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About Membership

By becoming a member of Hostelling International or any of its 62 Member Associations around the world you join a global community of like-minded travellers and support a network of not-for-profit Youth Hostel Associations. 

We are the world’s largest network of safe, clean and fun hostels, and we offer our members exclusive rates and benefits. As a member of our community you chose to travel sustainably and support a network of hostels with a social and environmental purpose. Find out more about our Mission and programmes here.

As well as getting ‘member rates’ or a 10% discount on accommodation in our 3,000 hostels worldwide, the membership also gives you access to thousands of travel-related savings at home and abroad.

Find out more about our benefits & discounts here and check locally with your HI hostel on arrival for details of other great benefits which can include; reduced-price admission to attractions and museums, discounts on meals, transportation and lots more.


Reasons to become an HI member today
 

• Be part of a global community of like-minded travellers.
 

• Access to the world’s largest network of safe, clean and fun hostels.
 

• Exclusive member rates or discount on accommodation in all HI hostels.
 

• Discounts on travel services, activities, entertainment and more at home and abroad.
 

• Travel sustainably with a low footprint by staying in youth hostels.
 

• Support a global not-for-profit charity with a long standing social and environmental purpose.  


How to become a member?

There a number of ways you can join the Hostelling International community:

• Purchase a membership before your trip from your nearest HI Hostel, Youth Hostel Association office or membership selling outlet.

• Purchase a membership when you arrive at a HI hostel.

• Purchase a membership here on hihostels.com, now or during the booking process with your hostel stay.

 

Membership conditions per destination

In some destinations membership is compulsory to stay in HI hostels, so please check in advance of your stay.

To find out what's on offer in the countries/areas where you are travelling, follow the links below - these will take you to the member discounts pages on the Member Association website. In some cases, you will need to be a member of the local association in order to redeem the discount. Please check at a local level what is applicable. Don’t forget to ask about local discounts at the hostels where you stay.

Country/Areas
(Association)

 Membership 
required

Member discount
(on accommodation)

National Discounts

Algeria

Yes

 No – Member rates only 

 

Australia

Yes

 No – Member rates only

Austria ÖJHV

Yes

 No – Member rates only

Austria ÖJHW

Yes

 No – Member rates only

Belgium LAJ

Yes

 No – Member rates only

Belgium VJH

No

Yes

Bolivia

No

Yes

 

Bosnia & Herzegovina

No

Yes

 

Brazil

No

Yes

Canada

No

Yes

Chile

No

Yes

China

No

Yes

 

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

No

Yes

 

Colombia

No

Yes

 

Croatia

Yes

 No – Member rates only

 

Czech Republic

No

Yes

 

Denmark

No

Yes

Egypt

No

Yes

 

England & Wales

No

Yes

Finland

No

Yes

France

Yes

 No - Member rates only

Germany

Yes

 No - Member rates only

Hong Kong

Yes

 No - Member rates only

Hungary

No

Yes

 

Iceland

No

Yes

India

Yes

 No - Member rates only

Ireland (Northern)

No

Yes

Ireland (Republic of)

No

Yes

 

Israel

No

Yes

 

Italy

Yes

 No - Member rates only

 

Japan

Yes

 No - Member rates only

 

Jordan

No

Yes

 

Korea (South)

No

Yes

Lebanon

No

Yes

 

Libya

Yes

 No - Member rates only

 

Luxembourg

No

Yes

Malaysia

No

Yes

 

Morocco

No

Yes

 

Netherlands

No

Yes

New Zealand

No

Yes

Norway

No

Yes

Pakistan

Yes

 No - Member rates only

 

Philippines

No

Yes

 

Poland

No

Yes

 

Portugal

Yes

 No - Member rates only

 

Qatar

No

Yes

 

Romania

No

Yes

 

Saudi Arabia

Yes

 No - Member rates only

 

Scotland

Yes

 No - Member rates only

Serbia

No

Yes

   Serbia: English | Serbian

Slovakia

No

Yes

 

Slovenia

No

Yes

Spain

Yes

 No - Member rates only

Sweden

No

Yes

 

Switzerland

No

Yes

Tunisia

No

Yes

 

UAE

No

Yes

 

Ukraine

No

Yes

 

Uruguay

No

Yes

USA

Yes

 No - Member rates only

 

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