Hostelling International – Wisconsin (HI-WI) believes that exposure to the wonders and diversity of the world is fundamental to the personal growth of every human being. Knowledge of diverse cultures, traditions, history and geography empowers us to be citizens of the world. We seek to advance these ideals through operating hostels and mission-based programs.
Hostelling, at its base, is educational travel, local and global, using hostels and programs to facilitate interaction between travelers and community members, and to promote discovery of local cultures, the world, and each other.
Whether in the country or in the city, for a day or a year, traveling simply with the openness to the people and places around us can contribute to our understanding of, and respect for cultural and ecological diversity, thereby contributing to a better world for all.
In addition to our hostels, Hostelling International – Wisconsin enables individuals to travel by providing educational and cultural programming that prepares people of all ages to engage in the world around them as active global citizens.
We accomplish our mission with the help of generous volunteers, donors and our members.
“To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling”