The Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) Mission:
To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling
HI-USA is the American affiliate of the Hostelling International network of more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries. HI-USA 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.
At the Los Angeles Council of Hostelling International, we go a step further in promoting intercultural awareness by providing a variety of educational programs to the local community. Such programs include our Discover Your World Program, Cultural Kitchen Program, Girl Scouts Weekends, World Travel 101 Budget Travel Workshops, Spirit of Adventure Award, and the HI-Travel Grant.
The Los Angeles Council of HI-USA is responsible for the development of, and service to, HI-USA hostels in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Bernardino and northern Orange counties. The Los Angeles Council also offers educational programming to local residents and children. Learn more about the Los Angeles Council of HI-USA on our About the Council page.
As in previous years, the Los Angeles Council of HI-USA will hold an Opporuntiy Drawing in conjunction with the LA Marathon events. The Grand Prize for the 2012 Opportunity Drawing was two adult, 1st class, 15-day Eurail Global Passes, courtesy of RailEurope (valued at over $2,500).
Additional prizes for the Opportunity Drawing included donations from DIRECTV, HI-USA, 3 Trips with ESCAPE Campervans, Geffen Playhouse, and Pala Casino Spa and Resort. There were over 50 prizes in total, including restaurant certificates, museum tickets, gift cards, and more!
For every $10 donated as part of our LA Marathon Fundraiser, donors received ONE ENTRY into the Opportunity Drawing! More details and a complete prize list available on our website.