Awards & Certifications

HI USA is a global leader in the Sustainable Tourism movement. Check out the awards and certifications we've earned throughout the years, recognizing our efforts.

Network Wide Certifications:

    EPA Green Power Partnership

    EPA Green Power Partnership

    HI USA is a certified EPA Green Power Partner. 100% of HI USA associate hostels are powered by 100% American Wind Energy.

    Green Globe logo

    Green Globe:

    HI USA has partnered with Green Globe. Starting in 2016, all hostels will begin the process of becoming Green Globe certified.

Hostel Certifications:

    STEP Certification seal

    STEP Certification:

  • HI Portland Hawthorne
  • HI Portland Northwest
  • HI San Diego Downtown
  • HI San Diego Point Loma
  • HI Boston
  • HI Washington DC
  • HI Austin
  • HI Houston
  • HI Sacramento
  • HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse
  • HI Point Reyes
  • HI Point Montara
  • HI Monterey
  • HI LA Santa Monica
    LEED Gold Award

    LEED

  • HI Point Reyes (Gold - Annex)
  • HI Boston (Silver - entire building)
    EnergyStar Award

    Energy Star Certified

  • HI SF City Center (Perfect Score of 100)
    Trip Advisor Green Leaders award

    Trip Advisers Green Leaders:

  • HI New York - Silver
  • HI Portland Hawthorne - Gold
  • HI Boston - Gold
  • HI San Diego Downtown - Silver
  • HI San Diego Point Loma - Silver
  • HI Washington DC - Gold
  • HI Houston - Bronze
  • HI Baltimore - Bronze
    California (Bay Area) Green Business Program

    California (Bay Area) Green Business Program:

  • HI Point Montara Lighthouse
  • HI Pigeon Point
  • HI Santa Cruz
  • HI Marin Headlands
  • HI Monterey
  • HI Point Reyes
    VA Green award

    VA Green:

  • HI Richmond
    Santa Monica Green Business Award

    Santa Monica Green Business:

  • HI LA Santa Monica
    Portland Sustainability at Work

    City of Portland Sustainability at Work:

  • HI Portland Hawthorne

Awards:

    HI 5ive awards

    Top 20 Greenest Hostels across HI in 2015:

  • HI Portland Hawthorne - #1 Greenest Hostel
  • HI Truro - #2 Greenest Hostel
  • Among the Top 20:
  • HI Boston
  • HI Chicago
  • HI Hyannis
  • HI Marthas Vineyard
  • HI Nantucket
  • HI Sacramento
  • HI San Diego Point Loma
  • HI SF Fishermans Wharf
    US Green Building Council of Massachusetts

    US Green Building Council of Massachusetts

  • HI Boston
    Sustainable Quality Awards

    Sustainable Quality Awards

  • HI LA Santa Monica

    City of Miami Solar Award

  • HI Miami Beach (1st Runner Up)