HI Hostels Blog

HI Sustainability Fund Recap

The HI Sustainability fund has been supporting hostels to realise their sustainability goals for over 7 years now! While the challenges of this year mean we had to put a pause on the fund for 2021, we thought this would

Japanese students imagine the future of travel

At HI we believe in the creativity and imagination of young people and the power of travelling to create new opportunities. Which is why we were delighted when our member association in Japan, the Japan Youth Hostels (JYH) became co-sponsor of the “Mynavi Career Koshien 2020”, a business competition for high school students organized by Mynavi Corporation. Teams of High school students

Interesting phrases from around the world

Language is a funny thing. Sprache ist eine lustige Sache.La langue est une chose étrange.El lenguaje es una cosa extraña.言語は奇妙なことである。

We’re proud of our quality hostels

At HI we have developed unique, quality and sustainability agreed standards for all our hostels, known as the HI Standards.    Why is this important? Because we believe in Sustainable Hostelling for a better world. We believe in offering safe environments, such as our hostels for everyone to experience the wonders of the

Brianda’s travel story

We’d like to introduce our new CEO, Brianda Lopez! Q. You are the first woman CEO of Hostelling International, since you’ve taken on the role in September 2020 what have been your priorities and what do you intend to bring to the organisation? 

Stay Safe in HI Hostels

Your Safety and Wellbeing is our Priority No matter what the circumstances, your safety, and that of our staff and volunteers is always our first priority.   Our attention has always been on cleanliness, safety, friendliness and comfort. The HI standards,

Vote for your favourite project now: HISF2020

2020 Winners With close to 3000 public votes counted the results are in for HISF 2020! Winning over £4000 to contribute towards their sustainable projects. YHA India, Rooftop Solar intallation at HI Mysuru REAJ Spain, Building Energy at Scout Hostel

Get Your Guide China Tour

Giving Back to Local Communities

How to Travel the World & Make a Difference Philanthropic travel is not always at the forefront of every traveller’s mind, so we like to ensure our guests have the option to do so just by staying with us. After

Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland

10 Places to Visit Before It’s Too Late

We know you’ve heard it all before, but what if we told you that climate change is effecting the way we travel forever? Remember that one spot you always said you’d visit again, or that one destination you’ve always wanted

#SleepforPeace 2019

Join the S4P Community! Since 2013, Hostelling International has celebrated the UN International Day of Peace, through our campaign Sleep for Peace. Initiated by HI-USA, the campaign has steadily grown over the last 6 years and is now celebrated in

Top Travel Hacks: Travel Essentials on a Budget

How to Travel on a Budget with Hostelling International What if we told you that you could travel more, for less? I guess the secret is out.. The key to successful budget-inspired travelling, is most definitely hosteling. Whether you’re a

Go Mobile: Game of Thrones Tour

Are you ready to travel to the edge of the world? King’s Landing, Winterfell, the Iron Islands.. You can see them all in preparation for the series’ finale. Or even to cure the inevitable post-series withdrawal. We have compiled the

Image of Songkran Festival, Thailand

The World’s Largest Water Fight is Also a Festival

The Destination on Everyone’s Mind Thailand is where every young explorer starts their adventure. Whether it’s your first stop, or last stop… there is something so appealing about spending as much time there as possible. Why? Because there’s simply no place quite like

Old Quarter - Hanoi - Vietnam

Top Travel Hacks: How to Stay Safe in a Foreign Country

How to Travel Safely with Hostelling International We’ve all been there… travelling to a foreign country can be challenging albeit if you do your research. Even if you read all the destination books, check reviews or ask your friends for advice, you

Romantic Getaways on Budget

If you want to whisk your partner off somewhere special on February 14th, but can’t afford a lavishly expensive break during the Valentine’s season, then Hostelling International have the perfect solution to suit your budget and impress your loved one.If