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Membership benefits

As a member of Hostelling International Norway you are supporting a nonprofit organization, and you are saving money every time you book accommodation through HI Hostels-websites or if you contact our hostels directly. With a membership of HI Norway you are automatically member of Hostelling International and the other organizations in other countries that are associated with HI. You get the same access to the membership benefits and discounts that are within our network. 


Reasons to become a HI member:

  • Access to the world’s largest network of safe, clean hostels
  • Be part of a global community of like-minded travellers
  • Travel more for less - See the world on a budget
  • The opportunity to participate on Exchange programmes with HI in other countries
  • Discounted member prices in many hostels
  • Discounted trips and activities in many countries
  • Reduced price admission to museums and cultural centres
  • Reductions on a wide range of travel services
  • And lots more besides

Click here for a list of membership benefits, deals and discounts available around the world.

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HI Membership benefits in Norway

In Norway members get 10% discount on overnight stays in all our hostels. You have also the possibility to be an volunteer in our hostels or local groups.You may also participate in exchange programmes with HI in other countries. As a member you may also participate in our hostel activities for free.   

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National membership and discounts

Are you travelling abroad? You should then check what membership benefits are offered in your country of destination. Follow the links below and these links will take you to the website of the HI's national organization that you will be visiting. It is always wise to check what kinds of discounts and benefits that are offered at the local level when traveling. Don’t forget to ask about local discounts at the hostels where you stay. 

As seen in the table below, some countries/national organizations require a HI membership for allowing you to stay at the hostel. Therefore, the prices quoted is a membership price and therefore the 10% discount "not applicable".


Country (Association)

Membership Required

Member Saving
(at least 10% discount on accommodation)

National Discounts

Algeria Yes Not Applicable  
Australia  No  Yes Australia: English
Austria ÖJHV Yes Not Applicable Austria OJHV: English | German
Austria ÖJHW Yes Not Applicable Austria ÖJHW: German
Belgium LAJ Yes Not Applicable Belgium LAJ (Brussels & Wallonia): English | French
Belgium VJH No Yes Belgium (Flanders):  English | French | Dutch
Bolivia No  Yes  
Bosnia & Herzegovina No  Yes  
Brazil No  Yes  
Canada No Yes Canada: English | French
Chile No  Yes Chile: English | Spanish | Portuguese
China No  Yes  
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) No  Yes  
Colombia No Yes  
Cuba No Yes  
Croatia Yes Not Applicable  
Czech Republic No Yes  
Denmark No  Yes Denmark: English | Danish
Egypt No Yes  
England & Wales No Yes England & Wales: English
Estonia No Yes Estonia: English
Finland No Yes Finland: English | Finnish
France Yes  Not Applicable France: French
Germany Yes Not Applicable Germany: English
Hong Kong Yes Not Applicable  
Hungary No  Yes  
Iceland No Yes Iceland: English
India Yes Not Applicable India: English
Ireland (Northern) No Yes Ireland (Northern): English
Ireland (Republic of) No Yes  
Israel No Yes  
Italy Yes Not Applicable  
Japan Yes Not Applicable  
Jordan No Yes  
Kenya Yes Not Applicable  
Korea (South) No  Yes Korea (South): Korean | English
Latvia No Yes  
Lebanon No Yes  
Libya Yes Not Applicable  
Lithuania No Yes  
Luxembourg No Yes Luxembourg: English
Macedonia No Yes  
Malaysia No Yes  
Mexico No Yes  
Marocco No Yes  
Netherlands No Yes Netherlands: Dutch | English
New Zealand No Yes New Zealand: English
Norway No Yes Norway: English | German | Norwegian
Pakistan Yes Not Applicable  
Philippines No Yes  
Peru No  Yes  
Polen No  Yes  
Portugal Yes  Not Applicable  
Qatar No Yes  
Romania No Yes  
Saudi Arabia Yes Not Applicable  
Scotland Yes Not Applicable Scotland: English
Serbia No Yes Serbia: English | Serbian
Singapore Yes Not Applicable  
Slovakia No Yes  
Slovenia No Yes Slovenia: Slovenian | English
Spain Yes Not Applicable Spain: Spanish
Sweden No Yes  
Switzerland No Yes Switzerland: English | French | German
Thailand No Yes  
Tunisia No Yes  
UAE No Yes  
Ukraine No Yes  
Uruguay No Yes Uruguay: Spanish
USA Yes Not Applicable USA: English

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Global Discounts

We have put together a great range of travel deals to help you get the most from your budget – before, during and after your trip. For a complete overview of membership discounts throughout the world, go here


Busbud - get 15% off bus travel 

Hostelling International have teamed up with Busbud to offer you a 15% discount on bus travel throughout Europe, North and South America.

With Busbud you can search, compare and book tickets from hundreds of bus companies in over 10,000 cities across 63 countries. Travel with Greyhound, ALSA, Eurolines and more on your next trip.  Just visit Busbud and enter the HI discount code: ‘HOSTEL15’ in the search.

By helping travellers find and book the perfect bus trip, Busbud makes traveling the world more accessible for everyone.

Find out more and book now  

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Education First (EF) Language Course

HI members (holders of valid National and International membership cards) can access an exclusive 5% discount with Education First (EF), the world leader in international education.

The HI discount (up to the value of USD300*) applies to all EF language courses which can be studied for many different requirements, lengths and language levels. To start planning your adventure today, visit the EF website where you can find out more and order a free brochure.

*Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Ensure that you mention you are a member of Hostelling International during the EF booking process to receive the discount.

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HI-eKit - Free Travel SIM Card 

Say HI to the world wherever you are. If you’re a regular traveller or planning a big trip, we can help you to keep in touch. With eKit, HI are offering a Free Explorer International SIM card, with £3 bonus credit when you top up £10 or more. Working in more than 190 different countries and saving you up to 90% on your roaming cost calls, texts, and data, this should be at the top of your packing list: everything is prepaid, no hidden fees, no nasty bill shocks when you get home.

  • Receive both a global phone number (+44) and a United States phone number (+1)
  • Receive text messages FREE on the global number
  • FREE incoming calls on your global number in over 80 countries
  • No connection fees
  • Make calls from 13p/ min
  • Send text messages from 10p
  • Prepaid data from 23p/MB
  • Up to 200% more data with bundles
  • Make a travel journal and receive free Facebook notifications.

Visit for more information and to claim your free SIM when you top up £10.

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Eurosender - 10% discount on shipments in Europe! 

Eurosender is a booking platform for messaging services door to door within the EU. We offer affordable prices for shipping services and we are the best solution for travelers, foreigners and students. Enjoy our discounted prices and get a 10% discount using the code: Hi10.
Wherever you travel in Europe, send your bags or packages in advance to your destination. It will avoid additional charges at the airport and the hassle of lugging your bags everywhere. 

Check prices on our website and apply the code

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World Nomads - HI travel insurance

Whether you are skiing for a week or spending a year backpacking round the world, you want to be sure that if the unthinkable happens, help is just a phone call away. Hostelling International has teamed up with leading insurance provider World Nomads to bring you travel insurance products at affordable prices, wherever you live.

Check it out - and discover just how much you can save.Travel safe and enjoy your trip!

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If you have worked abroad whilst travelling, you probably qualify for an income tax refund. We have teamed up with specialist to help you make savings even when your trip is finished! makes it easy and hassle-free for you to receive a tax refund - they take care of the necessary paperwork and deal with the foreign tax authorities on your behalf. So, why not visit to find out just how much you could claim back?

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