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About HI

Who we are? The International Youth Hostel Federation, operating as HI today was founded in 1932 by the Youth Hostel Associations of the time to unite hostels around the world and grow the hostelling movement.…

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you, but you find the answer to your question in our FAQs. If you can't find what you're looking for there, you can contact us as follows: Hostel stays Please contact the…

Groups

If you are travelling as a group of 10 or more people hostels are the perfect place for you! Our hostel facilities cater to most group types whether you are going away with school,…

Global Initiatives

Our global programmes contribute to a better world  Click on the programmes below to find out more:  Celebrating Peace & Diversity Learn more Supporting Climate Justice Learn more Facilitating Inter-Cultural Exchange Learn more   Through our global initiatives, we…

Jobs & Volunteering

Our people are the most precious resource in our hostels! We love having diverse teams that bring that special atmosphere to the place. There are several ways to get involved, you can join the…

YHA – Youth Hostel Association

YHA is the abbreviation for ‘Youth Hostel Association’ and many of these formed because of, or are members of, Hostelling International.   Hostelling International, or the International Youth Hostel Federation, is a global not for profit…

Join Hostelling International

Hostelling International (HI) is the largest youth hostel network in the world with more than 3,000 hostels in 75 amazing destinations. Located in some of the world's most inspiring locations, all our hostels meet the…

Our Story

For good, not for profit! Did you know we are the world’s largest international membership organisation with more than 3.3 million members?  For us it’s not just about having a place to stay, it’s about you experiencing all…

Why travel with HI?

Support not-for-profit Youth Hostel Associations  The International Youth Hostel Federation or Hostelling international is a charity based in the UK, setup in 1932 to spread the hostelling movement.  Since the first hostel in 1907, 62…
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