"To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling."
Hostelling International USA (registered as American Youth Hostels, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization that has been serving young travelers for 79 years strong. Founded in 1934 to promote international understanding of the world and its people through hosteling, Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) currently operates a network of over 50 quality hostel facilities across the United States. In addition to being a great place to stay, HI-USA hostels offer a wide range of fun activities, events and educational programs that enrich the travel experience and create opportunities for greater intercultural awareness and understanding.
We are the American affiliate of the Hostelling International (HI), which is overseen by the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF). The global HI network offers more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries.