Save money every time you travel!
With your 12-month Hostelling International membership card, you'll get discounted accommodations at more than 4,000 HI hostels in 80 countries. Plus, as an HI member you’ll receive exclusive benefits and discount offers around the globe.
Join 3 million members who look for the HI blue triangle logo to get top-quality budget accommodations at a great price.
Hostelling International USA members enjoy:
- Access to more than 4,000 hostels in 80 countries worldwide.
- Access to 50 hostel locations in the United States.
- A free third-night stay offer at participating HI USA hostels.
- Discounts on all Lonely Planet products.
- Discounts on TrekAmerica - Valid for bookings made directly with TrekAmerica, HI offer must be mentioned at time of booking and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional discount. This offer is valid only for the HI member.
- An online newsletter.
- A free directory of all U.S. hostels (on request).
For more information about membership benefits, please visit the national HI USA website.
For about the same annual price as a travel magazine, an HI USA membership card is your key to discounted accommodations in top destinations around the world. The additional member-exclusive discounts and special offers are enough to pay for the card many times over. If you're a traveler at heart, or one who believes in HI's mission, the value-added Lifetime membership can’t be beat.
HI USA's membership categories are:
- Daily: $3 per night
HI membership is required in order to stay at the following Northern California hostels: HI Pigeon Point Lighthouse, HI Point Montara Lighthouse, HI Sacramento, HI San Francisco City Center, and HI San Francisco Downtown. For most travelers, an annual membership is the best value, but daily membership is available for $3 per night. Please note that daily membership can only be purchased at check-in, and includes only some of the benefits (listed above) of annual membership.
- Youth (under 18): FREE
- Adult (18-54): $28 per year
- Senior (55 and over): $18 per year
- Lifetime: $250 one-time & open to all ages
- Group: FREE
Group membership is available free of charge to groups of 10 or more people from a school or nonprofit organization who are traveling together.
During business hours, call the national HI USA office in Maryland at 1 (240) 650-2100.
- At any HI USA hostel
Please note that Lifetime Memberships cannot be purchased in California; please purchase online or call the national HI USA office at 1 (240) 650-2100.
By Fax or Mail
Download an application form (PDF) to fax or mail in.