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Hostelling International – a global community

Do you love to travel? Join our global community of travellers and share your passion, tips and stories on our social media sites!

A global community

Hostelling international (HI) is the only global network of youth hostels on the planet with about four million members – we’re one of the largest youth membership organisations in the world and we want our social media sites to be the best place in the world to swap stories, tips and photos!

All our hostels meet a set of assured standards meaning you can always rely on HI for safe, comfortable and affordable accommodation. A hostel isn’t just a bed for the night – it’s a chance to immerse yourself in the complete hostelling experience, learn about new cultures and meet new people.

With 4,000 hostels worldwide in over 90 countries you can be sure there are special offers, competitions, promotions and new hostels opening all the time! Join one of our lively social communities and…

• Be the first to know about competitions and special promotions

• See which of your friends have already become members!

• Ask us questions and share your travel and hostel experiences

• Learn about our affordable, quality and sustainable hostels

• Let us inspire you with great hostel videos and photos

• Talk with travellers who just love to hostel

Our hostels are fun meeting places, are open to everyone and are full of like-minded people. We want our social sites to be just the same, so join us today and let us know why you love being part of the greatest hostelling community in the world.

A global community of travellers

Our Facebook page is the liveliest of them all. Our members love Hostelling International and so we like to reward them with competitions, inspiring content and just the best looking hostels you’ll find anywhere in the world. Become a HI fan today!


Follow us on Twitter for hostelling and travel news, competitions from around the world and instant access to everything that is happening within HI worldwide. Anything you want to know or talk about, just send us a tweet!


If Google Plus is your thing, you’ll find us there too! Don’t miss a post by adding our Google+ page to your circles. We are always sharing posts from our National Associations so you’ll also get to hear what’s happening worldwide.


Subscribe to our YouTube channel for inspiring videos of hostels around the world. Videos bring hostels to life and allow you to see the hostel before you travel and experience the sights, sounds and culture of all countries worldwide.


Take a look at our Flickr page for great looking photos of hostels, travel shows, music events we have attended and much more! Leave a comment with your favourite photo or share with us your most memorable ones.


Become a member of our LinkedIn group and speak to like-minded travellers who will gladly tell you all about their hostelling experience and answer any questions you may have.

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