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Frequently-Asked Questions

FAQs are a great starting point to learn more about hostelling and Hostelling International. Included is a list of commonly asked questions from travelers and guests.
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What is Golden Gate Council?

A regional affiliate of Hostelling International USA:

  • • Thirty-four (34) councils represent 100 hostels in the United States.
  • • Councils report to HI-USA, the national affiliate of Hostelling International.
  • • GGC operates 10 hostels in Northern California that annually serve 200,000 guests.
  • • The legal name is Golden Gate Council of American Youth Hostels, Inc.