HI USA Hostel Membership

When you join Hostelling International USA (HI USA), your membership supports our mission and helps to make transformative travel experiences accessible to more people through our hostels and programs.

Your HI USA membership card will give you access to the world’s largest network of Hostelling International (HI) hostels - over 4,000 worldwide.

Each person staying at a HI USA hostel is required to have a daily, annual or lifetime membership.

HI USA is a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief that travel fosters a deeper understanding of people, places and the world around for a more tolerant world.

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Ways to join:

Membership Choices:

  • YOUTH (under 18) - Free
  • ADULT (18-54) - $28 per annum
  • SENIOR (55+) - $18 per annum
  • LIFE - $250 (one-time fee & open to all ages)
  • GROUP - Join online
  • DAILY MEMBERSHIP - $3 per night. Available at hostel check in. Daily memberships offer access only and do not include other membership benefits.

When you join online or call our customer service department, you will receive your membership kits in about two weeks. If you are in need of your membership card immediately, visit an HI USA hostel or authorized membership selling agent.

Your membership includes, membership card, U.S. hostel map, and a free overnight offer.

There are several shipping options available to expedite your delivery. Please allow 1 day for processing on all UPS shipments. Note that memberships ordered with UPS shipping over the weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will be sent on Monday.

Non-U.S. residents can now purchase a Hostelling International USA (Adult or Senior category) membership. Group, Youth and Life category Hostelling International USA memberships are still only available to U.S. residents. To find the closest Hostelling International office in your home country, visit www.hihostels.com.