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90 years young and a new generation
WYSE News | July 21, 2022

It’s 2022 and the International Youth Hostel Federation, also known as Hostelling International (HI) celebrates 90 years since its very first International Conference in Amsterdam in 1932.  

Over the years HI and its members have been through a lot of changes, hardship, successes, and ground-breaking moments. This anniversary is a testimony to our resilience and demonstration of the relevance of the youth hostelling movement today.  

Created with a sustainable ethos in mind over a hundred years ago, hostels have come a long way since the very first idea of a hostel came from a simple school hall turned into an overnight shelter. Today hostels continue to have that same drive: to bring people together, allowing them to discover, love and protect the world around them.   

How better to pave the way for 90 more years for sustainable hostelling than a brand-new generation website?!  

Keen travellers looking to discover the world, meet people and travel differently will find on unique experiences, sustainable travel inspiration and 3,000 hostels worldwide. 

Visitors will be able to purchase digital membership, thus joining a Global Community of Travelers of over 3.3 million enjoying member rates in all HI Hostels, exclusive travel discounts and supporting the charity’s not-for-profit programmes.    

Everyone will find their tribe and their vibe with unique hostels in stunning locations around the world. Solo travellers, families, work nomads, groups… Hotels have a special way of making everyone feel welcome!