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Hostelling International


Hostelling International (HI) is a not-for-profit, member-based organization, and a national member of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF - brand named "Hostelling International"), the largest travel association in the world.

Membership is the heart and soul of hostelling. A membership with Hostelling International is more than just an affordable place to sleep on your travels. By joining our association of travellers, HI hostels will open the door to meeting new people, learning about amazing places and understanding different cultures. Your Hostelling International membership will help you see the world while support our mission.

Nothing beats heading out on an epic travel adventure with just a few of your belongings in a backpack and a bucket list of places to see and things to do. The whole point of travel is getting out and experiencing the world, so the last thing you want is to spend your money on pricey accommodations.

That's where hostels come in handy: They're everywhere; they fit your budget; and they're full of people like you who have their priorities straight when it comes to exploring this fine planet of ours.

Hostelling International has 4,000 hostels in 90 countries with many sleeping options ranging from dorm rooms to private rooms with ensuites, plus kitchen facilities and plenty of common areas for meeting people. They're staffed by people who know and love the area and really want to share it with you. They'll dish up tons of helpful travel advice from the front desk, or even take you on trips and activities nearby. That's what hostelling is all about.

An HI-Membership gets you a minimum 10% discount at every HI hostel, plus savings on all kinds of extra things like bus trips, food, gear and activities worldwide.

How to purchase a Hostelling International Membership

Visit a CAA Store near you to purchase your Adult HI (Hostelling International) membership.

Purchase online

Hostelling International memberships are also available online (also available in french). By purchasing your membership online you have the option of an Adult membership, Life membership, Group membership and Junior membership.

For more information on Hostelling International visit hihostels.ca