ESNcard holders benefit from at least 10% discount on accommodation in about 80 countries worldwide! 

Hostelling International is a global network of nearly 4,000 hostels located in some of world's most inspiring locations. HI has been facilitating youth travel for the last 100 years by offering affordable accommodation, promoting responsible travel, supporting local communities, and organising sustainable events. By becoming a Hostelling International member, you receive at least a 10% discount on accommodation and gain access to thousands of travel discounts.




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.





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.

*For more information, read Terms and Conditions and FAQs carefully.


Country (Association) Membership Required Member Saving (at least 10% discount on accommodation)
Austria ÖJHV Yes N/A
Austria ÖJHW Yes N/A
Belgium LAJ Yes N/A
Belgium VJH No Yes
Bosnia & Herzegovina No Yes
Croatia Yes N/A
Czech Republic No Yes
Denmark No Yes
England & Wales No Yes
Estonia No Yes
Finland No Yes
France Yes N/A
Germany Yes N/A
Hungary No Yes
Iceland No Yes
Ireland (Northern) No Yes
Ireland (Republic of) No Yes
Italy Yes N/A
Latvia No Yes
Lithuania No Yes
Luxembourg No Yes
Macedonia No Yes
Netherlands No Yes
Norway No Yes
Poland No Yes
Portugal Yes N/A
Romania No Yes
Russia No Yes
Serbia No Yes
Scotland Yes N/A
Slovakia No Yes
Slovenia No Yes
Spain Yes N/A
Sweden No Yes
Switzerland No Yes