Get a membership - share the experience
If you do not live in Germany, you can become a member of the Youth Hostel Association in your home country. To apply for membership, please contact the Youth Hostel Association in your country. You can find all the national Youth Hostel Associations in the world on hihostels.com at "Hostelling International" (www.hihostels.com).
International Guest Card
An international guest who does not hold a membership card can purchase an International Guest Card in place of a membership. The guest is required to buy a Welcome Stamp for each night of stay at the cost of 3,50 €. When 6 Welcome Stamps have been collected, the Guest Card becomes valid in all Hostels worldwide or entitles the holder to reduced rates for his stay. Validity is 12 months from the date of issue.
Alternatively, a Guest Card with immediate international validity can be obtained for 18,00 €.
International group guest card
School classes require group membership in order to stay in a Youth Hostel. Your national Youth Hostel Association can inform you about the terms and conditions. An International Group Guest Card can be obtained in place of membership by groups that are not members of a national association. 5 Welcome Stamps at a price of 3.50 € have to be obtained per night of the stay. The Guest Card becomes valid in all Youth Hostels worldwide or entitles the group to reduced rates for its stay when 20 Welcome Stamps have been collected. Validity is 12 months from date of issue.