Hostelling International is a Membership organisation, one of the oldest and largest membership organisations worldwide. In many countries a membership card is compulsory if you wish to stay in hostels listed on this site. In other countries, members now enjoy at least a 10% saving on accommodation compared to non-members. And that’s not all, Members can also benefit from a wide range of Member Discounts & Savingsworldwide upon presentation of their membership card. The table below lists the Membership requirements of youth hostel associations whose hostels are listed on this site.
- Membership Required: ‘Yes’ in this column indicates that Membership is compulsory in this country.
- Member Saving: ‘Yes’ in this column indicates that Members will receive a discount on accommodation of at least 10% (compared to non members). A valid membership card must be shown to benefit from this saving.
Valid National Association or HI Membership cards are both acceptable.
|Country (Association)||Membership Required||Member Saving|
|Austria ÖJHV||Yes||Not Applicable|
|Belgium LAJ||Yes||Not Applicable|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||No||Yes|
|Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||No||Yes|
|England & Wales||Yes||Not Applicable|
|Ireland (Republic of)||No||Yes|
|Saudi Arabia||Yes||Not Applicable|
If the country you wish to visit is not listed in the above table please contact the national youth hostel association directly to confirm membership requirements and costs. Select the country from the list for full contact details. For full details of the member discount applicable in the country you wish to visit, please contact the national youth hostel association directly. Remember, Membership also gives you access to thousands of travel-related savings at home and overseas – see Membership Discounts.