Activites & Programs.

First time staying in a hostel? Want to get more out of your experience while staying with us? E-mail us at: for more information about how to sign up.

Hostel Tour- Come check us out!
Groups can tour the hostel without staying the night, or see the space before their group visits. Groups can view common room spaces, sit on a dorm bed, and chat with guests about their travels and hostel experiences. There is no fee for this tour.

Join in on the fun
Whether it is a Venice Beach Tour, Hollywood Sign Hike, or Pub Crawl, we encourage all groups to participate in one of our hosted activities with other guests. You can find a calendar of events here.  There may be a fee some of the requested activities.

Traveling the Globe Alone
Looking to take your adventures solo? This workshop is designed specifically for individuals  interested in traveling alone to various destinations around the globe. Topics to be covered include: advantages and concerns for solo travel, skills you’ll need along the way, and general tips on health, safety, transportation, accommodations, and packing.

Exploring Europe By Rail
This workshop is designed for the first-time traveler going to Europe or for those who want a refresher before heading back overseas. Topics covered include the different types of Eurail passes, classes of service, reservations, overnight trains, high speed trains, planning an itinerary, and budgeting.

World Travel 101
These seminars teach travelers of all ages how to research and plan trips, travel safely, and keep an open mind during their travels. In the LA area, HI USA offers these adaptable seminars for younger travelers, students, and girl scout trips, as well as adult travelers planning their first trips abroad.

Discover Your World
This program is designed for elementary-aged school groups, introducing them to hostelling through overnight stays and activities promoting cultural understanding. Participants are encouraged to explore the communities surrounding our Santa Monica, South Bay, and Fullerton hostels, and to interact with hostel guests from around the world. By hosting these programs at our three LA-area hostels, HI USA is able to further its mission throughout Los Angeles and its surrounding communities.