Site Credits

All content featured on,, and their partner sites are copyright © 2007 Golden Gate Council of American Youth Hostels, Inc. (DBA Hostelling International USA, Golden Gate Council).

The information presented on our entry points and subsequent pages may not under any circumstances be resold or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the Golden Gate Council.

This site also contains information and scripts republished with permission from other authors. These pages are copyrighted to their respective owners, and fall under the copyright and any terms the author requests.

Request permission to reproduce the copy, illustrations, and photographs featured on,, and their partner sites by using our Contact Us form.

Hostelling International, HI, and the blue triangle logo are trademarks of the International Youth Hostel Federation (DBA Hostelling International). All rights reserved.

The Golden Gate Council recognizes and thanks the many individuals who individually or through their company contributed artistic and intellectual talent to make and online resources for budget travelers. The sites are the result of an ongoing evolution in content and design, to which numerous staff people and consultants have contributed.

Design and Engineering
The current sites were developed in partnership with Conscious Creative, who created the design concept and engineered the sites. Site design © 2007 Conscious Creative.

Virtually all exterior and interior hostel photos, as well as some landscape photos, were taken by Cheri M. Larsh of Conscious Creative. Many other photographers have contributed images to the sites, including Golden Gate Council staff members Christopher S. Bauman, Arjen Kammeraad, and Barbara Wein. Some landscape photos of Point Reyes National Seashore are generously provided by Richard Blair. Some cityscape shots of Sacramento and San Francisco are courtesy of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, respectively.