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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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Are hostels just for kids?

Hostelling is not just for young people, although the majority of our guests are 18 to 35 years old.

  • • HI-USA welcomes visitors of all ages.
  • • A growing number of families, groups and people over 55 years of age use hostels.
  • • HI-USA\'s 100,000 members fall into three age profiles: 40 percent are 20 to 25 years old, 20 percent are 26 to 34 years old and 10 percent are over.