Become a member

Membership is open to all, with no age limit. Youth hostels are all about youthfulness!

Becoming a member means obtaining a true international passport active for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase and discovering a network of nearly 2.650 youth hostels in the world, including 80 in the national network.

A membership card for trips open to all at affordable rates!

Whether you are young or old, solo, with your family or in a group, youth hostels are for you! Intercultural and intergenerational, they offer vacations that are characterized by sharing and good humor.

A commitment

With Hostelling International, no more paper membership card, now it’s paperless! Join and find your card instantly on your smartphone.
To you the trip without headaches!

5 good reasons to join

  • Commitment and affirmation of values: respect for differences, the environment and future generations
  • Travel the world: over 2.650 HI hostels in over 57 countries
  • Join the largest community of travelers: over 1 million HI members
  • Take advantage of great deals: preferential rates with HI’s hostel partners and up to -10% on overnight stays at many HI hostels abroad
  • Support FUAJ and Hostelling International in their work for intercultural dialogue and peace
  • Participate in the financing of projects developed in youth hostels on the themes of sustainable development or eco-citizenship


How to join?

  • On line

For foreigners, become a member of Hostelling International


  • On site, upon arrival at the youth hostel

Good to know

  • Minors between 16 and 18 years old can stay alone in a youth hostel. They must present a parental authorization and a photocopy of a parent’s identity card upon arrival.