Pack Your Impact

Maximize your social impact, while minimizing your environmental impact during every journey. Check out our games, guides, and HI Impact hostels for ideas. HI USA is the proud recipient of the 2018 National Geographic Sustainable Tourism Leader award. Learn more


Your green guides to travel

Leave Your Green Footprint

If we have a hostel there, we know the area inside and out. With many key attractions just a walk or bike ride from the hostel, a city can become quite easy to navigate without increasing your carbon footprint.



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Game Changers

HI USA believes travel is just the first step in effecting positive social impact, a lifelong journey that can and should continue upon returning home. Download our online games and resources to inspire making a social impact post-travels by keeping that travel spirit alive.



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QUIZ: How to Save the Planet Based on Your Travel Personality?

Discover your preferred travel style to learn things you can do before, during, and after your trip to be a more socially responsible traveler.



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HI Impact Hostels

Our hostels embrace sustainable travel from the inside out. Each month we’re highlighting different hostel events, programs, and initiatives that make it easy to pack your impact.

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