Win the Ultimate Hostel Adventure with HI and YHA

Win the Ultimate Hostel Adventure with HI and YHA

HI USA is giving you the chance to reconnect with your old travel buddy on an epic trip through the U.S. and Canada.

The three-week trip includes roundtrip airfare for two from the U.K., hostel accommodations throughout the U.S. and Canada plus a boatload of activities to choose from:

In the United States:
  • Epic full day tour of New York City
  • Bike tour of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Night monuments tour in Washington, DC
  • Street art tour in Baltimore
  • Brewery tours
  • Hiking excursions
In Canada:
  • Tickets to an NHL hockey game
  • Surfing in Tofino
  • Mountain biking or skiing in Whistler or the Rockies
  • A dip in some natural hot springs
  • Ziplining in Whistler or Montreal
  • Testing your fear of heights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Getting your maple fix at a cabane à sucre in Quebec

If you haven't already, enter the contest here.

Check out some of the exciting U.S. destinations you can explore. 

Acorn Street in Boston


Don’t let Boston’s rich history make you think this city is frozen in Revolutionary time. Boston is a bustling, modern metropolis and the HI Boston hostel is at the center of it all. At HI Boston, you’re only steps from Boston Common and the Freedom Trail, a metro ride to world-renowned universities like Harvard and M.I.T., and a short walk from the famed Boston Public Library, Fenway Park, and Faneuil Hall. Take one of our free, volunteer-led tours to learn more about this amazing city than you will in any guidebook.



Night view of New York City from Brooklyn

New York City

Whether you spend the day strolling along the Highline, relaxing in Central Park, or discovering the beauty of The Bronx, make HI New York City your home away from home in The City That Never Sleeps. Our free, volunteer-led tours are almost as legendary as the city itself and our enormous outdoor patio will be a welcome retreat after a long day of exploring. Want to try a slice of New York-style pizza or get a great view of the Statue of Liberty for free? Ask our awesome staff. They know more tips and tricks about this city than you can imagine.



tourists walking along the River


It’s just a short walk from our hostel to Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium, but we’ll also make sure you know where to get the best hot dog and a slice of Chicago-style pizza. Our gorgeous hostel is located in the heart of downtown’s Loop neighborhood and we have everything you need to have an epic Chicago adventure. We have free Wi-Fi and breakfast, but we also have tons of tours and activities to help you meet other travelers and explore the coolest neighborhoods in the city with our local volunteers. When you leave HI Chicago we promise you’ll love this city as much as we do!


night skyline image of San Francisco

San Francisco

Close to cable cars, museums, shopping, and more, HI San Francisco Downtown hostel is at the center of everything you want to see and do in the city. Our awesome staff will help you meet fellow travelers and get to know SF like a local, with the best tours and tips for exploring the city’s coolest neighborhoods. Nearby bus and subway lines make it easy and cheap to get everywhere you want to go, whether you’re after tacos and nightlife the Mission District or sunshine and culture in Oakland



crowd watching a concert in Austin, Texas


HI Austin is laid-back. Way back. Located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the HI Austin hostel offers a beautiful, tranquil setting where you can relax and unwind while you discover all that Austin has to offer. You’ll meet travelers from around the world in our cool, modern dining room and lounge, but the best way to make new friends is by joining one of our free hostel activities. HI Austin is about a 25-minute walk to downtown Austin or South Congress Street, but you can also rent one of our hostel bikes or use nearby public transit to get around. Our amazing staff will help you find the best tacos and bar-b-que and when you’re ready to experience Austin’s world-renowned nightlife, they can tell you how to make the most of your night on a dime.


Night view of San Diego's trendy Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego

Smack dab in the middle of the famous Gaslamp Quarter, HI San Diego Downtown Hostel is a perfect base for exploring local restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. Heading out to the beach, the zoo, or SeaWorld for the day? We’ll set you up with all the info you need to get there hassle-free. Our awesome staff and volunteers will help you get to know the city like a local with walking tours, dinner nights, brewery crawls, in-hostel art shows, musical performances, and lots more. Come relax in one of our awesome dorm or private rooms and meet travelers from around the world in our beautiful common spaces.