HI Impact Hostels

It’s easy to be a sustainable traveler when your destination is environmentally and socially responsible. Check out how some of our hostels are inviting guests to join them in making a HI impact in the local community:

HI San Francisco

Martin Luther King Day march in San Francisco
In San Francisco, our 3 hostels make it easy to make a positive social impact – especially if you’re there on January 16.

HI Boston

Hack for 2030 group
What do you get when you combine 17 changemakers, creatives, and developers from 10 countries in a hostel for 48 hours? Hack For 2030!

HI New York City

Volunteer with HI NYC local partners
For travelers who really want to pack their impact, HI NYC invites guests to volunteer with one of their local partners.

HI Portland Hawthorne

volunteers cleaning up at HI Portland Hawthorne hostel
This hostel infuses sustainability into its core. So it should come as no surprise that they have big plans for Earth Hour, Earth Day, and World Environment Day.

HI Point Montara Lighthouse

HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel
In their natural state, the gardens at HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel are a tangle of greenery made up of coastal succulents and little optimistic wildflowers.

HI Washington DC

female traveler looking at George Washington Monument in D.C.
HI Washington DC makes it easy to absorb the rich culture that defines the nation’s capital.

HI Cape & Islands

Hyannis hostel by the water
Ditch the car, soak up the sun, and immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Cape and Islands.

HI Point Reyes

Exterior of HI Point Reyes hostel
When you visit HI Point Reyes, the only non-camping accommodation available within the national park, you get an automatic digital detox.

HI Sacramento

Hyannis hostel by the water
When guests arrive on Wednesdays and Fridays, they are treated to Afternoon Tea with friends they haven’t met yet.

HI Chicago

DIY Chicago Hotdog at HI Chicago hostel
Hotdogs may sound like a cheap American food for kids, but for Chicagoans, it’s so much more than that.