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HONG KONG YOUTH HOSTELS ASSOCIATION

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Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association

Founded in 1973 as a registered non-profit and non-government-funded non-profit organisation, Hong Kong Youth Hostels Association (HKYHA) is one of the 90 national associations affiliated with Hostelling International (HI), the worldwide umbrella organisation that provides members with information covering over 4,000 youth hostels and other travel benefits. HKYHA operates 7 youth hostels across Hong Kong and currently has an individual membership of more than 30,000 people and group membership of over 600.

MISSION

To provide safe, simple, and affordable hostelling services to young people and travellers from all over the world. Our hostels also serve as educational platforms that allow travellers to broaden their horizons, to learn about different cultures, and to be in touch with nature and heritage conservation.

We Believe:
  • Travel does not only mean fun and entertainment, but also means breaking through limits and exploring the world.
  • Travel is not exclusive for the rich. Everyone can enjoy the satisfaction which travel brings about.
  • Youth hostels are established to provide safe and simple accommodation for travel lovers and young people of limited means.
  • Backpacking or self-guided tours have become a new mode of travel for the young generation. Youth hostels is thus an integral part of Hong Kong’s tourism industry today.

 

Youth Hostels Around The World:
  • Welcome travellers of any gender, age*, nationality and religion.
  • Youth Hostels are not hotels. Youth hostels promote simple and eco-friendly tourism and are different from typical business operations in terms of location, facilities and services.
  • Youth hostels are equipped with at least one common area (e.g. self-catering kitchen, common room, self-service laundry) to let hostellers from around the world to mingle and meet with others.
  • Hostellers are not “customers” but those who are identified with the youth hostel’s philosophy. Therefore, every hosteller has the responsibility to keep the hostel clean and put any facilities back in their places after use.

​(* A letter of guarantee is required from travellers bringing children aged under 5 to ensure that the child will not cause disturbance to other hostellers.)

Click here to download Chairman’s Report 2013/14

MILESTONE

1973

HKYHA established

1973

HKYHA volunteer group established

1975

Launch of Sze Lok Yuen Youth Hostel

1975

Launch of Pak Sha O Youth Hostel

1978

Launch of YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel

1978

Launch of Bradbury Hall Youth Hostel

1981

Launch of Jockey Club Mt. Davis Youth Hostel

1985

Launch of renovated Pak Sha O Youth Hostel

1986

Pak Sha O Youth Hostel won HKIA Award for Architectural Excellence

1988

Launch of renovated Sze Lok Yuen Youth Hostel

1989

Launch of renovated YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel

1993

Launch of Bradbury Jockey Club Youth Hostel

1997

Launch of renovated YHA Ngong Ping SG Davis Youth Hostel

1998

Launch of renovated Sze Lok Yuen Youth Hostel

1998

Launch of renovated Bradbury Hall Youth Hostel

2005

Launch of renovated Bradbury Jockey Club Youth Hostel

2007

Launch of annual fundraising event, Ngong Ping Charity Walk

2012

Launch of renovated Jockey Club Mt. Davis Youth Hostel

2013

YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel opened

2014

YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel awarded ‘2014 Dual Gold Award for National Classic Habitation on Planning and Architectural Design’ by the Architectural Society of China

2014

Launch of Jockey Club Mei Ho House Hong Kong Spirit Learning Programme

2015

YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel won "Honorable Mention" of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation 2015

ORGANISATION

List of current Executive Committee members

CHAIRMAN, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF YHA

Terry C.Y.LIU

VICE-CHAIRMAN

James A.CAMPBELL

HON. TREASURER & SECRETARY

Hang Yee AU

MEMBERS

Thomas C.S. CHAN, IDS

Anthony T.S. CHAN

Ben W.H.CHONG

Paxson N. S. FUNG

Dr. Desmond C.K. HUI

Wai Tin HUI

Wing Chow KWOK

Andy Leung

Imma K.S. LING

John E. STRICKLAND, GBS, JP

Michael Y.K.WONG

PAST HKYHA CHAIRMEN

Michael Y.K. WONG 2005-2014

Thomas C.S. CHAN 1995-2005

Gabrielle C. KEEP 1993-1995

Douglas A. ROOTS 1988-1993

Graham D. RICHARDSON 1987-1988

John L.G. MCLEAN 1978-1987

Gerald L. STRICKLAND 1973-1978