Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Low Cost Travel Lodging

One of the goals in Lifestyle (Re)Design for many people is the option to be able to travel more. This requires more time, which is hopefully realized by the development of successful Muse(s), and affordability. Individuals with highly successful Muses will require less attention to affordability but still may prefer to travel as inexpensively as possible, regardless of their income. Many travelers find that hostels fill the bill for traveling affordably so we have devoted this blog post to Hostelling International USA. The information below is presented as it appears on their web site but by no means is intended as a substitute for all the info provided by HI-USA. I highly recommend that if you find the information presented below of interest that you use the link below to access HI-USA's attractive and easy-to-navigate web site to research further or join.

Hostelling International USA

"Hostelling International USA (registered as American Youth Hostels, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization founded in 1934 to promote international understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. HI-USA operates a network of over 60 quality hostel accommodations throughout the United States that are inexpensive, safe and clean. Our hostels range from urban high-rise buildings with hundreds of beds to small more remote hostels in rural settings."

Hostelling International USA Website

"Are hostels just for young people? Hostelling International USA welcomes visitors of all ages. While the majority of our hostel guests are between 18 and 30 years of age, seniors, families and groups also enjoy using our hostels across the United States and around the world."

"Where are hostels and how many are there? Hostelling International USA has nearly 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries worldwide, including more than 60 hostels here in the United States. Our hostels are in major cities like New York, London, Paris, Beijing, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi, but you will also find hostels in smaller centers, rural areas, points of interest, national parks, along with mountainous regions and coastal shores."

"What does it cost to stay in a hostel? Big city hostels, like New York and London, will run $25-$35 per night. Smaller and medium sized hostels can be as little as $10-$14 per night. Staying at our hostels makes your trip more affordable and allows you to spend your money on other things."

"The types and prices of each membership

YOUTH: FREE (for those under 18 years of age)

ADULT: $28.00 ANNUALLY (18-54 years of age)

SENIOR: $18.00 ANNUALLY (55+ years of age)

LIFE: $250 (one-time fee & open to all ages)"

"Hostelling International USA is a nonprofit membership organization that provides you with a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to:

Access to more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries worldwide.

Access to nearly 70 hostel locations in the United States.

Savings up to 70% on international phone calls, free e-mail access, voicemail and travel information through eKit.

HI-USA members now get basic international travel insurance coverage and discounts on optional upgrades

Worldwide access to commission-free currency exchange."

"You must be a U.S. citizen or resident to purchase a Hostelling International USA membership. To find the closest Hostelling International office in your home country, visit"

A National Non-Profit With a Mission: "To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling." Hostelling International USA

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