Only membership card bears both the official logo of YHA China and Hostelling International (see sample below) is acceptable to the international community of youth hostels. Any other cards claimed to be valid for access to youth hostel in China (or any other countries) is insufficiently accurate. Youth hostel shall not offer member concession to those cards in question.
Membership card bearing the Hostelling International blue triangle and “Utels” logo is not an officially approved card. Please write to International Youth Hostel Federation at 2/F, Gate House, Fretheme Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6RD England, or email firstname.lastname@example.org in case you encounter any problem.