Hostelling International is the brand name of more than 90 Youth Hostels Associations in over 80 countries, operating 4,000+ hostels. No other hostel operator can match us for quality or variety of accommodation! Unlike bland, impersonal hotels or dodgy backpackers, HI Youth Hostels are fun and lively meeting places. HI membership gives you much more than a comfy bed! It puts you at the heart of a huge international family, where you can share experiences, travel and friendship with people of all nations.
- hihostels.com is your online resource for hostelling around the world. Use the site to research destinations and hostels, book accommodation and check out discounts available in the areas you're travelling to.
- Here are some quick links to some YHA/Hostelling International destinations overseas that Kiwi's love to head to: Australia, Canada, China, England & Wales, Germany, Japan, Northern Ireland, Scotland, USA
- Read International hostels FAQs
Booking overseas hostels
- Book through YHA New Zealand National Office
We can help you book your accommodation in YHA Hostels overseas. For personalised service, contact us on our freephone number: 0800 278 299 or email us. A small booking fee applies.
>YHA members can also receive discounted rates on travel insurance with Cover-More and 20% off Lonely Planet Guidebooks by purchasing through YHA Customer Services
- Book online at hihostels.com
With over 4,000 hostels worldwide, in fantastic and unique locations, HI offers you a real hostel experience. Whether you're after a private room, or simply a bed for the night with shared facilities, all HI hostels meet assured standards which guarantee good quality safe accommodation at affordable prices.
YHA Australia is all about quality, comfort and fun. With YHA Australia’s 90+ hostels you can discover all the destinations you’ve dreamed about, including all the big cities, beautiful beaches, rainforests, coral reefs and the wild outback. Many of the hostels include extra treats like movie theatres, swimming pools, social events, 24-hour reception, dive-shops, wildlife experiences and extraordinary natural settings.
By providing affordable accommodation for all ages, HI-Canada strives to make travel accessible for people of all nations, but especially young people of limited means. This hostel network enables travellers from different countries, cultures and backgrounds to share stories, learn about one another and create lasting memories across their network of 60 hostels from one coast to the other.
YHA China's hostels provide a network around the western part of the country and take in Guangdong province, from the scenic splendours of Zhaoqing to the temples of Guangzhou; Yunan province, with the Naxi folk traditions of Li Jiang and the glories of Kunming; Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, where Guilin is set on the picturesque Li River; Shanghai; and of course Beijing which boasts the Temple of Heaven, the imperial Forbidden City, and the Great Wall among its host of other attractions.
With over 530 Youth Hostels, Germany has the biggest Youth Hostel network in the world. German hostels are often bigger than average and are always of the highest standard.
Japan Youth Hostels
With a vast network of hostels, there is enormous scope for exploring this richly packed country. Youth Hostels accommodation varies from modern buildings to facilities at Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
Stay in a variety of buildings including mansions, lodges, purpose-built or even a castle in private or shared rooms with double, single and bunk beds. Most YHA England & Wales, Scottish YHA and Hostelling International Northern Ireland hostels have a self-catering kitchen where you can prepare and cook your own meals creating that home-from-home feeling. Alternatively, let us do the work for you and cook you a meal using the best ingredients available, then relax and unwind with a local ale or fine wine chosen from the hostel selection. After all, you are on a break!
Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) currently operates a network of over 50 quality hostel facilities across the United States. While each hostel offers a unique and local stay experience all provide inexpensive, safe, clean and fun accommodations. Our hostels range from urban high-rise buildings with hundreds of beds, to neighbourhood settings in smaller centers, to scenic and more remote locations on coastlines and parklands.
Check out the YHA Global Discounts Database for over 2,000 great discounts on travel around the world.
Visit our Travel Shop where you can purchase a selection of essential International Guidebooks online.
We also have a selection of other YHA guidebooks and brochures for a number of countries available to YHA members free of charge. Please call us free on 0800 278 299 to enquire about YHA in the countries you're travelling to.