Hostelling International(HI) is the charity organization set up in 1932 to coordinate Youth Hostel Associations around the world. HI was formarly known as the "International Youth Hostel Federation"(IYHF) and is the federation of more than 70 National Youth Hostel Associations in more than 80 countries which have around 3 500 affiliated Youth Hostels around the world.
It aim to further the education of young people of all nationalities, creeds and origins by encouraging their social interaction through the provision of accommodation for them in youth hostels. Priority issues: Youth; tourism; education; culture.
Booking of Youth Hostels run by the national Youth Hostel Associations.
Supporting UNESCO and a vision of a world of peace, our Youth Hostelling for Peace and International Understanding campaign promotes peace and understanding between all people of the world.