Sustainability | About HI USA


If you believe responsible travel is the only way to travel, that it’s not a sacrifice but an enrichment, you are our kind of people. We’ll do our part to make sure our buildings and experiences are environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable, while helping you make the right kind of impact wherever your travels take you.

HI Point Reyes hostel in California

No secrets here! We believe in full transparency with our standards, impacts, and areas for improvement. Check out our awards and certifications as well.
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It's easy (and fun!) to be a responsible traveler. Find out how to maximize your social impact and minimize your environmental impact when you travel.
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Water scarcity is an issue facing over half the US. Find out how our hostels are helping guests save water in fun and unexpected ways.