Your IYHF membership card is your ticket to an extraordinary travel experienceÂ…not only through Thailand but worldwide. Just show your card at one of the 5,000 hostels in any of 60 countries, and you will be welcomed into a clean, secure and comfortable hostel where you will be able to meet and interact with like-minded people from around the world.

Making it easy… HIHostels.com
Making an advance booking at hostels around the world couldn't be simpler than by using our International Booking Network (IBN) on HIHostels.com. Using this system, you can reserve a hostel in another country up to six months ahead, and rest easy knowing your accommodation is guaranteed. Simply pop into Association's national office (25/14 Phitsanulok Rd., Thewet, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand) and, by direct computer link, you will be able to reserve a hostel in one of hundreds of destinations, including Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, USA and South Africa. You will receive an immediate printed confirmation, and will avoid those nasty bank charges by paying in the local currency of the country where the reservation is made. Contact www.iyhf.org for more information and a complete (and ever-expanding!) list of hostels which are connected to the IBN system.

Tour PackagesÂ…

It may be useful when travelling abroad to check out some of the inexpensive and convenient travel packages offered by specific youth hostel associations. For instance, if you are planning a tour of Canada, be sure to consider the combination tickets their association provides: bus travel and IYHF hostel accommodation combined in a flexible, value-packed travel package designed with budget travellers in mind. Such packages are available in many countries, and here at Hostelling International Thailand, we are in the process of developing a similar system of package tours, combining low-cost transportation with the chance to stay at Thai youth hostels throughout the country. We'll keep you posted on future developments!