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Whether by the beach or in a big city, within a National Park or small town, HI USA hostels around the country offer more than just a place to lay your head at night. Our special programs and activities inspire a greater understanding of the world and its people, allowing you to connect with fellow travelers and explore each destination like a local.

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Join Our Community of Travelers

Hostelling is more than just a way to travel: it’s a movement for people who believe in building a more tolerant world. As a HI USA member, you’re part of that movement, and part of a community of travelers around the globe.

Purchase an Individual Membership

Benefits of Membership


  • Access to or discounted rates at more than 3,000 HI hostels in 62 countries worldwide. 
  • Opportunities to meet other travelers and feed your travel interests. 
  • Discounted nightly Member Only rates at HI USA hostels when booked through 

Types of Membership

HI USA is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that travel has the power to change lives. Your HI USA membership allows us to make these transformative experiences and programs accessible to more people – including you!

Annual and lifetime memberships can be purchased online, via email, or by mail by writing to us at 8455 Colesville Rd., Ste. 1225, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Individual Membership



Lifetime* (never expires)


Purchase a Membership

*HI USA Lifetime memberships are only available for U.S. residents. If you are not a U.S. resident and are interested in this type of membership, visit to find the closest Hostelling International office in your home country.

Membership Discounts




Membership Support


If you’ve misplaced your proof of digital membership or you need any other assistance from our Membership Department, just ask! 

Phone: +1 240-650-2100. We’re available to help you between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.