Looking for an affordable last minute get-away this Labor Day weekend? Did you know there are nearly 60 hostels in the US that are part of the Hostelling International network? Our new friends at HI-USA gave us the inside scoop on what’s in an American Hostel.
The word “hostel” seems to conjure up a variety of reactions and ideas. Some who are familiar with them think of traveling through Europe or Latin America. Others think of cheap accommodations and sharing a room with total strangers. Still others tragically think of the movie. Despite being around for more than a century and serving hundreds of thousands of travelers every year, there are many people who are still confused by hostels.