Life YHA Membership

Chinese residents (holders of China Identity Card) aged 18 or above are eligible for membership.

Youth Hostel Associations (YHA) Membership card not only opens the door to the world’s largest network of safe, clean and welcoming hostels, but in many  YHA and Hostelling International hostels , being a member now gives you at least a 10% saving on the cost of your accommodation - just one of the great reasons to become a member!

In some countries membership is compulsory if you wish to stay in  YHA and Hostelling International hostels  listed on this site. To find out what is applicable in the country you wish to visit, please refer to the table below.

Apart from cheaper accommodation in many of our 4,000 hostels worldwide, membership also gives you access to thousands of travel-related savings at home and abroad. Please check locally with your YHA and Hostelling International hostels on arrival for details of these great benefits which can include; reduced-price admission to attractions and museums, discounts on meals, transportation and lots more.

Whatever your budget, membership helps you to explore  - backpack across Europe, discover Down Under, dance to Latin rhythms, chill out on an idyllic Asian beach or simply 'Discover the real hostel experience' in one of our unique hostels worldwide.

Membership cards will be issued immediately to members applying for membership in person. For online application method, the membership card will be sent by post to the member’s correspondence address within 3 working days.

Membership fee

Life YHA Membership(never expires)   CNY 500

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