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Thanks to your Youth Hostel Member Card, you have access to 4.000 HI hostels worldwide! Member cards of Hostelling International and National Associations are valid in all other HI hostels throughout the world too.

Year members have more fun:


  • 10% discount on accommodation
  • 10% discount on drinks in most of the hostel bars


  • Your ticket to the world: your member card opens the door to Hostelling International - the world’s largest network of safe, clean and welcoming hostels
  • Discounted member prices: in many HI hostels, being a member gives you at least a 10% saving on the cost of your accommodation
  • HI Membership discounts: exclusive deals, discounts and unique offers for HI members in over 80 countries worldwide

How to become member:

How to become a member:

  • Purchase a membership from your nearest HI Youth Hostel Association office or membership selling outlet before you start your journey. Find your nearest Youth Hostel Association.
  • Purchase a membership in one of our hostels in Flanders. The card is valid in the entire network of Hostelling International.
  • Alternatively, you can purchase a 12 month eMembership during the booking process via the website of Hostelling International.

The Membership entitles you to stay in any HI hostel and receive at least 10% discount on accommodation charges compared to a non-member.

How to become a member

You can purchase a Flemish Member Card from the Flemish Youth Hostel Association before you start your journey.

Step 1: application

  • Online: complete the form on the right side of this page (only available in Dutch)
  • Via mail: send us a postcard or letter with your full name, address and date of birth

Step 2: payment

Transfer the exact amount on the account of Vlaamse Jeugdherbergen vzw:

  • Account number: BE91 0010 9529 2876 - BIC: GEBABEBB
  • State your full name, address (in Belgium) and date of birth

Step 3: receipt

After we have received the payment we will send the member card as soon as possible.

Have you already set out on your journey? Don’t worry:

  • Buy your VJH Member Card when you arrive at one of our hostels.
  • Buy a 1 day membership (per person and per night).

How much does it cost?

-3 years  Free!
3-16 years € 4
16-30 years € 10
From 30 years € 16

Your member card is valid for 12 months. Kids under 3 years stay for free and don’t need a member card.


Extra discount for members

With every VJH Member Card you get a discount in a selection of Youth Hostels in Flanders:

€ 9 (16 years or older) or € 4 (under 16 years) in these Flemish hostels:

Antwerpen, Bokrijk, Brugge, Brugge-Dudzele, Brussel (Bruegel), Gent, Hasselt, Kortrijk, Leuven, Maldegem, Mechelen, Oostduinkerke, Oostende, Sankt-Vith, Voeren, Westerlo and Zoersel.

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