Hostelling International-USA is a nonprofit organization that provides you a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Discounted access to more than 4,000 hostels in over 60 countries worldwide.
  • Discounted access to over 100 hostel locations in the United States.
  • A free handbook of all U.S. hostels, upon request.
  • Worldwide discounts in restaurants, retail stores, on attractions and more.
  • A monthly online newsletter, HI-USA Travel Bytes, emphasizing travel tips.
  • Savings up to 85% on international phone calls, free e-mail access, voicemail and travel information through eKit.
  • Discounts on Alamo and Hertz car rentals.
  • Discounts on Greyhound Travel.
  • Access to programs and activities at local hostels and councils (local chapters).
  • Access to making prepaid reservations at hostel locations worldwide.
  • Worldwide access to commission-free currency exchange.
  • Free seminars on traveling abroad.
  • Free basic international travel insurance coverage and discounts on optional upgrades.
  • FreeNites & More is the loyalty program introduced by Hostelling International to award its members with valuable extras with their membership.