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International youth travel card (IYTC)/ backpacker cards

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1. Posted by tiff23 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

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hiya, can anyone help me please,this whole backpacker card thing really confuses me! me and my bf are planning on getting the International youth travel card for our trip to oz, as were are both under 26, i know u can get quite a few discounts with this card but can you get discounts on the greyhound buses or the oz experince with it? or should we get either the VIP or YHA discount cards aswell? help please :) Thanks!!!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 5y

If you go to the ISIC site, you can search for the discounts they offer. Greyhound is there (which can also be confirmed on the greyhound site), but oz experience isn't.

In general, assuming you're going to be staying at hostels, it's more than worth getting a card for the association your favorite hostels belong to, and then you'll get effectively the same discounts (plus a few more) as you'd get with an ISIC card. (Note that hardly anyone knows the IYTC card under that name; it's all just "ISIC card".)

3. Posted by skinback87 (Budding Member 21 posts) 5y

Quoting Sander

If you go to the ISIC site, you can search for the discounts they offer. Greyhound is there (which can also be confirmed on the greyhound site), but oz experience isn't.

In general, assuming you're going to be staying at hostels, it's more than worth getting a card for the association your favorite hostels belong to, and then you'll get effectively the same discounts (plus a few more) as you'd get with an ISIC card. (Note that hardly anyone knows the IYTC card under that name; it's all just "ISIC card".)

I Thought the IYTC card and ISIC card are two different cards?? The ISIC card only being availible to students and the IYTC being the option for non students( and less discounts)? sorry if im wrong?

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 5y

Quoting skinback87

I Thought the IYTC card and ISIC card are two different cards?? The ISIC card only being availible to students and the IYTC being the option for non students( and less discounts)? sorry if im wrong?

Hmm, yeah, I guess technically they are. But the ITYC is still (afaik) referred to as an ISIC card, and many of the full-fledged ISIC discounts apply for it. (Amongst which that greyhound discount, marked by the blue logo on the site I linked to.)