Hostelling International

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, and 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.

International hostels

Booking overseas hostels


Staying overseas

two hostels are the same, which is one of the fun things about staying at a Hostelling International hostel! There are farmhouses and Italian villas, converted schools, chapels and castles, lodges set in beautiful acres and modern purpose built hostels. There are even Tepees, yachts and log cabins. The hostels you stay in will often become a unique part of your trip.
Despite their differences, Hostelling International guarantees that all hostels will have a friendly atmosphere, will be clean and well-maintained, will be secure for all travellers whether travelling with others or alone, and they will have an abundance of information on local activities.

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

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

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.

YHA Germany

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! 

YHA Taiwan

Taiwan is a fascinating destination with plenty to offer, from serene rural scenery to the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Taiwan YHA has more than 38 hostels in cities and rural areas. From a lakeview hostel to a converted jailhouse to hostels in the heart of it all, Taiwan YHA offers convenient, value-for-money accommodation that caters to over three million foreign visitors per year and hundreds of thousands of locals.


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.

HI Thailand

Thai Youth Hostels Association operates over 12 hostels across the country, from lively Bangkok to scenic Phuket, enjoy your time in Thailand with HI's high-quality hostels and service. 

Worldwide discounts

Check out the YHA Global Discounts Database for over 2,000 great discounts on travel around the world.

International guidebooks

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.