Ways to Join

There are four easy ways to become a member

The types and prices of each membership


FREE (for those under 18 years of age)


$28.00 ANNUALLY (18-54 years of age)


$18.00 ANNUALLY (55+ years of age)


$250 (one-time fee & open to all ages)


Apply for a Group Membership now!

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, please contact or visit one of our hostels.

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.

Don't wait another minute - purchase your membership today!