Join a Community of Travellers!

By becoming a member of Hostelling International or any of its 60 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 a 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  requiredMember discount
on accommodation
National Travel Discounts
AlgeriaYesNo – Member rates only 
AustraliaYesNo – Member rates onlyAustralia: English
Austria ÖJHVYesNo – Member rates onlyAustria OJHV: English | German
Austria ÖJHWYesNo – Member rates onlyAustria OJHW: German
Belgium LAJYesNo – Member rates onlyBelgium LAJ (Brussels & Wallonia): English | French
Belgium VJHNoYesBelgium (Flanders):  English | French
Bosnia & HerzegovinaNoYes 
CanadaNoYesCanada: English | French
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)NoYes 
CroatiaYesNo – Member rates only 
Czech RepublicNoYes 
DenmarkNoYesDenmark: English | Danish
England & WalesNoYesEngland & Wales: English
FinlandNoYesFinland: English | Finnish
FranceYesNo – Member rates onlyFrance: French
GermanyYesNo – Member rates onlyGermany: English | German
Hong KongYesNo – Member rates onlyHong Kong: English
IcelandNoYesIceland: English
IndiaYesNo – Member rates onlyIndia: English
Ireland (Northern)NoYesIreland (Northern): English
Ireland (Republic of)NoYes 
JapanYesNo – Member rates only 
Korea (South)NoYesKorea (South): Korean | English
LibyaYesNo – Member rates only 
LuxembourgNoYesLuxembourg: English | French | German
NetherlandsNoYesNetherlands: Dutch | English
New ZealandNoYesNew Zealand: English
PakistanYesNo – Member rates only 
Saudi ArabiaYesNo – Member rates only 
ScotlandYesNo – Member rates onlyScotland: English
SerbiaNoYesSerbia: English | Serbian
SloveniaNoYesSlovenia: Slovenian | English
SpainYesNo – Member rates onlySpain: Spanish
SwitzerlandNoYesSwitzerland: English | French | German
USAYesNo – Member rates onlyUSA: English