Save money on your travels and become a Hostelling International Northern Ireland member – from only £10 per year!

Our HINI membership card is all you need to access over 4,000 youth hostels in over 90 countries worldwide plus thousands of discounts and special offers.

Benefits of Membership

  • Save 10% on accommodation at our 4 youth hostels in Northern Ireland and across all hostels in the Hostelling International network across the globe.
  • Usage of the HINI membership card nationally and internationally, allowing access to over 4,000 youth hostels, under the Hostelling International brand, in over 90 counties worldwide.
  • Local discounts on tourist attractions, retailers, adventure centres, travel and car hire. Visit the discounts page for a full list of discounts available.
  • International discounts with Travelex Currency Exchange, Lonely Planet Guide Books and Hertz car hire. Please visit Hostelling International for more information on national and international discounts.
  • Supporting a charity – HINI would not exist without the support of its members.

HINI membership not only saves you money when staying at any of our youth hostels in Northern Ireland, but also allows access to over 4,000 hostels worldwide under the Hostelling International brand including a range of discounts.

The following discounts in Northern Ireland are available to members when presenting a valid HINI or Hostelling International membership card:

Tourist Attractions

National Trust Properties

Car Hire

  • Avis Rent A Car - 10% off car hire. Please show your valid membership card to receive the booking reference number.


  • The Wicker Man, Belfast -10% discount when you spend £10 or more (restrictions apply).
  • The Scout Shop (Ski & Camp Centre) - 10% discount (excludes some items).
  • CDWOW - Savings on CDs, DVDs and Games, all with FREE delivery.
  • Millets - 10% discount. Not valid on sale items. The discount cannot be applied online, however if you place an order over the phone and quote your membership number, Millets' customer service team will apply the discount to your order.

Adventure Centres

Leisure and Healthcare

  • BUPA Cash Plan - BUPA Cash Plan offers cash back towards a variety of day-to-day health care costs. Benefits include cash towards dental and optical treatment, hospital stays and much more. Hostelling International members can join BUPA Cash Plan at discounted rates and get their first month free. For further information call on freephone 0500 000 125 quoting reference number 3110.
  • Spirit Health Club Belfast - Save £8 per month on membership at Spirit Health Club in Belfast - located at the Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue. Quote YHA before buying.
  • Vision Express - Visit any Vision Express store with a valid membership card to receive your discount vouchers: £10 standard eye examination -Save £30 on complete glasses and free eye examination when you choose to buy prescription glasses - Save £70 when joining the contact lens direct debit scheme (Contact 7). Terms and conditions apply.


  • Next Of Kin (Emergency Contact Service) - The Family Alert tag can be attached to keys and rucksacks and in the event of an emergency the police can obtain next of kin information and any vital medical information. This service only costs £9.95 per year for all valid membership card holders.

Bars and Restaurants

  • Laverys Bar Belfast - 10% discount on total food bill (must spend a minimum of £6.00, excludes public and bank holidays)

Membership Categories and Current Rates


Membership CategoryPrices
Under 25 (1 year) £10
Under 25 (2 years) £16.50
Under 25 (3 years) £21
25 and over (1 year) £15
Single parent family (one parent plus own children)* £15
2 parent Family (two parents plus own children)* £30
Life Membership £75


*Please note all children included in family membership must be under 16 years old.

How to Apply for Membership

There are three simple ways to join:

  • By Phone - Call HINI Head Office on +44 (0)28 9032 4733 and remember to have your visa or mastercard ready.
  • By Post - Download an application form (see downloads to right) and post it to Hostelling International Northern Ireland with payment by cheque made payable to 'YHANI'.
  • At a Hostel - Visit our Belfast, Bushmills, or Whitepark Bay Youth Hostels please note that membership cards are not available from the Armagh Youth Hostel.


Download an application form and post it to Hostelling International Northern Ireland with payment by cheque made payable to 'YHANI'