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.

Member Benefits

Hostelling International USA members enjoy:

For more information about membership benefits, please visit the national HI USA website.

Membership Levels

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:

  • Youth (under 18): FREE
  • Adult (18-54): $18 per year
  • Lifetime: $250 one-time & open to all ages
  • Group: FREE
    Group membership is available free of charge to groups of 8 or more people from a school or nonprofit organization who are traveling together.

Become a member today

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By Phone
During business hours, call the national HI USA office in Maryland at 1 (240) 650-2100. 

In Person

By Fax or Mail

Download an application form (PDF) to fax or mail in.