HI Hostels Blog

Certified Sustainable Hostels

At HI we know the future of travel depends on sustainable choices made by us and you. Our HI Quality & Sustainability Management system ensures that the HI Hostel you choose is committed to sustainability and working towards a better world.
Currently, we have almost 200 HI Q&S-certified hostels across our network. Here are some of our favourites.

HI Bergen Montana – Norway


Nestled on the hillside of Mount Ulriken, HI Bergen Hostel Montana offers a welcoming retreat just 4 km from Bergen City Centre. 


Whether you’re a backpacker, part of a group, or traveling with family, you’ll find a friendly atmosphere year-round. Enjoy panoramic views of Bergen Valley and its harbour, along with free activities organized by international volunteers. Accommodation ranges from private rooms to dorms, all including free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Guests can socialise in the well-equipped kitchen and common areas, and enjoy outdoor BBQ facilities. With its stunning views and cosy ambiance, HI Bergen Hostel Montana promises a comfortable stay for all.

Schaan-Vaduz Youth Hostel, Liechtenstein


If you are looking to do some good and give back on your trip look no further Schann-Vaduz Youth Hostel.

Its partnership with the Forest Mountain Project allows guests to get involved in conservation, habitat restoration and maintenance in the nearby mountainsides that stretch up to the “Three Sisters” massif. Find out how you can make a difference and get involved in Swiss Youth Hostels project weeks free of charge!

Pousada de Juventude HI Tavira, Portugal

Dial it back to a slower pace of life in Tavira, Algarve. This beautiful town is heavily influenced by its epic history and oozes old-world Portuguese charm.

Get lost down a warren of cobblestoned streets in the old town, stroll along the river Gilão, explore the golden beaches of the Ilha de Tavira and indulge in the best of traditional Portuguese food. Find a wealth of knowledge about the local area at Pousada de Juventude HI Tavira’s, reception. Ask for a recommendation for the best Fado music in town, you won’t be disappointed!

Maribor Youth Hostel Pekarna, Slovenia

For prioritising the youth in youth hostelling, it is hard to beat Maribor’s Youth Hostel Pekarna! Partnered with Maribor Youth Culture Center, this vivacious hostel’s interesting history and values are brought to life through its colourful design and layout.

This modern hostel is the perfect base for discovering the picturesque nature and fascinating history of the highly underrated city of Maribor.

Pki’in Youth Hostel – Israel

Nestled in the picturesque Upper Galilee, Pki’in Youth Hostel offers a serene getaway in the heart of a charming Druze village. Surrounded by lush greenery and boasting stunning views of the Meron Mountain reserve, this hostel promises a comfortable stay at affordable rates. 

Guests can indulge in a rich breakfast featuring Druze cuisine, access free Wi-Fi, and receive personalized recommendations for nearby treks and activities. The spacious rooms, suitable for couples, families, and groups, are equipped with modern amenities including air conditioning, TV, and a coffee corner. Additionally, visitors can explore archaeological wonders dating back to the Chalcolithic period discovered on-site. With its tranquil ambiance, attentive staff, and immersive cultural experiences, Pki’in Youth Hostel invites travellers to enjoy a truly unique and memorable stay.

Voeren – De Veurs Hostel – Belgium


Nestled atop a hill, Voeren – De Veurs Hostel, overseen by Joyce and Jean-Claude, welcomes weary adventurers to a haven of tranquility. 

With its stunning terrace views and cozy bar, where one can savour a refreshing Herberg beer or engage in a game of pool or table football, this hostel offers the perfect respite after a day of adventure. During the summer months, guests can cool off in the outdoor swimming pool or unwind at the beach bar. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, including vast forests, meadows, and charming villages dotted with castles and timbered houses, Voeren is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. For those seeking cultural enrichment, nearby cities such as Maastricht, Liège, and Aachen offer an array of cultural attractions to explore. Whether you’re in search of relaxation or adventure, Voeren – De Veurs Hostel promises an unforgettable retreat amidst nature’s splendour.


If you would like to help us contribute towards a sustainable future

All donations go towards supporting our sustainable mission and programmes.

Related Posts