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

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. 

DestinationMembership  required Member discount 
on accommodation 
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
Bolivia No Yes   
Bosnia & Herzegovina No Yes   
Brazil No Yes   
Canada No Yes Canada: English | French 
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 Denmark: English | Danish 
Egypt No Yes   
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 
Hungary No Yes   
Iceland No Yes Iceland: English 
India Yes No – Member rates only India: English 
Ireland (Northern) No Yes Ireland (Northern): English 
Ireland (Republic of) No Yes   
Israel No Yes   
Japan Yes No – Member rates only   
Jordan No Yes   
Korea (South) No Yes Korea (South): Korean | English 
Lebanon No Yes   
Libya Yes No – Member rates only   
Luxembourg No Yes Luxembourg: English | French | German 
Malaysia No Yes   
Morocco No Yes   
Netherlands No Yes Netherlands: Dutch | English 
New Zealand No Yes New Zealand: English 
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 Scotland: English 
Serbia No Yes    Serbia: English | Serbian 
Slovakia No Yes   
Slovenia No Yes Slovenia: Slovenian | English 
Spain Yes No – Member rates only Spain: Spanish 
Switzerland No Yes Switzerland: English | French | German 
Tunisia No Yes   
UAE No Yes   
Ukraine No Yes   
Uruguay No Yes  
USA Yes No – Member rates only USA: English