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Join HI

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Hostelling International (HI) has more than 4,000 great hostels in 85 countries worldwide. Located in some of the world's most inspiring locations, all our hostels meet assured standards, which guarantee a range of good quality safe accommodation, in friendly surroundings at affordable prices.


How would you like to join HI?

Individual traveller

HI Membership opens the door to the world’s largest network of safe, clean, welcoming hostels. HI Members save at least 10% on overnight rates compared to non-members. Plus, Membership gives you access to thousands of travel-related savings at home and overseas. Membership can either be purchased via your local National Youth Hostel Association or at the hostel on arrival. Alternatively, purchase your eMembership together with your hostel booking online at! Check out the full story in HI Membership.

Hostel owner/operator

As we are a membership organisation, all the hostels on our website are part of a National Youth Hostel Association.  Therefore, you will need to get in touch with your National Youth Hostel Association for details on your hostel joining.

Affiliate partner

To find out about the HI Affiliate Partner programme, please email Hostelling International at