Join a Community of Travellers!
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.
As well as getting access to member rates or a discount on accommodation in all HI hostels worldwide, the membership also offers thousands of travel discounts at home and abroad.
Find out more about local discounts on our partners’ sites in the table below 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.
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.
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 online now.
• Purchase a membership when you arrive at a HI hostel.
• Purchase a membership before your trip from your nearest HI Hostel, Youth Hostel Association office or membership selling outlet.
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.
|Destination||Membership required||Member discount |
|National Travel Discounts|
|Algeria||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Australia||Yes||No – Member rates only||Australia: English|
|Austria ÖJHV||Yes||No – Member rates only||Austria OJHV: English | German|
|Austria ÖJHW||Yes||No – Member rates only||Austria OJHW: German|
|Belgium LAJ||Yes||No – Member rates only||Belgium LAJ (Brussels & Wallonia): English | French|
|Belgium VJH||No||Yes||Belgium (Flanders): English | French | Dutch|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||No||Yes|
|Brazil||No||Yes||Brazil: Portuguese | English|
|Canada||No||Yes||Canada: English | French|
|Chile||No||Yes||Chile: English | Spanish | Portuguese|
|Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||No||Yes|
|Croatia||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Denmark||No||Yes||Denmark: English | Danish|
|England & Wales||No||Yes||England & Wales: English|
|Finland||No||Yes||Finland: English | Finnish|
|France||Yes||No – Member rates only||France: French|
|Germany||Yes||No – Member rates only||Germany: English | German|
|Hong Kong||Yes||No – Member rates only||Hong Kong: English|
|India||Yes||No – Member rates only||India: English|
|Ireland (Northern)||No||Yes||Ireland (Northern): English|
|Ireland (Republic of)||No||Yes|
|Italy||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Japan||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Korea (South)||No||Yes||Korea (South): Korean | English|
|Libya||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Luxembourg||No||Yes||Luxembourg: English | French | German|
|Netherlands||No||Yes||Netherlands: Dutch | English|
|New Zealand||No||Yes||New Zealand: English|
|Norway||No||Yes||Norway: English | German | Norwegian|
|Pakistan||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Portugal||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Saudi Arabia||Yes||No – Member rates only|
|Scotland||Yes||No – Member rates only||Scotland: English|
|Serbia||No||Yes||Serbia: English | Serbian|
|Slovenia||No||Yes||Slovenia: Slovenian | English|
|Spain||Yes||No – Member rates only||Spain: Spanish|
|Switzerland||No||Yes||Switzerland: English | French | German|
|USA||Yes||No – Member rates only||USA: English|