Hostelling International is a non-profit organisation created in 1932 to support and work with Youth Hostel Associations around the world. Today we have a network of over 3,000 hostels in 62 Member Associations and 3.3 million members.
We believe that hostelling is about more than just having a place to stay. It’s about having fun, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. We support a dynamic community of global citizens who we encourage to make the world a better place.
We work with NGOs, youth organisations, educational partners and like-minded global brands. By partnering with Hostelling International you will:
If you are interested in partnering with HI or would like to find out more please get in touch at partnerships[at]hihostels.com .
The Clever Travel Companion helps travellers keep valuables safe, through an online range of travel safety gear. Designed by travellers, for travellers, their products help keep the most important documents and money secure.
Eurosender is a low-cost door to door shipping service, offering a simple, reliable, and user-friendly way of sending packages across 28 countries in Europe.
GetYourGuide offer customers access to 30,000 activities and attractions across 7,400 destinations worldwide, offering tickets for museums, art galleries, city cards and many more.
World Nomads travel insurance covers people from over 150 countries, with medical and evacuation cover, 24-hour emergency assistance and cover for a large range of adventure activities.
Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the biggest student association in Europe, supporting and developing the experience of student exchange. ESN are present in more than 800 Higher Education Institutions, in 39 countries, and offer services to around 2,000,000 international students every year.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability. Hostelling International is an Affiliate Member of UNWTO.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is a specialised agency of the United Nations system. The organisation was created more than a half century ago, with the mission to build the defences of peace in the minds of men.
Hostelling International holds NGO Consultative status and is a recognised organisation within UNESCO.
myclimate is amongst the world leaders when it comes to voluntary carbon offsetting measures. Science-based and market-oriented, myclimate offers a comprehensive package of services for offsetting in accordance with the principles of “avoid – reduce – offset” and “do the best and offset the rest”.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a non-profit membership organization consisting of experts, organizations and individuals, with staff and volunteers on all continents. Its aim is to promote and increase sustainable tourism knowledge and practices among public and private stakeholders.
They establish and manage the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Sustainability Criteria: Destination Criteria (GSTC-D) and Hotel & Tour Operator Criteria (GSTC-H&TO), the minimum standards for any tourism business or destination necessary in order to protect and sustain the world’s natural and cultural resources.