Hostelling International (HI) was founded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1932. Currently headquartered in the UK, it is an international non-profit organisation recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Youth hostels from over 90 countries and regions across the globe have joined HI and the network has a membership of over 4 million.
Through providing economical, comfortable and safe hostel services, HI encourages youngsters from all over the world to explore nature and discover the wonders of different cultures.
HI membership is open to individuals of all age groups, gender, class, race and religion. Hostellers from across the globe can prepare meals in the communal kitchen or share travel experiences in the common room as friendships are nurtured.
At present, there are over 4,000 youth hostels around the world. Travellers can visit the HI official website (www.hihostels.com) to quickly and conveniently reserve accommodation in youth hostels across the globe.