Hostelling International

What do we do?

HI is the umbrella organisation for over 70 National Associations worldwide. The HI network has 4000 hostels in over 90 countries and 4 million members.


  • HI is the largest network of hostels in the world.
  • HI hostels meet assured standards.
  • HI guarantees good quality and safe accommodation at affordable prices.
  • Locations include city hubs, mountain retreats and beachside chillouts.
  • Only a 5% deposit secures bookings, even multi-stage trips.
  • HI's Development Coordinators based in regional offices build and maintain positive relationships with National Associations.
  • HI is committed to sustainable development and is working from a charter passed by our Board to implement best practice in the HI network.
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Get in touch with Hostelling International

Contact details

To contact Hostelling International use the contact form tab above.



All over the world


+27 (0)72 291 3187


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