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5 reasons to get HI-Membership

For members of our family, we always go that extra mile, don’t we? And that’s what we at Hostelling International are striving for as well. With a HI-Membership, it isn’t just about a comfy bed for the night – you’ll be part of something special, you‘ll be able to discover the real hostel experience, travel the world, learn about new cultures and create new friendships – you’ll be part of one big international FAMILY. And on the top of that, with all kind of extra discounts, you’ll be able to stretch your budget and travel for longer.

Here are just a few benefits you can tap into besides enjoying 10% saving at every HI hostel – so join today!

See the city sights

How about a day tour with a difference? As a HI member, you can enjoy 10% off all the city tours organised by the Urban Adventures which are dedicated to creating fantastic experiences with a hint of local perspective. From a Tuk Tuk Experience in Bangkok and a Moonlight Kayak Tour across Melbourne to Hanoi Street Food by Night discovery, there is plenty to choose from and feast your eyes on.

Learn a lingo

Learn a language while travelling with exclusive 5% discount on all language courses with Education First (EF), the world leader in international education. This perfect combo will enable you to fully immerse yourself in a local culture, explore the sights you wouldn’t find in the guide book and even ask for those bananas on the market in the right way. You’ll be not just learning the language, you’ll be living it. And with the help of locals, you may even step it up a notch to a conversation level and say a phrase or two like a local would do.

Stay connected

With modern tech devices and widespread internet access, staying in touch with your friends and family whilst travelling is much easier these days. But let’s be honest, we sometimes get a bit over-excited with so many new experiences and great places we see along the way, that we forget about emails, Facebook or Skype. Sometimes, it’s just easier to make one quick phone call and tell your loved ones about your day in a flash. As a HI member, you can call home for less and enjoy savings up to 70% on international phone calls, free email access, voicemail and travel information through eKit.

Sort out travel money

Wherever you’re going, chances are you’ll need some money in local currency straight away – for a meal, a taxi to a hostel or public transport. With Travelex Worldwide Money, you can get discounted currency purchases at any of their 700+ stores in more than 20 countries worldwide. To claim your discount, simply display your HI membership card in any of the outlets and get more bang for your buck.

And much more…

From Milan to Prague, New York to Paris, Chicago to Hong Kong – wherever you are going, a HI membership card will help you save. With more than 3,000 discounts worldwide, it may be a good idea to keep your card with you at all times. Transport, entertainment, restaurants, museums, culture, and retail outlets, you name it, there’s something to please everyone.

So pack your backpack and get ready to save…

3 ways to become a member

Note: In some countries membership is mandatory. To find out where, please click here.

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