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Frequently-Asked Questions

FAQs are a great starting point to learn more about hostelling and Hostelling International. Included is a list of commonly asked questions from travelers and guests.
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What is Hostelling International?

The International Youth Hostel Federation adopted the name in the early 1990s.

  • • Hostelling International is a brand name.
  • • The brand\'s trademarks are "HI" and the blue triangle logo.
  • • HI is known worldwide as a provider of quality accommodations
  • • All hostels that use the trademark are inspected and must meet or exceed international standards for cleanliness, service and safety.