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Global Membership Discounts

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Hostelling International offers a number of special deals for members. Find out more about joining HI here.

10 reasons to become an HI member:

  • Access to the world’s largest network of safe, clean hostels
  • Discounted member prices in many hostels
  • Be part of a global community of like-minded travellers
  • Discounted trips and activities in many countries
  • Concessions on entertainment during your travels
  • See the world on a budget
  • Reduced price admission to museums and cultural centres at home and overseas
  • Savings in retail outlets
  • Reductions on a wide range of travel services
  • And lots more besides

Click here for a list of membership benefits, deals and discounts available around the world.


Membership savings programme

Your National Association or Hostelling International (HI) Membership card not only opens the door to the world’s largest network of safe, clean and welcoming hostels, but in many HI hostels, being a member now gives you at least a 10% saving on the cost of your accommodation - just one of the great reasons to become a member!

In some countries membership is compulsory if you wish to stay in HI hostels listed on this site. To find out what is applicable in the country you wish to visit, please refer to the table below.

Apart from cheaper accommodation in many of our 4,000 hostels worldwide, membership also gives you access to thousands of travel-related savings at home and abroad. Please check locally with your HI hostel on arrival for details of these great benefits which can include; reduced-price admission to attractions and museums, discounts on meals, transportation and lots more.

Whatever your budget, membership helps you to explore and “Say HI to the world" - backpack across Europe, discover Down Under, dance to Latin rhythms, chill out on an idyllic Asian beach or simply 'Discover the real hostel experience' in one of our unique hostels worldwide.


How to become a member:

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

  • Purchase a membership from your nearest HI Youth Hostel Association office or membership selling outlet before you start your journey.
  • Purchase an international membership when you arrive at an HI hostel outside your country of residence. To check the price and availability of membership on arrival, please contact the hostel direct.

OR

  • Purchase a 12-month eMembership here on hihostels.com. The eMembership entitles you to stay in any HI hostel and receive at least 10% discount on accommodation charges compared to a non-member. Buy now or during the booking process with your hostel stay.

 

 

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Member discounts

Discounts are a fantastic benefit of becoming a HI member. There are thousands of deals on travel, entertainment, museums, culture, retail outlets and much more; so whether you're travelling around the world or simply around the corner, make sure you carry your HI Membership card.

Click here for a list of membership benefits, deals and discounts available around the world. 

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National Membership & discounts

To find out what's on offer in the countries where you are travelling, follow the links below - these will take you to the member discounts pages on the National Association website. In some cases you will need to be a member of the local National 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 (Association)

Membership Required

 

Member Saving

(at least 10% discount on accommodation)

National Discounts

Algeria

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Australia

No

Yes

Austria ÖJHV

Yes

Not Applicable

Austria ÖJHW

Yes

Not Applicable

Belgium LAJ

Yes

Not Applicable

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

 

Cuba

No

Yes

 

Croatia

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Czech Republic

No

Yes

 

Denmark

No

Yes

Egypt

No

Yes

 

England & Wales

No

Yes

Estonia

No

Yes

Finland

No

Yes

France

Yes

Not Applicable

Germany

Yes

Not Applicable

Hong Kong

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Hungary

No

Yes

 

Iceland

No

Yes

India

Yes

Not Applicable

Ireland (Northern)

No

Yes

Ireland (Republic of)

No

Yes

 

Israel

No

Yes

 

Italy

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Japan

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Jordan

No

Yes

 

Kenya

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Korea (South)

No

Yes

Latvia

No

Yes

 

Lebanon

No

Yes

 

Libya

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Lithuania

No

Yes

 

Luxembourg

No

Yes

Macedonia

No

Yes

 

Malaysia

No

Yes

 

Mexico

No

Yes

 

Morocco

No

Yes

 

Netherlands

No

Yes

New Zealand

No

Yes

Norway

No

Yes

Pakistan

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Philippines

No

Yes

 

Peru

No

Yes

 

Poland

No

Yes

 

Portugal

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Qatar

No

Yes

 

Romania

No

Yes

 

Saudi Arabia

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Scotland

Yes

Not Applicable

Serbia

No

Yes

   Serbia: English | Serbian

Singapore

Yes

Not Applicable

 

Slovakia

No

Yes

 

Slovenia

No

Yes

Spain

Yes

Not Applicable

Sweden

No

Yes

 

Switzerland

No

Yes

Thailand

No

Yes

 

Tunisia

No

Yes

 

UAE

No

Yes

 

Ukraine

No

Yes

 

Uruguay

No

Yes

USA

Yes

Not Applicable

 

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Global discounts

We have put together a great range of travel deals to help you get the most from your budget – before, during and after your trip.

Education First (EF) Language Course

HI members (holders of valid National and International membership cards) can now access an exclusive 5% discount with Education First (EF), the world leader in international education.

The HI discount (up to the value of USD300*) applies to all EF language courses which can be studied for many different requirements, lengths and language levels. To start planning your adventure today, visit the EF website where you can find out more and order a free brochure.

*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Ensure that you mention you are a member of Hostelling International during the EF booking process to receive the discount.

Taxback.com

If you have worked abroad whilst travelling, you probably qualify for an income tax refund. We have teamed up with specialist TaxBack.com to help you make savings even when your trip is finished! TaxBack.com makes it easy and hassle-free for you to receive a tax refund - they take care of the necessary paperwork and deal with the foreign tax authorities on your behalf. So, why not visit TaxBack.com to find out just how much you could claim back?

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