The Whole World on a Small Budget

A Hostelling International membership card is necessary to stay at hostels for a reduced cost.  In some countries, for example Austria and Germany, a membership is required to stay in hostels.

Would you like to see the Louvre in Paris?  The Colosseum in Rome?  Perhaps sample some of Vienna’s famous coffee culture?  With a Hostelling International membership you have access to over 3,700 safe and affordable places to stay worldwide, as well various other discounts!

Application for Membership:

There are multiple ways to apply for membership:

  • In writing or telephone
  • Online: Austrian Youth Hostel Association Website
  • E-mail

Please provide us with the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Profession (if applicable)
  • E-mail

Membership fees must be paid before departure to the Austrian Hostelling Association’s main office per bank transfer – membership cards are only valikd upon receipt of payment.

A Hostelling International membership card is valid until the end of the calendar year.  Memberships  may be cancelled until 15 October of the present year, otherwise they will automatically be extended until November of the following year.

A membership offers many opportunities for little money!  Prices vary according to age:

  • Chidren and youths under 16 years: free
  • 16 – 26 Years: €15,–
  • 27 years and older: €25,–

*A family membership is an affordable bonus for families on the go!  For only €25,– per year both parents and all children up to their sixteenth birthday enjoy all the advantages of membership.  Individual membership cards can be issued upon request.  If you require an individual membership card for a family member, please contact us at: or +4315331833.

Other membership advantages:

Not only can members stay at all Hostelling International hostels around the world, they also enjoy various discounts.  Participating locations in Austria can be found here, other discounts worldwide on the Hostelling International website.