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Partner with us

Partner with us

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 3700 hostels and 3.7 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 global brands. By partnering with Hostelling International you can:

  • Work with an international network of people and organisations dedicated to promoting the power of youth travel
  • Align your brand with an organisation dedicated to promoting intercultural exchange
  • Demonstrate your commitment to a sustainable future

If you are interested in partnering with HI or would like to find out more please email us partnerships@hihostels.com.

 Our partners

Babbel works to connect people through language. The language learning app offers carefully designed courses guaranteed to teach language skills that are useful from the start. With 14 languages offered travellers can combine the passion of exploration with language learning.

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With Busbud you can search, compare and book tickets from hundreds of bus companies in over 10,000 cities across 63 countries. By helping travellers find and book the perfect bus trip, Busbud makes traveling the world more accessible for everyone.

 

 

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

Cookly is one of the leading online booking platforms for cooking classes all over the world, connecting travellers with local professional chefs and established cooking schools from major culinary destinations in 20+ countries across the world. Travellers can choose from over 500+ cooking classes in 60+ destinations globally.

Doctor in Your Pocket offer 24/7 Global Access to Local, Virtual, and House Call Doctors. HI members receive up to 20% discount 

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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. 

Hertz is one of the biggest car hire brands in the world operating from approximately 10,000 locations in more than 150 countries.

Their variety of products and service innovations include Hertz Gold Plus Rewards to reward you for your loyalty, as well as unique fuel-efficient, low-emission and alternative fuel travel solutions through their Green collections. Hertz’s sustainable mobility road map focuses on reducing the environmental impacts of travel, while also helping customers save on fuel and experience the latest alternative fuel vehicle technologies.

Lonely Planet began life in 1973 after Tony and Maureen Wheeler made the trip of a lifetime: a honeymoon from London to Australia, across Europe and overland through Asia – with nothing but a car, a few dollars in their pockets and a sense of adventure. Since then, Lonely Planet has printed over 145 million guidebooks and developed a range of products that include lonelyplanet.com, mobile apps, a video platform, 12 international magazines, children’s and lifestyle books, ebooks and more.

MyPostcard is the No1 app to send travel photos as real postcards. Use photos, or one of the designs, to send a unique card to family and friends from anywhere in the world!

Personalize a postcard or greeting card with a personal note and send a card from their website or directly from a phone with this popular app.

Nannybag allows travelers to drop-off their luggage in local shops and hostels which are part of the Nannybag collaborative network. The service is available in more than 250+ cities across 23 countries. HI members receive up to 15% discount on luggage storage.  

SANDEMANs NEW Europe is the world’s largest promoter of walking tours, offering over 80 different tours in English and Spanish in 18 cities across 13 countries every day. 

 

If you work abroad, you could be due a tax refund.  With Taxback.com you can find out for free how much you’re due with a no-obligation estimate. They will also ensure you’re fully compliant with the tax authorities so you can have peace of mind. There no upfront fees if you’re due a refund and as a HI hostel member, you get an exclusive 10% off Taxback.com filing services for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the US and Europe

Tiqets is a leading ticketing platform for museums and attractions, which aims to make culture more accessible to everyone. The platform features the best museums and attractions from all over the world. Tiqets makes the ticketing process as simple as possible, enabling users to purchase and use tickets with their smartphone. No printing!   

TrekAmerica, formed in 1972, offers group adventure holidays to young international travellers aged 18-38. Their goal is to empower young explorers to see the real America, and their 80 unique itineraries cover everything that Canada, South America, Alaska and the 52 US states have to offer - from bustling cities to small towns to jaw-dropping National Parks.

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Urban Adventures Limited Urban Adventures Limited are part of the Intrepid Group, the world's largest adventure travel company. They run day tours with a difference. With 160 locally operated destinations globally and over 750 unique itineraries that are fun, locally led, unique, responsible, great value and memorable.

WaterNlife’s goal is to make safe drinking water available to everyone, and by working with the innovative Lifestraw technology, they are redefining the industry and supporting communities in need. Lifestraw’s variety of water filter products convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water, perfect for backpackers and adventure travellers looking to use re-usable products over single use plastic bottles. For each Lifestraw product purchased, one school child in Africa will receive clean water for an entire school year, with over 3 million children supported to date.

world nomads logo 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.
   

 

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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 2000,000 international students every year.

 

  

  

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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 Vice-Chairman of the Board of Affiliate Members of UNWTO.

 

 

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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".

 

 

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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.