travel insurance

Valuable travel insurance included with every membership!

Included in your membership is an annual basic travel insurance plan, which provides essential coverage for your travel investment. This benefit extends to all Adult, Senior and Life membership categories. While there is a minimum age requirement of 18 years, there is no maximum age cut-off for this basic coverage within the HI-USA group plan. HostelCare Basic coverage includes:

  • $1400 Medical Expense coverage
  • $3500 Repatriation of Remains
  • $1250 Trip Interruption
  • $2000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Click here for a Description of Coverage.

For the unexpected when traveling, there's HostelCare. Upgrade after registering to HostelCare PLUS today by calling our customer service department at 877-233-7028 or online below.

IMPORTANT: To activate your HostelCare Basic travel insurance plan, you must register online. This will ensure that you are enrolled with the insurance provider and have a named beneficiary, in the event of a future claim. The HostelCare Basic travel insurance plan is provided compliments of Hosteling International USA.


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - Travel to sanctioned countries
Federal law prohibits unlicensed travel to sanctioned countries by U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Therefore, any expenses incurred or claims made related to travel to a sanctioned country are not covered under this plan, unless the insured is traveling under a license issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control. For more information on these sanctions, please review the Office of Foreign Asset Control internet website at

  • ACTIVATE your HostelCare Basic travel insurance.

Added Coverage for the Experienced Traveler!

Need a Doctor in Denmark? How about a Lawyer in Laos? Miss your flight in Frankfurt?
Lost your credit card in Cannes?

There are hundreds of circumstances that could arise while traveling. When you upgrade your HostelCare Basic travel insurance plan to HostelCare PLUS (available on a per-trip basis), you can have the addtional coverage you want, no matter where you are in the world.

HostelCare PLUS includes:

  • $1000 Trip Cancellation
  • $2000 Trip Interruption
  • $10,000 Medical Expense
  • $50,000 Emergency Evacuation
  • $10,000 Repatriation of Remains
  • $15,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Click here for a Description of Coverage.

This is only a brief description of the insurance benefits and travel services provided. Insurance is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania Insurance Company Inc. (NAIC #19445) under Policy Series 30337NUFIC, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Full details of the insurance coverage are contained in the Policy. All coverages may not be available in all states. If there are any conflicts between this document and the Policy, the Policy shall govern in all cases.