Hostelling International Boston (HI Boston) is the local branch of non-profit Hostelling International USA (HI USA), and part of a worldwide organization dedicated to advancing intercultural exchange by facilitating worldwide travel. HI USA inspires a genuine understanding of people, places and cultures for a more tolerant world. HI Boston has operated a hostel in Boston since 1983 and opened a new hostel in 2012, drawing more than 50,000 visitors to Boston each year. 60 percent of these guests are international, representing 85 countries. The facility is the first LEED certified accommodations in Boston and is committed to streamling its operations to meet sustainability goals. HI Boston is dedicated to its community and provides a venue and outreach programming where Boston youth are educated about global cultures. For more information: www.bostonhostel.org.