Membership Terms & Conditions

The membership you purchase on is a 12-month digital membership with Hostelling International (HI) and the Member Association in your place of residence, if there is one.  
This membership is an individual adult membership, you must be age 16 or over to hold this membership. Any 16 to 18-year-olds will be asked to provide authorisation from a legal guardian.  

HI membership is non-refundable, cannot be suspended and cannot be transferred to another person. 

You must be able to present proof of your membership in print or on a mobile device in any hostel or with any partner to claim a discount. The hostel or partner is entitled to ask for a form of ID to verify the validity of the membership. 

You will receive an email with the pass to add to your eWallet and a PDF version of your membership. 

The membership entitles you to ‘member rates’ in any HI hostel or to a discount on non-member accommodation charges. Please note that in some countries you must be a member to stay in a HI hostel, more details are available here.  

With this membership you also have access to thousands of discounts from our travel and leisure partners. Conditions apply to all membership discounts, please check partner’s website for details. 

As a member you agree to receive communications from HI and the Member Association in your place of residence in order to fulfil the membership service. Find out more in our Privacy Policy