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1. Posted by ruudC (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y


I'm going to travel through Rusland, Mongolia and China and I read something about a HI card (Hostelling International card).
Is it good to have one and where can I get such a card???

2. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 12y


You need to join the YHA, most countries have their own association . . .once you are a member you can then stay in any YHA hostel around the world . . .I suggest you look at their website

Have fun


3. Posted by scotty (Full Member 22 posts) 12y

Hi there,

I had a hosteling card when I backpacked Europe, and I rarely used it. The HI hostels are nice, but they usually have a lot of rules such as lockouts. There are so many private hostels and Pensions that it was an inconvenience to try and find a HI hostel when the card would only save me a few dollars.

For the areas you are looking to travel I would say don't waste your money. Some of the places you will be staying will be very remote and cheap to begin with so it is not worth trying to find one specific just limits your options too much


4. Posted by ruudC (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

Thanks a lot for the reply!!!