Hostelling International offers free membership and 10% discount in all bookings to ESNcard holders!

With the Hostelling International membership ESNcard holders can get 10% discount in over 4.000 unique hostels as well as thousands of other local and national discounts around the world. From Paris to Berlin, Shanghai to New York, Sydney to Brazil, Brussels to Stockholm.... Everywhere!




How to access the discount?

To benefit from the free Hostelling International membership, you just need to:

   If you are not registered yet:

  • Register on
  • Follow the instructions of your confirmation email.
  • Check the "Sign up for Hostelling International membership" checkbox in your profile edit page (you will be redirected there when you click on the link of your confirmation email).
  • Done! You'll get an email with your membership details to your inbox!

   If you are already registered:

  • Login on
  • Request your free membership by clicking on the green button at the right-upper corner.
  • Done! You'll get an email with your membership details to your inbox!


How to book your next trip?

  • Visit Hostelling International's website ( & log in with your's email address and password.
  • Search destinations and book your preferred hostel! - at this stage, you will need to pay a small deposit, with the remaining balance being paid at the hostel.
  • When checking in to the hostel, show the receptionist your HI membership confirmation email, and your 10% member discount will then be removed from the final price.



Hostelling International is the only global network of Youth Hostel Associations. Located in some of world’s most inspiring locations, the HI network offers 4,000 unique hostels in 91 countries worldwide. All their hostels meet assured standards, which guarantee a range of good quality safe accommodation, in friendly surroundings at affordable prices.



Membership Benefits

The table below lists the destinations where your membership will give you a discount on accommodation of at least 10% (compared to non-members).

Your valid eMembership email confirmation must be shown on arrival to benefit from this saving.