For overnight stays at the Youth and Family Hostels Carinthia, membership in the Austrian Youth Hostel Association (ÖJHV) is required for individuals, families, or groups. This membership can be obtained for the current year or through a daily membership (Welcome Stamp).

The Austrian Youth Hostel Association (ÖJHV) is part of the global organization Hostelling International, where all nonprofit youth hostels offer accommodation options for their members.

Membership in Hostelling International offers more than just a comfortable bed! It warmly welcomes you into a vast, international family where you can exchange experiences, travel, and make friendships with people from all over the world!

We are proud to be a part of HI and hope that you choose an HI Hostel wherever you travel abroad. Hostelling International is the brand name for national youth hostel associations in over 60 countries, operating a total of over 3,000 youth hostels worldwide! What sets HI apart from other hostel operators is its focus on quality rather than quantity!


Youth Hostel: Nonprofit, Affordable, Good

Youth Hostel: Nonprofit, Affordable, Good

By purchasing the membership card you will receive the member price worldwide (discount or elimination of a non-member surcharge). Additionally, you get numerous discounts on leisure activities in Austria and around the world. Click here for the benefits and discounts in Austria!

Becoming a member is easy:
You can go directly to our online order form or simply visit one of our offices. You also have the option to obtain the card at our youth hostels.

The current youth hostel membership card is valid worldwide until December 31st of the current calendar year and can be applied for at any time during this period! From October-November onwards, you can already apply for the new card for the following year - but it is valid immediately.

Your advantages:

  • Get access to over 3.000 hostels in over 60 countries
  • Our members receive the member price worldwide! (Discount or elimination of a non-member surcharge)
  • 10 EURO VOUCHER for an overnight stay in Austria - redeemable in Heiligenblut, Klagenfurt, Villach, Velden Cap-Wörth, St. Pölten, Neu Nagelberg, Bad Ischl, Linz, Mondsee or St. Gilgen
  • Countless deals on travel, entertainment, museums, culture, shopping and much more!
  • Annual audited quality standards of the Hostelling International hostels
  • Our member magazine QUERFELDEIN (in German) with travel reports and special offers
  • Accident insurance for all members by the Vienna Insurane Group - more information in section Member accident insurance
  • The youth hostel card will be an ideal travel companion for your interRail-trip!
  • Take the key and get in touch with new friends and cultures!

Additional benefits of youth hostels:

  1. We are not just affordable accommodation – we offer a nonprofit service for youth, families, and travelers.
  2. There is no age limit – all age groups are welcome!
  3. More comfort than you think! Bunk beds and dormitories? Yes, we admit it: bunk beds still exist. But you can already book comfortable private rooms in many youth hostels! Thrifty travelers can still stay in smaller multi-bed rooms and meet new people. But we really have abolished dormitories…
  4. In Austria, there are 60 youth hostels, youth guesthouses, and partner hostels where you can get tips for activities in the region – explore Austria with us!
  5. We are a proud member of Hostelling International ( – the largest nonprofit accommodation provider in the world.
  6. With a membership in the Austrian Youth Hostel Association, you also become a global member of Hostelling International and find over 3,000 hostels worldwide. Become a member now!
  7. Become part of a large community and make new friends from all over the world.
  8. Membership not only offers benefits for accommodation – both in Austria and abroad, there are numerous discounts on leisure activities and highlights in the respective region. More Information…
  9. Also suitable for groups and seminars – youth hostels are an ideal accommodation for the next group trip! Also inquire about seminar rooms in the youth hostels, which can be rented cheaply.
  10. Offers and programs for school trips and schools – we have been partners for schools for decades when it comes to school trips, ski courses, school weeks, and sports weeks. More information

Convinced? Then we look forward to your visit! 🙂