Hostelling International USA (registered as American Youth Hostels, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization founded in 1934 to promote international understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. HI-USA operates a network of nearly 60 quality hostel accommodations throughout the United States that are inexpensive, safe and clean. Our hostels range from urban high-rise buildings with hundreds of beds to small more remote hostels in rural settings.
HI-USA, in cooperation with other national associations worldwide, belongs to the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) Hostelling International . This entire network, known as Hostelling International, offers more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries. Hostelling International USA and the blue triangle with the tree and hut are the trademark and seal of approval of the IYHF, assuring travelers quality, affordable accommodations that are routinely inspected and travel programs worldwide. In 2009, we celebrated our dual anniversary of 75 years in the USA and 100 years worldwide in serving young travelers.
HI-USA is also associated with councils throughout the United States. These councils provide local members and visitors with a wide range of special programs, events, trips and activities.
To learn more about HI-USA’s non-profit status and to view our annual report click here