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YHA Membership

Join today and save money every time you stay with YHA

You don't have to be a member to stay with us but join up and you'll save every time you do.

Not only this, but you'll also have access to a whole host of amazing benefits, from YHA and our partners.

Membership benefits

With all these great member benefits available exclusively when you sign up, you'll be hard-pressed to find a good reason not to join the YHA family.

Already a YHA member? Here's how to claim your membership benefits:
1. Log in to the YHA website using your registered email address and password.
2. Once you arrive at 'My Profile' click the 'Member Benefits' tab.
3. Click on the green "Your High Street Discounts" button to see a list of your membership benefits.


  • Enjoy up to £3 off per night when you book directly with us (see individual hostel pages for discounts)
  • You automatically become a member of Hostelling International, which gives you access to over 4,000 hostels worldwide
  • Get priority notification on special offers
  • Receive regular doses of inspiration and the latest news in our exclusive monthly membership newsletter, The Wanderer
  • Get £30 off when you Exclusively Hire an entire hostel
  • Benefit from exclusive seasonal offers, discounts and savings
  • Get 10% off your next Go Ape
  • Save 10% on REAL Outdoor maps with SplashMaps
  • Get great discounts on maps with Ordnance Survey
  • Get kitted out for your next adventure with 15% off Cotswold Outdoor
  • Save 30% on Wild Things Publishing titles
  • 25% off all guides exploring the hills, mountains and countryside of Britain, Europe and the world with Cicerone
  • Get away for less with 10% off 16-25, Family & Friends or Two Together or Senior one-year railcards (when card is ordered online)
  • Discover the latest news, gear and walks with 40% off TGO magazine.
  • Enjoy cheaper peace of mind with 10% off Columbus Insurance
  • Indulge in a great read with 25% off Vertebrate Publishing
  • Get 10% off your coach journey to your next YHA stop-off with National Express
  • Get 50% off magazine subscriptions with Bauer Media
  • Get a 25% discount on Bradt Travel Guides' list of over 200 titles
  • Get 10% off outdoor gear and equipment from Go Outdoors
  • Search, compare and book tickets with a 15% discount from 100s of bus companies in 10,000 cities across 63 countries
  • Take care of your cycling needs with 10% off at Cycle Surgery
  • Conquer your outdoor adventures with uncompromised kit from Snow+Rock with 15% off
  • Whether you're training or racing on the road, track or trails, make the most of 15% off with Runners Need
  • Save 20% when you purchase any product from Water-to-Go
  • Plus discounts on over 350 high street brands.

Discounts on over 350 high street brands
YHA Partners

Promotional codes are only available to use on non-direct debit memberships.


Choose either Annual or Life membership

Annual Membership

Membership Types
Best ValueDirect Debit Credit/ Debit Card
Details of membership type

This membership is suitable for anyone between the ages of 16 to 25 and covers the individual named on the membership.

Details of membership type

Individual Membership covers one adult and any under 18s travelling with you.

Details of membership type

To qualify for Household membership, two members must be over 18 and living at the same address. This membership also covers any children under the age of 18 that are travelling with you. Young people under the age of 18 do not require their own membership, unless they want to travel independently.

Young people aged 16 and 17 wishing to travel independently must join YHA on an Under 26 or Individual membership.

N/ADetails of membership type

Group membership gives each member of the group great savings each time they stay as part of the group.

You will be sent regular great offers and all the latest deals via our Group e-newsletter. Check to see if your group qualifies for free group membership before applying.

You will need to be able to supply proof that you are a formally constituted, organised group if asked.

Life Membership

Membership Types
 Direct DebitBest ValueCredit/ Debit Card
Details of membership type

Life Membership covers one adult and any under 18s travelling with you. Choose to pay a one-off Credit Card payment or five yearly payments by Direct Debit and become a YHA member for life.

YHA Membership Benefits

In addition to money off your bookings, you also gain access to discounts at over 350 national retailers, exclusive newsletters and more...

Membership Benefits

Membership FAQs

Do you have a burning question about our YHA Membership and which option is best for you? Read our helpful guide to find all your answers.

Membership FAQs

YHA Membership login

Already have an account? Looking to purchase your first YHA Membership or need to renew? Login to your account and join us today.


Joining from abroad?

If you live outside the UK, you will not be eligible to purchase a YHA membership online.

We suggest that you buy Hostelling International membership, which is recognised in over 4000 hostels worldwide here, or buy membership in your home country before you travel. Remember to apply the overnight member discount when you book to save money on your stay.


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