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 the 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.


List of countries and more info here