Hostels provide a less-expensive alternative to hotels for student travelers. For example, a recent search of hostels in Paris, France, showed a rate starting at 20 euros a night! Hostels are not just located in Europe; they are all over the world, including downtown Chicago!
Not all hostels are affiliated with Hostelling International, and membership is generally not required to stay at an HI hostel; however, it gives you discounts and priority when booking. You can even book online for many locations. The $28 membership fee could pay for itself with just a few nights' stay.
To purchase a Hostelling International membership, contact us.