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About Us

The North American Hostel Association (NAHA) is a newly-formed, 501(c)(6), non-profit trade organization of member hostels. Our mission is to advocate for and empower member hostel operators in North America, foster their business interests, and advance the overall hostel industry through resources, advocacy, and collaboration.

Our primary contribution is organizing a rotating annual conference to bring hostel owners and operators together to collaborate and learn from each other.

Board of Directors

Rex Baldwin, Green Tortoise, Seattle, Washington 

Marc Desmaris, Apple Hostels, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joe Gill, Bon Paul & Sharky’s Hostel, Asheville, North Carolina

Lee Gonzalez, The Local, New York, New York

J. Charles Griggs, Bunk+Brew, Bend, Oregon

Erin Huffman, Gaslamp Hostel, San Diego, California

Jim Kennett, NW Portland Hostel, Portland, Oregon

Frankie Maduzia, Bunk+Brew, Bend, Oregon

Max Poppel, The Crash Pad, Chattanooga, Tennessee

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