Travelling the world? We've got you covered

Hostelling International (HI) has over 80 member countries and 3,000+ hostels, so you'll find safe, clean, secure accommodation wherever you travel.

YHA New Zealand is part of a global network

Hostelling International links more than 90 Youth Hostel Associations in over 80 countries, meaning you've got more than 3,000 hostels across the planet to choose from! You can be sure HI hostels mean quality and variety of accommodation, and your YHA/HI membership gives you discounts all around the world.

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Worldwide discounts

Did you know that being a member of YHA New Zealand means you get membership benefits all over the world?

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


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Popular Hostelling International destinations


YHA Australia

YHA Australia is all about quality, comfort and fun. With YHA Australia’s 40+ 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.

HI Canada

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.

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.

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.

YHA in the UK

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 & WalesScottish YHA and Hostelling International Northern Ireland hostels have a self-catering kitchen where you can prepare and cook your own meals creating that home-away-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're 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.

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