and cool, crisp air. It’s a great time to be in Chicago and we have a few suggestions for how to make the most of it. Fall Colors in Lincoln Park – 2001 N Clark St (Lincoln ...

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  • Ruby Recommends: Introducing Ruby

    Hi Travelers, I’m Ruby! I’m a Chicago native and the unofficial mascot of the awesome HI Chicago hostel. After telling my friends at HI Chicago about all my favorite places in the city, they suggested I share my top picks with you. You may be wondering why you should take travel advice from a ...

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  • October 7-9: 12th Annual Richmond Folk Festival

    Photo courtesy of Richmond Folk Festival Venture Richmond and the National Council for the Traditional Arts will be hosting the 12th Annual Richmond Folk Festival the weekend of October 7-9. This free, three day event will take place on and around Brown’s Island, just a few blocks from HI ...

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  • Get to know our Explore the World Scholarship recipients

    At HI USA we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it, so we’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients of the scholarship receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip as long as they have an educational or service ...

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  • How to Visit LA on a Budget and Without a Car

    When my sister and I arrived at HI Los Angeles Santa Monica hostel for a quick SoCal vacation, we had two rules: no cars, and no budget splurges. Despite our posh surroundings in Santa Monica and LA’s well known car culture, we were determined to keep our feet on the ground and spare our credit cards ...

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  • Support HI USA in Southern California While You Shop for Groceries

    Ralph’s grocery chain offers shoppers an opportunity to raise money for non-profit organizations through participation in the Community Contribution Program. Hostelling International USA Southern California is a member of the Community Contribution Program. Proceeds we receive through the program help ...

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  • 11 Tips for Traveling Solo

    Traveling solo is something everyone should do at least once. It’s a wonderful way to immerse yourself in a different culture while also finding out about your true self as you navigate through new environments and experiences. Traveling alone can also seem like a scary experience if you have ...

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  • HI Houston Recommends: East Downtown

    Many people think that Houston is all cowboys, rodeos and oil barons. While we do have our share of those things, we’re also an incredibly diverse city full of people from different cultures and backgrounds. From food and music to art and architecture, Houston brings together global influences and ...

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  • Travel Tips: Planning a Trip to San Francisco

    Every city and town around the world has its own little quirks and characteristics that make it interesting, and the reason we travel is to experience these differences and take a little piece of them with us when we move on to the next destination. When you stay at our HI San Francisco hostels, ...

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  • Dorm Tips and Hostel Etiquette

    Staying at a HI USA hostel can be a life-changing experience: it’s where you interact with people and learn about cultures from all over the world, make lifelong friends and memories, and fall in love with a city that you’ve gotten to know while travelling the world. Staying in a hostel can also ...

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  • HI Los Angeles Santa Monica Adds New Rooms

    ​HI Los Angeles Santa Monica hostel has expanded with three new rooms, just in time to welcome summer travelers to sunny Southern California. The hostel now features a new 6-bed male dorm, a new 4-bed female dorm, and a private “executive suite” sleeping up to 3 people. All of the new ...

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  • How Your Stay at HI USA Does Good

    Our mission. HI USA takes travel seriously. So seriously in fact that along with offering enlightening hostelling experiences across America, our non-profit organization is also dedicated to spreading the joy of seeing the world. That’s why we run several signature programs for guests at our ...

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  • Light Rail Now Connects HI Los Angeles Santa Monica to Downtown LA

    Visitors to Los Angeles can now go from the bustle of downtown LA to the beaches of Santa Monica without braving the LA’s famous traffic! The city’s Expo light rail, connecting downtown LA and downtown Santa Monica, is now open, giving travelers and locals alike a quick and affordable option for ...

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  • Three Cool Things to Do Within Walking Distance of Fort Mason

    A stay at HI San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf means you’ve got everything at your fingertips. Being in the historic Fort Mason, a former military post, means that travelers have access to a wealth of museums and eateries, as well as stunning views of the San Francisco Bay on one side, and the sprawl ...

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  • Marc Edward’s Guide to Sacramento

    Marc Edwards: GM at HI Sacramento Hostel There’s a lot to love about California’s capital city. Especially if you ask Marc Edwards, general manager at HI Sacramento hostel, who’s lived in four major cities including San Francisco and Washington D.C. Apart from being rich in history as a ...

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  • June 4 & 5: Letterbox Wisconsin: A Travel Hobby Series

    ​ Letterbox Wisconsin: A Travel Hobby Series Saturday, June 4, 2016: Intro Class & Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. HI Madison – 141 South Butler Street, Madison, WI Sunday, June 5: Carving Event & Find 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Governor Nelson State Park - 5140 Co ...

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  • Tips for Women Traveling Solo

    Alicia Flores in Valparíso, Chile in the beautiful city-sector of Cerro Alegre. Nothing should stop someone from seeing the world, especially being a woman! I am here to demystify the notion that a woman traveling alone is an unsafe, foolish, or a radical idea. From traveling solo in Europe to ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Michelle McDade

    I was a late bloomer by many travelers’ standards. At the age of 26, I had enough of my life in Brooklyn and set out on a trip to…somewhere. That trip landed me in Jackson Square, New Orleans. I fell in love with the city, music, food, excitement, and culture. I knew I wanted to stay longer than a ...

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  • The Best Places to Travel Alone

    Oh, the places you will go! So you’ve decided that you’ll be travelling alone, and now the question is, where to? There are many things to consider when visiting a new place on your own, like how easy is it to get around? How safe will it be? Will it be easy to talk to and interact with other ...

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  • 4 Types of People You’re Likely To Meet at HI USA Hostels

    One of the best things about staying at a HI USA hostel is the fact that you get to meet and interact with people you may not have paid much mind to out in the ”real world”. You just never know who you might befriend while hanging out in the hostel common room, or while you’re out on one of the ...

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  • 3 Places to See Wildfowers Near HI USA Hostels

    Whether you’re used to warmer climates or quite content in the cold, there’s no denying that spring is a pretty wonderful time of the year. All the life that seems to have been hiding within the earth emerges, and the world seems to become a more colorful, brighter, livelier place. If you happen ...

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  • April 28: Hostel Happy Hour: Adult Coloring Party & Pot Luck

    Join us for a night while we play with colored pencils and nosh potluck style! - Adult coloring books and coloring supplies provided - Potluck: bring a dish or donation. We do have a full service kitchen if you would like to prep anything on site. - BYOB… or wine of course! Thursday, ...

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  • Hostel Takeover’s Impressive Return to HI San Diego Downtown

    The Hostel Takeover Art Show is back and in full effect! Over 180 local community members attended this event at HI San Diego Downtown in January after its return from a 2 year hiatus. Prior to the hiatus, this hostel had been hosting Hostel Takeover for almost 3 years, starting in February, 2010. ...

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  • HI Chicago: An Exciting Urban Getaway

    Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, HI Chicago, the J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel, is the perfect place for an urban getaway! Take a stroll down the Magnificent Mile to experience world-class shopping & restaurants, visit the Art Institute of Chicago (recently voted the best museum ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Will Kasparian

    In 2013, the seed of travel was planted inside my head. For the longest time I wanted to study abroad and dive into different cultures. After months of researching I decided it would be a more incredible experience to see more than one country. That was the best decision I would ever make in my life. ...

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  • How To Do Portland on the Cheap

    Downtown Portland For those of us with the incurable thirst for travel and the never-satisfied itch for new adventures and new people-meeting, we know that sometimes not even those moths flying out of our empty wallets can prevent us from hitting the road. Fortunately, a stay at an HI USA hostel ...

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  • 5 Reasons to Spend Earth Hour and Earth Day at HI Point Montara

    One thing that all HI USA hostels have in common is that they strive to be good to the Earth and minimize the impact that traveling may have on the environment. From HI Boston in the East all the way to HI Point Montara on the West Coast, our hostels try to be as sustainable and green as possible, ...

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  • Coffee with Strangers RVA Visits HI Richmond

    Hostellers, before heading over to HI Richmond, plan your adventure by checking out the Coffee with Strangers RVA podcast. They interview an exciting and influential Richmonder every week and give you great tips on places to shop visit and eat while in the River City! ...

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  • Monterey: A Mini Music Capital

    Sitting between the two pop-culture powerhouse cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Monterey might not stand out as a pioneer town for anything except gorgeous beaches and laid-back living. But in truth, this is a town of firsts: it has California’s first state historic monument, it was where ...

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  • HI Richmond Featured in the Washington Post!

    Big names are starting to fall in love with HI Richmond! Check out what the Washington Post had to say about our new and trendy Richmond hostel: “Richmond has always been a bit rough around the edges —and proudly so. It’s no surprise, then, that the often-elegant city is also a haven for ...

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  • Artists in Residence: Jeff at HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse

    Pigeon Point Lighthouse at Sunset From National Park land to downtown streetscapes, hillside perches to coastal lighthouses, HI USA hostels are located in some of the most beautiful settings Northern California has to offer. So perhaps it’s not surprising that so many staff members across our ...

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  • Women in Travel Summit (WITS) Announces WITS ‘16

    WITS by Wanderful will host 500 female travel bloggers in Irvine, CA in March, 2016 Wanderful - an international community and online resource for adventurous, independent, globally minded female travelers - has announced the third annual Women in Travel Summit (WITS), will take place at the ...

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  • WE HEART HI SANTA MONICA: Meeting the Challenge

    SM H.E.A.R.T. CAMPAIGN: Hostel Endowment And Resources for Travelers HI Santa Monica celebrated its 25th Anniversary on October 10, 2015 by thanking our donors, volunteers, staff, leaders, community members, and partners for their continued loyalty and support and kicked off the future facing SM ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Joanne Lam

    Why do I hostel? A question that I have to answer to on a regular basis, and yet, I still struggle to come up with a one liner. And that’s because there are so many reasons to why I hostel it’s hard to pinpoint just one. I hostel because of the unexpected encounters. I hostel to make new friends, ...

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  • 5 Ways to Get Arty in Point Reyes

    The Point Reyes National Seashore is known as a refuge for those who are looking to escape the chaos and calamity of everyday life. Within the expanse of the park, you get the serenity of green trees and shrubs on the hills and the calming magic of the ocean that stretches out forever, so a stay at HI ...

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  • When Did You Fall in Love with Hostelling?

    Dear Hostels, We love you. childhood memories bring exchange students from far and wide that stayed with us and others and brought the word ‘hostel’ to me and dreams of train trips to Europe and Japan to my sisters. We threw parties that threw open the gates opening our ...

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  • Student Leaders From 3 Countries Give Back at HI Marin Headlands

    The communal kitchen at HI Marin Headlands hummed with the sounds of breakfast preparation and lively conversation early on a Saturday morning. Hostel guests visiting for the weekend mingled with teenagers from the Global Student Embassy, who were staying as part of HI USA’s Great Hostel Give Back ...

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  • Taking On the Hills of San Francisco

    If there’s one thing that there’s an abundance of in San Francisco, it’s hills. And usually, when folks are getting around the city by foot or by bike they do their best to avoid the thigh-busting streets and lanes. But on the Hills of San Francisco walking tour, which starts from HI San Francisco ...

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  • Our Seal Friends Adopted from the Marine Mammal Center

    You know how when you see a cute baby seal in pictures or in real life you wish you could just pick it up and take it home? Since you can’t actually do that, we did the next best thing, which was to adopt two young Pacific Harbor seals from the Marine Mammal Center. This haven for oceanic ...

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  • Not Just a Hostel: HI Phoenix Is Leading the Way As a Cultural Hub

    There is a lot on the forefront here at HI Phoenix! In our busiest season yet, we’ve proudly taken our hostel to new levels. Winter is an excellent time to visit the city; with a bustling downtown scene and access to incredible hikes and scenic drives, the desert is well-worth the experience. In ...

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  • HI DC: Peaceful and Patriotic

    Nestled in the heart of our capitol, HI DC is literally blocks from Metro Center and Chinatown and just a short minute walk to the National Monument and White House. The hostel has 250 beds and rises up eight floors. Its most popular hangout spots – the outdoor patio in spring months and large ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Joelle Dent

    I was 14 years old the first time I stayed at a hostel. I was with my youth group, en-route to do service work in Maine when we stayed at HI Boston for the night. Before we got there, I remember we were all a bit skeptical - after all, we had no idea what a hostel would be like. It turned out, of ...

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  • Stay at HI Sacramento, Learn Something New

    One of the many perks of traveling is that, even when you’re not really trying, you’re expanding your mind. You’re figuring out how to navigate unfamiliar territory, you’re learning about different cultures and customs, and you’re discovering things about yourself that you might not have ...

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  • Off the Beaten Path Bucket List

    Choose the road less travelled. If you’re the type of traveler who likes to go to new places so that you can get a better understanding of the people and the culture that makes the essence of a city, then you’re not likely to turn to oft-visited websites and guide books for suggestions of ...

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  • Do California from HI Point Montara and HI Pigeon Point

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re the kind of traveler who has to plan every step of the journey or the go-with-the-flow-type: when you’re a visiting a new city there are certain things that you have to see or do because they are unique to that place. When in New York, you can’t miss Central ...

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  • 10 Travel Resolutions For the New Year

    As another year comes to an end, we all start thinking about the 12 months ahead and how we can try make them a little better than the ones before. And if your resolutions for the coming year include more travel, we’ve got some suggestions you can take on the road. So, never mind about eating less ...

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  • APAP World Music Showcase Kicks Off at HI New York City

    APAP is a world music industry conference, where musicians, agents, publicists and other music industry influencers from all over the world come together to share knowledge and make professional connections. The actual conference is being held at the Hilton starting on January 15, but HI New York City ...

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  • HI NYC Launches New Educational Programs

    HI NYC is excited to expand our community outreach by rolling out some exciting new cross-cultural educational programming to engage local youth. Our three main programs are Study Abroad 101, Cultural Kitchen and Community Expressions. Study Abroad 101 is a workshop that educates community college ...

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  • Bikes and Beer: Portland’s Way of Life

    Saying that Portland is a bike-friendly town is about as obvious as saying that hostellers like free food. Accordingly, the city has more bicycle shops than you can shake a handlebar at where the droves of two-wheeled commuters get their fixies fixed and their tires trued. And what do Portlanders do ...

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  • Navigating the Return: Lessons from Abroad in the Southwest Region

    Get excited - the Lessons from Abroad (LFA) Returnee Conference in both the Rocky Mountain Region and San Diego Region are coming up in just a few short months. LFA is an event chock-full of info on international job opportunities, details on graduate schools abroad, and professional-development ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Sue Schaffner

    After years of being a tourist, I became a traveler at the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station. It was not that I had not been on family vacations or taken a train to a new destination. I had even spent the past six months living on a kibbutz in Israel, touring the Holy Land, with a jaunt down to Egypt. It ...

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  • HI Austin: Sustainably Relaxing

    HI Austin rests in a city park on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, providing a peaceful setting only minutes from downtown Austin. In our recently renovated hostel, guests are just minutes away from bus lines, the 10-mile Butler Hike and Bike Trail, music festivals, as well as local bars and restaurants. ...

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  • Make Food, Make Friends at HI Sacramento

    There’s something about the fall time that makes sharing a meal around a table seem extra enticing – maybe because it’s Thanksgiving season in the US, or perhaps it’s just because the colder weather calls for hearty food and cozy conversations. If you’re traveling, it might be a little ...

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  • Stay at a Hostel, Brighten the World

    At HI USA, we believe hostelling can be a real force for good, and as more and more people are opening their eyes to the joys of travel, this form of social, budget-friendly accommodation is fast becoming the popular choice for young and old who are looking to explore the United States and beyond. ...

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  • 9 Famous Addresses to Visit in San Francisco

    Sometimes, while you’re staying at a hostel, you’ll find it a little challenging to connect with your fellow travelers beyond the usual “where are you from?” conversation – maybe the language barrier is particularly strong or it’s extra difficult to find the flooring for common ground. That ...

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  • Reflections on Paris: Words from Our CEO and Travel Scholar

    In the few weeks following attacks in Paris, Nigeria, Beirut, Mali, and several other cities and countries across the globe, we still reflect on the actions of those perpetrators, and mourn the lives of those lost. Paris was particularly meaningful to our CEO Russ Hedge, as HI USA had just participated ...

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  • #GivingTuesday with HI USA

    We’ve given thanks, gone through Black Friday, supported Small Business Saturday, and found great deals on Cyber Monday. Now, we enter the season of giving with #GivingTuesday, a day across the globe we give back to our favorite causes and charities. HI USA provides several opportunities to ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Erin Hamant

    For me, it’s those unexpected moments. I plan a trip and set off but I can never guess when or how new strangers will become my friends. It’s walking down a hostel hallway, striking up a conversation, and my new mates join me for dinner. It’s realizing I’m growing as a person. When someone ...

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  • Get Your Fall Digital Detox in Point Reyes

    Beach view Summer is officially over: you’ve spent the months liking and sharing on Facebook, hitting reply-all and taking endless calls, and now you’re gearing up for winter festivities and the kind of chaos that the holidays bring. But before you go back to the office or enter another season ...

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  • Holiday Spirit on Two Wheels

    Beginning the day after the Christmas holiday, 100 cyclists will make their way from San Diego to Palm Desert and back again, winding through the mountains, valleys, deserts and coastline of Southern California. Participants in the HI San Diego Christmas Bicycle Trip, in its 59th year, ride over 400 ...

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  • A Guide to San Francisco: 6 Insider Tips from Locals

    Enjoying the San Francisco view One of the reasons we choose to stay at hostels is that we are looking for experiences that are off the beaten path. Sure, when visiting a city like San Francisco, it’s basically mandatory to see as many of the major sights as you can, but as any traveler will ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Sean Anderson

    In 1996, I made my first solo trip to Europe, specifically to Spain. I stayed at hostels because they were economical. During my first hostel experience, I learned there was another benefit too – social. By travelling solo and staying at hostels, I was not alone. There were other travellers with the ...

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  • Featured Traveler: David from London

    The only thing better than getting to know a new city when you’re travelling is getting to know your fellow wanderers and the different places they are from. The absolute best part, though, is discovering that despite whatever differences you may have – language, fashion sense, or taste in music – ...

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  • Lakeside 2 Steppin is Back on November 20!

    Join us for another night of 2 steppin’ in Peace Point Park on Lady Bird Lake! Dance the night away on our outdoor dance floor to wonderful live music by Ben Rodgers and a free 2 step dance lesson from esteemed instructor, Campbell Miller. Plenty of free street parking. BuzzMill is close by if you are ...

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  • Three Reasons Every Hosteller Should Visit Haight Street

    San Francisco is a city of iconic bucket list-worthy things to see and do, from biking across the marvel that is the Golden Gate Bridge, to cruising the hilly streets in one of our city’s famed cable cars. But there’s somewhere that’s a definite must visit for the hostel traveller and ...

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  • Lakeside 2 Steppin This Friday!

    Join us for a night of 2 steppin’ in Peace Point Park on Lady Bird Lake! Dance the night away on our outdoor dance floor to wonderful live music by Ben Rodgers and a free 2 step dance lesson from esteemed instructor, Campbell Miller. Plenty of free street parking. BuzzMill is close by if you are ...

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  • HI DC’s 5th Annual Peace Conference: Connected, Yet Disconnected

    By Amana Bawa (HI DC’s Peace Conference Committee Member) On a rainy Saturday morning in mid –September 2015, over 100 culturally diverse college students and young professionals gathered at the Washington Center to engage in Hostelling International Washington, DC (HI DC)’s 5th Annual Peace ...

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  • Get a Taste of Student Life in NYC

    Did you know that New York City hosts over 500,000 full-time college students every year? New York is home to 110 colleges and universities, including New York University, Columbia University and many more. The student experience of New York is an exciting one full of coffee shops, neighborhoods, unique ...

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  • Vagabrothers: Traveling with an Open Mind

    Marko Ayling was the keynote speaker for the 2015 HI San Diego Peacebuilding Conference. Marko produces and co-hosts the YouTube travel show, Vagabrothers, with his brother Alex. As a kid, Marko dreamed of being an ambassador. He studied international relations and economics at UCLA and interned at the ...

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  • MeetUp, Travel, Fort Collins

    Have you returned home after your travels and felt something was missing? Often times, we miss that interaction with others who share our passion and understand our experiences. Here at HI USA, we are always finding ways to bring together passionate travelers in our communities. One of the best ways to ...

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  • Why We Hostel: Ann Hammond

    My first hostelling experience was 52 years ago. I loved it then, and I love it even more today! In the summer of 1963, at 14 years old, I was the youngest of 10 young women (the leader, the oldest, was 21) from the northeast that went on a 6-week AYH-sponsored cycling trip. We began in Philadelphia, ...

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  • Which Park Will You Pick?

    New York is often referred to as the concrete jungle. But 158 years after the opening of New York’s famous Central Park, the city is greener than ever. Thanks to initiatives like MillionTreesNYC, and new parks like The High Line and the renewed Hudson River Park, New York is bursting with plantlife, ...

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  • Join us for the Grand Opening of HI Richmond

    Stop by the hostel on Thursday, September 10 between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. during our Grand Opening open house. HI Richmond staff will be available to answer questions and give tours and we’ll have some refreshments for you to enjoy. We are excited to be a part of this ...

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  • Team HI’s 2016 Marathon Adventure

    Summer is winding down, school and football season are beginning, and the goals of staying in shape are…well, let’s just say #thestruggleisreal. For me, it’s when setting a goal becomes crucial to keeping me motivated and moving. And my favorite goal is a marathon. That’s right, I’m talking ...

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  • San Diego’s Community Contribution Program

    Ralphs grocery chain offers shoppers an opportunity to raise money for non-profit organizations through participation in the Community Contribution Program. Hostelling International USA San Diego is a member of the Community Contribution Program. Proceeds we receive through the program help us offer ...

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  • That Peaceful Feeling in Southern California

    The news media reminds us on a daily basis that the world is filled with strife. HI USA and its international partners are doing their part to share a different view with the world. September 21st marks the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. HI USA developed the Sleep for Peace initiative to ...

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  • Women Traveling Solo 101

    HI New York City is excited to host its first travel education workshop at the hostel on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. Avid traveler and local volunteer Erica Turner will host the workshop and cover a variety of topics about traveling alone as a female, from staying safe to being aware of ...

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  • 3 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in NYC

    1. Grand Central Station Grand Central Station, New York’s majestic train hub, is a marvel of American Beaux-Arts architecture. With its spectacular, soaring ceiling and four-faced clock, Grand Central is a must-see New York City icon. Take a free walking tour on Fridays at 12:30 ...

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  • Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone With Solo Travel

    Original Content written by Britt Hysen of MiLLENNiAL Magazine Have you ever wanted to travel the world but have been too scared to do it alone? Stepping out of your comfort zone takes incredible courage, but when you are armed with the tools and resources to take action, plugging into the unknown ...

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