At HI USA, we believe in the power of travel to open minds and the power of community service to open hearts. Above all, we believe that these experiences should be rewarding – not costly. That's why, for the sixth consecutive year, we are offering groups across the country free overnight stays at HI USA hostels in January and February 2016 through our Great Hostel Give Back (GHGB) program.

What is GHGB?

During January and February 2016, qualifying groups of 8 or more people receive one free night's stay (up to five nights) at an HI USA hostel for each day its members spend volunteering at least two hours in the community surrounding the hostel.

HI USA’s lounges, kitchens, and dining rooms ensure plenty of opportunities to connect with other travelers. We invite your group to join in with our free events, tours and activities to meet like-minded travelers and explore the hidden gems of the city.

Whether you are service group, a college group or just a group of friends wanting to visit somewhere new and give back to the community, apply now for the Great Hostel Give Back program and help us make the world a better place.

If your group is interested in participating in Great Hostel Give Back in 2016, please complete the GHGB application form – all groups are welcome, join us as we work together towards a more tolerant world.

"Our group was able to stay in the area that they were serving. The group was able to make connections with people that they wouldn't have met...and be a part of the community at the hostel." – Candace Lim, group leader, Community Collaborations (previous GHGB participant)

To find out more information and apply for the program visit