On Dec. 10, Join HI USA in Supporting Coastal Access for All

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If your life has been positively affected by a hostel stay; if your favorite memories revolve around the ocean; if you believe the beauty of California's coastline belongs to everyone, Hostelling International USA needs your support.  On Dec. 10, HI USA will be participating in a workshop with the California Coastal Commission, discussing the use of Commission funds for current and future investment in affordable accommodations along the California Coastline. And we want our loyal hostellers at our side when we get there.

If you'd like to show your support for affordable accommodation along California's coast, please join us at the Dec. 10 workshop in Monterey, CA. Don't live in the area? No problem – we'll get you there! On the morning of Dec. 10, we'll be running a free shuttle from HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, located conveniently near Highway 101, to the workshop in Monterey. On-site, your presence will be a powerful reminder of public support for affordable access to the coastline. You'll also have an (optional) opportunity to tell the commission why hostels along the coast matter to you, and to the community, during a public commentary portion of the afternoon.

"We are asking anyone who loves any of the HI USA hostels up and down the California coast to come and show their support for hostels current and future," says HI USA Northwest Regional Vice President Danielle Brumfitt. "Come out and show the Coastal Commission how important the benefits are of low-cost accommodation along the coastline."

After the meeting, please join us at HI-Monterey for a free BBQ lunch before the charter bus heads back to San Francisco at 2:30 p.m.

If you're interested in attending, you can find more details below. Please RSVP to by Dec. 4th, and indicate in your email if you'd like a spot on our free charter bus to the event.

Who: The California Coastal Commission is an independent state agency comprised of government and public appointees and locally elected officials. As mandated by the California Coastal Act, they are charged with protecting, conserving, restoring, and enhancing the environmental and human resources of the California coast for current and future generations. HI USA is a nonprofit organization promoting cultural understanding and world peace through hostel stays. In California, our 19 hostels provide unique, affordable, community-minded accommodations in urban high-rises, repurposed ranch houses, and restored coastal lighthouses.

What: The California Coastal Commission's December public meeting and workshop.

Where: Portola Plaza Hotel, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA. Shuttles will leave from HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, building 240, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.

When: Charters leave HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 6th, with a scheduled return of 2:30p.m. The meeting in Monterey starts at 8:45 a.m.

Why: The Coastal Commission is responsible for ensuring shoreline public access and recreation opportunities, including lower-cost visitor accommodations such as hostels, along the California coast. In the past, the commission has helped fund projects, such as the development of HI-Santa Monica, that provide affordable access to the coast for individuals, families, and educational groups. With strong support from the public, HI USA and the California Coastal Commission can continue to improve and expand accommodations that make the state's shoreline accessible, and affordable, for all.

How: Meet us at 8:45 a.m. at the Portola Plaza Hotel in Monterey, or at 6:30 a.m. at HI-San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf on Dec. 10th. If you're planning to attend, please RSVP to by Dec. 4th, and indicate whether you'd like a spot on the bus.


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